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[Engadget] Google shows off Android 3.0, the 'Entirely for Tablet' Honeycomb (video)

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Well, look who just oozed into being, Google's latest flavor of Android, the tablet-friendly 3.0, Honeycomb. We heard talk that 3.0 would be exclusively for tablets, as in not for phones, and that looks to be played out with the text "Entirely for Tablet" seen early in the video. Perhaps the best thing to say is that this looks more or less nothing like Android. Sure, the browser is the same, and the Gmail app will be familiar to iPad users, but trust us when we say there's a lot of lovely UI in the video above to admire...and a lot of glowly blue lights, too. Apparently we weren't the only ones who saw Tron:Legacy on opening night.
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Looks good to me Looks like a nice cross between the iPad, android, and a desktop OS. Posted entire article, due to length. Video at source though.
    
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What's keeping someone from putting this on a phone?
    
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Someone will always find a way to port that to phones. Tablets have a CPU and internal memory like any phone does.
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Looks amazing! The desktop UI is nice, better then MS imo.

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What's keeping someone from putting this on a phone?
Most likely it's just the fact that the UI wouldn't look as good on a small screen. They will probably have a phone version (Rubin said honeycomb would be for both phone and tablet not too long ago)
    
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Someone will always find a way to port that to phones. Tablets have a CPU and internal memory like any phone does.
im thinking they're might be a problem with the screen resolution as honycomb requires 1280x720.
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They really need to increase the resolution for the phones. 800x480 is standard, but the dimensions are still designed for 480x320.
    
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The first screen looked like iGoogle ported to a tablet

The rest looks prety nice

Edit: I really dislike the bar at the bottom in all the screens. I understand that some tablets will not have any hardware buttons so it is almost a necessity, but please make it look more appealing.
Edited by Phalanx1 - 1/5/11 at 2:48pm
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im thinking they're might be a problem with the screen resolution as honycomb requires 1280x720.
Proof? Rubin himself already said honeycomb will run on phones, and I doubt we'll see full 720p phones anytime soon, not to mention that would completely kill any and all backwards compatibility. Don't see it happening.

And yes, I saw the rumors of what your talking about.
    
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