Google previews Honeycomb OS at CES

Darren Allan

January 8, 2011

Google has previewed its next version of Android, Honeycomb or Android 3.0, at CES.

Calling it the operating system “built entirely for tablet” – current versions of Android are designed with smartphones in mind – the company has released a taster video which you can see here.

The video shows off the new “virtual holographic interface”, Google eBooks and other features such as tablet optimised Gmail.

In a post on the Google Mobile Blog, VP of Engineering Andy Rubin notes that Honeycomb will also feature refined multi-tasking, plus redesigned and more interactive widgets on the 3D style home screen.

Browser upgrades are also touted, including “tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks.” There will also be an “incognito mode” for private browsing.

Reaction seems to be split and varying from “awesome” to “awful”. Although a lot of folks are wondering what the recommended hardware spec for a tablet running Honeycomb will be, which Google is yet to say anything about…


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