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Late last week, Google announced Android 3.2 (codenamed Honeycomb, just like Android 3.0 and Android 3.1). Some devices, like the Motorola Xoom, are already getting updated to the new version, while others will be getting them in the weeks and months to come, depending on how quickly companies and carriers get the update rolling. Then there are of course new tablets, like the Huawei MediaPad, that will ship with this version from day one.
Now that it is official, we can list off the features Android 3.2 offers for users and developers:
Android 3.x is reserved for tablets, but Google is already hard at work on the next version of Android (codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich), which is slated for Q4 2011. While we don't know what version number it will have, rumors have previously suggested Android 4.0. The big change with Ice Cream Sandwich will be that it works on all devices. That means Google will be porting features from Android 3.0 (codenamed Honeycomb) to the smartphone, including the holographic user interface, more multitasking, the new launcher, and richer widgets.
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