Android 3.0 Honeycomb Features, SDK Preview Live

The new version of the Android platform aka Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) SDK preview is now live and has been worked on from the ground up offering many features that should excite.

This new platform is mainly for devices with large screen and has new features such as “holographic” UI theme, multitasking, widgets, notifications and much more. Hopefully this one will be special that everyone will love.

The preview of the Android 3.0 SDK is now live and must add that this comes without APIs and system image so that developers can start testing existing applications on devices such as tablets, this gives them a head start to get used to the new APIs, UI patterns and capabilities that will be available in Android 3.0 according to Android Developers site.

Some of the main features include: High-performance 2D and 3D graphics, Support for multicore processor architectures, Rich multimedia such as HTTP Live streaming support and pluggable DRM framework, New APIs for Bluetooth A2DP and HSP, and Enhancements for enterprise.

There will also be release updates to SDK Tools (r9), NDK (r5b), and ADT Plugin for Eclipse (9.0.0) and the main features here will include: UI Builder improvements in the ADT Plugin, In-editor preview of objects animated with the new animation framework and Visualization of UI based on any version of the platform, Improved drag-and-drop in the editor, plus independent of project target.

Via Engadget

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