Android is probably the most popular operating system available to
tablets. Android tablets are already taking over the market, even if the
iPad is still the king of the hill for now. 2011 is expected to be the
year that tablet sales will really take off and it is not a coincidence
that Google is aiming to launch Android 3.0 early this year. The latest
version of the mobile operating system dubbed the Honeycomb will soon be
the system that powers every capacitive Android tablet in the market.
But what is it about Android 3.0 that Android tablet buyers are looking
forward to? Google has released a sneak preview of the operating system
in action but all the details and features about Android 3.0 will only be
released upon its launch.
The Android 3.0 Honeycomb was designed from the ground up to be used for
tablets. If rumors are believed, only tablets with at least 1 GHz
processor and 512 MB of RAM would be able to maximize the potential of
the new version of Android. The fact that the Honeycomb will feature a
refined user interface with a 3D makeover means capacitive Android
tablets with plenty of processing power and RAM would soon be available
to consumers the world over.
Multi-tasking with the tabbed browsing feature is probably going to be
one of the most welcomed fixtures for the Honeycomb. Apart from that, the
developers also announced that the browser would also have an auto-fill
feature. It can also be synched with Google Chrome and private browsing
is also a feature.
For avid readers, the snazzy video preview released by Google also showed
that Google Books would be easily accessible from any tablet using the
Android 3.0 system. This means that if you need to catch up on your
reading, you would have literally millions of books to choose from.
People who use Gmail are also in for a treat as the developers of the
Honeycomb designed the display of Gmail just for tablets. The same thing
also applies for YouTube viewers. The YouTube browsing feature on a
tablet using Android 3.0 will be a whole new experience thanks to the
redesign. The interface for other Google services like Google Maps and
Google Talk are also redesigned for the latest version of Android. And
yes, it is also rumored that it would allow music synching.
Excited yet? You will have to wait though as there is no concrete release
date for the Honeycomb. After its release, you might also have to wait
for tablet manufacturers to release capacitive tablets with the Android