Asus CES 2011 Tablets: No Honeycomb OS & Late Arrival?

During the recent CES show of 2011, tablets were featured highly on the list of devices along with mobile phones, TV’s, In-Car entertainment systems, Blu-Ray Players and so on. One or should I say four of the devices we brought you news on were up and coming tablets from Asus. The four tablets in question are that of the Slider, Transformer, Pad Memo and Eee Slate tablets.

At the time, we were keen to share with you just some of the specifications you can expect to see on these devices, the main being the running of Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Following on from today’s news from the team over at The Inquirer, this will be changing. Marketing Specialist “John Swatton” over at Asus, has said that due to the company still not being familiar with what the 3.0 Honeycomb will offer in the way of technical specifications, Asus will not be using this OS, instead that of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. So why announce this at the CES show? As devicemag.com reported, Swatton is reported to have said, “that was a mistake.”

In terms of launch and shipping dates, this too appears to have changed. From what started off as announcement dates of the second quarter has now changed to the third. So guys, unfortunately you will have to wait a little bit longer, but the only upside to this, could be the possibility of changes to the hardware ie, Honeycomb’s OS as initially announced.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you disappointed? Let us know.