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Cloud Network contributor Victor Gellas of Salinas Calif.
Google was at CES 2011 in Las Vegas recently, but the
company’s Android 3.0 software has been the topic of a lot of talk and served as a sidenote on a lot of slides since
many of the Android tablets that are being announced at CES have an asterisk next to them: *Available with the release of
Android 3.0 (”Honeycomb”).
However, while CES was pulling up news and product announcements on lat session,
the Google Android team quietly posted a YouTube video showing the Honeycomb software release.
The video opens with the message
that it is “built entirely for tablet” and then shows a preview of screenshots and screencasts of what appears
to be a 10-inch tablet running a version of Android with a dark blue theme consistent with the new color scheme that debuted
in Android 2.3 (”Gingerbread”) in December.
The video shows:
The ability to open multiple smartphone-size apps at
a time and stack them next to each other (something iPad doesn’t do)
A full-size horizontal
keyboard similar to the iPad’s
slick visualization of Google Books in action
A tablet-optimized email client similar to the Web version of Gmail for iPad
A cool new tablet UI for YouTube
A full screen video call using GoogleTalk
A tablet version of Google Maps with 3D modeling and StreetView
Notice that all of the apps in the demo are internal
Google software. That points to the fact that Google is still at the early stages in its tablet OS development and probably
hasn’t unleashed this on third-party software partners yet. However, the company needed to show that it’s making
progress in the tablet-focused UI and this demo is a first step.