Google is introducing the first major update for its tablet version of Android. Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb will be available first for the Verizon Motorola XOOM 3G tablet, but Android 3.1 will also be available soon for Google TV set-top boxes.

Android 3.1 will include USB host capabilities allowing you to use USB storage devices, connect a camera to transfer photos, or even plug in a mouse, keyboard, touchpad, or video game controller.

The operating system will also come with an improved app switcher that allows you to scroll up and down to view more recent tasks. Developers will also be able to make scrollable widgets in Android 3.1 resizeable.

Google also announced that over 100 million Android devices have been activated to date, and over 200,000 apps are now available in the Android Market.

Update: You can read more about the new features in Google Android 3.1.

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