Android 3.0 Honeycomb: A Sneak Peek

15 Apr. 2011 Mobile App

The word “Android” means an automation that behaves likes Human Beings.

Android is an open source technology for mobile devices which includes operating system and middleware. Android is basically a modified version of Linux Kernel for mobile devices.

Android, initially introduced in the market to compete with iOS, Symbian, Windows and BADA, has over time has made a statement with its growing popularity among consumers and with it the exponential rise in the Android application development space.

Android, Inc., founded in 2003, was taken over by Google Inc. in 2005. Google along with other hardware manufacturers formed an Open Handset Alliance with a goal to develop open standards for the mobile device. On November 5, 2007, they also released their first product “Android” the day Open Handset Alliance consortium was formed. With rise in use of mobile devices across the globe and Open Handset Alliance consisting of more than 80 members from mobile handset manufacturing, semiconductor, network service providers, chipset manufacturers, Android has started capturing most of the mobile device market giving stiff competition to Symbian and iOS platform.

With Version Android 3.0 Honeycomb as latest release, the version history of Android starts from 2.0/2.1 (Éclair), 2.2 (Froyo), 2.3 (Gingerbread) and the possible upcoming version is Ice Cream Sandwich.

So what does Android 3.0 Honeycomb offers?

It has come up with new features more suitable for tablets. New User Features like New design from scratch for tablets, System Bar for global status and notification, Action Bar for application control, Customizable home screens, Recent Apps for easy visual multitasking, Redesigned keyboard, New connectivity options, updated set of standard apps like browser, camera, gallery, contacts and email.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the next version of the Android platform, is designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets, brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface. Many existing features will shine on Android 3.0 honeycomb: multi-tasking, notifications, access to more than 100,000 applications on Android Market, customizing the home screen with a new experience in 3D and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive. It also has some powerful improvements to the Web browser, including tabbed browsing; fill forms automatically sync your bookmarks in Google Chrome, and private browsing.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb also features new developer features like New UI framework for exciting tablet apps, high-performance 2D and 3D graphics, support for multicore processor architectures, Rich multimedia and connectivity, Enhancements for enterprise and compatibility with existing apps.

The best place to find out Android applications is, the mobile apps store for Android, called Play Store ( On this market place you can find Games in various categories like arcade and action, brain and puzzle, cards and casino, etc. and Applications in categories of business, communication, education, entertainment, finance, health, lifestyle, etc..

With available statistics, there are more than 290,000 applications available and about 9 million applications download every day.

Let us help you develop your custom mobile application based on android 3.0 Honeycomb. Contact Us now or call on 1-877-RISHABH (1-877-747-4224) today to learn more about our Android app development services.

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