Yesterday Google accidentally posted up a video debuting some of Android Honeycomb's feature on the Android Developers' YouTube account, and then quickly removed it, but not before some copies of it were made. Now that Honeycomb has been previewed at CES, the video has been officially posted onto the Google Mobile Blog.
One of the things to take away from the announcement is that Andy Rubin, VP of Engineering for Google, confirmed that Android Honeycomb will be Android 3.0.
He also goes on to mention that Android Honeycomb has "a truly virtual and holographic user interface" as well as support for video and voice chat with any other Google Talk enabled device.
Below is a list of additional features coming with Android Honeycomb:
- refined multi-tasking
- redesigned widgets
- web browser updates (tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, incognito mode, and sync with Google Chrome bookmarks)
- inproved homescreen customization
- "elegant" notification
Check out the video preview of Android Honeycomb yourself below:
No date was given for the release of Android Honeycomb other than sometime this year, however with Motorola's announcement that the Xoom would release with Android 3.0 in Q1 this year, it seems like the release can't be too far away. Expect more information about Honeycomb to be revealed in the next few days and weeks.
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