Asus, which will introduce its Eee Pad Transformer tablet in India next month, has announced that it will offer an Android 3.1 update over the air starting this June. It will announce the country-wise schedule in June itself.
EeePad transformer, as the name suggests, is a 10.1 inch tablet that can also become a netbook once attached to its keypad dock. Transformer currently ships with Android 3.0, and is one of the first devices to get the updated version.
Another tablet to get this update in June will be the Acer Iconia A500 tablet, which was launched in India just a couple of weeks ago. However, Acer officials have refused to comment on the expected release of the update for Indian users.
Motorola Xoom, which is yet to be launched in India, is also getting this update. This is important for many in India as the tablet is already available through several e-commerce websites such as Homeshop18.com.
Android 3.1, which is also known as Honeycomb, has user interface improvements that make it faster and more efficient to use. Along with it, UI transitions throughout the system and across standard apps are also improved.
The update will provide additional support for a variety of USB based peripherals and accessories such as keyboards, mice, game controllers and digital cameras.
The browser has undergone a complete overhaul, bringing support for popular web standards such as CSS, 3D animation, and CSS fixed positioning to all sites.
It also adds support for playback of embedded HTML5 video content. Users will now be able to save web pages, including all styling and images, locally for offline viewing.