Beginning today, a software update is available for the T-Mobile G-Slate. This over-the-air (OTA) update upgrades the Android operating system from version 3.0 to 3.1. The update will be delivered in a staggered fashion to all G-Slate customers. A notice will appear on your tablet when the update is available for you to install. T-Mobile representatives cannot expedite the delivery of the update or push the update to tablets by request.
Android 3.1 allows customers to enjoy the tablet experience even more by adding user interface enhancements and features, including:
Google Videos - A new Videos app has been added that allows you to buy and rent movies.
Recent apps list expanded - The recent apps list has been expanded to show all apps recently used. After opening the apps list, touch one of the apps to access it.
Home screen resizable widgets - Widgets built-in to Android 3.0 (Calendar, Email, Gmail, etc.) can now be resized vertically or horizontally on any one of the five home screens.
USB accessory support - Customers can now attach a keyboard, pointing device, or gamepad to the G-Slate for use with typing, gaming, etc.
In addition to the enhancements, this software update is expected to improve the following:
Force close issues in the Google Talk and Music applications