It’s official – Google has released everything you need to know about Honeycomb on an “Android 3.0 Platform Highlights” page located on the Android Developers website.
Main points of general awesomeness: 3D graphic support, dual-core processor support, and of course a major overhaul to the entire UI of the OS. Other noteworthy highlights include:
UI framework for creating great apps for larger screen devices: Developers can use a new UI components, new themes, richer widgets and notifications, drag and drop, and other new features to create rich and engaging apps for users on larger screen devices.
Rich multimedia: New multimedia features such as HTTP Live streaming support, a pluggable DRM framework, and easy media file transfer through MTP/PTP, give developers new ways to bring rich content to users.
New types of connectivity: New APIs for Bluetooth A2DP and HSP let applications offer audio streaming and headset control. Support for Bluetooth insecure socket connection lets applications connect to simple devices that may not have a user interface.
Enhancements for enterprise: New administrative policies, such as for encrypted storage and password expiration, help enterprise administrators manage devices more effectively.
The changes made to Android from Gingerbread to Honeycomb, both on and under the surface, are astounding once read through everything Google has to say. To get a good look at the entire list of changes made to the platform for both users and developers, head on over to the Android 3.0 Platform Highlights page now.