Android 3.0 Review

This new version of the mobile operating system focuses on

tablet devices and offers expanded support for cameras and improved navigation features. This means that the new version is totally different from the previous ones, especially in terms of graphics. In fact, the Honeycomb changes the interface completely, even the logo. It is completely new world.

Many of the criticism that the older versions of Android has received is related to its graphical interface. A large number of users considered unattractive or hard to understand right off the bat. So there are lot of changes in the notifications bar, new icons to maintain particular aspect in the whole operating system (whatever its origin), new effects of scroll and increased use of green tones, that is after all the color of the Android.

As already happened with previous versions of Android, Honeycomb tries to make the most of the online services offered by Google such as Gmail for mail, Google Maps for geographic information and YouTube for video viewing. For maps there is the possibility to navigate in three-dimensional environment, which helps to better understand where you are and the movements to be performed. The application for YouTube in contrast, offers graphic other than the homepage, with screen video preview including browse and select the content in an easier way.

Gtalk, the application to chat with your Gmail contacts, you also start with the video camera equipped with tablet. Another application will, however, access to Google and buy eBooks for download e-books and in the future, probably the latest editions of newspapers and magazines.

Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” presentation
During the presentation, Google showed demos of the new Android 3.0 OS on the Motorola Xoom tablet. The search giant highlighted new features such as contact shortcuts that are created for contacts based on video calls or even e-mail.

Android 3.0 minimum requirements
512 MB RAM memory
3.5-inch display.

If the display is larger than 4 inches, then resolution of 1280 x 760 is supported – this is higher resolution than Apple’s retina display has. The manufacturers developed interfaces (Motoblur, Sense, Tocco) are not supported any more. Google wants to own faster, superior alternative.

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