Android OS 3.0 - A Good Look Under Honeycomb's Hood

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  1. dgstorm

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    A preview was just released by The Android Developer's Blog of the Android 3.0/Honeycomb's Software Developer's Kit. You can check out this preview through the Android SDK and AVD manager. But, we know many of you guys either don't want to mess with downloading the SDK, or are just basically impatient like we are, so we are going to share a bunch of the juicy details for ya! ;)

    First, here are some major highlights directly from the Android Blog:
    But there's more! From digging deeper into it, we see a few of the interesting specifics emerge:
    1. New "holographic" UI
    2. Bottom "system bar" for global status and notifications
    3. Action bar for in-application controls
    4. Redesigned home screen customization
    5. Improved text selection/copy/paste (multi-select, clipboard, and drag-and-drop)
    6. New UI framework specifically for creating tablet apps, and an entirely new UI framework for widgets
    7. 2D and 3D hardware acceleration
    8. Native support for multi-core processors
    9. New Camera App
    10. Streamlined Customization for Homescreen (pictured above)
    And, there's even more on the Android Developers Blog! To whet your appetite, here is a link to more screenshots.

    Source: Android Developers Blog via AndroidPolice
     
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    Absolutely awesome. For me, this feature set will finally bring tablet usability to what I have been imagining for almost 20 years. A tool like this will have no issue becoming the prevalent tablet OS and UI. Thanks for sharing all this information.
     
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    Where can i buy a usb adapter for my android tablet.haing all kinds of problems finding one.
     
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    i think has convinced me to wait for the release of Honeycomb before buying my first tablet... (or at least this will drop the price on the tablets I am considering... ;))
     
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    Just when I was considering buying a tablet too, but I kinda don't wanna wait for this... Will there be some way of putting this version onto a Coby Kyros 7015? (I doubt it. T_T) xD

    Finally a great look for Android tablets, rather than having homescreens looking identical to the Android smartphones. Can't wait to see this start being released on some tablets. :)
     

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