2011-01-05 17h14_26
Last Updated: November 2nd, 2011

We've seen quite a few tablets running Honeycomb as of late (and I'm sure there are still a lot more to come - after all, CES is only just beginning), but up until now, we haven't had a chance to get a good look at the OS itself. The wait is now over, however - a teaser video for the OS was recently uploaded to YouTube via androiddevelopers, Google's official Android developer account. Google has since made the video private (thus not allowing the general public to view it), but luckily, we managed to grab a backup of it before they did so:

As you can see, Google has completely rethought the Android interface in an effort to make it more tablet-friendly - clearly, Google didn't purchase BumpTop for nothing. One other item of interest here is that the video title clearly calls Honeycomb "Android 3.0." Coupled with the fact that Honeycomb is also explicitly labeled as an OS built "entirely for tablets," this leads us to believe that Android 2.4 will indeed be a mobile edition of the OS.

Source: YouTube via Engadget

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/bobertstech/ Robert Dunn

    I'm here to say I told you so. Android IS 3.0

  • Ally

    was considering buying an ipad but looks like this is more awesomer.

    just hope the games situation sorts out soon, current android games scene is pish

  • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

    Here's hoping that Google does a better job with video chat than Qik, Tango or Fring.

  • IAmTheK

    Three words.. Wow. Wow. Wow.

  • http://www.infonoticias.eu Marco

    "entirely for tablets" the BumpTop interface!!
    The android 3.0 will be also for mobile phones with the native mobile interface.
    So we will have two ui interfaces.

    • RomeSC

      How do you figure 3.0 will also be on phones, when it is built "ENTIRELY for tablet" ?

    • Adrian

      I hope you're right

  • Immortalgeek

    I have just 1 word to say!!


  • Smake

    I hope one tablet for tmbile I'm in!

  • Adrian

    LOVING THE BLUE! I always hoped it'd go either pure blue or pure green, I didn't really like the orange scheme that much.

  • TareX

    Blown away by sheer awesomeness.

    This is so good, now, I don't know if I even need a smartphone (I was set on getting the Atrix 4G + laptop dock).... But Honeycomb is just, so, damn, END-ALL.

  • http://www.christiantechsaz.com/ Aaron

    Can't wait to get my tablet this year! Woot!

  • Dell

    Andy Rubin said that Honeycomb will be for both phones and tablets. However, out just may be exclusively for tablets upon initial release.

  • Deon

    I think 2.4 will be "Honeycomb" for phones and 3.0 will be "Honeycomb" for Tablets. Similar, but maybe slightly modified interfaces and such, but the back-end would be the same. Who knows, but I have to say, I never really did see the appeal of tablets, between my cell phone, netbook, laptop and even my desktop, why would I need a tablet. But now... Damn that looks slick.

  • http://infonetzsecurity.wordpress.com Sathish

    I have planned for galaxy tab by this month end...hope 3.0 will be available for galaxy tab

  • Simon Belmont

    I think mobile handsets will also see a version of Android 3.0. Google just rushed out Android 3.0 for tablets only for now to compete with Apple iPad because it is basically dominating the tablet market right now. I am certain that Google wants to keep a unified version for both platforms. We just need to wait for that unification when Android 3.0 for mobile handsets emerges in the future.

    That being said, Android 3.0 looks really nice and well put together. I also believe, on a side note, that Android 2.4 will just be last minute updates and tweaks to Android 2.3 and still fall under the Gingerbread nomenclature, like Android 2.0 and Android 2.1 were under Eclair.

  • Kevo

    I have a samsung galaxy tablet and it's amazing, and it really doesn't lack anything, maybe a few tweeks. It is doing what it is built to do....it's not an apple I pad, but with this honeycomb software....it will surely surpass the apple I poop....