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Difference between Android 3.1 and 3.2

Android 3.1 and Android 3.2

Android is one of the most popular mobile operating systems of present times and the Android Honeycomb 3.1 and its revision Honeycomb 3.2 are two of Google’s older operating systems not used much anymore today. Although these two do not have too many differences, they are used differently depending on the screen size of the tablet they’re being used in. The Honeycomb versions were focused mainly on tablet users and did not support too many Android based smartphones. Let’s check out the main differences between these two versions of Google Android OS for tablets.

The Android 3.2 is a Honeycomb version of Android which was released on the Huawei MediaPad in June 2011. The Android 3.1 was a revision of the Android 3.0 – which was the first Android OS for tablets. The Android 3.2 has been released as a revision to the Android 3.1. There is no big difference between these two Android Honeycomb versions. The basic difference between the Android 3.1 and the 3.2 is that the 3.2 has been specially designed for 7 inch tablets. Besides, the Android 3.2 supports the Adobe Flash Player 10.3. These two are the only differences between the Android 3.1 and Android 3.2.

The Android 3.1 was considered to be a major release uner the Honeycomb series of Android operating system. The Android 3.1 had improved user interface compared to its predecessor the Android 3.0. The update made the platform more efficient and intuitive. A faster and smoother navigation was provided between the 5 home screens. More customization options were available for the home screen widgets. The recent apps list was designed to expand and show a higher number of recently used applications. The best part of this update was that it incorporated connectivity to multiple USB devices such as keyboard, mouse, gamepads, cameras etc.

The Android 3.1 features uninterrupted connectivity with Wi-Fi lock and high performance has been insured even if the lock screen was turned off. This is particularly useful when it comes to streaming music for longer periods of time. The HTTP proxy can be configured for a single Wi-Fi access point and used by the browser when connected to the network. The browser app was also imrpoved adding some great new features. Supporting CSS 3D, animations and fixed positioning for CSS in different sites are some of them. The Android 3.1 features a larger calender grids than the Android 3.0 for a better readability and precise targeting. The email app and the eterprise support are also improved and encrypted storage card policy was introduced for emulated storage cards and primary data storage space with encryption. Overall, the Honeycomb was a successful mission by Android for dominating the Android platform on tablets.

Key Differences between Android 3.1 and 3.2:

Android 3.2 was specially designed and optimized for 7 inch tablets, but the 3.1 version was optimized for general tablets and not specified for a particular screen size.
Android 3.2 supports a more updated version of Adobe Flash Player compared to the Android 3.1.


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