Finally LG G-Slate owners have something to be cheerful about. The official update to Android 3.1 Honeycomb has finally given the G-Slate something to look forward to after what you can call a very dampened development support for the Tablet where apart from a custom kernel, nothing custom has been developed for the Tablet. However, what’s done is done, now we look at the new 3.1 Honeycomb update and the changes and features it brings to the G-Slate.
Now if your G-Slate is rooted, whether you will get the OTA update or not is unclear. Also, if you do get it on a rooted device, there still remains that doubt whether the update will mess it up or what? So if we were you, we’d have our device un-rooted and completely stock so that the OTA update is installed flawlessly, cause either way, you WILL end up loosing root access on your device.
You can manually check for any updates as well, but while you do that, here are some of the new features that Android 3.1 Honeycomb brings to your device.
- Google Videos: An app that allows you to buy and rent movies on the go.
- Recent apps list expanded: The recent apps list has been expanded to show all apps recently used. After opening the apps list, you can tap one of the apps to access it.
- Home screen resizable widgets: Honeycomb widgets such as Calendar, Email, Gmail etc. can all now be resized vertically or horizontally.
- USB accessory support: USB host support is now available, whereby you can now attach a keyboard, pointing device, gamepad etc. to the G-Slate.
In addition to those native 3.1 features, you can look forward to some bug fixes and performance improvements as well. It should fix FCs on apps like Google Talk, Music app and improved browser and widget responsiveness.