Whoa! Here we go, this is what we were wanting to see. The Android Developers YouTube account just went live with an Android 3.0 preview video -- and then quickly took that sucker down. That's alright though, you'll find the embedded video after the break to drool over. Sadly, it looks like the rumors of it being tablet only were accurate. [Engadget]

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El Jefe says:

Hey Google...slow down!

Only (1) Android device currently has Gingerbread & they are already previewing Honeycomb? Unless Honeycomb is strictly a tablet only version of the Android OS, I just don't understand why they are moving this fast

Bla1ze says:

It looks as though it is only for Tablets and not smartphones at all. "Built entirely for Tablets"

embails says:

They've got to get TABLET ANDROID to market as soon as possible. iPad is gearing up for version 2 and Google is nearly a year behind the gun. Jobso has nearly 100% market share in the tablet space.

Honeycomb is designed to be a tablet centric of android, so no worries. Go Google! Kick apple right in the pad!

I'm actually glad to see them moving this fast. I'm a new comer to Android and I came from BlackBerry and do we need to really bring up the pace RIM works at? LMAO


hey google! dont slow down!

listen bud just because this technology is not up to date with your current level dosnt mean you haver to bash about the fact that there already releasing these things, or demoing them. so be quiet and before you speak think what your saying because you should be thanfull that they are not like RIM that release O.S every ONCE in a while. -.- #yourstupid.

embails says:

(Gasp) - I think I just geeked myself

Because if this isn't a tablet only OS (Rubin said it wasn't at all things D), people with that one device can repo sync and have it. Open source, gotta love it.

afazel says:

So what will 3.0 for phones be called? Will they get a slimmed down version of Honeycomb or will there be like a 3.1 for smartphones? Kind of like with the iPad and other iThings.

icebike says:

Exactly what I was wondering.

Is this the point where we split the OS into two, (Android for phones, Chrome (or something) for Tabs?) Are they going to run two versions going forward?

There is no reason the phone portions of the OS need to dominate, after all hardly any smartphone users use the device predominantly as a phone. So they could hang a phone module into Honeycomb with ease.

But is that the right way to go?

Apple does this with IOS but that's just because their in-house developer pool is so small and inbred they can't imagine any other solution.

Jalarm says:

We will probably see "Ice cream" at google IO and it will probably be a UI kind of like this for phones.

jelly roll says:

I looks like linux to me but cooler

Lancer033 says:

....because it is

MrRedJoker93 says:

Looks fantastic! Now give us a google-branded tablet!

onixblack says:

Seemed kinda TRONish to me lol

jamesmania88 says:

I'm excited but also worried about what this will do to the phones how will it effect verison numbers.

bobaka says:


rizzay1 says:

I can't wait to see honeycomb on an HTC tablet that would be so cool

icebike says:

I'm hoping the Google branded tab IS an HTC tab, and thinking that is why Google went with samsung for the Nexus S, because HTC was already deep into the tab.

BSG75 says:

Not sure if I like having split development paths, but maybe I'm over-thinking it. This does put me into the market for a nice tablet, though.

PhiUnion says:

I was thinking the same thing. If HTC puts out a nice tablet with good specs and a good price, then I might think of picking one up. This video looks great.

Brandtmf says:

Android 3 will be on phone. Rubin said it himself.While demoing motorola's tab He went into how they've spent alot of time figuring out how to get tablet's multiple panels to work on phones. How it will slide over to the next panel and what not.

jhotmann says:

very pretty

newboyx says:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-80QD5Zjyc&feature=youtube_gdata_player I couldn't view it on my phone. Hope this helps anyone reading on a phone without flash.

ilongbored says:

Did nobody notice video chat built into Google Talk!? As an Evo owner, I can't wait for this to be supported.

george1614 says:


How can I get excited for HONEYCOMB when I cant even get FROYO on my Epic 4G????


superbike81 says:

You're an idiot. It's not Google's fault that your carrier is slow to update to 2.2.

jordanetodd says:

Don't call him an idiot, it isn't his fault samsung and sprint are the worst combination of things for updates. Samsung has broken update promises in the past and so has sprint. Samsung mobile posted that they are getting very close to a simple but update for sprint epics.

crxssi says:

I wouldn't blame Sprint... seems they had no problems putting out one of the best Android phones ever (Evo) and making it one of the first to get 2.1 (out the door) and 2.2 (first carrier to have it).

Go Android! says:

How is it Sprint's fault when none of the Galaxy S phones have Froyo yet? Samsung is the one that promised the update by the end of 2010.

And Sprint has never broken their promise. They just straight up told Samsung Moment and Hero users too bad no Froyo for you.

well technically he is an idiot. buying a samsung isnt a smart idea.

n64kps says:

Should've got an EVO! :D

slbailey1 says:

So this is what Google did with BumpTop. Nice!!!!

evoKY says:

It's not Googles fault the Epic doesn't have Froyo.

pDoG says:

Little google chrome going on...

eric6052 says:

Looks very promising. I'm anxious to see it in greater detail. I'm hoping that we see some higher end tablets wuth wifi only. I would like to own something like the new Motorola tablet but I won't be giving Verizon any more money every month for the privlidge.

JoseN305 says:

Im sold. Now which tablet? ASUS lookin good

I hear that. But which ASUS? Choice kicks ass :)

cashxx says:

Uggg thats ugly....hope thats very early alpha version being shown. It looks like everything is thrown together in one window like Windows 7 Control Panel. Just one large panel with icons, looks poor to me.

IMO it doesn't look better then Playbook!

KwietStorm says:

So what of the UI refresh and hardware acceleration for android phones that was so vaunted a while back? Gingerbread does none of that. Was it just stupid rumors or half truth?

Roshizzle731 says:

and now i want an android tablet.

Wow.....That looks amazing and gives me crazy high expectations for new versions of the phone version of Android.

Sublym1 says:

Of course I can't view this on my Fascinate since it has no flash support! FAIL! >8|

I hope this comes to my galaxy tab soon cuz we need this upgrade.

The Galaxy Tab will never get Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Honeycomb requires a duel core processor which the Galaxy Tab does not have.

I always wondered why Google told Samsung to not build a tablet just yet...

I hope you are wrong other wise i will never buy a samsung product again. Did they point out the specs.

dmenglert says:

The dual processor requirment has already been debunked, so that won't be the reason the Galaxy Tab won't get Honeycomb, just Samsungs inability or unwillingness to update.

Music Ian says:

Whatever happened to Google Chrome? Is it just a web browser? I was under the impression that Chrome would be their tablet OS...

Music Ian says:

Whatever happened to Google Chrome? Is it just a web browser? I was under the impression that Chrome would be their tablet OS...