Wisdom from the Top: Andy Rubin Speaks about Honeycomb


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Google's 'Tech-Master', Andy Rubin shares his thoughts on Android 3.0/Honeycomb. With all the confusing press we've had over the past several weeks surrounding the new Android-based OS it's nice to finally get some clarity from the source himself. Here is his quote:
"Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. We’ve spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and we’ve developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface. Many of Android’s existing features will really shine on Honeycomb: refined multi-tasking, elegant notifications, access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, home screen customization with a new 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive. We’ve also made some powerful upgrades to the web browser, including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and incognito mode for private browsing.

Honeycomb also features the latest Google Mobile innovations including Google Maps 5 with 3D interactions and offline reliability, access to over 3 million Google eBooks, and Google Talk, which now allows you to video and voice chat with any other Google Talk enabled device (PC, tablet, etc)."
We showed off the first video of Honeycomb in action here, but with Mr. Rubin's comments it helps us understand what we are seeing even better. Those are some amazing looking features! At this pace, Android 7.0 will perhaps be codenamed - "Hivemind", and be able to telepathically beam info directly into our brains. :blink:

Source: Google Mobile Blog
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