App Developers Struggle With Android Honeycomb Tablets

For the last several months, app developers have been struggling, as Android has released their entry into the tablet market with the Honeycomb series.  To date, there remains a very small amount of apps created for the Honeycomb, as compared to its counterparts.  Part of the problem stemmed from the fact that tablet makers are just now starting to tweak their hardware to fit the new conversion rate of smartphone screens to a larger tablet OS version.

Unfortunately, a growing number of customers are becoming agitated with Android because they have purchased one of the new 8 or 10 inch touchscreen tablets and are unhappy with the lack of apps.  They hype and marketing suggested that there was an increased level of functionality with the new tablet-sized OS, yet there are only a few apps to showcase these features.  Since its launch, other tablets have appeared in the marketplace, furthering lackluster sales of the Honeycomb series.  A majority of consumers are being appeased with the promise of new Honeycomb apps in development, championing matching screen resolution.  Reassurances are being given that there will not be blurry interfaces or apps that appear in tiny pop up windows at the center of the screen instead of at full-size.

Growing pains are to be expected with any new foray to new territory.  For Android, the tablet market might seem like an extension of the smartphone market, but they are two different animals, altogether.  iPad had the same app optimization issues during their first launch.  Most app developers will take a “bearish” approach towards developing their software for the Android Honeycomb.  Once the dust has settled and the glitches have been fixed, more apps will begin to make their way into the Android Market.  Predictions abound that the Android Market will explode during the fourth quarter holiday season.  Android are experiencing tremendous growth in Asia, as the gauntlet has been handed down to local developers to bring…

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