Google posts sneak-peek Android Honeycomb video

We've been hearing a lot about Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb) and how Google is positioning it as the first version of Android intended for tablets. Well today we finally got a sneak peek, compliments of Google's blog.

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Google seems to be pushing features that put Honeycomb in direct competition with the iPad: web browser, e-book reading (via Google Books, of course), a version of Gmail optimized for tablets. Then they throw in Google Maps and a new YouTube experience for good measure. What excites me is that concept of a kind of desktop metaphor with a few active widgets running. Anyway, no sense in me rambling on when you can see for yourself. Video embedded below.

Peter Smith writes about personal technology for ITworld. Follow him on Twitter @pasmith.

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