Google unveils Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet OS

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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California, Feb 3: The computer giant Google has officially launched the 'Tablet Only' version of its Android operating system, Android 3.0 Honeycomb on Wednesday, Feb 2.

Earlier in 2010, Google showcased the features of Honeycomb at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new tablets like Motorola Xoom and LG G-Slate will be powered with this new OS and will aim to grab the huge market share controlled by the tablet leader Apple iPad.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb offers exciting 3D User Interface and is specially designed for larger screen. The upcoming Motorola Xoom will have a 10.1-inch screen where Apple iPad offers only 9.7-inch screen. Honeycomb also support greater computing horsepower, that makes the tablets more faster and easy for working.

The new Honeycomb UI provides 3D features and panes for easy access. The new Systems Bar helps for the rapid access to notifications and system updates and also give shortcuts to apps and other links. White balance and flash controls have also been improved in new Honeycomb.

Multitasking widgets on Honeycomb allow users to browse, open, or dismiss currently running applications in multiple ways. Google officials said that the new Honeycomb OS is working with a new graphics engine called Render-script, which is built for high-performance 3D graphics.

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