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Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb debuts at CES 2011

Additional features added and modifications made by the company to its Android OS, have been showcased in the brand new, holographic Android 3.0 Honeycomb

American multinational public corporation Google Inc. officially made public the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system which is touted at being the latest version of its Android mobile operating system. This new technology which provides OS support to a variety of popular devices, was unveiled this year at the CES (Consumer Electronic Show), being held at Las Vegas.

Blogging about this new development, Google stated that Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, and has been specially modelled from the grass root level, up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. Google also claims that it has invested a lot of time and money towards refining the user experience in Honeycomb, the result of which can be seen as a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface.

The Honeycomb is a refined version of the Android platform where existing features of the older version have been ramped up to be able to deliver premium quality experience. This would be evident in terms of better multi-tasking and elegant notifications along with the provision of an incognito mode for private browsing. And that’s not all; users can now also gain access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, take advantage of home screen customization with a new 3D experience. Also the widgets have been modified, making them richer and more interactive, as posted by the blog.

Other revamps and upgrades include features like form auto-fill, tabbed browsing, availability of Google Maps 5 with 3D interactions and also the added flexibility to sync the upgraded browser with Google Chrome bookmarks.

Also there is the very popular Google Talk, which features video and voice chat, and access to over 3 million Google eBooks. The company plans to unleash several other feature sets of the upgraded OS soon, keep watching this space for more.

This version of Android will go a long way in ensuring that your tablet is supersmooth, superfast and optimum in every sense as if tailor-made for the tablet. A lot of tablet with 2.1 and 2.2 faced this problem, so much so that Notion Ink decided to build their own UI and apps to lay over the 2.2 Android so that the Adam behaves as it was expected.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)