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Android 3.1 Honeycomb Update Coming to Motorola Xoom on Verizon This Week
      #40620 - 05/11/11 05:22 PM

Motorola today officially announced that Android 3.1, a new version of Google's Honeycomb OS will come to the Motorola Xoom on Verizon. The new update adds support for Android Market Movie rentals, USB host and more, but no mention of SD card support. Over-the-Air update will start rolling out this week. Here is more info:

Motorola XOOM users on the Verizon Wireless network will soon be able to rent movies, use a Bluetooth headset during video chats, resize their widgets and more with an over-the-air software update for Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) that makes the Motorola XOOM experience even more powerful than before. The software update, coming first to Motorola XOOM and rolling out this week, delivers new features and expanded functionality, including:

-Support for the new Android Market movie rentals service with thousands of titles available for immediate viewing on the Motorola XOOM?s high-resolution display or on a larger screen via HDMI
-Full support for the final release of Adobe? Flash? Player 10.2, delivering significant performance enhancements when viewing rich Flash content on the web
-Resizable widgets to enable further customization of home screens
-Support for USB-connected peripherals and accessories, such as keyboards, mice, game controllers and digital cameras
-Expanded Bluetooth features to support Bluetooth headsets in Google Talk video chats and Bluetooth mouse support in addition to additional shortcut keys with the Bluetooth keyboard
-Picture Transfer Protocol Feature support to enable easier transfer of photo files to your PC without the need for drivers

Motorola XOOM with Wi-Fi tablets and other variants of Motorola XOOM will receive the update within the next several weeks.

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