Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK Download Now Available

Google has released the Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK and made it available for download.

The 3.0 available is preview code that allows you to get a look in to what the OS will look like. This will allow developers around the world to test on tablet devices so they can test and see how it performs.

At the moment, the Motorola Xoom is the only tablet that has been seen running the OS, but expect that versions of it will be made available for tablets currently running Android 2.1/2.2 from places such as XDA Developers.

“Today, we are releasing a preview of the Android 3.0 SDK, with non-final APIs and system image, to allow developers to start testing their existing applications on the tablet form-factor and begin getting familiar with the new UI patterns, APIs, and capabilities that will be available in Android 3.0.

It introduces a new ‘holographic’ UI theme and an interaction model that builds on the things people love about Android – multitasking, notifications, widgets, and others – and adds many new features as well,”

Up till now, tablets running the Android OS have been restricted to 7 inches. Honeycomb lets manufacturers break through that 7 inch limit and move on to the larger 10 inch form factor.

Expect to see previews being made available for download in the next few days although they will be in a very unstable form at first.

Via: Pocket Lint and GajIt

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