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ANDROID COMMUNITY DAILY WRAP UP: FEBRUARY 2 2011

It's Honeycomb Day, and not just here on Android Community, on SlashGear and SlashPhone as well, so today's World Famous First Paragraph has links from all over the R3 Network. Check it out! Start your sweet day off right with a chomp on the Full Pre-Game Review of Honeycomb. Next, seek the insides of Android 3.0 with us at the big event at Google! It all began with Honeycomb's Notification System, then the speakers went on to App Optimization, took you down Notifications Bar road, and rounded out the system with , and while you're at it, have a look at the reason the Motorola XOOM looks so good: Honeycomb's "Render Script" for Hardware Accelerated 3D Graphics. Watch the Googlers speak to Cee-Lo Green in the Chat Program and check out several other examples of Honeycomb's 3D rendering technology. Then comes the stuff that affects us right now, TODAY! First of all the Android Market Web store, complete with purchase online and download from the cloud technology, Android In-App Purchases, and a general "looks awesome" feeling about the whole situation. After the presentations, we got to get our hands on the XOOM in more ways than one: Motorola XOOM [XOOM Perspective] and Motorola XOOM [Android 3.0 Honeycomb Perspective]. Next, see the Android Community App shine instantly, and without glitch on this same lovely tablet.

Motorola XOOM Hands-On [Android 3.0 Honeycomb]

As you may already know, we got up close and personal with Android 3.0 Honeycomb today via a special event for this brand new mobile operating system. This mobile OS called Honeycomb is made by Google to be specially suited for working with tablet computers, the first and most closely worked with of these tablets being the Motorola XOOM. The tablet itself is approximately the same size as the Apple iPad, with a screen basically in the same range, the iPad being 9.7" while the XOOM has a 10.1" screen.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb Hands-On [Motorola XOOM]

Today we hung out at Google's Android 3.0 Honeycomb event and got the chance to wrap our fingers around a real live Motorola XOOM, a tablet with a fully functional and official version of Honeycomb running on it. This is a tablet-centric OS working on what Motorola and Google are saying is THE device it was optimized for. This device is roughly the same size as the iPad with a 10.1 inch display with a rounded corner, straight edged design, perfect for working with one hand holding and the other tapping away.

Motorola XOOM coming in 2 weeks? Buccaneer Gerald McCoy says so

For those unaware, Tampa Bay Buccaneer Gerald McCoy has joined up with Motorola at this year's Super Bowl to provide sporadic news from a football player's perspective. Joining Chad Chad Ochocino and the OCNN, the player have been tweeting about the upcoming XOOM tablet. According to the last tweet from McCoy, the XOOM should be coming in 2 weeks. We've heard that the device will launch in February and dates such as the 17th have been rumored, but, if McCoy was told anything about the upcoming release, we should expect it around the 14-17 at latest. No matter the official date, it's coming, and it's coming soon. Who is excited to finally get their hands on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)? What features are you personally looking forward to the most? [Via DroidLife]

Why Apple Fears Honeycomb

Unless you miraculously found a way to live under a rock on the moon for the past 25 years, you've had a pretty good chance of seeing the Apple Macintosh 1984 commercial [below], the one directed by Ridley Scott, the one with the woman running through hallways of automatons ultimately to toss a hammer through a screen, smashing an image of Big Brother. This commercial was made to announce the release of the Macintosh personal computer. Today we've been treated to an ad spot made by Motorola to promote their upcoming tablet computer XOOM, featuring the new Google Android mobile operating system Android 3.0 Honeycomb, made specifically for tablets - this commercial directly targets the 1984 commercial for Apple Macintosh. Yesterday a massive article by creative director Steve Hayden detailed his work on and knowledge of the 1984 commercial, celebrating its excellence.

Motorola XOOM Super Bowl Teaser Ad Hits the Internet

Motorola has published a new teaser for the Motorola XOOM. Supposedly a teaser for the Super Bowl ad this Sunday, the minute clip features Motorola stating that it's time to break free from control from a single manufacturer, this is 2011 not 1984.

Motorola XOOM Promo Ad Released, Honeycomb Shines

Motorola has just released this XOOM Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet ad spot to their YouTube account, and it looks magical. Most of the commercial is one gigantic touchscreen interface where hands reach in and activate wishes and specs for the XOOM, including "software for a tablet," sharing, webcam with Google Talk, 5 megapixel camera, HD video capture, "I want the web to be the web, without restrictions," and more.

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!
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