A two-minute peek at Android Honeycomb in action [video]

A two-minute peek at Android Honeycomb in action [video]

Summary: At Google's event to showcase the next version of Android, the company talked up the new feature-rich tools that will enable developers to enhance their apps. Those tools include fragments, drag-and-drop and synchronization between browser, tablet and mobile phone.

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At Google's event to showcase the next version of Android, the company talked up the new feature-rich tools that will enable developers to enhance their apps. Those tools include fragments, drag-and-drop and synchronization between browser, tablet and mobile phone.

One of the companies showcasing their apps at the event was GroceryIQ, a free electronic shopping list and digital coupon app. In this video, we get a peek at the power of Honeycomb's tools via the app. The company says the app is ready now - ahead of the release of the Motorola Xoom tablet, which will be the first to use the Honeycomb OS.

Apologies, in advance, for the background noise and somewhat grainy appearance of the video. As you can imagine, it was a crowded and noisy event.

Also see: Google fixes Android Market, overshadows Honeycomb demo

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Topics: CXO, Apps

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  • Looks promising, but, we need to see what happens when END USERS get their

    hands on them!! But, if the prices are too high, people will just go with iPad2, and forget Android tablets. Especially if Apple can hold the line on prices or even lower them a bit.
    DonnieBoy
    • Even if the prices are the same, iPad still makes more sense

      @DonnieBoy: ... since there are more than 60 000 tabled applications on App Store for iPad, while none for Adroid yet.
      DDERSSS
      • Android makes more sense than anything Apple

        Users have chosen, and Android HAS overtaken Apple.<br><br>So unless you are an Apple fan, Android makes more sense for everyone else.<br><br>Features IOS lacks:<br><br>- TRUE Multitasking<br>- 3G Capability<br>- FLASH<br>- 3D Screens and 3D cameras<br>- High Resolution<br>- FREE environment<br>- Android Honeycomb is 40fps for Virtual reality iPad is 23fps.<br>- Instant notifications.

        Android leads, Apple trails.
        Uralbas
      • @Uralbas...

        "Android leads, Apple trails."

        You should be a comedian, or you're a delusional Google/Android fanboy.

        Apple leads and Google/Android copies and follows, whether it's the iPhone or iPad.

        Don't quit your day job.
        MacCanuck
      • RE: A two-minute peek at Android Honeycomb in action [video]

        @Uralbas
        I think android tablets are interesting and all, but Apple is still far far in the lead.

        Plus, many of the items in your list don't make sense becaue Apple either DOES offer them or Android doesn't either, or worst yet, they make no sense.
        lelandhendrix@...
  • Congratulations, Google!

    You've just invented Windows 9!
    Userama
    • Looks a bit messy, so you are on the point

      @Userama
      DDERSSS
  • BORING

    Try again.
    yobtaf
  • RE: A two-minute peek at Android Honeycomb in action [video]

    Love it! I want one.
    ITOdeed
  • Can someone please explain ... ?

    I'm neither a Mac nor Android fanboi ... but I am confused:

    How come folks keep saying that Android is clobbering iPad? According to most reports I've seen, 9 out of 10 tablets sold in 2010 were iPads. And from what I've gathered, the existing Android system isn't all that hot on devices like Samsung's tablet. Honeycomb sure looks cool and I'm considering it for when I buy a tablet ... but when will it actually be available? I can get an iPad now and may if I have to wait forever for an Honeycomb Android tab.

    I just really don't understand why/how folks claim Android is outselling iPad when the numbers don't seem to back that up.
    jscott69
    • They're talking phones

      @jscott69 - in the smartphone market, there's data coming out that in the 4th quarter last year (Oct - Dec) Android phones outsold Apple phones by a sizable margin. No one (well, no one who even knows how to spell "reality", even if they don't live in it) would claim that Android tablets are outselling iPads.

      Will that be true in 1 - 2 years? That's the big question.
      daboochmeister
    • RE: A two-minute peek at Android Honeycomb in action [video]

      @jscott69 Android isn't outselling iPad.

      Plus, when it comes time to prepare those numbers, it only makes sense to compare item by item and not one item against a whole range.

      Like android outsells iPhones is just like saying Chevy outsells the Ford Taurus. Makes no sense--one is a group of items and the other a single product.

      iPhone is still the best selling smartphone. But that doesn't even matter. People should just buy what they like and offers the most to them.
      lelandhendrix@...
  • RE: A two-minute peek at Android Honeycomb in action [video]

    I remember back about 12 -18 months after the IMB-PC came out there were about 6 vendors selling "PC-Compatibles" but Apple stubbornly claimed and was correct that they were the best selling computer on the market. Underneath that was that there were 4 times as many MS-DOS, PC-DOS computers being sold as Macs. The lesion is obviously, where goes the OS goes the future. Eventually Android or something like Android will simply become the standard that Windows has become. I guess I have not seen any other manufacturer come out with an Apple OS phone, or did I miss something?
    jmikesteen
  • Unhealthy

    That's terrible! That shopping list is full of unhealthy stuff!
    But what an excellent way to show off these new features, in something i can relate to.
    Perhaps all of you geeks can understand a concept and work out what it means in real life, but I'm a little like Winnie the Pooh - a bear of very little brain. And I can now understand what it will mean to me.
    Still not convinced that a tablet will change my life to the tune of $xx hundred though.
    HugoM