‘All Honeycomb Handsets to Have Dual-Core Processors.’ Google Lays Down the Law.

Future Android devices running upcoming software platform Honeycomb will need to be kitted out with a dual-core processor, according to the MD of Korean electronics company Enspert, Bobby Cha.

He revealed during an interview with PC Mag that Android 3.0 requires at least a dual-core Cortex A9 based CPU to run ‘properly’, making Google the latest company to implement a minimum spec requirement for manufacturers. Microsoft also laid out similar regulations for their Windows Phone 7 range asking that their handsets came with specs including no less than a 1GHz processor and hardware graphics acceleration.

In terms of what else we can expect to see from Honeycomb smartphones a minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 720 has also been outed, whether this is true though will probably come to light when devices roll out.

Honeycomb is thought to be a tablet-orientated OS with both LG and Motorola having a potential slate running it. How the smartphone experience will compare is an interesting prospect but with dual-core processors being lined up we’re expecting big things!

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