Google unveiled the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update last week at their I/O 2011 conference, and now it’s getting ready to be deployed to some of our favorite Android tablets. The update headed out first for the Verizon Motorola XOOM 3G, but now it’s also ready for the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and the Acer Iconia Tab A500.
Both ASUS and Acer have confirmed that their tablets will be getting the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update by early June. The updates will be sent over-the-air at the beginning of next month. This is certainly a good sign for future Android updates and should make ASUS and Acer customers happy with the swift transition. Previous smartphone updates have been much less speedy, with many owners still stuck with devices running Android 2.2 Froyo instead of the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The eventual shift from separate smartphone and tablet OS versions to the unifying Android Ice Cream Sandwich hopes to smooth out the kinks in future Android OS updates. But for now, we just hope everyone receives the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update without any hiccups. The 3.1 update will bring improved performance, UI enhancements including new task switcher and stretchable widgets, and support for USB peripherals. If you own a Verizon Motorola XOOM 3G, let us know how the update has gone for you.