Just as it has been forced to hand over the Tab to rivals Apple in a nasty patents battle, Samsung’s updated Android Honeycomb 3.1 is said to be ‘days away.’
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The 10.1″ Tab with newest version of Honeycomb 3.1 announced at Google I/O conference earlier this month is to be released in US on June 8th, just confirmed by Samsung via Twitter.
“What is 10.1 inches of Android 3.0 Honeycomb delight? Only a few days away!”
And the good news is 3.1 OS is “is what Android 3.0 Honeycomb should have launched on,” according to Android Universe.
It also promises to be thinner and lighter (sound familiar?) at 595g.
Well Apple think so too and are currently embroiled in a patents war with Samsung over its Galaxy Tab, which could hit supplies of the device the iPad maker can prove the Korean giant deliberately copied its revered slate.
However, the bad news is for Samsung fans who have recently purchased the 10.1v Tab on Froyo 2.2 released here just this month on Vodafone is a newer model is now available.
Specs wise the Galaxy also includes Flash support and 720p HD video but also added Droid 3.1 extras including resizeable widgets, open accessory API and USB host API.
It will allow connections to Google TV and there will be USB hub support, allowing a full size keyboard, console and other adds on’s connect with ease brining more functionality to between the tab and third party devices.
Its new ‘open accessory’ API means Androids can integrate with musical instruments, exercise and other machines.
It also offers media transfer protocol which helps manage, store and transfer files from cameras and real-time transport protocol API audio which enables VOIP, push-to-talk, conferencing, and audio streaming.
Samsung ‘s latest brainchild will set you back US$499 for 16GB and $599 32GB.
No word yet when it will hit here yet. Samsung Australia were not available for comment but here’s hoping it’s soon.