Amid Google’s May 2011 designer’s meeting, Google reported that they were revealing a move up to Honeycomb (Android 3.0). This redesign, Android 3.1, was taken off to Android tablets and Google TV. It was the last refresh preceding Ice Cream Sandwich refresh that brought together Android tablets and telephones. This all appears to be extremely clear now, however in 2011 it was imaginative.
Joysticks, Trackpads, and Dongles, Oh My
Android 3.1 enabled you to enter things with an option that is other than your finger and permitted bolster for pointing gadgets and clicking activities rather than simply finger dragging and tapping. As Android tablets ended up famous, diversion producers may have needed to include a joysticks and tablet creators may have needed to expand the netbook thought past a discretionary console. Things being what they are, a large portion of these thoughts didn’t work out until Android TV.
Honeycomb included help for resizable gadgets. Not all gadgets utilize the element, but rather enhanced gadgets can resize by dragging and take up pretty much home screen land.
Android Movie Rentals
The 3.1 refresh introduced a Video application that perused the Android Market (now Google Play) for video rentals. This was another administration for Android at the time, and you could likewise connect your Android telephone to your TV utilizing a HDMI link (for bolstered gadgets) and watch on the extra large screen. Nowadays, you’d simply utilize a Chromecast. The Android 3.1 update upheld content insurance over HDMI, which was an industry prerequisite before they’d permit motion picture rentals.
Google TV got a Honeycomb makeover too. It enhanced the interface, yet insufficient, and the administration was in the long run slaughtered for Android TV (which is extremely only a rebranding of a similar idea).