Google recently launched the Android Froyo update, which was an update to the latest Android 2.2 operating system. But the company made a statement that the Google’s Android 2.2 is not designed tablet PCs.
Hugo Barra, director of products for mobile at Google, told TechRadar that the Android Market will not be available on devices that don’t allow applications to run correctly.
“Which devices do, and which don’t will be unit specific, but Froyo is not optimised for use on tablets,” Barra told the publication. “If you want Android market on that platform, the apps just wouldn’t run, [Froyo] is just not designed for that form factor.”
Barra added that the company wants to make sure that they’re going to create a application distribution mechanism for the Android market, to ensure utmost customer satisfaction and right experience.
Most technical experts were shocked in Google statement, as dozens of Android-based tablets — many running Android 2.2 — are scheduled to hit the marketplace in the near future, LG, Lenovo, and Samsung.
In the meantime, Brad Linder of Lilliputing noted that creator of the Android OS has yet to give the official instruction and go signal for any hardware manufacturer to install the Android Market app on a device that doesn’t meet the minimum requirements.