Android 3.1

Toshiba Thrive Hands-on and Unboxing

We've received none other than the Toshiba Thrive Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet in the mail and it's that time again - unboxing to the max! This device as you may well know is already available at your local Best Buy store in the sweet tablet area they've got going on, up for sale for you for one of the following prices: $429.99, $479.99, or $579.99 - the difference between these three being the hard drive of 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB. We've got the 16GB version on hand here and we'd just LOVE to show you around.

Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Android Tablet Hands-On [VIDEO]

Today Lenovo announced a set of tablets, three to be precise, two of them featuring Android 3.1 Honeycomb. One of these three is the Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet, a device that we just happen to have a hands-on with in the post you're about to read! This device is running a cool NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor, has a 10.1" HD 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, and will be rolling out with a user interface that's unique to Lenovo. Will this tablet's set of unique features be enough to set it aside from the rest of the 10-inch Android tablet pack?

Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 Honeycomb Tablets Revealed, 250GB Hard Drives, Android Market in Tow

Well would you look at that, a couple o' Android tablets for you to be glancing at. These tablets were foretold back on the 1st of this month and foreseen for months. What we've got here is two tablets, one of them an 8-inch tablet by the name of 80 G9, the other a 10-inch tablet by the name of 101 G0. Both of these tablets have Android 3.1, both of them have the Android Market inside out of the box, and both have the option to work with a 250GB hard drive.

Toshiba Thrive Tablet Delayed for Android 3.1 Honeycomb, Model Number Updated

We've been following wild and crazy tablet for what seems like forever. This is the tablet that at one point was being called the next Nexus T, aka the next hero Google device. This device was the United States version of Japan's Toshiba Regza, both of these devices essentially one in the same save for the Japanese version's silver back as opposed to the Thrive's black. We've heard of major delays for this device as well as prices sitting right around $429 or so with a few snips up or down here and there today. Finally, only a week ago we were told there were going to be pre-orders for this tablet sooner than later. What have we learned today?

Galaxy Tab 10.1 Google I/O Edition Honeycomb 3.1 update rolling out now

If you were one of the lucky few (5,000) live at Google I/O 2011 this year then you probably received a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 courtesy of Google. They gave all those lucky and faithful developers a tablet to keep. News today is those fancy Limited Edition Galaxy Tab's are now getting the OTA update to Android 3.1 Honeycomb. All you have to do is sign in to the Galaxy Tab with your Samsung account or make a new one and then hit "check for updates" in the about me page.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 “a few days away” with Android 3.1 onboard!?

I am really looking forward to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hitting the market for folks to get hands on. I know I am not the only one. We put up a review not long ago of the Galaxy 10.1 that was handed out at Google I/O and we liked the thing pretty well. The tablet we laid our hands on was packing Android 3.0.1 under the hood. There is now evidence surfacing directly from Samsung that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 may in fact be packing Android 3.1 when it hits stores.

Android Honeycomb 3.1 Review and XOOM Benchmarks

We've got our first official hands-on here with the newest mobile operating system to come out of Google's labs, Android 3.1 Honeycomb. This is a relatively sparse update with only a few little bits for you to be bouncing around with, the most visible of which are involved in widgets, tasks, and USB connections. We've also got a special selection of benchmarks added up here for you to compare to our original tests when the Motorola XOOM (aka the first device to get this update) first came to our doorstep.

Android Market changes coming soon, Looks like Honeycomb

As Google I/O keeps rolling along and we keep watching the sessions live, we are getting more and more exciting news as the day goes on. Almost to much to take all in. You can watch it all live here, or just keep checking out for all the latest news. Today they talked about the Android Market a bit, and about the changes we can all expect to see soon. We just saw a brand new Android Market running on a Nexus S that looked strikingly similar to Honeycomb's Android Market, could it be Ice Cream Sandwich or just an updated market app?

Motorola Xoom 3.1 update hitting 3G and Wifi models both already

So you have all been following along with Google I/O right? If not check out all things I/O here. There were so many announcements about Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and Android 3.1 Honeycomb updates and more. For those that might have missed it Android 3.0 Honeycomb is being officially upgraded to 3.1 and the roll-out started OTA yesterday. From the Google event word was spread that it was for 3G only, and Wifi Xooms would have to wait a few weeks.

Motorola XOOM Android 3.1 update this week; WiFi XOOM “within the next several weeks”

Motorola has confirmed a timescale for the XOOM Android 3.1 upgrade, announced earlier this week at Google IO. As expected, the Verizon version of the XOOM will get the update first, with the new software rolling out this week. As for those with WiFi-only XOOM tablets, or those with the 3G version but on carriers other than Verizon Wireless, they'll be getting Android 3.1 "within the next several weeks." That staggered release schedule is likely to come as something of a disappointment. The OS will be pushed out in phases, so don't be surprised if you don't get it at the same time as all your XOOM-owning friends. Among the changes will be support for Android Market movie rentals, Flash Player 10.2 support, resizable widgets, USB peripheral support and boosted Bluetooth support. More details in the video below: [vms 3575f29eab4bac787b91] Update: Interestingly, despite Motorola's warnings that WiFi XOOM owners will have to wait, there are reports from owners on XDA-developers that in fact the Android 3.1 update is rolling out now. [Thanks Ben!] Win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in our Unboxing War giveaway! Press Release:
Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) Software Update, Coming First to Motorola XOOM™, Delivers Support for Android Market Movie Rentals and Numerous Other Enhancements Over-the-air software update rolling out this week to Motorola XOOM tablets on Verizon Wireless Motorola XOOM users on the Verizon Wireless network will soon be able to rent movies, use a Bluetooth® headset during video chats, resize their widgets and more with an over-the-air software update for Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) that makes the Motorola XOOM experience even more powerful than before. The software update, coming first to Motorola XOOM and rolling out this week, delivers a wide range of new features and expanded functionality, including: Support for the new Android Market movie rentals service with thousands of titles available for immediate viewing on the Motorola XOOM’s high-resolution display or on a larger screen via HDMI Full support for the final release of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2, delivering significant performance enhancements when viewing rich Flash content on the web Resizable widgets to enable further customization of home screens Support for USB-connected peripherals and accessories, such as keyboards, mice, game controllers and digital cameras Expanded Bluetooth features to support Bluetooth headsets in Google Talk™ video chats and Bluetooth mouse support in addition to additional shortcut keys with the Bluetooth keyboard Picture Transfer Protocol Feature support to enable easier transfer of photo files to your PC without the need for drivers Motorola XOOM with Wi-Fi tablets and other variants of Motorola XOOM will receive the update within the next several weeks. If users have questions or need support, they can visit or, or get help from other owners on our online community at Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Specific functionality and features with each software version of Android may vary. Contact your service provider for details.