Ice Cream Sandwich may be the talk of the future, but Android 3.1 is the
talk of now. Google announced that Android 3.1 would be available as
early as today for existing Xoom owners with Verizon Wireless, with the
first major step to the company's tablet
OS happening in lockstep with
the I/O conference in San Francisco. Xoom
3G customers are told that the
update will be rolled out in phases, so there's no need to panic if you
don't see it right away.
What'll 3.1 include that 3.0 doesn't? A whole ton of things, including
support for tons of USB ports, USB controllers / gampads, the Android
Movies rental market, a new and refined Books app, the Movie Studio
movie playing app, a faster web browser, etc. Also of note, 3.1 will be
coming to Google TV devices later this summer.
That's a pretty big list of advancement for a simple point release, but
with Android Ice Cream Sandwich just around the bend, will 3.1 ever get