Honeycomb, The next version of Android platform specially designed from the scratch for devices with larger screens, particularly tablets. Google previewed Honeycomb at CES 2011. Honeycomb’s user interface is new, virtual and holographic. The existing features of android will give better performance in Honeycomb. Multitasking made easy. You will experience much better 3D experience. Video chat with Google talk users as you do in iPhone face time or over Skype. Web browser made powerful. Google developed Android Honeycomb for tablets (with touch, without keyboard), Chrome OS for netbooks (without touch, with keyboard).
The Android powered tablets like Samsung Galaxy tab are good, They will become better and better with Android Honeycomb, Which is built entirely for tablets. Honeycomb is specially designed to utilize the features of tablets like larger displays, powerful processors, multi tasking and more. The remarkable difference from Android earlier versions and Honeycomb is mainly user interface and experience.
Check out the following video to have a look at the new UI of Honeycomb.
Google Maps 3D on Honeycomb tablet:
Gmail: specially designed UI for Honeycomb
Gtalk: Face to Face chat
The overview from LG:
Google previewed Android 3.0, the Honeycomb with XOOM, dual-core processor tablet from Motorola. Motorola XOOM is the first tablet powered with Honeycomb, has 10.1inch widescreen HD display, Front and rear cameras, 1GB DDR2 RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor, HDMI port etc.
Honeycomb tablets will be available in the market very soon. Major companies like Samsung, LG, Lenova, Toshiba, Dell and many others are developing tablets powered with Honeycomb. As Android successeded on mobile, Honeycomb will successed on tablets. I hope it will be a true competetior for iPad.