Android 3.1 Honeycomb

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 22, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 22, 2011

Gaming got some extra attention this week with speculation about the next-gen Nintendo Wii, a unique offer on the Xbox 360, and restoration issues for the PlayStation network. Android's WiFi security problem gets a fix, and the latest 3.1 Honeycomb update will be heading to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500 in June. Amazon is possibly ramping up a family of Android tablets, with the first two codenamed 'Coyote' and 'Hollywood' to hit the market before end of the year. Apple will be celebrating its 10th retail anniversary with a possible revamp dubbed Apple Store 2.0. The timelines for various smartphones and tablets have been revealed for the major carriers Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Continue after the jump for the roundup video and the full recap list.

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Android Honeycomb 3.1 Review

Android Honeycomb 3.1 Review

Having seen the awesomeness apparent in the newest update to Google's mobile operating system for tablets, Android 3.1 Honeycomb, at Google I/O, it became an instant mission of yours truly to have a hands-on with it. Alas, twas not to be until an update I was sent via Verizon, and I think my corner of the USA is last to see such things always. But lo! I now have that update and it's time to take a look. We'll see everything this new system has to offer on top of Honeycomb AND we'll have a peek at a couple of benchmarks for the good of it.

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SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 15, 2011

SlashGear Weekly Roundup Video – May 15, 2011

This past week's Google I/O developer conference brought lots of Google news involving Android, Google Music Beta, Google TV, Android Market, and Chromebooks. The keynotes for both days of the event were live casted, but just in case you weren't following along, we've highlighted them again. Various bits of news and videos were released this week from manufacturers Samsung, LG, and HTC, while a surprise announcement came late Saturday from Sony announcing that they've begun restoring the PlayStation Network.

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Intel Pushes Cedar Trail/Oak Trail Chipsets for Tablets and Notebooks

Intel Pushes Cedar Trail/Oak Trail Chipsets for Tablets and Notebooks

At Google I/O this week, Google announced Android 3.1 to be officially released in June, giving us all hope that it will be more free with licensing the OS to tablet hardware vendors, and that we will see Honeycomb on more tablets. Google had previously only given licensing to Asustek, Acer, and Motorola for their tablets. Motorola has already updated the Xoom to 3.1. Google has also said that they will cooperate with Intel to get Oak Trail/Chrome or Cedar Trail/Chrome platforms for more Chromebooks.

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At IO 2011 Google Paints the Android Vision

At IO 2011 Google Paints the Android Vision

Day one of Google IO has come to a close. After sifting through my notes and processing much of what I saw and heard, it's clear the theme of day one was Android's potential. All though Google did highlight some key features and made Ice Cream Sandwich official, they were vague about many of the specifics about future Android releases. What they did do however was tell a broader story about where Android can go.

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Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 unboxing by Vic Gundotra

Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 unboxing by Vic Gundotra

On the morning of May 10th, 2011, live at Google I/O, we were given an exclusive unboxing and hands-on of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 by none other than Vic Gundotra! Have a look with us at this device that will soon be given to every single attendee of the conference, a device that will go down in history as one of the mega-devices! We've already had a couple looks at this tablet as of late, but this is the big one, let me tell you. Once we get this device in our possession in ernest as well, we'll be giving you all the info you need on it to engrain it in your brain for need to purchase in the future.

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Android Update Alliance Announced at Google I/O

Android Update Alliance Announced at Google I/O

In a move that basically made the audience flip out and pull their hair out with excitement, Google announced that they'd soon be working with carriers around the USA and UK to create guidelines for device updates. What does this mean to you? It means that you'll essentially KNOW what will be happening with your device in the future instead of guessing if it'll be receiving an update to the newest Android version before the end of its lifespan. Is this good news? Heck yes, it's basically the best news ever!

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Android Honeycomb Update To 3.1 Announced At Google I/O

Android Honeycomb Update To 3.1 Announced At Google I/O

We're inside the opening keynote at Google I/O and they've announced an update to Android Honeycomb to version 3.1. The update will begin rolling out today starting with Verizon's Motorola XOOM 3G devices. It will bring several new user interface enhancements including improvements to the task switcher and widgets.

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