T-Mobile G-Slate Android 3.1 Honeycomb Update Rolling Out Now!

T-Mobile has provided a dose of good news for T-Mobile G-Slate owners as the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update is rolling out now! Bringing with a host of enhancements the update will appear on your tablet when it is available for install. T-Mobile of course insists that representatives cannot “expedite” the delivery of the update or push the update to tablets by request.”

So what kind of new goodies will you find with this update?

  • Google Videos – a new videos app has been added that allows you to buy and rent movies
  • Recent apps list expanded – shows all apps recently used
  • Home screen resizable widgets – widgets built into Honeycomb 3.0 (Calendar, Email, Gmail etc) can now be resized vertically or horizontally
  • USB accessory support – customers can now attach a keyboard, pouting device or gamepad for use with the G-Slate
  • This update also fixes the force close issue in the Google Talk and Music applications
  • Improves the browser and widget responsiveness

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  • Now_onTMO

    Haven’t gotten it yet… But this is good news, waiting patiently.. :)

  • Now_onTMO

    Haven’t gotten it yet… But this is good news, waiting patiently.. :)

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Although my ASUS Transformer has 3.2, I had 3.1 for about a week on it.

    3.1 is a great update and all you Slate owners will appreciate it.

    A bit of news for you all.  Google is being very aggressive about updating ALL Honeycomb tablets because of the competitive environment due to the iPad.  So if LG stays on top of this (as ASUS is doing with my tablet), look forward to 3.2 quite soon.

    If I was a Slate owner I’d put the heat on LG to get 3.2 OTA ASAP:

    http://techie-buzz.com/gadgets-news/motorola-xoom-3g-android-3-2-honeycomb-update-rolling-out-now.html

    • Anonymous

      “So if LG stays on top of this (as ASUS is doing with my tablet), look forward to 3.2 quite soon.”
      I wouldn’t count on it. It took LG 3 months to put 3.1 on the G-Slate.

      I’m also a happy owner of an Asus Transformer (with docking station) and have been quite pleased so far with my purchase. It doesn’t hurt that Asus is prompt on the updates.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Yeah, I have the dock too.  But since this article was about the Slate, I did not want to talk about my Transformer.

        The ASUS Transformer is the best tablet on the market, IMO.  Cost us plenty though.  I paid $700 for the tablet, dock, and including sales tax.  Way too much, but I am quite pleased also.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Yeah, I have the dock too.  But since this article was about the Slate, I did not want to talk about my Transformer.

        The ASUS Transformer is the best tablet on the market, IMO.  Cost us plenty though.  I paid $700 for the tablet, dock, and including sales tax.  Way too much, but I am quite pleased also.

      • ItsMichaelNotMike

        Yeah, I have the dock too.  But since this article was about the Slate, I did not want to talk about my Transformer.

        The ASUS Transformer is the best tablet on the market, IMO.  Cost us plenty though.  I paid $700 for the tablet, dock, and including sales tax.  Way too much, but I am quite pleased also.

    • Mmmmaxheadroom

      Its LG with a tmob skin, don’t tease them Mike.

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Although my ASUS Transformer has 3.2, I had 3.1 for about a week on it.

    3.1 is a great update and all you Slate owners will appreciate it.

    A bit of news for you all.  Google is being very aggressive about updating ALL Honeycomb tablets because of the competitive environment due to the iPad.  So if LG stays on top of this (as ASUS is doing with my tablet), look forward to 3.2 quite soon.

    If I was a Slate owner I’d put the heat on LG to get 3.2 OTA ASAP:

    http://techie-buzz.com/gadgets-news/motorola-xoom-3g-android-3-2-honeycomb-update-rolling-out-now.html

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Although my ASUS Transformer has 3.2, I had 3.1 for about a week on it.

    3.1 is a great update and all you Slate owners will appreciate it.

    A bit of news for you all.  Google is being very aggressive about updating ALL Honeycomb tablets because of the competitive environment due to the iPad.  So if LG stays on top of this (as ASUS is doing with my tablet), look forward to 3.2 quite soon.

    If I was a Slate owner I’d put the heat on LG to get 3.2 OTA ASAP:

    http://techie-buzz.com/gadgets-news/motorola-xoom-3g-android-3-2-honeycomb-update-rolling-out-now.html

  • ItsMichaelNotMike

    Although my ASUS Transformer has 3.2, I had 3.1 for about a week on it.

    3.1 is a great update and all you Slate owners will appreciate it.

    A bit of news for you all.  Google is being very aggressive about updating ALL Honeycomb tablets because of the competitive environment due to the iPad.  So if LG stays on top of this (as ASUS is doing with my tablet), look forward to 3.2 quite soon.

    If I was a Slate owner I’d put the heat on LG to get 3.2 OTA ASAP:

    http://techie-buzz.com/gadgets-news/motorola-xoom-3g-android-3-2-honeycomb-update-rolling-out-now.html

  • http://MobileGenius.wordpress.com JM

    Nothing yet on mine but I am certainly looking for it. The G-Slate is majorly under-rated and I am glad to see it getting more attention…even if just for a simple update.

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      It’s maddening waiting for an OTA Update notice.

      • http://MobileGenius.wordpress.com JM

        Seen Office Space? :)

        ———————
        JNM via G-Slate

      • http://MobileGenius.wordpress.com JM

        Seen Office Space? :)

        ———————
        JNM via G-Slate

      • Mmmmaxheadroom

        Thought you left micheal not Mike still have some lingering hardware do ya?

        • ItsMichaelNotMike

          My disabled sister was with T-Mobile.  Her contract expired and it’s a hassle for her to learn anything new or deal with switching carriers.  So I recommended she sign a new two year deal with T-Mobile.  She asked if I would watch over her when dealing with the account and I said yes.

          So I’m still indirectly with T-Mobile.

          Besides, I been married for almost 8 years to this ball and chain (aka T-Mobile) so I still enjoy “relations” once in awhile.  ;)

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      It’s maddening waiting for an OTA Update notice.

  • http://MobileGenius.wordpress.com JM

    Nothing yet on mine but I am certainly looking for it. The G-Slate is majorly under-rated and I am glad to see it getting more attention…even if just for a simple update.

  • Tmoney

    I use mine on wifi only, and will I still get it?

    • ItsMichaelNotMike

      My ASUS Transformer tablet is a WiFi only machine.  All that means is that I “borrow” a home, office or “Starbucks” Net connection for the tablet to connect to the Net.

      So when you are using WiFi on your Slate, you are nevertheless connected to the Net and should get the OTA update notice. (Providing you are in fact connected via WiFi.  If it’s turned off then obviously you are not getting a connection.)  I would leave it connected full time so you get the OTA notice when it is sent to you.

      Also, don’t forget to connect to settings and manually check if there is a “system update.”  That sometimes works.

    • Berry

      I have a g slate that I use over wifi only and I received the 3.1 update yesterday. So it doesn’t matter that it is only used over wifi.

    • Berry

      I have a g slate that I use over wifi only and I received the 3.1 update yesterday. So it doesn’t matter that it is only used over wifi.

  • Tmoney

    I use mine on wifi only, and will I still get it?

  • miss_m00re

    Anytime now….. i rather do it manually if i have to

  • helpslip

    USB accessory support – customers can now attach a keyboard, pouting device or gamepad for use with the G-Slate
    Lucky that, now that you can use a pouting device there will be difficulty complaining about the upgrade.

  • Jeffreysabol

    Has anyone else not recieved this yet?

    • alfredob1

      I’m still waiting in San Diego, CA.

    • alfredob1

      I’m still waiting in San Diego, CA.

    • Hendrogun

      Just waiting…..

    • Jeffreysabol

      Tick tock, tick tock. LG WTF!!!

  • Jeffreysabol

    Has anyone else not recieved this yet?

  • Myclock187

    Has anyone at all received this flipping update yet??????

  • http://MobileGenius.wordpress.com JM

    I haven’t gotten any update on my G-Slate. Maybe this will be like the G2X update that no one I personally know has received on theirs.

  • Deathbypanda

    Just got my 3.1 !!!!

  • Fattygirl0728

    GOT MINE TODAY

  • Kane1525

    got update ! NO GOOGLE VIDEOS APP

  • Kane1525

    got update ! NO GOOGLE VIDEOS APP

    • shaun burgess

      its just labeled videos in your apps

  • Kane1525

    got update ! NO GOOGLE VIDEOS APP

  • Kane1525

    got update ! NO GOOGLE VIDEOS APP

  • alfredob1

    Updating now. Finally.

    • alfredob1

      Lost root access though. :-(

  • alfredob1

    Updating now. Finally.