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What’s Cooking for Android 3.0?

Written on November 16, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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The guys from Google Inc. are not just baking something mouth-watering inside the oven but also making something sweet. No, it's not a Gingerbread, it's called Honeycomb.

The word from the street about the next version of ’s popular OS is almost everywhere, and All We Like is hearing two names. But this article will focus on one thing — the 3.0. What is 3.0 and what should we expect from it?

First, there is a confusion happening about the name of the upcoming versions. But according to the latest rumor, Android 2.3 will be named Gingerbread, while is dubbed as . And though many says that Android 3.0 will hit the shelves later this year, the new projection is early 2011.

A Russian podcast details how Android 3.0 will be restricted to high-end handsets and tablets. Honeycomb will require at least 1GHz processor, 512MB RAM, and a screen that measures 3.5 inches or larger. The only features confirmed for Honeycomb as of the moment are improved copy and paste and support for WebM video playback. The WebM files are compressed with VP8 codec that were purchased and open-sourced by Google earlier this year. It is also rumored that Android 3.0 will sport a new user interface.

If another rumor is to believed, one of the first Android 3.0 phone that would hit the market could be the Samsung Galaxy S2. And albeit it is unlikely, reports appear that Google will release an Android 3.0 powered Nexus Two with Carphone Warehouse. Another possible phone to run on Honeycomb would be the PSP Phone.

More Honeycomb news will surely emerge, so don’t forget to check back at All We Like.

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