Honeycomb is an Android operating system. iOS is an Apple operating system. They are completely different beasts. Honeycomb is the much-anticipated new release of Android optimized for tablets.
Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. We’ve spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and we’ve developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface. Many of Android’s existing features will really shine on Honeycomb: refined multi-tasking, elegant notifications, access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, home screen customization with a new 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive. We’ve also made some powerful upgrades to the web browser, including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and incognito mode for private browsing.
Changes will include:
- Optimized tablet support with a new user interface
- Three dimensional desktop with redesigned widgets purportedly taken from BumpTop, the 3D desktop acquired by Google in 2010.
- Refined multi-tasking
- Google Maps 5 with 3D interactions and offline reliability
- Access to over 3 million Google eBooks
- Browser enhancements including tabbed web pages, form auto-fill, bookmark syncing, and private browsing
- Support for video chat using Google Talk