Google Releases Preview Version Of Honeycomb SDK, Gives Overview Of Tablet Features
Android’s answer to the iPad â€” a software release called Honeycomb â€” is coming soon. Multiple tablet devices like the Motorola Xoom are on the way, and we’re probably going to see dozens of them by the end of the year. But while the OS is nearly done and Google’s apps are looking great, third party developers still have to optimize their applications for these much bigger screens. Today, Google isÂ allowingÂ developers to do just that: it’s released the preview version of the Android 3.0 SDK.
This is going to give us our closest look at Android 3.0, which has been demoed before, but never very throughly. Many of the new features are spelled out on the Platform Highlights page, which we’re still combing through. Here are some of the main highlights: