Google’s Android 3.0, Honeycomb designed for tablets (w/ Video)

Jan 06, 2011 by John Messina weblog
Google’s Android 3.0, Honeycomb designed for tablets
Google provided a glimpse of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, as previewed at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas.

(PhysOrg.com) -- CES 2011: Google released a sneak peek at Honeycomb, the next version of their Android platform, designed from the ground up. Honeycomb has been designed for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets.

Google has developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic that will make many of ’s existing features really stand out on . Some noticeable features include: refined multi-tasking and notifications, home screen customization with a 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and interactive.

Google has also upgraded the standard browser to include tab browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and private browsing. Gmail and YouTube have also been refined to give you a new 3D experience.

Honeycomb will also feature the latest Google Maps 5 with 3D interactions and offline reliability, Google Talk will permit users to video and voice chat with any other Google Talk enabled devices such as a PC, tablet, etc. Users will also enjoy having access to over 3 million Google eBooks.

Honeycomb has already been featured on Motorola’s latest tablet, Xoom which was presented Wednesday at CES 2011. The short video below will give you an idea of the new user experience with Honeycomb.

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Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) is rumored to launch in March of this year. Additional information will be released on the web as soon as makes it official.

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