Android Honeycomb is the name for Android version3.0 which is a tablet operating system, designed on an open source platform. The system was developed on a modified version of the Linux kernel. In 2005, Google purchased Android and now it is an important aspect of Google Inc.’s operating systems.
The first operating system was known as 2.0 and 2.1 or Éclair. Following Android Éclair was Android 2.2, also known as Froyo. Following Froyo was Android 2.3 also known as Android GingerBread and now, the Tablet version of Android OS is Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Google is planning a future release of another Android operating system, expected to be released somewhere in the middle of 2011. That operating system will be known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
Android Honeycomb brings a number of new features to Android including a holographic user interface design. Because Android Honeycomb is an operating system it is used in a number of different products such as tablets, netbooks and cell phones. You’ll also find Android Honeycomb in different products ranging from HTC, Dell and Samsung’s Nexus. If Apple users want to use Android Honeycomb they can use an exploit that will let them access Android.
You’ll find that there is a big difference between Android Honeycomb and previous versions as the previous versions weren’t suitable for use with tablet pcs, thus the need to tweak and build upon the Android platform. Android Honeycomb brought a highly detailed and interactive user interface display to large screens. The user interface consists of multi panels, grids with widgets and icons, and is extremely interactive.
The new upgrade makes it easy for tablet users to find their icons and control their applications with a light touch. There are five customizable home screens to ensure that users can have the application they want, when then need it. In fact, you’ll find that Android Honeycomb was specifically designed and tailored for large screens. Users find that Android Honeycomb brings a wide array of visual enhancements such as 3D capabilities and is easy for users to customize as well as navigate.
A feature in the Android Honeycomb that many users find helpful is the system bar that remains in place continuously. The system bar is located at the bottom of the screen but users can dim it using a feature called “lights out mode.” Putting the system bar in lights out mode is effective for those who are watching movies or videos and would rather not see the system bar.
Android Honeycomb has been designed for users who need to multitask and you’ll find that bringing up different applications is easy and simple. The interface has been designed to make switching from one application to another trouble free and simple. A neat feature included with Android Honeycomb, is that users with multi applications up can see a snapshot showing the various applications as they were seen during their last use.
Additionally, Android Honeycomb features a newly designed keyboard that makes typing easy and simple. Unlike keyboards designed for smaller applications, the Android Honeycomb keyboard is perfectly designed for applications using large screens. There are also key combinations that users can apply to access special features. In addition to the new keyboard, Android Honeycomb also features new enhancements for those who need to select, copy and paste text.
One of the best features of Android Honeycomb is the new connectivity options. Users can access media/picture transfer protocol for an easy way to connect their media files with USB storage devices. Other options include connecting keyboards with USB and Bluetooth enabled devices. The ability to connect with Bluetooth expands the options that Android based devices can perform. Android Honeycomb has expanded the capabilities of many mobile and tablet devices to ensure that users can conduct their online activities with ease and convenience.