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Android 3.0 is set to explode.
We reported over a week ago now, that Honeycomb 3.1 is available for the limited edition version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, given away at Google IO. Today Google sent an email to those lucky owners officially letting them know of the upgrade, as well as some instructions for the download. The 3.1 upgrade brings some nice updates to the tablet version of Android, so if you haven’t gotten the update yet for your IO Tab, check your inbox.
Now that you have an Android, how will you use it to ace those college courses? The following list of twenty-five essential Android apps for college students might provide you with a few clues. From study guides and study tools to a few socializing apps, you have a range of utilities to help you maneuver through classes and around campus.
Unlike Apple's closed system of hardware and software, the open-source nature of Google's Android OS makes it inviting for many hardware manufacturers to try their hand at making an Android-based device.
Welcome to the top spot, Samsung. The outstanding Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet is lighter and a hair thinner than the Apple iPad 2 , and has a smaller footprint than either the Motorola Xoom or the Acer Iconia Tab A500 , which are heavier and bulkier than most tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a major contender.
Editor's note: Thanks to the release of recent, high-quality tablets, the overall score of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Verizon) has been adjusted down from 7.7 to 7.0.
Editors' note (May 14, 2012): The Eee Pad Transformer is now upgradable to Android 4.0; however, those interested in this product should also check out the new step-up version, the Asus Transformer Pad TF300 .
With every electronics manufacturer in the entire universe looking to release an Android tablet in 2011, individual products are all going to need some kind of unique selling point.