Google Unleashes Android 3.0 Honeycomb Video, Showcases Features [Video]

Rumors about whether or not Android 2.4 or 3.0 would be known as Honeycomb have been swirling around for awhile now, but over the last couple of days it's been pretty much confirmed that 3.0 is Honeycomb. And now Google has put the stake in the heart of the rumor, squashing any idea that 2.4 could, and would, be what the Android team chose for the version number. Thanks to the Android YouTube page, we can now safely say that Android 3.0 is Honeycomb, and yes, it is indeed built specifically for tablet devices.

The video is a short one, timed at only one minute and 33 seconds. However, in that quick glimpse, we can see that Android, at least at the face value we can see here, has been given a pretty big advancement in the User Interface (UI) department. The whole layout is familiar to what we've seen in Android-powered devices in the past, but the software buttons, which will take the place of the hardware buttons we've seen since the launch fo Android, follow right in line with the rumors we've heard in the past.

Android 3.0, or Honeycomb, is rumored to launch in March of this year, so it's not a surprise that Google's already starting the hype train. Of course, it helps that we're knee-deep in the Consumer Electronics Show, too. In any event, check out the video below, and let us know what you think.

[via Android YouTube; thanks, David!]