Android mobile operating system has captured a large chunk on users in the mobile computing due to its ease of use and compatibility. Android market is also the major selling point which attracts a lot of users to buy the Android compatible smartphones.
The latest version of the Android platform is Honeycomb, also known as Android 3.0. It is mainly designed for the large screen mobiles or you can say specifically for Tablets.
The all new Honeycomb will have all the previous plus points of Android platform with some new innovations like 3d experience and new widgets which are more users interactive.
There are also some powerful upgrades added in the web browser which provides tabbed browsing, auto fill option, synchronization with Google Chrome bookmarks, and private browsing.
Users may also experience the 3D interactions and offline reliability of Google Maps 5 in this version of Android platform.
If you have a Honeycomb tablet, you might also find a new feature which adds a shortcut of the apps, on your home screen or desktop, which you have downloaded and installed from Android market.
It is a wonderful feature for a new user who wants a quick access to newly installed apps, but the same option can be very annoying for a user who is pretty comfortable with the functioning of the Android smartphones and tablets.
It might also make a jumbled up screen if you have downloaded too many apps and at times it can be also very difficult to find the desired apps in the list of all these shortcuts.
Perform the following steps to get rid of this problem:
Step1: Launch the Android market from your Android smartphone or tablet. One you see the Android market, select the “My apps” option from the top right side of the screen.
Step2: This will show you the list of all the apps which you have installed on your Tablet so far. From the same screen, select “Settings” options from top right corner of the screen.
Step3: Once you click on “Settings” button, it will drop down two options “Notify me about app update” and “Add shortcuts for new app” with the checkboxes in front. Make sure to uncheck the checkbox in front of “Add shortcuts for new app”.
This will disable the functionality of adding shortcuts for all the installed apps on you tablet.Using such simple steps can enhance the user experience and it also allows users to control the behaviors of their smartphone of tablet. It is not necessary that all the default settings are useful for all the users and that is why Android makers provide such options to customize the default settings.