Google announced the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update last week at Google I/O. The Motorola Xoom was first tablet to get the update since it was the first tablet to run on Honeycomb and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will ship with the update already loaded. Now, the update is ready to head to other available Honeycomb tablets.
Asus and Acer have both confirmed that the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia tab A500 will be receiving the Honeycomb 3.1 update in early June. The update will be issued over-the-air and will bring improved performance, UI enhancements including new task switcher and stretchable widgets, and support for USB peripherals to these devices.
This update makes the future of Android updates brighter and will certainly make Asus and Acer owners pleased with the quick transition. On the other hand, the slow process of rolling out updates for Android smartphones has yet to speed up with many devices still running on Froyo and not the latest OS, Gingerbread. No official date on when the LG G-Slate will receive Honeycomb 3.1, but LG mentioned that it would be coming soon. At the end of the day its nice to hear that Google is sticking to its plan to improve updates for its Android devices.
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