Its sometime that the Android operating system has been in existence and Google thought its time for the OS to be matured enough to take on bigger responsibilities, something that will make the OS to be a bigger player and in a variety of segments that it has ever been. This certainly is a far cry from the smartphone only operating system that it used to be identified as. So while the tech world was still basking in the glory of Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’ – the world’s first operating system designed exclusively for use in tablet like devices, Google surprised everyone by coming up with an update for the Honeycomb in the form of Android 3.1.
What are the things that makes up Android 3.1? Well, the update is more of an evolution rather than being a revolution though it takes user friendliness to a new high. So what are the features that the Android 3.1 version comes along with?
>> the task switcher now gets enhanced all the more
>> home screen widgets can now be made re-sizable
>> the update will enable the device to have USB host capabilities, thereby allowing USb peripherals such as mouse, keyboard, game controllers and such to be connected to the tablet. In fact, this will also allow users to connect their cameras directly to the tablet to transfer pictures and so on
>> the update will also include new Movies App that will stream movies rented from the Android Market
>> joysticks and gamepads will now be attached to the tablet
>> Wi-Fi networking will be more robust
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email