Google officially introduced Android 3.0 to the world today via an ad-like YouTube video (shown below). The video was short on details and long on fluff, but it’s safe to say that Honeycomb will hit tablets in a big, big way later this year.
The few details to be gleamed from the video are these: the UI is an interesting mix of 2D and 3D effects, including a “holographic” selection menu for books, YouTube videos, etc. There are redesigned widgets to take advantage of larger tablet screens. Gmail has also been updated for more screen space, and a tablet-sized version of Google Talk with support for forward-facing cameras is part of the mix.
In the blog post accompanying the video, Google also says that they’ve refined multi-tasking in 3.0 and have upgraded the web browser.