CES has brought us many surprises when it comes to upcoming technology, but far more enticing than the shocks and twists are the long-anticipated unveilings. While there’s a long list of prominent and much expected items, Google’s Honeycomb OS may be getting the most attention.
These videos started getting buzz even before the official CES presentations, largely thanks to the fact that the Google team uploaded a major video, overviewing the system’s interface. This video was more than just a brief glance; it was a detailed look at the improvements the system made.
Tech Crunch was just one of several groups who reported on the video after its accidental release, but it hardly matters now. After all, Google has re-released the videos to the public. Meanwhile, the CES release was accompanied by an official statement and a lineup of great devices from Google and manufacturers, all ready for attendees’ trembling, tablet-ready fingers.
The official statement included a brief description of the upcoming platform, including a clarification that it’s intended for “devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets.” They also mention the areas where features will be added, including better app usability, “refine multi-tasking,” a web browser with tabbed browsing capabilities and an incognito mode, and a “holographic user interface” (more details to come on that).
While those at CES will be able to play around with the UI for themselves, the rest of us aren’t left deprived. There’s a long series of videos that overview the details of the system, including a look at the interface on the upcoming LG G-Slate. Additionally, many popular sub-sections of the interface have their own video, including one for GTalk video chat, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Books. More exact details are expected as we near the actual release of the Honeycomb OS, currently slated for March of this year.