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CES 2011: Google shows of tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Jan 2011 0:44 User comments (6)

CES 2011: Google shows of tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb Google took CES by storm today, showing off the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system.
The video makes it clear that 3.0 is made "entirely for tablet," which leaves some questions as to what will happen with the vast Android smartphone line when 3.0 becomes inevitable.

As part of the update, Google has added a 3D task switcher, a large virtual keyboard, more powerful (and live) widgets, a portal to Google Books, tabbed browsing, the updated YouTube, 3D Google Maps (version 5.0 on smartphones) and other more subtle features.

Check the video out:

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6 user comments

16.1.2011 1:21

A must get for me , wow things have gotten very innovative

Keep it up Google but what bout the smartphone?

26.1.2011 12:05

I believe that Honeycomb is for Tablets and Gingerbread is for smartphones. 3.x = Tablets 2.x = Smatphones right?

36.1.2011 12:49

was on engadget and it seems they spotted a android phone running 2.4 assuming that will be released when 3.0 is released.

predection 3.0=tablet
2.4=smartphone

47.1.2011 10:38

It looks pretty impressive.


Peace!

57.1.2011 18:46

Good luck ios4!! Well lets not worry too much about Android for smartphones now, Im sure googles got it covered.. and Froyos serving us all well still :P

69.1.2011 23:55

Video: Honeycomb OS on Moto-Xoom Tablet (1-9-11)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HETAG_8Rwq4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwlhZcNWTfs&feature=related

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