If you’ve been wondering what all of the hype around Honeycomb is about, check out these two detailed dissections of the new OS. First up is Geek.com, who breaks out the elements of the new OS, including the UI, multitasking, typing, and Google Apps. The iPad delivers on the experience, whereas the Samsung Tab just delivers functionality. With the new Honeycomb OS, you can bet that Android will start taking a bite out of the iPad’s market share in pretty short order.
Google recently revealed the preview SDK of the Android tablet operating system, Honeycomb, which includes a new user interface featuring what Google calls a “holographic theme,” redesigned standard apps like email, and a new on-screen keyboard.
According to a recent IDC survey, price will be the distinguishing feature of Android tablets, not the new Honeycomb OS. Google rolled out its Honeycomb software developers kit. It is expected that Honeycomb will be available in a new generation of Android based tablets.
Google has released an early preview of the Android 3.0 software development kit (SDK). Android 3.0—codenamed Honeycomb—introduces Android's new tablet user interface, which is expected to officially debut next month on Motorola's Xoom tablet. The SDK also offers Android enthusiasts an early look at the new tablet user interface. It includes a partial Android 3.0 environment that runs in the Android emulator. The Honeycomb home screen comes with sophisticated scrolling widgets and can accommodate much more content than the conventional Android home screen.
You can add elements by clicking the plus button in the top corner, which will launch the home screen editor. The Android application drawer also got a significant overhaul. It successfully booted and presented a standard Android phone user interface with a conventional notification bar at the top, but the home screen process crashed before it rendered.