Honeycomb was a disappointment, yet it presented a ton of highlights that are available right up ’til today.
Android 3.0 Honeycomb appeared in 2011 with a holographic UI that was motivated by science fiction components. Google structured Honeycomb explicitly for tablets, presenting a great deal of new interface components to exploit the additional screenland. The interface seemed as though something out of Tron, and Google even included a 3D looking over impact for perusing through collections in Play Music and recordings on YouTube.
Honeycomb was presented close by the Motorola Xoom, and the working framework wound up on over twelve tablets over the accompanying a year. The designer of Honeycomb’s UI was, as a matter of fact, Matias Duarte, Google’s VP of structure.
Android fans will know Duarte from his work on Material Structure — the plan language that supports the entirety of Google’s applications and administrations — however, the official commenced his excursion at Google with Honeycomb. Duarte was Palm’s UI VP and the main impetus behind webOS, yet following Palm’s deal to HP in 2010, he moved to Google to fill in as the client experience chief for Android.
Honeycomb was a gigantic discharge with regards to Android all in all since it presented a ton of the key UI components that are available right up ’til today. The vast majority of the highlights presented in Honeycomb advanced toward telephones with Frozen yogurt Sandwich and ensuing discharges.
How about we investigate only a portion of the features: on-screen route catches, resizable and scrollable gadgets, capacity to uninstall applications effectively, application sneak peeks with a card-like UI in the new menu, another console, access to volume controls for media and cautions from a separate area, and the capacity to set a lock screen message if you lose your gadget.
Presently, those highlights ought to be recognizable to you on the off chance that you’ve utilized an Android telephone over the most recent seven years, and it’s unbelievable to imagine that they made their presentation in Honeycomb. Another essential expansion in Honeycomb was the fast settings tiles on the notice conceal. While the tiles have gotten a great deal of configuration invigorates throughout the years and are progressively intelligent now, they previously appeared in Honeycomb.
Custom ROMs offered a similar tiles arrangement on telephones running Gingerbread, yet Google prepared the switches into Android with Honeycomb, making it more straightforward for everybody to get to the component. Honeycomb additionally presented gadget encryption, and you could interface consoles and different adornments over USB or Bluetooth. Goodness, and Bluetooth tying additionally appeared with Honeycomb.
Even though Honeycomb had a radical new structure and energizing highlights, it blurred into outdated nature moderately soon. It was merely excessively shaky in everyday use, and the tablets that ran the working framework were inferior, without a doubt. A great deal of that had to do with the way that Honeycomb surged out the entryway; Google required a tablet-put together operating system to take concerning the iPad, and in its flurry to discharge the operating system, it propelled an insane item.
At last, Honeycomb was not fit for buyer use. Visit application crashes, absence of Glimmer, laggy execution, and relentless solidness issues prompted the destruction of the tablet-centered operating system. There was additionally the way that Honeycomb was shut source, with Google neglecting to give the bit source to the operating system. Even though Google propelled 3.1 and 3.2 discharges to fix the more significant part of the issues, the harm was done by that point, and Honeycomb was quietly hidden away from plain view, not exactly a year after its dispatch.
While Honeycomb fizzled, Google had the option to rescue the best highlights and carry them to telephones with later discharges. So whenever you swipe down on the warning sheet to get to a brisk setting tile, tap and hang on an application to erase it, or utilize the on-screen route keys on your telephone, save an idea for Honeycomb and what it did to push Android ahead.