Aug 04 AT 2:56 PM Dustin Earley 9 Comments

Sony’s custom Honeycomb UI detailed in pictures


As much as Google wants manufacturers to just be happy with how Honeycomb has turned out, some people can’t leave it alone. Most of the changes manufacturers have made to Android 3.x have been relatively subtle–not completely destroying the OS like phone UIs we know. It looks like Sony’s changes to Honeycomb 3.2, coming soon to their S1 and S2 tablets, will take the more subtle approach.

For the most part, it looks like there won’t be many deep system changes. The launcher is only slightly revamped, and it’s just for some added functionality–better accessibility to network settings and favorites to be exact. Speaking of network settings, there’s also some sort of custom WiFi connection test app. The exact purpose of the WiFi app has not yet been discovered. Continuing on with custom apps, three highlighted pre-installed apps found in Sony’s own white app drawer include the media streaming app Chumby, Zinio reader and an absolutely gorgeous tailor-made default music app decked out in white.

The biggest change to the UI, other than the white app drawer, comes in the form of the virtual keyboard. Sony has taken a spacious gray and white keyboard and thrown on a number pad that will no doubt have enterprise users jumping for joy.

As far as any other changes go, it looks like we’ll have to wait for Sony to actually release their duo of tablets (which shouldn’t be long now) to see how things turn out. Until then, enjoy the Rube Goldberg style teaser below.

Source: Android Police

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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