The Android 3.0 SDK has been revealed for developers and eager wanna-be customers alike. Google has issued their non-final preview of Android 3.0’s SDK. Noted “highlights” include support for multicore processors, high-quality 2D and 3D graphics, and a UI framework for building large-screen device applications. There are also new APIs for Bluetooth A2DP and HSP.
Enterprise customers will be glad to see support for encrypted storage, password expiration and email with a new two-pane UI for more comfortable browsing.
The new Honeycomb UI includes a system bar at the buttom of the display that gives global status info. There’s also a top action bar for managing your apps. The larger bulk of the display is empty space, arranged as a grid for all the widgets, apps and other shortcuts you want on a device as robust as a tablet.
The big walkthrough on the Android developers site is well worth a deeper look. We’re suitably hyped up now, Google. Have your minions make with the Honeycomb tablets.
[Via Android Community]