Google confirms Honeycomb update - Android 3.1

Google has announced that it will be launching Android Honeycomb 3.1 at the company’s Google I/O event in San Francisco.

New to the operating system will be an application task manager that automatically shuts down tasks that aren’t being used - your battery will thank you later.

Google has also re-vamped the widgets feature allowing you to set your own size, and whether you want them to be horizontal or vertical.

Android 3.1 also gets USB hosts, meaning you’ll be able to input photos directly from your camera to your tablet, as well as supporting a range of USB accessories like game controllers, keyboards, and mice.

Google used a demo with a Microsoft Xbox 360 controller to show what is possible with the new features.

Android 3.1 will also come to Google TV later in the summer, finally allowing it to access the Android Market. Google TV users in the US will get the update via an over the air update.

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