Honeycomb has been on the tail end of many jokes this week because of its app selection — or lack of one.Apple CEO Steve Jobs couldn’t resist taking a not-so-subtle jab at Honeycomb in his recent iPad 2 keynote, showing the crowd massive graphics comparing Honeycomb and iOS’s app libraries.
iOS has 65,000. Honeycomb, just 100.
We took a look at what Honeycomb has to offer, and it’s not much.
But there are some goodies in there, and they’re hitting on the essentials already.
CNN's Honeycomb app gives you news stories, iReport functionality, and live video. For the CNN reader, it's a must-have, and it's almost exactly like CNN's app for iPad.
Androidify lets you warp yourself into an Android-type creation and share your little droids over e-mail or Twitter. It's a fun little time-burner.
Google Body lets you explore a 3D interactive model of the human body. But it only comes in female for now.
Slicing-and-dicing! Samurai II is one of the best-looking games optimised for Honeycomb, and is pretty fun too.
The Pulse News mosaic brings aggregates a bunch of news sites in one interface, and it allows integration with Google Reader.
WeatherBug for Honeycomb actually works. Which is more than we can say about our experience with Accu-Weather.
Flixster's app gives you access to all the movie information you'll ever need. It has trailers, movie times, and theatre locations. Plus you can manage your Netflix queue through it.
Grocery IQ is a shopping list app to help you organise your trip to the store, and it allows you to sync with your Android phone for maximum portability.
Don't worry, there's Angry Birds for Honeycomb, and it runs fine. Crisis averted.
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