Those who are worried about whether Honeycomb, the version of Android for tablets, will make it to their smartphone have reason to rejoice. Android’s open source and compatibility tech lead, Dan Morrill, tweeted, “Honeycomb runs all existing Android apps; all the APIs (application programming interface) and features will come to phones in some form. Just a matter of time.”
There is a possibility that Dan Morrill might be testing an Android upgrade, which could also be called Gingerbread. In related news, PhoneScoop reported that the action bar (app specific buttons which help users take action according to the app, and are above the screen in tablets,) will be applied to smartphones as well. The system bar, at the bottom of tablets, will not be used on phones.
Earlier, Google had said that Honeycomb is completely tablet oriented. Even the Honeycomb emulator available online, when tried with phone screen resolutions, looks broken and offers very limited support.
The latest tweet from Google is likely to calm some fears about Android being too fragmented.