Jan 06 AT 1:59 PM Nick Gray 18 Comments

A first look at Honeycomb and Google’s redesigned Android apps

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While Motorola was the first to unveil their Android 3.0 XOOM Tablet, T-Mobile was the first to actually share some Android 3.0 love by releasing some “First Look” videos of several redesigned Google apps running on Honeycomb with their sneak peek of the upcoming T-Mobile G-Slate.

If you’ve been following all the Honeycomb news over the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen bits and pieces of the video clips below. T-mobile’s Android 3.0 videos show off the basic home screen UI, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Books, the new tabbed browser, and fully functional video chat with GTalk.

Talking with Motorola yesterday, we learned that the Android 3.0 SDK will be released within the coming weeks, though the first Honeycomb tablets will not be making their debut until mid February. Hopefully, Google will release the SDK far enough in advance that app developers have enough time to tweak their apps to take advantage of the new features offered inside Android 3.0.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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