Google has unveiled an update of its Honeycomb operating system, adding a host of new features and functionality to it.
With the new update the Honeycomb graduates to 3.1 from version 3.0, which was showcased during the ongoing Google’s I/O 2011, the annual developer conference held in San Francisco.
The Android Honeycomb 3.1 is an incremental platform release which means that users will be required to update their present devices to get all the functionalities of this release.
The version 3.1 of the Honeycomb has got user interface improvements that make it faster and more efficient to use along with it the UI transitions are improved throughout the system and across the standard apps.
The update will provide additional support for a variety of USB connectivity based peripherals and accessories such as keyboards, mice, game controllers and digital cameras. Along with it the Browser has gone under a complete overhaul bringing support for popular web standards such as CSS 3D, animations, and CSS fixed positioning to all sites.
It also adds support for embedded playback of HTML5 video content. Users will now be able to save a web page locally for offline viewing, including all styling and images.
Now the only wait is for the manufacturers to push the update after configuring it for their devices. According to reports, Motorola is working on the release and will soon be making it available for its Xoom tablets, and will be shipping it as a preinstalled version for all the newly manufactured Xoom tablets.