A report by online new source Digitimes.com suggests all may not be as well as expected in the land of Android 3.0 tablets.

The report quotes sources familiar with tablet makers saying that notebook brand ASUS is set to launch its new Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) EeePad Transformer tablet this Friday with other major brands – Acer, Samsung and HTC – to launch shortly after but that there is growing concern that Honeycomb isn’t complete enough and may cause tablet vendors additional concern.

Digitimes.com reports its source saying Android 3.0 still has some issues with applications and battery life. Vendors are also concerned about the lack of tablet-ready applications on the Android Market, with numbers less than those available for the iPad on Apple’s App Store.

There are also apparently concerns that Google is transferring focus from Android 3.0 to the upcoming release of its Chrome OS, possibly leaving tablet vendors exposed.

According to InfoWorld, the eee Pad Transformer will come in 16 or 32GB versions and sell for between $US$399 and $US699 depending on added extras. Battery life for the Transformer comes in at eight hours, two hours less than the iPad 2.


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