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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.

Why Has Honeycomb Disappeared?

Folks across the web who didn't act fast enough to download the preview package for Android 3.0 Honeycomb a few days ago are apt to find a surprise when they attempt to do so today - it's gone! Where did it go? Speculation is still out to the dogs as Google's send out no response!

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.

PlayStation Buttons Found in 2.3 SDK

We now know that one of the focuses of Android 2.3 Gingerbread is, in fact, improved gaming. Whether it be smoother graphics performance or support for additional dedicated gaming buttons (hello, PlayStation Phone), Gingerbread will allow us to game better than ever on a mobile device. Now as people have been tearing apart the SDK they have seem to have found support for PlayStation buttons.

Nexus One Owners: Have You Received Gingerbread Yet? [Update: Not for a Few Weeks]

Not only has Google and Samsung come clean, and all official, on the Nexus S, which is the first handset to launch with Android 2.3 on board, but Google has also released the Gingerbread SDK. With that released, developers all over the world will be able to find the latest mobile Operating System's secrets, and make them work for their own desires. But what about the Nexus One?

Android 2.3 SDK Officially Released

Today's a Google day. The company, after announcing before the weekend that they had a couple of announcements ready to go for Monday, has officially pulled the curtain off their latest version of the Android mobile Operating System, Android 2.3. Its' better known as Gingerbread, and for those in the development community who have been waiting to get your hands on it, the time is now.

NOOK SDK v1 Available Now for Download

While the NOOKcolor (we spent a week with the device, [click here] to see how it went) has already been rooted, and owners can now install games like Angry Birds onto it, the news for developers that the first version of the NOOK Software Developer Kit is now available should be good indeed. It will provide developers with the tools necessary to take full advantage of the eReader, and unlock any doors that had been previously unaccessible.

Marcus Hansson Explains What the Sony Ericsson LiveView is and How Developers Can Develop For It

Since the launch of LiveView, Sony Ericsson has had some questions posted (somewhere or another) about how it works and what can be done with it. Sony Ericsson representative Marcus Hansson answers these questions and explains some plug-ins for Android apps compatible with LiveView in this informative 2-minute video. His first comment explains the baffling concept behind the design: "first of all, I want to make it clear that the LiveView is a small screen with buttons on it - it connects with BlueTooth to your phone. So it's compatible with all Sony Ericsson Android phones with 2.0 and above - it's also compatible with most Android phones with 2.0 and above." Easy enough, yes?
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