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Hidden Features in Android Honeycomb 3.1

Are you one of the lucky people who have the Android Honeycomb 3.1 update on your Motorola Xoom?

Well if you are you may have noticed a few little surprises that Google have thrown in, but never thought to tell us about. However, over at XDA-Developers they have created a little list of hidden goodies Google has added to the update.

Some of these are:

    Browser:
    -Google Instant available in labs

    Gallery:
    -New crop interface when setting a wallpaper
    -Picasa albums can be ‘pinned’/made available offline

    Google Talk:
    -New Emoticon pictures in chat

    Market:
    -Applications now show as being installed when browsing
    -Now remembers position when searching through apps

    System:
    -Different colour text selector handle
    -Long-press accessibility options
    -Upload/Download Indicators on the WiFi status icon
    -When you click System Updates, you can now click ‘Check now’ for updates

    YouTube
    -Playback controls are now along the bottom and can be used while buffering
    -HQ option now renamed to HD

Albeit some of these little tweaks may have never been noticed by most of us, but they will make the user experience that little bit sweeter.

As well as the above it seems the Honeycomb 3.1 update also seems to have given the ability to connect most Bluetooth keyboards and mice as well giving more of a laptop feel to the tablet.

So what will Google do next? Does Android have much more to give? Saying that, with Android @home in development it looks well on its way to taking over the world.

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