Google I/O announcements?
So, Google I/O is less than a week away and I know we are all hoping for some kind of Honeycomb announcement there, whether it be a 3.1 update, a small update, or some kind of new amazing features baked in. What are you guys hoping for? We know Google is going to demonstrate some stuff for Honeycomb, I just hope they exceed my expectations because right now I am pretty frustrated with my XOOM (laggy/buggy unless rebooted once a day).
- 05-04-2011, 11:17 AM #2
That being said, it'd be cool to have an update to the dalvik VM. I'm hoping an update that will constrain each app as far as memory usage goes and some updates to the code base in overall memory management for things like wifi and background update services.
Lets not forget, this is Google, so I do expect some bug fixes to be thrown in to a bunch of a feature rich updates - they are bound to have something up their sleeves.
I sincerely hope part of IO will be some dedicated time where Google will really stress to developers the proper way to develop honeycomb/phone applications. I think the best way to do this is to get them excited with updates to the SDK that make it worth it for them to code things 100%.
I'd also love to see some NDK love, running apps natively instead of in dalvik would probably provide a decent performance bonus as well as one less layer of memory/resource management.
- 05-04-2011, 11:35 AM #3
- 05-04-2011, 01:32 PM #4
I have my trial period which is ending next Monday. Do I keep it or return it? I am happy but would really like an update that will make it more stable. Do other honeycomb tablets have the same issues. If yes then I will wait but if not then might jump ships.
- 05-04-2011, 03:21 PM #5
- 05-04-2011, 04:27 PM #6
- 05-04-2011, 04:53 PM #7
You have something spoiling your party and it is not honeycomb or XOOM operating system. remove then test all suspicious ones. turn off navigation and GPS as a test. what internet connection are you using? probably some program is reporting continuously to its mother ship and that needs to be removed.
- 05-04-2011, 05:31 PM #8
Android 3.1 could/should be announced tomorrow or Wednesday. I am looking forward to seeing the improvements, etc. We know it's coming because of that little slip-up by Adobe in the Market releasing a Flash update that will only give us hardware acceleration and 720p playback with Android 3.1.
- 05-09-2011, 08:39 AM #10
Root your Xoom
If your Xoom is buggy, root the damn thing. That's what it's for. I have owned Android smartohones for over two years and have never rooted. Rooted the Xoom via instructions, and this thing runs like a champ. I highly suggest it.
- 05-09-2011, 09:43 AM #11
The Xoom is unstable regardless if you loaded applications or not. I think the main issue is the browser randomly crashing and the unresponsiveness of the screen after I unlock it.
Why do people think, if something is not happening to them, that it doesnt exist??
- 05-09-2011, 11:20 AM #12
- 22 Posts
- 05-09-2011, 12:17 PM #13
- 05-09-2011, 02:34 PM #14
Get back on topic. What do you think we'll see as far as Android 3.1 goes? We know it's coming, per that slipup by Adobe in the Market listing the new Flash update as compatible with Android 3.1.
- 05-10-2011, 12:49 PM #16
Stang68- Not quite sure why you are referencing my comment, but it was not even directed to you. I never stated that you said Xoom hardware was bad. If you actually read through the thread, you would see that I was commenting on Lostinspace's comment which referred to tdawg00's statement of "The Xoom is unstable regardless if you loaded applications or not." And for the record, I am not the one who got off topic by whining about how bad the Xoom was. So Ugh to you too, and yes, let's get back on topic!
Just saw a post that 3.1 is coming today!
- 05-10-2011, 12:53 PM #18
- 05-11-2011, 12:25 AM #19
just watched the keynote again, Android@Home completely blew me away. Imagine the potential of this concept, it's insane just thinking about it. Google is definitely on it's way to taking over the world. It's like Bill Gates house...in your house! Imagine everything in your home running on Android, and yes..including your toilet.