Android 3.0

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Full Preview Guide [USER FEATURES]

Hello there and welcome to your full guide and preview of Google's new Android operating system version 3.0, also called Honyecomb, also known as Android's first tablet-centric OS. The first of two main points we'll be going through here are is New User Features. The second of two points is covered in a second post - New Developer Features. We're going to break it down for you in both technical terms and layman terms so everyone can have a crack at understanding what's going on here. Shall we begin?

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Full Preview Guide [DEVELOPER FEATURES]

Hello there and welcome to your full guide and preview of Google's new Android operating system version 3.0, also called Honyecomb, also known as Android's first tablet-centric OS. The first of two main points we'll be going through here are is New User Features. The second of two points is covered in a second post - New Developer Features. In this half of the introduction to the tablet OS we're going to assume you know a bit about developing for Android already. Hope you don't mind. Let's take a look at what you'll be dealing with in this fabulous new system.

Android 3.0 SDK Released, Honeycomb Details Revealed

Google has gone and released a non-final preview of the official Android 3.0 SDK. This will allow developers to not only test their applications with the upcoming tablet OS, but it allow them to visually integrate their app with the operating system inheriting the new "Holographic" theme.

Motorola Xoom Launching for $699 at Best Buy February 17th

The Xoom was, by far, the best tablet we saw at this year's CES. Earning Best in Show 2011, the powerful tablet will be one of the first devices to ship with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The launch date and pricing information has been a bit of a blur for those interested and it looks as if we may finally have some ground as to when we will see the much-hyped tablet. According to an internal Best Buy document, the Motorola Xoom will go on sale February 17th. Not only has the date been revealed, the price of the tablet has been pegged to $699. The Xoom will ship with 32GB storage and will it Best Buy stores February 16th with units going on sale the next day. Will you be getting one? What do you feel about the $800 and $700 price-tags at Verizon and Best Buy respectively? Let us know what you think in the comment section below! [Via Engadget]

Motorola XOOM is Lead Honeycomb Product, So Says Google

A mister Chris Hall of PocketLint sat down with both Dave Burke, engineering manager for Mobile at Google and Jonathan Nattrass and Andrew Morely representing Motorola Mobility to have a talk about Android 3.0 Honeycomb and how Motorola's XOOM tablet will be taking the lead. Burke, when questioned on what Google would be getting out of this deal, said that Google wanted to work with the latest hardware, and with a 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core chipset, Motorola's XOOM was it!

An actual taste of Honeycomb: Android 3.0 [Updated with Video]

It's official. Honeycomb is version 3.0 and definitely an OS optimized for tablet use. The Android youtube page was updated earlier today with a video displaying actual use of the new operating system. Clips of book reading, the actual Honeycomb desktop, and the software buttons were all displayed in the video.

eLocity Outs Honeycomb Prematurely with New Tablet Line Announcement

We all know it, CES 2011 will be the tablet announcement central of the world. Many tablets are going to be announced and smaller companies are going to find themselves in a tough situation to differ themselves from the bigger players such as Vizio and Motorola when it comes to their Android-based devices. However, once such company, eLocity, has done just that and gone against Google's wishes in outing Honeycomb before an official announcement.

Motorola MOTOPAD to be 7-inch Android 3.0 debut?

Sodium at the ready, but according to Mobile-Review - the site of perpetual insider Eldar Murtazin - Google has opted to work with Motorola on the first Android 3.0 tablet. Supposedly the unannounced Motorola MOTOPAD will be the first 3.0 slate, specifically a 7-inch model. That seemingly implies that Motorola will eventually have more than one MOTOPAD in their line-up, with a 10-inch iPad rival seeming the most likely alternative. There have been plenty of Motorola tablet rumors so far, but we have heard specific tidbits about Google and Motorola working together on larger-screen Android devices.

PlayStation… Phone? Yes! PlayStation Phone!

So Sony Ericsson is going to blast out a phone branded with none other than the ubiquitous PlayStation marking on it. The greatest controller ever is being applied to a telephone, and not just any telephone, one with Android 3.0 (looking more and more everyday to be the new Gingerbread.) With it there's be a custom Sony Marketplace for games made just for this device, 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655, 512MB of RAM, 1GB or ROM, and a screen ranging from 4.1 to 3.7 inches. That ugly egg thing in the middle is more than likely a multitouch touchpad.
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