Today, during their Android Honeycomb unveiling event, Google took a little bit of time on stage to mention one app: Pulse. The social news reading app began as an iPad project, but has since found a comfortable home on a wider range of devices, including Android devices. And now they’re ready to fully embrace Android tablets with Honeycomb.
Co-founder Akshay Kothari notes that they’ve been working “very closely” with Google to build the latest version of their app optimized for Honeycomb. And while it won’t be out until later this month (presumably when Honeycomb is also actually available on devices such as the Motorola Xoom), Kothari sent us some screenshots of how it will look. Find those below. For now, you can find Pulse for Android here in the new Market Webstore.
First, here’s the Honeycomb widget picker:
Here’s the Pulse Catalog in Honeycomb:
Here are the various Pulse categories:
Here’s the Pulse home screen (pretty standard but with the bottom Honeycomb UI baked in):
Here’s the landscape view:
And the portrait view:
Here’s the Pulse Honeycomb widget interaction:
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