Its official! Honeycomb is Android 3.0 and is for Tablets only

6 Jan
2011
Muhammad Ali


While the tech enthusiasts are hard at work to consume all the great content and information that CES 2011 has revealed so far, Google has rolled out a promotional video of HoneyComb, that tells quite a bit about the Tablet friendly OS. Video and much more follows after the jump.

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The points that you should remember after watching the video are:

  • Honeycomb is for Tablets only.
  • Android 3.0 is the version number for the first Tablet friendly OS and not Android 2.4 as suggested by a previous rumor.
  • Honeycomb has a totally different UI from Android’s mobile offering as it has a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface.
  • Web browser has been blessed with new features including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and incognito mode for private browsing.
  • 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.
  • Honeycomb will bring a Tablet specific YouTube app which looks totally awesome.

There is no telling when will Google release Honeycomb. One rumor sees it go live in February at the Mobile World Congress while Digitimes has hinted March as the month in which Honeycomb will go live for the masses.

I don’t know about you folks but based on the official teaser video, I know one thing, I can’t get my eyes off this sexy looking OS and want to see more off it. What about you?

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