Android Honeycomb
Version of the Android operating system
Android 3.0 running on a Motorola Xoom
Initial releaseFebruary 22, 2011; 13 years ago (2011-02-22)
Final release3.2.6 / February 15, 2012; 12 years ago (2012-02-15)
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
LicenseProprietary software[1]
Preceded byAndroid 2.3.7 "Gingerbread"
Succeeded byAndroid 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich"
Official Edit this at Wikidata
Support status
Unsupported, Google Play Services support dropped since January 2017

Android Honeycomb is the codename for the third major version of Android, designed for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets, however has been unofficially ported to the Nexus One.[2] It is the eighth version of Android and is no longer supported. Honeycomb debuted with the Motorola Xoom in February 2011.[3][4] Besides the addition of new features, Honeycomb introduced a new so-called "holographic" user interface theme and an interaction model that built on the main features of Android, such as multitasking, notifications and widgets.[5][6]


See also: Android version history § Android 3.0 Honeycomb

New features introduced in Honeycomb include the following:

See also


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  4. ^ "Google announces Android 3.1, available on the Verizon Motorola Xoom today". Engadget. Engadget. Archived from the original on June 29, 2019. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
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  6. ^ John Brandon. "Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) review". TechRadar. Archived from the original on June 25, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2015.