Originally Posted by Zero
I'm confused by that statement. Android has been available in different versions and across many devices (tablets, appliances, more) practically since release.
Android of the Donut, Eclair, FroYo and Gingerbread varieties was designed with phone/handsets in mind. Yes you can put FroYo/Gingerbread on a tablet, but the UI and overall experience was not designed with a tablet in mind. Now they've designed an Android OS specifically for tablets, the upcoming Honeycomb OS. They're still intending for Gingerbread and future iterations of this to be specific for handsets. But now they're thinking that they want to discourage somehow the use of Honeycomb on handsets since it wasn't designed for that.