Motorola's Xoom tablet will be the first built around the honeycomb release of Android
BBC News - Google eyes Apple in tablet war: "Google has unveiled an operating system for tablet computers aimed at ramping up the competition with Apple's iPad.
More than 15 million iPads have been sold since Apple launched the gadget in 2010.
The latest version of Google's Android OS is called Honeycomb which has been specifically optimised for tablets."
Microsoft is still essentially out of this area. How long can they stand by the sidelines?
Well it took them until 1998 to make a Windows OS that was as good as the 1984 versions of the Mac. Microsoft has a real talent for landing on its feet.