Android 3.0 has a redesigned UI and increased options of connectivity. The updates of SDK tools and ADT (Android Development Tools) are also being released. Full SDK for Android 3.0 will be now be there for the developers. Earlier Android 2.3.3 was introduced with many vibrant features for the developers. With Android 3.0 SDK, the developers can look forward to fulfilling their dreams. So Honeycomb is here to prove true to your hopes for a better future. Now you can safely compare Android 2.3, known as the Gingerbread and Android 3.0, known as the ‘Honeycomb’. Earlier Android 2.3 came up with a support for both tablets and the smartphones.
Android 3.0 is specially designed for gadgets like tablets. It comes fully loaded with support for Media Transfer Protocol to sync media files with a USB-connected camera or desktop computer without requiring a USB mass-storage device. It boasts of having a redesigned soft keyboard that will facilitate fast text entry. The keys have been made such that would mean improved targeting. Among the new keys added is the ‘Tab’ key to improve the efficiency of text input. High-performance 2D and 3D graphics, a multi-core processor or architecture support, rich multimedia and connectivity capabilities such as HTTP live streaming are added attractions. A refined multitasking option allows the user to access the recent apps list that is displayed in the systems bar. This would enable the user to see the tasks in progress or that are in use currently and also they would be able to jump to a totally different application context. With Android 3.0, you can enjoy a face to face chat with the users of Google Talk and that too with a 3D effect in Google Maps 5.0.
Through a tablet optimized Gmail, the users can stay connected with the mails that they receive even while travelling. The redesigned UI is beaming with a new palette that elaborates categories, a more accurate rendition of layouts to depict how the new layout will be displayed on the devices. There are improvements in zoom function as well. With an updated set of standard applications the Android 3.0 also has programs designed for large-screen devices. There are other features that would serve as a boon for the developers like backing for device administration policies that would cover encrypted storage and password expiration. The developers also have tools for making use of Renderscript graphics engine.