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The battle for the Honeycomb tablet is on and we’re SUPPPEEERR (said with high pitch lisp) excited for devices to come out with what’s being dubbed as the hottest OS for a tablet, ever. Alright, so I made that up, but it’s somewhat true right? For now, there aren’t many choices one can have if they want Android 3.0, but it’s only a matter of time before more devices surface with sweet Honeycomb for the masses. So, that being said, lets check out what we do have a choice of and do a little compare and contrast, thanks to some incredible photos and hands-on by our good chaps over at Engadget.
Motorola Xoom – Up first, the device that started it all. The Motorola Xoom, the initial device to launch with Honeycomb 3.0, which was first unveiled at All Things D by Andy Rubin himself. The tablet sports a 10.1-inch multi-touch capacitive screen, 1280 x 768 screen resolution and a Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor like its other opponents. In addition, it comes with a 5 MP HD camcorder, a front-facing camera for video chats, full 1080p HD video playback support and even comes equipped with a gyroscope.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – A follow up to one of the original android tablets to first hit the market, the Galaxy Tab (7-inch) device. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 however, says it all. Obviously, it sports a 10.1-inch capacitive multi-touch screen, the expected 1GHz dual-core CPU from Nvidia, an 8 MP camera (rear), 2 MP front-facing, 1080p recording and playback and it will come in either a 16 GB or 32GB model. There will also be 3G and WiFi support for the device.
T-Mobile LG G-Slate – The G-Slate aka LG Optimus Pad, comes in at a slightly smaller screen size around 8.9-inches. It will also house the Tegra 2 chip set and come with 3D functionality, if that’s your thing. The device will be capable of running on T-Mobile’s 4G network (HSPA+ 21-42 mb/s), multi-touch display, the ability to record in 3D and full HD video. Furthermore, the device will support 720p HD on-device video playback and HDMI output to show 1080p content on 3D and HD displays. You can find the device available with 32 GB of on board storage and of course, touting the Honeycomb 3.0 operating system.
So, which device stands out to you the most? Which one are you looking forward to getting your hands on? Leave us your thoughts in the comments below. And don’t forget to check out the gallery for a comparison of all the devices, courtesey of our Android enthusiasts over at a little o’l tech blog called Engadget.