Google’s new Android Honeycomb OS has a lot to offer, but it also has a long way to go before it can deliver the full tablet experience.
Honeycomb is a whole different beast from the Android we’ve come to know. While previous versions of Google’s mobile operating system were built for smartphones, Honeycomb — also known as Android 3.0 — is the first to be designed specifically for tablet-size devices. And seeing it in action, it certainly shows.
Motorola’s recently launched Xoom is the first in a series of tablets that’ll run the Honeycomb OS. The Xoom has made plenty of headlines for its high-end specs: The tablet boasts a dual-core 1-GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. It has 32GB of internal storage, plus the option for additional storage via an integrated MicroSD slot. And all of that is housed beneath a beautiful (if slightly glare-prone) 10.1-in. display.