If your are an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer owner, you might remember that a little over a month ago Android 3.1 was rolled out. Now though, as quick as you can say Transformer, Android 3.2 Honeycomb will be rolled out across all ASUS Eee Pad’s in the US today, and a few days later in Europe.
ASUS first broke the news as most companies do in this day and age of social networking; via Twitter and Facebook. Their Facebook status read: “It’s here! Android 3.2 Honeycomb lands on the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer in the US on July 28!,” where as a similar tweet was informed to us via Twitter; It’s here! Android Honeycomb 3.2 lands on the @ASUS #EeePadTransformer July 28 http://twitpic.com/5wqbk3
As far as the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer goes, it has been quietly brilliant in what it has achieved. The notebook turned tablet hyrid has been popular for its “Transformer” features, and has also been praised for its swift updates to the latest Google Android operating systems. Obviously now Android 3.2 Honeycomb will be making a home nicely with the Transformer.
Unfortunately, Android 3.2 Honeycomb’s biggest feature doesn’t concern owners of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, as it now supports resolutions smaller than 1280×800 which has now become the standard from all 10.1-inch devices. This includes the Huawei MediaPad aswell as the HTC Flyer, which still currently runs on Gingerbread. The Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi version, which also houses a smaller screen has already raced ahead in getting the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update, and now ASUS are quick to follow suit.
Other updates that we can expect to see in Android 3.2 Honeycomb is the new “compatibility zoom” feature. Compatibility Zoom will make viewing and playing with applications much more pleasant and functional on tablets as instead of stretching the app to fit the screen, it will now use pixel-scaling. Media syncing from SD cards should now also enabled.
This will be the last Android 3.2 Honeycomb update before Google start combining and unifying the entire Android platform into one single name entitled Ice Cream Sandwich, first revealed back at Google I/O.
For those of you wondering how you can get your hands on this Android 3.2 Honeycomb update, the download will become available to you, depending where you are anytime after today. As we stated, customers in the US will be the first to receive the notification, with Europe following suit around August 5.
Have you received your Android 3.2 Honeycomb update yet?