Google TV gets new Honeycomb interface

Google TV Honeycomb

More news from Google's I/O developer conference: having announced an update to its Honeycomb operating system, Android 3.1, it transpires Google TV will be getting it this summer too.

Version 3.1 brings stretchable homescreen widgets and direct USB linking so you can download pictures from a camera or connect game controllers.

And there should be a choice of apps available on your TV or set-top box from Android Market.

Here's an early visual from our colleagues at, showing a remote control navigable format. Although, presumably we'll all be using our Xoom tablet's to channel hop in future, no?

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.