The over-the-air software update brings with it a more visual multi-tasking tool, resizable homescreen widgets, keyboard and mouse support and activates the SD card slot that has been redundant until now.
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Other handy new features that Android 3.1 supports are picture transfer directly from a camera via USB, support for joysticks and game pads, Wi-Fi lock and Adobe Flash player.
In the meantime, Samsung has managed to launch its Android 3.1-toting Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which will give the Xoom a good run for its money, particularly as we dubbed it "the best Android tablet yet".
Either way, prospective tablet buyers might find our video buyer's guide a useful watch in their quest to buying the perfect tablet for them:
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