Android Honeycomb 3.1, Google’s tablet OS, is getting a major update today, and it will be available first for the Motorola Xoom from Verizon. The new OS version includes a more powerful task handler that allows for immediate shutdown of idle tasks without user intervention, an issue that has long plagued many Android versions.
Also included is widget resizing, as well as direct phone-to-tablet USB support and USB input from controllers and keyboards. 3.1 will appear on Google TV devices like the Revue this summer.
Google TV will also be getting the Android Market at the same time, thereby improving the GTV experience considerably.