There was much excitement in the air when Google demoed its Android Operating System, more commonly known as Honeycomb. For now Honeycomb is specifically for tablet computers, but in the presentation there were hints that one day it will come to smart phones. The Android team, squirreled away in Building 44, which is not near Area 51, has been hard at work on Honeycomb for users, but also making it easy for developers to bring Honeycomb to a broad range of tablet devices which have larger screens and better processors. Along the way, T-Mobile announced that it is planning to release the G-Slate, not a string tablet, but rather an 8.9 inch device running on Honeycomb. It will be one of the first tablets with a 3 D display, among its bells and whistles.
Honeycomb probably won’t make games but it will make games better. Google brought along executives from a range of app developers to sing the praises of Honeycomb. The developer of Monster Madness, a shooter game, demonstrated how amazing this PS3 game will be on Honeycomb, which is also backwards compatible for running old Android apps without glitches. Someone from CNN announced that they soon will release a new Android app for tablets that will give users access to massive amounts of information at their fingertips. In a book app, the new graphics engine takes even the mundane task of page-flipping to a whole new level. Disney’s mobile developer was there to announce how Radio Disney will be enhanced for the tablet, thanks to Honeycomb.
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