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Android 3.2 now being released for Motorola Xoom; Asus Transformer to follow

Latest version of Google’s OS now making its way to the pioneer Honeycomb tablets

The Motorola Xoom and Asus Transformer were some of the first tablets to receive Android Honeycomb 3.0 and its subsequent 3.1 update, and now it looks like the tablets could also be the first running Android 3.2.

Fresh off the heels of yesterday’s rumors about a Xoom 2, Motorola has announced that Honeycomb 3.2 is now being released to Xoom owners. In confirming the news, a company representative informed that “Google has started rolling out Android 3.2, in phases, to Motorola Xoom users”.

On the other hand, ASUS is also planning on releasing Android 3.2 for their Transformer tablet, although users will likely have to wait longer than their Xoom counterparts. According to the official ASUS Twitter feed, the company is currently testing the OS on their Eee Pad Transformer tablet, but there is no word as to when it will actually be released to the public.

Although Google hasn’t officially announced Android 3.2, a recent posting on the Android Developers Blog previewed one feature of “a near-future release of Honeycomb”. The blog posting highlighted the new update’s ability to resize or stretch apps, a feature that should definitely help visibility on larger Honeycomb tablet displays. In addition, AllthingsD managed to discover that the update includes improved support for SD cards along with the previously rumored enhanced compatibility with 7” tablets.

As always, when Google decides to go official with the update we’ll have more info, but for now it doesn’t appear as if Android 3.2 will be anything groundbreaking.

ASUS Twitter Post
New resize app feature


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-07-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)