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This article was published on November 29, 2010

Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb test builds emerge on Nexus One

Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb test builds emerge on Nexus One
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Google maintains a high level of secrecy with its products and services, rolling them out to key employees first before entering a small public beta. As it has been shown with the upcoming Nexus S handset, specifications and shots emerge as Google employees start testing their devices in the field.

It seems that some people at Google have been testing upcoming builds of its Android operating system after it emerged that a Nexus One device showed up on the logs of a tool called AIRBench, a tool that runs tests on mobile devices to determine how well Adobe Air will operate on a device.

Both Gingerbread and Honeycomb firmware’s were present on a Nexus One when tested and whilst the device has been long tipped to receive the next Android update, the presence of Honeycomb is leading us to wonder what Google has in store for the more “tablet-friendly” update.

Of course Google will be testing its software in different iterations so these results won’t do much to confirm the destiny of both Android updates but the fact that they are being tested on the Nexus One will be a sure boost for those who hope to get the most from their Google-branded device.