Motorola has announced that it has begun to roll out the first major update to Honeycomb in Android 3.1, which has been developed to address longstanding issues with usability, as well as features that were initially lacking at the launch of the tablet.
The update adds support for Googleâ€™s forthcoming Music Beta and Android Market movie rental services, the final version of Adobe Flash 10.2, support for USB Host functionality, as well as additional Bluetooth profile support.
The update will be delivered to uses over-the-air, via the Android software update functionality in the device. It is not clear yet what USB devices will be supported, but should support at least keyboard and gamepad functionality seen on other devices that are expected in the upcoming Toshiba Thrive. The Thrive has a built-in USB port, unlike the Motorola Xoom which requires an adapter cable. Hackers in March rolled out unofficial USB host support for the device, including USB mass storage mode, which enabled flash drives to connect to the device for the first time.