What Do You See Inside Your Honeycomb

| January 11, 2011 | Reply

Google’s next generation Operating System is Android 3.0.  Honeycomb also known as Android 3.0  will be hitting the market with Motorola and LG Tablets. This exciting new platform will have holographic capabilities.  Android user’s are hoping that this new OS will be released for smartphones sooner than later.  The question is, which devices will be compatible?  Gingerbread 2.3 release seemed to be only minor updates to the current Froyo 2.2. The abilities of current rumored Android 2.4 aka “Ice Cream” are still up in the air.  This video shows an introduction to Honeycomb 3.0 and the folks from Tech News World had some exciting things to say about Android 3.0.

“Android 3.0, aka “Honeycomb,” made several appearances at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, surfacing in upcoming tablets from the likes of Motorola and LG. “We consider Honeycomb to be the first OS designed specifically from the ground up for tablets, maximizing and redefining the tablet experience,” said Nectar Kirkiris, a device product lead at Motorola.”

Google has developed a new, virtual holographic user interface for Honeycomb, Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google, wrote on the Google Mobile blog.

The operating system lets users customize the home screen and has richer, more interactive widgets. Google has added powerful upgrades to the browser, including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, incognito mode, and syncing with Google Chrome bookmarks.

“The Web browser upgrade brings many of the features in Google Chrome to tablets,” Dmitriy Molchanov, an analyst at the Yankee Group, told LinuxInsider.

Honeycomb will be able to access Google Maps 5, which has 3D interactions. Further, it apparently has new on-screen navigation controls.

The operating system also includes Google Talk, a feature that lets users conduct video and voice chat with people using any Google Talk-enabled device, whether it’s a PC or a tablet.

Google will use Google Talk’s video chat feature to compete with Apple’s (Nasdaq: AAPL) FaceTime and Skype’s new mobile video calling feature, Molchanov said.

Source: Techworld

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Born In Colorado a former Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach for baseball,  Sean has always been drawn towards technology.   This hobby lead Sean to become a Site Advisor for BBhybrids.net where he helped develop a dedicated team of moderators and help support staff.  With his knowledge he Co-Created driphter.com where he too started to build hybrids by manipulating .cod files through java.  Looking to change careers Sean is studying to become Cisco Certified (CCNA) and work his way into the world’s growing network.