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    Rickaren New Member Staff Member

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    Android 3.1 Update Rolls Out; Download Now

    May 11, 2011, By Sanjeev

    Google freaks might have already come across this, we guess. The company has announced that they have published the Android3.1 update change log on their developer site. The updated SDK, which can be downloaded now, enables customers to take advantage of the new changes for their own apps. The publishing of the update on their developer site by the company allows everyone to use it. This is the first major update to the Honeycomb OS.

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    The already issued upgrade to Honeycomb – version 3.1 – has brought an array of impressive features along with it. Offering full support for USB host support, inline HTML5 playback as well as an addition of native resizable widgets, it also brings to users added support for new input devices like enhanced keyboards, mice, trackpads and gaming controllers as well.

    Interestingly enough, it has also been revealed that the Google Android 3.1 update is available on Motorola Xoom now. This happens to be the first device getting the upgrade and is available from today.

    It is claimed that the update would make the device faster. Xoom users can now upload apps much faster and the browser is said to display ‘iPad-like responsiveness’. The Xoom OTA can now be downloaded manually

    Also to be noted is that the update is already available for Google TV via an automatic OTA update. This Google TV update features Android Market support and with the advent of this new feature, third-party apps could be accessed on Google TV like on smartphones and tablets.


     
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    Its too good to be true! are you saying that honeycomb will be on google tv!!! cannot wait to see its features. yipeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    How do we get this update ?????????
     
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    First Honeycomb Google TV Device is Codenamed Fishtank


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    As we traversed the huge line leading to the room where Honeycomb Apps on Google TV was the main session topic, event staff handed out large flyers with blocky Android figures on the back and a wall of text on the front. As soon as we were able to break the colorful image’s hold over us, we quickly read the text.

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    There’s a device – codenamed Fishtank (which also happens to be the name of this program) – that developers with the most interesting ideas for Google TV apps will get for free in order to facilitate them in development. It’ll be a Google TV set-top box with Android 3.1 and is essentially the “Nexus” of Google TV as it’ll get all updates as soon as they’re available.

    Of the hundreds of people standing in line waiting for the session, only a fraction of them will get their hands on this thing. That’s OK – we’ve had enough freebies for the two days we’ve attended. And we’re really excited to see Android market on the next generation of Google TV take off. Unfortunately you had to attend Google I/O to get a chance to submit your idea.

     

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