Android 3.0 Honeycomb for Tablets Catches On Video

Google has dropped a video on its on its Android YouTube page.It seems that it is the first real look of the Android 3.0 operating system, known as Honeycomb.The video says Google Android Honeycomb is built entirely for tablets.That means the little green robot will be better equipped to handle the larger screen size.

The Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb user interface definitely looks more like a desktop UI than a strictly mobile one, as you can rock multiple widgets and apps on a single page. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb UI is also filled with many little transition animations and graphical flourishes.

Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb is also offering what it calls a best-in-class mobile browsing experience and that may be more important as you gain more screen size. The company is also pushing its eBooks service to make these devices strong competitors to dedicated e-readers like the Kindle.

The Gmail app already rocks on phones but Android 3.0 Honeycomb will bring a experience that’s optimized for the tablet. This looks to include dual-pane modes that aren’t much different than what Apple does with the Mail app on the iPad.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb will also join the mobile video chatting party by letting you use the front-facing camera to video chat with other Google Talk users. This, along with Facetime and Skype, we could start to see video chatting hit the mainstream.

Checkout the video below.


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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Rnorthcott

    I bought my dad an Acer with honeycomb and I can’t get skype to use the cameras. Is this gtalk only?

    Only reason I bought it was for video chat on skype.

    And now MS nought skype so who the he’ll knows what platforms are going to be supported for updates

  2. Venusflytrp

    App for honeycomb sucks because developers are not moving fast enough to upgrade their apps to run on honeycomb or take full advantage of honeycomb’s technical capabilities. I should have stuck to I pad 2. Unless Google does something to incent their app developers to come up with more apps adapted for honeycomb – it will lose market share to apple. Even with apps for wallpapers android apos suck compared to apple. While apple wallpaper apps auto-size the wall paper to full screen – I am having one helluva problem trying to get some wallpapers sized properly.

    Skype needs to buck up and allow video calls on honeycomb or lose market share to google talk. Video calls work on google talk but I’ve always thought skype had better voice quality but what’s the point of having a front can if u can’t use it to make a video call.

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