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Motorola Honeycomb Tablet and Nexus S Debuted At Press Event

At the D: Dive Into Mobile Conference yesterday in which many people were expecting the Nexus S to be revealed, Andy Rubin, VP of Android Engineering showed off the Nexus S, but also revealed a prototype of a dual core Motorola tablet running Android Honeycomb, which is our first glimpse of the upcoming Android OS.

In the interview, Mr. Rubin revealed several interesting features coming with Honeycomb, including an update to the Google Maps app which we will cover soon.

Features of the Motorola tablet that were revealed include a dual-core processor (as mentioned previously), the ability for video chat, an apparent lack of buttons on the face of the device (such as home and back). The size of the device is also hard to tell exactly, but 10" seems to be more likely than 7" from what we've seen in the photos.

Check out the video below of the upcoming Motorola Android Honeycomb tablet:

The version of Honeycomb that was shown is apparently able to run on both smartphones and tablets. It appears to be a heavily redesigned UI which looks more like "a desktop-like environment" to quote Engadget. No exact dates were given for an expected release of Honeycomb other than sometime next year.

What is not clear about the version of Android running on the tablet is whether it is still all stock Android, or whether Motorola has already started making some of their own changes to the UI.

Many more photos from the interview are available to view at the source link.

Image from Engadget

Source: Engadget

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