Android 3.0 preview, SDK lands: Does this UI entice?

Summary:The Android 3.0 Honeycomb preview has landed and for good measure the mobile operating system, which is optimized for tablets, has a few screenshots that serve as nice appetizers for those waiting for quality tablets that can compete with Apple's iPad.

The Android 3.0 Honeycomb preview has landed and for good measure the mobile operating system, which is optimized for tablets, has a few screenshots that serve as nice appetizers for those waiting for quality tablets that can compete with Apple's iPad.

Gallery: Android 3.0 preview screenshots

In a blog post, Xavier Ducrohet, the Android software developer kit tech lead, detailed the basics:

  • A holographic UI theme;
  • Widgets galore;
  • Multitasking;
  • 3D graphics;
  • And enterprise management goodies.

But you can read those details on your own. The big question revolves around the Honeycomb UI. Here's a look at the screens. Do they entice?

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Topics: IT Employment, CXO, Hardware, Laptops, Mobility, Software, Tablets

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