Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK released

Final build of app building software unleashed

App builders get final version of SDK just ahead of Motorola XOOM's release

Google revealed the first build of its SDK (Software Development Kit) to willing app builders in January, so that they could get going on tablet-optimised apps in time for the launch of the first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets.

Today, Google has released the final SDK build, with updated features such as more accurate rendering and previews. It means that developers who were testing their apps can now finalise them and thrust them onto the Android Market ready for any early adopters picking up the Motorola XOOM - the first Android 3.0 tablet – when it launches tomorrow.

Google’s head of Android SDKs Xavier Ducrohet confirmed as much, saying: "The APIs are final, and you can now develop apps targeting this new platform and publish them to Android Market."

The XOOM launches tomorrow, so both Motorola and Google will want as many specially-designed apps to be ready for download as possible, as soon as possible. Will you be getting a XOOM as soon as it launches? Let us know on the T3 Twitter feed. In the mean time, check out our video of the XOOM in action below: