Google creates a buzz with Android Honeycomb logo

Google will unveil the latest iteration of the Open Source Android operating system on Wednesday, but like a small child with a secret, the Interent search giant just couldn't help let a few details slip out.

You've probably already seen the YouTube videos and pored over the Anroid 3.0 SDK, but the latest snippet of information to dribble out of the Mountain View campus is Honeycomb's logo.

Google will be showing the world what's inside the OS that everyone hopes will topple Apple from its lofty perch at the top of the proddable PC pile this Wednesday via its YouTube Channel, if you're not lucky enough to have received and invitation to the live event (not not us either). It'll all happen at 10am Pacific Standard Time which is 6pm GMT if we've worked it out right but this whole daytime savings thing makes our heads hurt.

The OS, which has been reinvented specifically for the oncoming tsunami of iPad wannabes from every box builder on the planet is expected to feature a zippy faux 3D interface which Google calls 'holographic', customised home screens and a Windows-like task bar.

The action bar will probably be a bit like Apple's device-spanning 'dock' and the browser will take many of its design cues from Google's Chrome offering.

Unlike the current iPad, pretty much every other tablet on the market will have built-in cameras of some description and the photography interface will have easy access to all sorts of proper controls to adjust exposure and focus.

Much has been made of Honeycomb's ability to play full Flash games, videos and animations and we expect the presentation to reflect this.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is also Open Source so you'll be free to tinker with it (and break it) in any way you see fit.

Check out the video below for more of what to expect.