For a long time, Android was stuck on smart phones, which was great. However, like most community projects, it began to grow beyond what even the best smart phones could provide it with. There are not enough wide open spaces on a phone, regardless of its IQ, for this particular pony to frolic through. It was inevitable that Android Tablets would be created, and make use of the power that tablet PCs bring to bear.
For starters, the entire user interface has gotten a very handsome face lift. While the interface was okay before, it was still acting as if it belonged on a phone, like a basketball player used to hunching over in a short room, despite being in an auditorium. With a larger screen comes more options than a phone can provide. You can squeeze a lot more bars and a lot more buttons into a 12 inch diagonal screen than you can into a three inch screen. Of course, sometimes the placement of the buttons is the best part. In Honeycomb, you get some nice little options for your Android Tablet.
First off, you have context-sensitive buttons in every application. In addition to that, important notifications and navigational buttons are everywhere, no matter what program you go into. While there is a lights out mode for doing things like watching videos, the rest of the time you don’t have to wander around to find what you want to do like you would in a PC. So in a sense, Honeycomb is the missing link between phones and computers. It’s simple and contextually viable, while providing you with tons of more advanced features.