Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) is the hot new OS, but we still want to show v2.2 some love! Check out these 20 tips to make your Froyo experience more delicious.
Google recently announced its latest version of Android: Honeycomb (or version 3.0). It’s a fully redesigned interface geared specifically toward portable tablets. Google felt this tablet only version of Android was necessary due to the huge boom in consumer interest in the tablet market, but also because previous versions of Android were developed with only smartphones in mind. This forced tablet manufacturers to do their best at modifying the Android platform to run in a tablet environment.
As great as Honeycomb may be, it doesn’t really fix the fact that many Android tablets run Android 2.2 (also known as Froyo) and may never be updated any further. These older tablets suffer from odd manufacturer user interfaces that destroy the Android experience in an attempt to bring additional tablet functionality, or they stay true to their Android roots but offer little more beyond being an extra large smartphone. All hope is not lost, as you’d be surprised what you can do without Honeycomb.
- Froyo on the Brain!
- WiFi Only? Mobile Data Isn't Off Limits
- Turn Your Tablet into a Free Phone
- Don’t Settle for the Stock Keyboard
- Using a USB Mouse and/or Keyboard
- Remote Desktop Turns Your Tablet into Your PC
- Printing from Your Tablet
- Making Use of that Large Screen
- Enhanced Video Playback
- Enable DLNA Capabilities with Twonky Mobile
- Turning Your Tablet into an E-Reader
- Tablet Specific Applications
- Keep an Eye out for Updates
- Installing a Custom ROM
- Rooting for Extra Functionality
- Advanced DPI Settings
- Overclocking and Battery Savings?
- Undervolting for Even More Battery Life
- Battery Training
- More Battery Saving Tricks
- Bypass the Need for the Marketplace