Google must have been busy as a bee to come up with a new identity for the upcoming tablet-tailored iteration of its Android operating system, Honeycomb.
A glowing bee was the result of what might have been doubtless a labouring half-hour on the ol’ Photoshop. However, instead of sporting the green colour scheme the Android mascot is typically known for, this cybernetic counterpart emits a neon blue glow and a sting big enough to make the iPad look on with concern.
Meanwhile, Google has also released the Honeycomb software development kit (SDK) to developers eager to start making apps for it. According to the SDK documentation, Honeycomb will boast 3D effects and viewing options for running apps that takes advantage of the tablets’ larger screen real estate.
It will also bring live streaming of media better than anything seen on mobile devices and smarter integration with Bluetooth functionality.
The first Honeycomb tablet is the dual core powered Motorola Xoom, set to hit store shelves stateside this quarter. Alas, a European release date hasn’t been confirmed but expect one at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month.
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