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Android 3.0 UI Video

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Sam I Am, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Google has released a video showing the new Android 3.0 UI. It says that Honeycomb (Android 3.0) was designed specifically for tablets. (guess that means 3.0 won't go to phones?)

    Anyway, here is the video.

    [youtube]CenYofDGwoU[/youtube]
  2. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    One of the heads of the Android department said they are trying to figure out how to get the panels to work on a phone well, which means they are not ruling out phones yet
  3. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    As someone that designs UI's part time, I think this thing looks pretty disjointed and Google really needs to take their heads out of their butts and unify Android, there are WAY too many versions out there already.

    A version for Tablet is great and all, but if they want to do that then there should be a) Android for Phones and b) Android for Tablets

    If their history with the phone version is any meter, they are going to end up with a bunch of different versions of the Tablet OS as well.
  4. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Google basically makes a single UI for a set Android version. The others are made by someone else.
  5. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    As someone who just got the Samsung Galaxy Tab, I want to know, is this something that can be upgraded like an operating system on a computer?
  6. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I guess it would just be dependent on hardware specs. I am sure there is always a hack to get it onto your device if not meant for it, but is it capable of running it or not is different.
  7. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    They simply need to ensure that licenses require phone makers to give users access to the latest version of Android.

    Why they would allow those companies to bastardize their OS and then refuse to update it is beyond me.

    No, and that's part of the problem. Google updates their OS but it's up to the phone/tablet makers/providers to determine what version goes on and if/when you can update it.

    So unless Samsung updates their version of Android and allows you to update your Tab, you are SOL.
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Android has the GPL version 3 license. Basically ANYONE can take it and make anything they want out of it.
  9. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    :laugh2: I love his argument though.

    Counts right though. There should be an OS for the phones AND one for tablets. I remember when the Streak was coming out that folks were saying that Froyo wasn't built to be a tablet OS. It works fine w/ hardly a flaw BUT it def could be a LOT better on say the Samsung S if it was strictly written and developed on a tablet.
  10. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I have Google's Nexus One. Guess who updates my phone? :muttley:
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    They say Anroid 3.0 was specifically developed for the tablet. Google told Samsung and everyone else to wait for Android 3 before producing a tablet like the Galaxy Tab.

    That is also why I never bought the Tab. I will wait for an Android 3 tablet.
  12. kapolani

    kapolani Well-Known Member

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    :bow:

    :bow:

    From what I've been reading the Galaxy tab is going to get screwed.

    I have to say though, I'm digging the Xoom. If things weren't so disjointed with the Android platform I would pick one up.

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