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Next Wednesday, Google will be holding a press event to showcase Honeycomb and discuss Android at large. Team Android is going to give attendees an "in-depth look" at Honeycomb, news regarding the Android ecosystem, and a number of hands-on opportunities while at Google headquarters in Mountain View.

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The presentation will be streamed live at www.youtube.com/android starting at 10AM next Wednesday, so everyone will get a chance to tune in for the latest and greatest in the world of Android and Honeycomb.

Considering this is being labeled a press event, it's probably just an opportunity for Google to give Honeycomb some hands-on exposure to the major media outlets and blogs alike. The "ecosystem news" will probably provide an update on the numbers of apps in the Market, phone activations per day, and handset market share information.

But who knows, Google Music could be ready to make its debut - or major changes to the Market's app policing and organization. We'll find out next week.

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Deepthroat

    I doubt anyone will see this but I think Google is giving WAAAAAY too much credit to the tablet market, and Honeycomb in particular.

    The percentage of the population that is ready to buy a tablet is MAYBE 2 or 3 percent, TOPS.

    The VAST majority of people are looking for mobile devices they can trust.

    I honestly believe that in the long term everyone will come to view tablets in the same light as betamax VCRs.

    They are neat, but they don't really offer anything we don't already have and they aren't worth the money.

    They DEFINITELY are NOT worth the investment made for the Honeycomb version of Android. Android is a mobile OS. It needs to stay that way. I can tell you first hand that the biggest players in the mobile industry are feeling deeply alienated by Honeycomb and NO - Gingerbread isn't appeasing them.

    • cowgaR

      I dare to dissagree. Tablets will replace (now useless) netbooks and will become eventually too common (even W3C is now considering touch interfaces/events).

      Remember great netbooks fame back in 2008? They literally STOLE notebooks sales, but has been dying last couple of months (still low on memory, slow cpu, shitty screens, weight not-so-low anymore and dimmensions getting bigger).

      Even now my Galaxy Tab is twice as useful as any netbook I owned, not to mention is twice as portable (with gps, 3G, compass and many other neat things) with fraction of weight. Now I'm considering selling Sony Vaio Z once Tab 2/Droid will hit the market.

      Honeycomb + Moto Droid is something many netbooks can only dream of, plus windows 7 is absolutely flawed OS on a GUI front as windows has allways been.

      Windows needed GUI rewrite looong ago, the only thing MS was capable of was bringing questionable Ribbon interface, and zero touchscreen invention with dissasterous Phone 7 UI being an example.

      Android rocks, is clearly the future. Linux has done it, it took almost 20 years to throw away MS giant but they have done it with a help of mobile devices.

      MS was sleeping too much, as well as Intel. Train is gone.