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Hidden 3.1 Features/Changes

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14th May 2011, 02:24 PM   |  #1  
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As well was the main documented features of 3.1 which can be found here, there are also many 'hidden changes. If you spot any post them here.

Browser:
Google Instant available in labs
Much more stable
HTML5 Videos can be played
'Downloads' open as a popup, not fullscreen

Gallery:
New crop interface when setting a wallpaper
Picasa albums can be 'pinned'/made available offline

Google Talk
New Emotion pictures in chat

Market:
Applications now show as being installed when browsing
Now remembers position when searching through apps

System:
Different colour text selector handle
Long-press accessibility options
Upload/Download Indicators on the WiFi status icon
If you have your Xoom 3g in Airplane mode with wifi on it remembers after reboot.
When you click System Updates, you can now click, 'Check now' for updates
New Debug icon in notification area
The appointment dismiss dialog box is now small and is not covered up by the notification balloon.
"Lock Screen Orientation" changed to "Auto-rotate Screen"
Now says "Shop" at top right of app drawer, instead of just an icon
Icon glows, either side of the current apps page in the drawer, are now fixed

Videos:
New "Videos" application

YouTube
Playback controls are now along the bottom and can be used while buffering
HQ option now renamed to HD
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14th May 2011, 02:57 PM   |  #2  
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And if you scroll downpages of apps after searching the market, select an app to take a look then press back to go back to the search results it remembers where you'd scrolled to. ! Being taken back to the top used to really bug me!

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How did i miss this?! Google Instant is now an option in labs!

Also, have we always been able to change the search from Google to Yahoo or Bing? Because there's an option now.
14th May 2011, 03:06 PM   |  #4  
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Yeah. The little market fixes are nice, but you still can't comment on or grade apps.

I noticed in settings under Accessibility there is a new setting for longpress action response time.

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If you use Picasa, there's an option for 'Make Available Offline' in the gallery.
14th May 2011, 03:12 PM   |  #6  
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The priority inbox icons in gmail

This isn't a 3.1 update - I have the priority icons already on my stock UK XOOM. You need to enable the functionality in your gmail account. They're even present on my stock 2.3.4 (gingerbread) nexus one.
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Originally Posted by stevebakh

This isn't a 3.1 update - I have the priority icons already on my stock UK XOOM. You need to enable the functionality in your gmail account. They're even present on my stock 2.3.4 (gingerbread) nexus one.

Ok, didn't notice it before
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Does anyone know if you can use any Bluetooth keyboard now? Or is it still only the Motorola one?

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14th May 2011, 03:23 PM   |  #9  
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Does anyone know if you can use any Bluetooth keyboard now? Or is it still only the Motorola one?

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I was able to use a Logitech BT KB even before the update.

EDIT: One thing that did change though after the update is the trackpad (mouse) on my Logitech KB now works. Very Cool!
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anyway to change the browser to desktop mode now?

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