Google Announces Honeycomb 3.1 at I/O 2011
May 10, 2011 3:29 PM –
At its I/O developers conference, Google announced an update to the Honeycomb version of it’s Android operating system, to version 3.1. The update will begin rolling out today, to Verizon’s Motorola XOOM 3G users, and to other tablets after that. It will also be rolling out to Google TV, bringing both more functionality and the ability to access apps to that platform as well.
New features include better multi-tasking with the ability to scroll through your most recent apps and tasks. They’ve also added the ability to resize widgets both horizontally and vertically, and have made it easy for developers to add the functionality by adding a few lines of code to their existing apps. In addition, Google improved Android’s USB support, allowing for things such as importing pictures directly from a digital camera to a tablet, or use USB accessories, like game controllers, with a tablet.