Aspin Android Update
Spring 2011 saw Google release their tablet-specific operating system - Honeycomb.
Built on the Android platform, Honeycomb is designed from the ground up for devices with larger screens, particularly tablets. Honeycomb allows many of Android's existing features to really shine including refined multi-tasking, fluid home screen, elegant notifications, home screen customisation with a new 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive.
The coming months see many manufacturers, including Toshiba, Samsung and Acer, releasing tablets device using the Honeycomb OS. One high profile manufacturer being Motorola, with their Xoom tablet. Sporting a 10.1-inch screen, front and rear cameras, HDMI output, a dual-core processor and Google's tablet-optimised version of Android, the Xoom is entering the tablet wars with all guns blazing.
Aspin's tablet project is continuing well, with various key aspects developed and tested. These include; back office integration, online/offline data communication and replication engine, image handling (virtual catalogue) and presentation and a user-defined global search facility (specifically customers and products).