Android event taking place on February 2nd

Google has just sent out invites for a special Android event on February 2nd to formerly introduce Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb to the press. The tablet oriented OS was first shown a couple of weeks ago during the D conference and later during CES when the Motorola Xoom was unveiled. Unfortunately the public and members of the press weren’t allowed to try it out so next weeks event will be the first time people outside of Google and its OEMs finally take a in-depth peek at Honeycomb. Sure you can already “try it out” through the SDK emulator but nothing beats using an OS on an actual device. Google will also hopefully tells us what are their plans for Android 3.0 on smartphones because as of right now the latest official word from the company is that people shouldn’t expect to see it appear on handsets before the end of the year. The next smartphone oriented version is supposedly Android 2.4 aka Ice Cream Sandwich.


The timing of the event is sure to put some pressure on Microsoft who is on the verge of releasing the first Windows Phone 7 update…bug fix… and spill the beans on the future of the OS at MWC. One has to wonder what going on on this front though, because MS has yet to send out invites or even scheduled any event at MWC (S.Ballmer will speak that opening MWC keynote at that’s all AFAIK).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9332899 JJ Murphy

    This event helps google in 2 ways.
    1. They get to show off their new OS update the day before the Verizon iPhone can be pre-ordered, which they are hoping will stem some of the time of people leaving android.
    2. They put the pressure on MS to actually show something sooner rather than later which puts MS in a show but no go for a few months situation, which is always bad.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Yup, the timing of the event is pretty go.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Yup, the timing of the event is pretty go.