Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

Summary: Running the latest Android OS 3.0 'Honeycomb' from a hands-on perspective.

TOPICS: Android, Google

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  • Google gives a taste of Honeycomb 3.0 with a preview of its Android 3.0 Preview SDK. Larry Dignan has more in his blog.

    The boot up screen is relatively bog standard, and as the operating system loads, a faded sliver effect floats across the text.

  • Widgets are available on mass to add to the five-panoramic screen, which allows five desktops, all customisable with widgets and application shortcuts.

  • There are over two dozen pre-installed widgets and application shortcuts available to make your device more customisable.

Topics: Android, Google

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  • Tastelessness gone wild (nt)

    • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

      @croberts I'm getting the theme on Zdenet that only Apple makes cool UIs, everyone else is tasteless garbage.
      • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

        I couldn't have said it better myself. I'm sick of all these blogs worshiping everything that apple does like its the second coming of Jesus. I have a 2.3 theme on my DroidX and I really like the UI adjustments they made. What is it that makes people think apple's UI is so great? It's just the same old look on every device; pretty boring if you ask me.
      • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

        I haft to second all of this.
    • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

      @croberts The new UI is gorgeous! Look at the widgets and how multitasking is done. Pure sleekness without any hardware buttons! Honeycomb will redefine the tablet experience.
  • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

    I want.
    Wonder if it would run on my Nexus.......
  • Nice

    I like it!!
  • Is that all???

    Is that really what the over hyped codename has to offer?

    What a Yawn fest. Nothing to be impressed.

    An what is with the stupid gauges?
    • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

      @wackoae Aw, don't be jealous, the thing is super sleek.
  • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

    Whenever I see someone with an iPhone. The first thing I think is how outdated and bland the home screen is. Android's ability to add Widgets, makes it so much stronger.
    • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience


      The first thing I think when I read posts like this, why waste time gazing at a homescreen when you could be doing something.
      • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

        @alsobannedfromzdnet lmao you dont have to hit a icon to do something you can do it just by looking at your home screen. you can watch all you facebook status on the homescreen everything is on your finger tips..
  • The full desktop experience -- on a tablet?

    Android has created a full desktop experience here and I'm not sure that's a good thing. It all looks quite fiddly and complicated. a bit overwhelming for the beginner. If I want a tablet with this level of desktop-like functionality, why not just get a windows 7 tablet with stylus? If I need 5 desktops worth of widgets, I'm starting to use the device as a serious computer. In that case, maybe I need Microsoft Office. The HP Slate is fairly cheep, battery is not too bad, Win7 is useable with a stylus...
    The Star King
    • Exactly

      @The Star King

      That is what the whole tablet industry is missing. There are two market segments: information consumers, and information creators. You cannot create info efficiently in a touch environment.
  • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

    android created a desktop feeling were apple created a big ipod
  • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

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    Personally, I think this is a good thing.
  • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

    If I could Purchase this Software and install it in my Laptop it would need to wait 3 months for Tablet to purchase.
  • RE: Android 'Honeycomb' 3.0: Hands on experience

    Is it faster than 2.2?

    Does it extend battery life on the Galaxy tab?