Android 3.0 not ruled out for smartphones

Andorid 3.0 Honeycomb Tablet
A Andorid 3.0 Tablet

Although Android 3.0 was revealed as being ostensibly intended for the tablet pc market yet another Google employee has stoked rumours that mobiles might yet see the cutting edge platform arrive in all its glory.

Google’s Matias Duarte, who heads up the design team behind Android 3.0’s interface, said that the tablet-centric nature of the platform does not necessarily restrict it from appearing on alternative platforms, according to All Things Digital.

Of course it is worth noting that Mr Duarte did not specifically implicate smartphones in his interview but, given the pedigree of Android, it would be easy to make this link.

The good news for mobile fans and Android followers in general is that Mr Duarte revealed how version 3.0 of the platform will be far more fast and efficient than its precursors, thanks to tweaked multitasking capabilities.

Mr Duarte said that Android 3.0 was being developed with an ethos which is oppositional to the sluggish rate at which operating systems have been traditionally developed for PCs. He said that using a computer is still frustrating and believes that mobile platforms like Android will lead the way in making a change for the better.

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