This has to be one of the most significant differences between Honeycomb and Apple’s iOS mobile platform, or so Apple would note to us at the Apple event held on March 2nd, 2011. This was known as the iPad 2 event, and indeed from start to finish it was definitely aimed at that crowd and market. One of the items we were wondering about, as we’re sure many others in the tech world were wondering about as well, was how Apple would react to the oncoming wave of Android tablets with the release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a tablet-based system.
Apple’s counterblow came in the form of a single graphic showing the Honeycomb bee logo and “00,100”, one hundred apps compared to iOS which has 65,000.
Of course this is all relative when you count how many apps will soon be available in the Honeycomb arena, but the blow is still severely significant. In a time when the Motorola XOOM is coming out in full force, both the release date for this event as well as this single graphic say a lot about how Apple will be approaching the Android possible threat. For more information on how the iPad 2 is progressing, check out our official [iPad 2 Portal].