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Google held a special event this morning to launch Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb. The latest version of Google's mobile operating system introduces a new user interface for tablet devices and brings a number of other compelling features such as pervasive hardware accelerated rendering and stronger support for multicore processors.
Google demonstrated the new version of the operating system on Motorola's upcoming Xoom tablet, which is expected to be released later this month. The 10.1-inch Xoom showcases Honeycomb's unique "holographic" user interface shell. During the demo, Google described how various elements of the Android user experience have been adapted for tablets in Honeycomb.