Google posted a video promo of its upcoming Android 3.0 OS (Honeycomb) a little prematurely, and though the sultan of search tried pulling it offline, it's a futile effort trying to hide anything in cyberspace. The video is back up again, and it shows the next-generation OS in all its tablet-y goodness.
"Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets," Google stated in a blog post. "We've spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and we've developed a brand-new, truly virtual and holographic user interface. Many of Android's existing features will really shine on Honeycomb: refined multitasking, elegant notifications, access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, home screen customization with a new 3D experience, and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive. We've also made some powerful upgrades to the Web browser, including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and incognito mode for private browsing."
If you weren't all that impressed with Android as a tablet OS up to this point, you will be after sneaking a peak of this video. The Android DNA is evident, but it's been polished for tablets and finally looks primed to take on the iPad.
Check it out below and then tell us what you think in the comments section below!