Lack of support from Google and XOOM’s slow start in the market has made manufacturers cautious of bringing their Honeycombs out.
DigiTimes is reporting that Asus and HTC have decided to delay their upcoming Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets following XOOM’s poor performance in the US market.
While generally well received for its hardware performance, the common point of criticizm for Motorola’s tablet has been its unstable operating system and insufficient supported applications – issues that can be chalked up to the surprising lack of support from Google. The report also suggest that Motorola’s brand image and the tablet’s pricing could also be hurting sales.
As a result, Asus has decided to delay its upcoming Eee Pad Transformer Android 3.0 tablet from April to May. Similarly, HTC will be delaying the launch of its Flyer tablet to the second quarter, although part of the reason for the delay is being attributed to the slow purchase of touch panels.