How To Use Android 3.2 Honeycomb For Tablets – Video Review

Android 3.2 Honeycomb – Tablet Review

Android 3.2 Honeycomb Demo

Android 3.2, aka Android Honeycomb is the tablet operating system that features on the majority of premium Android tablet PCs at the moment. There is an upgrade to Android rolling out now which will move it on to Android 4.0  (Android Ice Cream Sandwich). This will be made available on existing Android tablets that are capable of supporting it.

In the meantime, we have a review of Android 3.2.1 (Android Honeycomb) via two videos that we’ve put together to show you the operating system in action.

These two videos show the Android operating system and software on the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime before the Android 4.0 upgrade. This is a brand-new tablet PC we featured here recently – check out the details here. There are some Android configurations Asus have slightly tweaked, but fundamentally it is the stock Android 3.2.1 system on display.

In the videos below I show you how to navigate Android and also some of the software applications that are supplied, covering things like email, YouTube, gallery applications, and web browsing.

In the second video we show you how to control the tablet using finger gestures – tapping, pinching swiping etc. We go on to look at some of the applications in action, such as the file manager, video streaming, eBooks, films, and even playing some 3-D games.

I’ve also got a review of Android 4.0 on this same tablet coming soon.

Demo Introducing Android 3.2 Honeycomb

 

Android Honeycomb Full Video Review

The ASUS Transformer Prime is available in the UK from PC World via this link, you can also find the full specification details here.

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Comments

  1. That’s a cool demo of the Android 3.2 Honeycomb on the Asus Eee Pad Ted. Happy to share this on my social network.

    • Hi Adeline, thanks for the comment and glad you like the demo. Please let me know if you’ve got any questions.

      Ted

  2. [..YouTube..] when your on the internet and you want to get to the home screen real fast, how do you that? I notice that there is no home button to get back to the main screen, and I also notice that when your on the internet and you have multiple windows open, it takes forever to close all the windows, is there a easier way to do this?

  3. michaelgr1234 says:

    when your on the internet and you want to get to the home screen real fast, how do you that? I notice that there is no home button to get back to the main screen, and I also notice that when your on the internet and you have multiple windows open, it takes forever to close all the windows, is there a easier way to do this?

  4. [..YouTube..] when your on the internet and you want to get to the home screen real fast, how do you that? I notice that there is no home button to get back to the main screen, and I also notice that when your on the internet and you have multiple windows open, it takes forever to close all the windows, is there a easier to close multiple windows instead of just hitting X till you get to the window you want?

  5. michaelgr1234 says:

    when your on the internet and you want to get to the home screen real fast, how do you that? I notice that there is no home button to get back to the main screen, and I also notice that when your on the internet and you have multiple windows open, it takes forever to close all the windows, is there a easier to close multiple windows instead of just hitting X till you get to the window you want?

  6. [..YouTube..] @michaelgr1234 thanks for the question. I’m not sure I totally understand what you’re asking so apologies if I’ve misunderstood. On the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime there is an on-screen home button in the bottom left corner that you can tap to take you directly to the home screen. When browsing the web, the stock Android browser isn’t great and can be fiddly to close tabs. The Dolphin Browser is generally a lot easier to surf with so I’d advise downloading it – it’s free too. Hope this helps.

  7. [..YouTube..] thanks for the question. I’m not sure I totally understand what you’re asking so apologies if I’ve misunderstood. On the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime there is an on-screen home button in the bottom left corner that you can tap to take you directly to the home screen. When browsing the web, the stock Android browser isn’t great and can be fiddly to close tabs. The Dolphin Browser is generally a lot easier to surf with so I’d advise downloading it – it’s free too. Hope this helps.

  8. tabletpcuk says:

    thanks for the question. I’m not sure I totally understand what you’re asking so apologies if I’ve misunderstood. On the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime there is an on-screen home button in the bottom left corner that you can tap to take you directly to the home screen. When browsing the web, the stock Android browser isn’t great and can be fiddly to close tabs. The Dolphin Browser is generally a lot easier to surf with so I’d advise downloading it – it’s free too. Hope this helps.

  9. [..YouTube..] Thanks for emailing me back, the home button I’m looking for is the home button on the on the internet. when you’re on a home cumputer, in the right corner of the window is a home button which allows you to go back to the internet home screen (mines is set to yahoo.com) I just notice that it wasn’t there and also the net on this system doesn’t have windows on it (as far as hitting the buttons to allow you to see mulitiple windows) not Windows7 just a few things that I’m learning to do without

  10. michaelgr1234 says:

    Thanks for emailing me back, the home button I’m looking for is the home button on the on the internet. when you’re on a home cumputer, in the right corner of the window is a home button which allows you to go back to the internet home screen (mines is set to yahoo.com) I just notice that it wasn’t there and also the net on this system doesn’t have windows on it (as far as hitting the buttons to allow you to see mulitiple windows) not Windows7 just a few things that I’m learning to do without

  11. [..YouTube..] @michaelgr1234 thanks for your reply. Yes, Android is a bit of a different operating system to Windows so there is a learning curve to adapting to a different way of doing things. Browsers for touchscreens don’t really have a set home screen but you can set up favourite websites so you can quickly navigate to the ones you want. There aren’t Windows on Android 4.0 but you can run multiple applications at the same time you then just bring up a list of the one you want to use and jump to that.

  12. [..YouTube..] thanks for your reply. Yes, Android is a bit of a different operating system to Windows so there is a learning curve to adapting to a different way of doing things. Browsers for touchscreens don’t really have a set home screen but you can set up favourite websites so you can quickly navigate to the ones you want. There aren’t Windows on Android 4.0 but you can run multiple applications at the same time you then just bring up a list of the one you want to use and jump to that.

  13. tabletpcuk says:

    thanks for your reply. Yes, Android is a bit of a different operating system to Windows so there is a learning curve to adapting to a different way of doing things. Browsers for touchscreens don’t really have a set home screen but you can set up favourite websites so you can quickly navigate to the ones you want. There aren’t Windows on Android 4.0 but you can run multiple applications at the same time you then just bring up a list of the one you want to use and jump to that.

  14. Thanks for sharing the video demo, I must say Android honeycomb looks just awesome..But now I think it’s time to wait for some Ice-Cream Sandwich to fire up the Markets. :)

  15. [..YouTube..] I’ve just ordered a prime in the tf201 model,at the time I wasn’t aware that it was the version before ice cream sandwich update,other than that is there any differences than the newer version? Also is it possible to upgrade a tf201 from 3.2 to 4.0??? If so please tell me how,I can’t change or cancel my order and I intended to buy the upgraded one :/ please and thank you!

  16. MizeryLovesCompany77 says:

    I’ve just ordered a prime in the tf201 model,at the time I wasn’t aware that it was the version before ice cream sandwich update,other than that is there any differences than the newer version? Also is it possible to upgrade a tf201 from 3.2 to 4.0??? If so please tell me how,I can’t change or cancel my order and I intended to buy the upgraded one :/ please and thank you!

  17. [..YouTube..] @MizeryLovesCompany77 thanks for the question. It’s ok the TF201 you have is upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich and will ask you if you want to upgrade when you get it powered up and turn it on for the first time. It will ask you if you want to update and you just have to ok it. Make sure you back up any apps/images etc. before you do this though. Hope this helps.

  18. [..YouTube..] thanks for the question. It’s ok the TF201 you have is upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich and will ask you if you want to upgrade when you get it powered up and turn it on for the first time. It will ask you if you want to update and you just have to ok it. Make sure you back up any apps/images etc. before you do this though. Hope this helps.

  19. tabletpcuk says:

    thanks for the question. It’s ok the TF201 you have is upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich and will ask you if you want to upgrade when you get it powered up and turn it on for the first time. It will ask you if you want to update and you just have to ok it. Make sure you back up any apps/images etc. before you do this though. Hope this helps.

  20. oldpreach says:

    I can’t even figure out how to close apps that I have opened.

  21. Angela Rodriguez says:

    Neither do I !!! By any change, did you do it ??Thanks!

  22. WTHG1 says:

    I’m not sure, have you tried to hold down home button for 2-3 seconds?

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