Android This Week: Honeycomb Smartphones; PSP Games; Custom Tablet ROMs

Honeycomb will get an official introduction at a Google press event, but it may not be just for tablets and definitely can run on single-core smartphones. Sony’s new PSP looks great, but Android fans will appreciate that Sony games are coming to Android later this year.

Motorola at CES: Smartphones, Tablets and a Lapdoc?

Motorola debuted some products that were expected and one that wasn’t. We figured to see new dual-core smartphones for 4G networks, as well as an Android tablet, but now about a phone that docks into a laptop shell to be your full-fledged computer?

T-Mobile, LG Team Up for Honeycomb G-Slate Tablet

T-Mobile’s first 4G tablet is the G-Slate, built by LG and running Honeycomb, or Google Android 3.0. Specific details on the tablet, which won’t be immediately available, are forthcoming, most likely by LG who today said it would have tablet news for Thursday at CES.

Honeycomb For Tablets Spied, Brings Google Talk Video Chat

A YouTube video showing the new Honeycomb, or Google Android 3.0 features, appeared briefly and then was removed. A quick glimpse shows the best of Android 2.2 plus optimized apps for larger screens, such as Gmail, Google Books and video chat on Google Talk.

ASUS Kicks Off CES With Four New Tablets

ASUS kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show with four new tablet computers, ranging in size from 7-12 inches. Three of the Eee Pads will use the Honeycomb version of Android and dual-core processors while the fourth is an Intel-powered Microsoft Windows 7 slate.

With Perfect Timing, Acer Outs a Pair of Android Tablets

Acer, the no. 2 computer-maker globally, has previously experimented with Android but found little success. Now it’s taking a smarter approach by waiting for Google’s tablet-optimized version of Android. In April, Acer will over two new tablets and an easy way to share digital media.