Now that the Motorola Xoom is official, the original YouTube video featuring Honeycomb is back up (found below), along with some words from Andy Rubin at the Google Mobile Blog:
“Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. We’ve spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and we’ve developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface. Many of Android’s existing features will really shine on Honeycomb: refined multi-tasking, elegant notifications, access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, home screen customization with a new 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive. We’ve also made some powerful upgrades to the web browser, including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and incognito mode for private browsing.”
Of interesting note, T-Mobile has also hosted the video on their official YouTube which may be a sign of things to come.
Android 3.0, or Honeycomb, has finally been fully revealed in a freshly posted, pulled, and posted again video originating from the AndroidDevelopers YouTube account. The video starts off by letting you know that Android 3.0 is the next generation of Android, built entirely for tablets, and only gets better from there.
As you watch, you’ll notice that there is a lot of UI changes to take in. Nearly every aspect of Android has been changed including the lock-screen, the way you add things to your homepages, the web browser, Google eBooks, tablet optimized Gmail, newly redesigned YouTube app, integrated video chat, and 3D Google maps.
Android has truly been taken to the next level. Enough from me though, enjoy: