Google I/O 2011: Android 3.1 Will Still be Called Honeycomb

Google’s future plans for Android are all set as they look to merge Honeycomb to the smartphone’s OS, the result being called Ice Cream Sandwich. However, that’s not all. There’s something more to Honeycomb, as well. The only difference is that the name will stay the same, just as it did for Gingerbread 2.4.

More tweaks than upgrades

More tweaks than upgrades


Honeycomb 3.1 has some new features but mostly consists of minor tweaks here and there. The new features include support for USB Host mode where you can transfer pictures from your memory card or camera and make use of other accessories as well. Widgets on your homescreen are now resizable and there was a demo of games being played on a tablet running Honeycomb 3.1 with an Xbox 360 controller.

It appears that the operating system will come pre-loaded to the Verizon-version of the Motorola Xoom and it will also hit the 10.1-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, pretty soon.


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Published Date: May 11, 2011 10:43 am | Updated Date: May 11, 2011 10:43 am