Android 3.0 Honeycomb Motorola Tablet Shown by Google: Video
Google’s latest operating system, Android 2.3 Gingerbread isn’t quite out the door yet, but that won’t stop Google from touting the next generation of the Android OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and apparently they did so during the D: Dive into Mobile event.
According to an article over on The Register by way of All Things D, Google’s Andy Rubin showed off a Motorola prototype tablet running Android 2.3 Honeycomb and with an NVIDIA dual-core chip during the event, and apparently explained that Android apps will work across all form factors.
We have a video of that presentation for your viewing pleasure below whereby you get to see the Motorola prototype Android 3.0 Honeycomb sporting tablet along with an upcoming update for Google Mobile Maps app.
However, an interesting thing is that Google is expecting app developers to be able to create a single app which will be able to work on multiple form factors, meaning apps will have multiple frames that are known as “fragments” and the platform will decide which and how many fragments to display at the same time.
Rubin demonstrated a GMail app that displayed the inbox list to the left along with selected mail content to the right, and the same app on a smartphone would only show 1 of the 2 fragments; however, when it comes to Android 3.0 Honeycomb, apparently it should be possible for the same binary to deliver both interfaces.
Apparently all Google Android engineers have one of the Motorola prototype tablets to play with and according to Rubin the Motorola Honeycomb tablet prototype currently is worth about $10,000.
Anyway it is explained so much better in the video which can be viewed below, or we have sourced a larger and clearer video of the same content via YouTube user nikooe, if you prefer to view that one…enjoy.