Google launched its Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet yesterday. Loyalists of Apple can breathe a sigh of relief as this one looks more akin to a tablet PC than an iPad. The basic feeling that one got after seeing the tablet yesterday was, it is not as simple as an iPad. Unlike iPad’s homescreen which looks pretty simple and uncomplicated, the homepage of Google’s tablet is flooded with various widgets that span over multiple pages.
The on-screen virtual desktops, action bars, docks and floating panels all make the tablet a PC when compared to Apple’s slim iPad. Also, the apps on the tablet are constantly polling data which reduces the battery power substantially. The Android Honeycomb tablet has a few additional apps that are not available on iPad, like Google maps 5.0, pop-up notification system and an advanced camera app.
Google’s also taken a dig at iPad saying that its homescreen looks “like a warehouse of Apps”.