Android 3.1 Honeycomb Announced; Supports Google TV As Well!

Google has just announced an updated version of Honeycomb –   Android 3.1 – at Google I/O.

The Android 3.1 Honeycomb update brings some nifty features and much needed changes. First and foremost, the task switcher in Honeycomb will now show an unlimited number of apps, unlike the previous limit of 5. The widgets are also resizable, according to a user’s needs.

There are also many new APIs being introduced by the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update for developers to take advantage of.     Motorola_XOOM

Another major change is the support for USB host. That is, users can simply plugin a USB keyboard, mouse etc. and use it with their Android Honeycomb based tablet. In fact, users can also use game controllers and card readers with their Honeycomb tablet.

Here is the twist in the tale – the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update will also be rolled out to Google TV owners. Yes, Google TV! The Android Market will also start listing Google TV compatible apps, sometime this year!

The Android 3.1 Honeycomb update is already being rolled out to Verizon’s XOOM (3G model). Other Android tablets owners need to wait longer, before they get the latest version of Honeycomb!

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