Android is probably the most popular operating system available to tablets. Android tablets are already taking over the market, even if the iPad is still the king of the hill for now. 2011 is expected to be the year that tablet sales will really take off and it is not a coincidence that Google is aiming to launch Android 3.0 early this year. The latest version of the mobile operating system dubbed the Honeycomb will soon be the system that powers every capacitive Android tablet in the market.
But what is it about Android 3.0 that Android tablet buyers are looking forward to? Google has released a sneak preview of the operating system in action but all the details and features about Android 3.0 will only be released upon its launch.
The Android 3.0 Honeycomb was designed from the ground up to be used for tablets. If rumors are believed, only tablets with at least 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM would be able to maximize the potential of the new version of Android. The fact that the Honeycomb will feature a refined user interface with a 3D makeover means capacitive Android tablets with plenty of processing power and RAM would soon be available to consumers the world over.
Multi-tasking with the tabbed browsing feature is probably going to be one of the most welcomed fixtures for the Honeycomb. Apart from that, the developers also announced that the browser would also have an auto-fill feature. It can also be synched with Google Chrome and private browsing is also a feature.
For avid readers, the snazzy video preview released by Google also showed that Google Books would be easily accessible from any tablet using the Android 3.0 system. This means that if you need to catch up on your reading, you would have literally millions of books to choose from.
People who use Gmail are also in for a treat as the developers of the Honeycomb designed the display of Gmail just for tablets. The same thing also applies for YouTube viewers. The YouTube browsing feature on a tablet using Android 3.0 will be a whole new experience thanks to the redesign. The interface for other Google services like Google Maps and Google Talk are also redesigned for the latest version of Android. And yes, it is also rumored that it would allow music synching.
Excited yet? You will have to wait though as there is no concrete release date for the Honeycomb. After its release, you might also have to wait for tablet manufacturers to release capacitive tablets with the Android 3.0 installed.