Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ teased by Google [Video]
On one hand manufactures are busy showing off tablets that will reach market with Honeycomb, Google went ahead and previewed it in a quick video. The actual launch is expected in late February or early March.
In Google’s words:
Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. We’ve spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and we’ve developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface. Many of Android’s existing features will really shine on Honeycomb: refined multi-tasking, elegant notifications, access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, home screen customization with a new 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive. We’ve also made some powerful upgrades to the web browser, including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and incognito mode for private browsing.
Among the various new features, Honeycomb will have inbuilt support for Google eBooks, Google Talk and Google Maps 5 with3D and offline access.