Google Android Honeycomb Event Today: What do we expect?

We know that a lot of people are getting quite excited about the upcoming Android OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a new operating system devised specifically for tablets and we’ve already brought you news that a Google Android Honeycomb Event is to be held today (February 2).

We’ve been pondering on what we might see come out of today’s announcements and with the event titled “A Taste of What’s New From Android” we know we should be seeing Honeycomb in all its glory along with hands-on demos. J R Raphael over on Computerworld reminds us that the developer’s preview already showed us a look at Honeycomb, and we’ve already seen videos of the Motorola Xoom (the first tablet that will be released running on Honeycomb) showing off the new Android OS, so what more might we see from the invitation-only event due to begin at 10am PT?

It seems likely that there must still be some major news to be announced and the Computerworld article points out that we may be looking at the long-term plans for the Android OS, and where Honeycomb will fit into the overall scheme. Although all the talk has been about Honeycomb being for tablets, it’s possible that Google may announce moves to take it onto smartphones too.

We’re also hoping that we may hear news of a release date for the Motorola Xoom, which yesterday we reported is now imminent. Other news for the Xoom which could be on offer are confirmed pricing, data plans from Verizon and confirmation of a Wi-Fi version of this much-hyped tablet. Meanwhile Scott Webster over on Cnet also speculates on what we might hear today and in his opinion it’s a good bet that we’ll heard about an improved Android Market along with the launch of Google Music. You can read the full article at the Cnet link above.

We’d like your thoughts on this. What would you like to see announced today and do you think it’s likely that we’ll have an official release date for the Motorola Xoom later today? Why not send us your comments to let us know.