Soooo....do we consider Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) a mulligan?

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I loved the look of 3.0 and it's obvious Ice Cream Sandwich took a lot of inspiration from that design, but it was such a short lived version of Android. It debuted with a bang; Andy Rubin would have you believe the Xoom and 3.0 was destined to kill the iPad. Then it sorta fizzled into obscurity.

When I think about all the major Android releases, I think about 1.6, 2.0-2.3, and 4.0. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think anyone else thinks about Honeycomb as anything but a failed experiment.

Also, what do you think Google's gameplan was with Honeycomb? If it did take off, would we have two different versions of Android? One for tablets and one for the phone?

I'm sorta new to the forums and apologize if this was brought up already.