The Android 3.0 release, also know as Android Honeycomb, brings many new and intriguing updates and features for all of us Android SuperFans out here. This Android release is optimized for mobile devices with larger screens such as smartphones and tablets. It uses their “holographic” user interface and has a “content-focused” desktop.
For users there are tons of improvements such as more refined multitasking features, better notifications, more options to customize your home screen, widgets, sizes, etc. The navigation and new customization features allow you to really make your Linux-based Android operating system work just they way you need it to. In all apps from now on users have control over the action bar which usually is a drop-down menu to allow you to make some changes and to the app you are using. You now have five customizable home screens that you can flick back and forth through and put various widgets and app icons on.
To improve multitasking ability users can utilize the Recent Apps list in the System Bar to see the tasks currently firing and jump from one to another easily while they are still open and running. The Android soft keyboard has been improved yet again and make texting faster and more accurate for larger screen sizes and resolutions. There is now a tab key and you can long press keys to get special characters and switch between text and voice inputs from the system bar.
There is now an improved process for selecting text: Simply long press a word to select it and then grab the handles to adjust the selection size and amount. You then have the option to copy, share, paste, web search, etc.
Support for front-facing device cameras has been added to more easily takes pictures of yourself and others without messing up the framing.