Google's Android 3.0 will probably be one of the most important operating systems for the company
Google's Android 3.0 will probably be one of the most important operating systems for the company, as it will be used not only on tablets but on other devices as well, according to Matias Duarte, the lead designer for the user interface.
This is different from the indications given in January that the Honeycomb OS would only be meant for tablets, and could point to the possibility of it being put into smartphones as well.
Mr Duarte has suggested that the OS will transcend "different kinds of form factors", and that could mean applications on different devices such as car dashboards, fridges and of course smartphones.
He said: "Tablet was the focus, but the changes we did also free it up to be more flexible for other contexts as well.
"It's really about eliminating all the barriers to all the different kinds of form factors that people might want to interact with."
He also explained that Honeycomb would enhance computing experiences through notifications and multitasking, outperforming PC operations.
Mr Duarte said: "Its one of my daily frustrations that the rate of change in computing experiences is so slow."
The release date of the Honeycomb has not been announced yet, but an event held in California should be more informative about the upcoming OS.
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