updated 06:40 pm EST, Wed January 5, 2011
Google movie confirms Honeycomb is Android 3
Google today briefly posted a video (working copy below) that confirmed Honeycomb's nature as Android 3.0. The video, since made private on Google's official site, shows the interface seen at Andy Rubin's demo. The software is "built entirely for tablet" and either uses the full screen for app interfaces or puts them in separate panes.
The platform has few other details but is known to be almost entirely reliant on touch, as it doesn't need any front hardware buttons.
Android 3.0 should be the cornerstone of most Android tablets released this year and is known to include devices from Acer, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung among many others. It may not be ready to ship until March and has been blamed for delays to some smaller companies' tablet plans. [via Computerworld]