Google has released an unfinished version software development kit (SDK) for the recently unveiled Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.
In a post on the Android Developers Blog, tech lead for Android SDK Xavier Ducrohet explained that the new operating system had been designed from scratch to run on large screen tablet devices, and that the Android 3.0 SDK preview version will allow developers to test their tablet-based applications and become familiar with the new user interface.
Android 3.0 comes with a new “holographic” UI theme and an interaction model that involves multi-tasking, notifications, widgets and other features, he said.
The SDK includes high performance 2D and 3D graphics that allows developers to add visual effects to their apps, support for multicore processor architectures and new APIs for Bluetooth A2DP and HSP to let applications offer audio streaming and headset control.
It also includes a set of new administrative policies to aid company administrators manage devices more effectively.