Galaxy Tab 10.1 Google I/O Edition Gets Android 3.1 Honeycomb

By on June 10th, 2011 10:02 GMT

Just as promised during the Google I/O conference last month, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 limited edition devices that were handed to attendees has started to receive the Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system, at least this is what some of the latest reports on the matter suggest.

Only a small number of Galaxy Tab 10.1 Google I/O Edition devices were given to people at the said conference, and it seems that all of them should receive the new software update on their devices in no time.

No official info on what the software update would include emerged for the time being, but all of the features that Google announced for it at the said conference should be inside.

Among the novelties that this software update will bring, we can count resizable widgets to the tablet PC's homescreen, USB host, or access to the movie rental service that Google launched last month.

At the same time, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Google I/O Edition owners will benefit from access to the new Music Beta by Google service if they are in the United States.

A series of other improvements should be included into the mix as well, including some that would make the device run smoother than before.

To receive the new software update, users should log in on their Galaxy Tab 10.1 Google I/O Edition tablet PCs with their Samsung accounts, and head to the About page to check for updates.

The software update will arrive on devices over the air, and the tablet PC will reboot as soon as the update process is completed.

One thing that might interest the owners of this device is the fact that rooted Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets reported remain rooted even after the installation of Android 3.1 Honeycomb.

Head over to this article on Android Community to learn a few more info on the update, and stay tuned for additional details.

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