On February 2nd 2011 Google held their Android Honeycomb preview event in Mountain View, California.
There were a few important points announced that I think I should summarise:
- In Honeycomb (3.0), Google have revamped the Android user interface to be optimised for tablet computers
- Android's native widgets will be more scrollable and interactive
- Hardware acceleration of applications will be easy to implement for developers (one line of code)
- Media capabilities of Android have been improved (new camera application user interface, new media player integration, video calling capabiliteies in GTalk)
- Android Market website revamped with the possibility to install applications from your computer without needing to plug your phone in (wireless syncing through Google services)
- Android applications will enable in app purchases
You can view the full presentation here if you have a spare hour or so.
Well, here's to a bright, video cally and tablety future...