Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. It has been in the spotlight for a long time, and We’ve seen quite a few tablets running Honeycomb as of late (including Motorola’s Xoom), but until now nobody knew how the user interface looked and what features it would bring.
Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Google previewed Android 3.0 and informed us that we can expect a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface. Many of Android’s existing features will really shine on Honeycomb: an improved web browser (including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and incognito mode for private browsing), 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.
For now, you can get a taste of Honeycomb by checking out this 90 seconds official video preview of the first version of Android “entirely for tablets” after the jump.
Keep in mind this is just a sneak peek at Android 3.0, and the google has yet to announce a release date for the tablet OS, so Please stay tuned for more Honeycomb news.
[via Google Mobile Blog]