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Andy Rubin on Honeycomb: expect 3D customizable home screens, new interface and much more

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Andy Rubin on Honeycomb: expect 3D customizable home screens, new interface and much more
There is an abundance of revelations about all things mobile during CES, and this is especially true for the yet-to-be-released tablet-optimized version of Android - Honeycomb. After its introduction video was leaked in advance, Google obviously decided the time is right to officially unveil one more promotional video (you can watch it here) that gave us a much clearer idea about Honeycomb. And from what we have seen from Android 3.0 so far, we can honestly say it's much different to what we are used to with the green robot platform.

In Andy Rubin's own 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.

Honeycomb also features the latest Google Mobile innovations including Google Maps 5 with 3D interactions and offline reliability, access to over 3 million Google eBooks, and Google Talk, which now allows you to video and voice chat with any other Google Talk enabled device (PC, tablet, etc)."

All these Google goodies like the new Honeycomb interface, a 3D customizable home screen and a refined multi-tasking sound great to us. Mind, more and more Honeycomb-related news are coming right now, so it's sure we will know much more about it in the coming days. Regardless of that, what's your first impression of Android 3.0?

source: Google Mobile Blog via UnwiredView



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posted on 06 Jan 2011, 17:34

1. TechBaller (unregistered)


WOW!!!

posted on 08 Jan 2011, 11:24

2. derp (unregistered)


instead of adding useless shit like this, why dont they focus on more important things, like making android not such an unstable piece of shit.

posted on 09 Jan 2011, 15:51

3. LionStone (Posts: 468; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


Instead of making useless comments, why don't you mention why Android is not stable?? Most people usually welcome any upgrades to already established software. Go, go Gingerbread!!

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