The Tech Herald

Google expected to launch Honeycomb on Wednesday

by Steven Mostyn - Jan 31 2011, 15:07

The buzz is getting louder. Image: Google.

Internet giant Google has provided the strongest indicator yet that version 3.0 (a.k.a. Honeycomb) of its increasingly popular open-source Android operating system will be released on February 2.

The latest edition of Android, which has previously found market traction via smartphone devices, will be the first updated iteration optimised specifically to run on tablet computers.

News of the launch broke on Friday when tech journalists from outlets such as PC Magazine began receiving invitations sporting Google’s new ‘Honeycomb’ logo (seen above).

The Tech Herald is still waiting for its official invite—cough.

In a clear precursor to Honeycomb’s upcoming arrival, Google provided software developers with access to the newest version of the Android SDK on Wednesday of last week.

The development kit offers up an enhanced UI framework and improved visuals (both 2D and 3D), along with support for multi-core processing architecture, wider connectivity, and optimised applications.

Some of the soon-to-be-launched tablet platforms expected to carry Android version 3.0 include Motorola’s impressive Xoom and LG’s potentially 3D-touting G-Slate.

Google has not yet said whether the operating system will succeed Android version 2.3 (Gingerbread) in smartphone handsets.

Around the Web

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus

From Autosaur.com

300 Miles From One Gallon And No, That’s Not A Typo

Imagine you’re in a bar and a guy walks up and asks if you’d be interested in buying a car t...

2015 Nissan Pathfinder Prices and Specs

Nissan has announced pricing and specs for the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder. The SUV, which is on ...

Miami ePrix Circuit Revealed

The FIA Formula E Championship has revealed the layout for the Miami ePrix circuit. Formula ...

Two DeLoreans And A Replica Jaguar C Type On Scottish Classic Car Run

The Kirkintilloch & District Classic Vehicle Club’s annual run to Glencoe in Scotland is...

NBA All-Star LeBron James Teams with Kia

NBA All-Star LeBron James has signed a deal with Kia to be the company’s first luxury ambass...