Google holding Android 3.0 Honeycomb Event Tomorrow

By Posted 1 Feb 2011, 15:06

So far Google Android tablets have seen quite a lot of success despite the OS not being optimized for tablets, however many believe that we will see the true potential of Android tablets when Google reveal their first-ever tablet-centric Android version, this will go ahead tomorrow when they hold an Android 3.0 Honeycomb event at their Mountain View campus.

From what we can see this event will give us “A Taste of What’s New From Android”, according to Wikipedia we may see refined multi-tasking, a three dimension desktop, new widgets, a new UI optimized for tablets, video chat support in Google Talk, a wide-rang of web browsing enhancements, multi-core processor support and hardware acceleration.

Obviously to show off the new Android version they will need a Android 3.0 compliant tablet at hand, therefore don’t be too surprised if we get to see some hands-on time with the Motorola Xoom or the LG G-Slate.

It will be interesting to see what Google have up their sleeves with this OS release, if they get it right they could steal some potential iPad 2 customers, however if they get things wrong the iPad 2 will undoubtedly build on the success that the original iPad saw.

So far all of the Honeycomb news we have heard surrounds tablets, however as IntoMobile point out they could be working on a version of Honeycomb for smartphones, if so I am sure that multi-core processor support, hardware acceleration, web browsing enhancements and video support in GTalk wil go down well with Android smartphone owners.