Android 3.2 is Shipping This Summer

As far as we know Android 3.2 isn’t all that different to the just-released Android 3.1. When it popped up in Huawei’s MediaPad announcement yesterday, the company confirmed that it was basically Android 3.1 with a friendlier attitude towards 7-inch devices. Now, thanks to the folks over at This is my next, we know a little more about it.

According to the site, this version of Android will be released over the coming weeks. Not only that, but it will apparently be the last build prior to the release of Ice Cream Sandwich; TIMN cites three independent sources that say Android 3.2 will be the last Honeycomb point upgrade before Google releases 4.0 in Q4 of this year.

Android 3.2 doesn’t offer much in the way of features. This is my next reports that it does contain some bug fixes and improved hardware acceleration, but the biggest thing is that it will bring support for Qualcomm processors as well as Nvidia’s popular Tegra 2 chipset.

The Motorola Xoom will reportedly get Android 3.2 in the next few weeks, but Qualcomm support could mean that current 7-inchers (like the HTC Flyer) may also get the update. Fingers crossed!

(via Engadget)

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  • feeddagoat
    FRAGMENTATION!! If this is the only benefit to 3.2 why bother? I know google wanted to step up releases but a release for the sake of one is just annoying.
  • Uther39
    3.2 on the motorola xoom, your kidding right, they have not even given me the 3.1 update yet !
  • ubercake
    Unless I can start running Netflix (and I don't mean just managing my instant queue) and Skype or connect to a PEAP-type network effectively in Honeycomb and beyond, Android is simply a "pretender" in the tablet space and a weak OS.

    If you want an overgrown Nintendo DS with no 3D that plays fingerswipe games and you don't mind paying $400 plus for it, then an Android-enabled tablet is the one for you!

    I am sorry to say, the only tablet that will let you run Netflix, Skype, and get on a secure corporate network is currently an iPad.

    The Android tablets with Tegra 2s have superior hardware. I really don't know why the software developers are holding back on it (outside the fingerswipe games). There must really be some limitation in the OS.