Andy Rubin, the head of Android at Google, has offered up a detail on the Android tablet market that sheds some light on just how well the tablets are doing. According to Rubin right now there are 6 million tablets in the wild. Last week we had heard from developer estimates that there were only 3.4 million Honeycomb tablets in the wild. If the dev estimates were accurate, that would mean that a bit over half of the Android tablets out there are Honeycomb.
However, it’s not clear if the developer estimate was anywhere near accurate. It’s also not clear if the number of tablets Rubin offers includes only Honeycomb devices or earlier tablets that ran the smartphone version of the OS like the original Galaxy Tab. Google is gearing up to get even more Android tablets on the market.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be the big motivator for Android tablet adoption or at least Google hopes so. The newest 4.0 version of Android will be for tablets and smartphones in one build combining the ecosystem. Will you be buying an Android 4.0 tablet?