It's pretty much universally agreed upon that Honeycomb's UI overhaul looks awesome, with its Tron-inspired holographic UI touching just about every part of the operating system. But what about the boot screen? It turns out that looks just as slick - TechCrunch managed to grab a video of it, and - despite the poor lighting - we can see that it looks nothing like previous versions of Android, which featured the Nexus "X" animation. Check it out in the video below:

Also noteworthy: The XOOM boots in less than 10 seconds. Mmm, Tegra 2 goodness.

Source: TechCrunch

  • John J

    That's a badass boot screen.

  • KR

    Are you sure the bootup time is actually represented fully in the video? Techcrunch didn't make any references themselves, and the video starts while still in the animation.

    I don't mean to nit-pick, just wondering if you may have some other information :)

    • http://androidexpress.wordpress.com/ Nate Kimmey

      Good point! I'm can't say for sure when the video starts, but I imagine it would be not too longer after he turned it on.

      • KR

        You're probably right, given the context.

  • Eric

    "Also noteworthy: The XOOM boots in less than 10 seconds. Mmm, Tegra 2 goodness."

    90% of the time, the storage is the bottleneck in the boot process rather than the processor. Not sure if that holds true with mobile processors, but if so, it is more of an indication of fast storage.

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  • TareX


    I only wished Android didn't show up so abruptly, I was kinda expecting the honeycomb islands to get peeled off of the screen and show Android underneath them.

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    I want to get a Honeycomb tablet so I can just reboot it in a loop.