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Android Honeycomb Gets Revealed In Screenshots

by Sean P. Aune | January 27, 2011January 27, 2011 3:15 pm PDT

Android 3.0 Honeycomb had its SDK released yesterday, and luckily it also gives us some looks at what we can expect.

When Google debuted Honeycomb at CES earlier this month in Las Vegas, they promised us it was an entirely new experience, but they didn’t get to show us absolutely every thing.  Now that the SDK (Software Development Kit) is out, we’ve got a look at some of the biggest difference from the Android we’re used to.  Just a word of warning, these pictures are big, but since there’s only three of them, we’re just running them unedited in the post.  Text explanations appear underneath each.

This is the new apps screen. While not exactly exciting to look at, you can see it’s bigger and friendlier than what we’re used to. Definitely is making more sense why some are saying this version of the operating system won’t ever come to smartphones.

We were promised true tabbed browsing in Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and it definitely looks like Google is delivering. Again, this could be why this is aimed solely at tablets, can you imagine trying to swap tabs on a 3.2-inch screen? Not easy.

The mail looks to be improved greatly in Android Honeycomb, but it also seems oddly familiar in how much it looks like some of the iOS mail screens.  No matter, it looks like things will be a whole lot easier to manage.

What say you?  How is Honeycomb looking to you?


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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