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Google announces Android 3.0 Honeycomb details

Google announces Android 3.0 Honeycomb details

—At Googles press conference yesterday, the company provided additional details about its Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) mobile operating system. From a new notification bar area, to a new graphics engine, along with several new APIs, it is very obvious that Google and its team of engineers have put in a large amount of time and effort into this tablet optimized version of Android.

Andy Rubin and a host of others gave demos of a fluid eReader, the music player, a redesigned and intuitive digital camera interface, Google Maps, and a host of other applications.

Here are some of the other highlights…..

  • Google is emphasizing the video prowess of Android 3.0. They’ve demoed video chat using GTalk; complete with a botched cameo from “Lady Killer” Cee Lo Green. They’ve also had CNN on stage showing off a new application that features live streaming video from CNN and its affiliates around the globe.
  • Google detailed the Android Market Web Store. This function will allow users to discover and browse the entire catalog of Android applications from their computer’s web browser. Applications can also be pushed directly to a linked device right from the browser. The site’s URL is: market.android.com.
  • Addressing how users purchase applications: Google announced that “buyer currency” support will be coming to Android Market. Developers can enter explicit app prices for supported currencies allowing for region specific pricing.
  • In-app purchases will also be coming to Android Market. The only timetable given was “soon”, but this is a feature that developers have been clamoring for. Currently, in-app purchases are being testing with several developers including Disney Mobile.

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Posted 2/3/11

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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