Google surprised us all and it’s not even CES 2011 material we have here… The search engine giant posted a video detailing Honeycomb on its Android YouTube page and it turns out that the codename actually applies to Android 3.0, in spite of last week’s rumor claiming that this was in fact version 2.4.
Since Google said that Android 2.2 was created for smartphones, not tablets, when Froyo came out, now they’re claiming Honeycomb is specifically designed for tables. The YouTube app looks great and we’d love to have it on our desktops, too, while the media player is familiar, since we’ve seen it leaked last week.
The eBook reading experience looks great and the entire multitasking concept and main UI is something that brings together elements from webOS, MeeGo and something extra from Google’s own Android. Looking forward to see actual devices running this!