Hello Moto! Android 4.0 ICS update is being pushed out to the US Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi
You heard that right people! The software update for Ice Cream Sandwich is apparently being rolled out to XOOM Wi-Fi units as we speak, bringing some much needed life to this pioneer in the Android landscape. Even though the XOOM never rocketed to stardom, at least there is comfort knowing that there is still a lot of love for the tablet.
Although owners of the Wi-Fi only XOOM in the US began reporting the good news about the over-the-air update, it’s not known at this moment whether international versions, or the 4G LTE enabled one offered by Verizon, are getting in with all the fun. Regardless of that, you know that it’s going to only be a matter of time before they see it in some form or another.
Considering that there are still very few Ice Cream Sandwich powered devices readily available for purchase, it’s undoubtedly nice to see this year old model getting its fair share of the pie. Sure it’s no longer deemed as a pencil pusher when you pit it against some of the quad-core tablets that are on the horizon, but hey, it’s just sweet knowing that this tablet is getting the upgrade faster than others.
source: xda-developers via BGR
1. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 612; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
This is good news, moto is working from the lowest common denominator. If it works on the Xoom then all their devices with Xoom specs and higher easily fall into ICS territory. That was a quick turn around for motorola in getting ICS out on their devices. Next up Razr and the rest of the funky bunch of Moto phones.
2. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5170; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Wish I have gotten the XOOM. I hope they update our Motorola phones next.
3. theBankRobber (Posts: 631; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)
Motorola is asking for sign ups for the Photon 4g looking for beta testers again. I signed up over at the Motorola forums. Even tho most of the time its improvements for the phone, I strongly believe its a ICS beta test. Its getting to close for ICS updates to start going main stream from manufactures and carriers. Signed up and if any news I will update. If you have a Motorola device you can sign up using any of their devices. It will keep you in the testing system until they start pushing of betas.
4. deacz (Posts: 142; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)
Hello euro's!, oh wait... nm
only 5 more days untill i can get my prime and give away my pos xoom.
5. imkyle (Posts: 911; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
Xoom never had issues with WiFi and GPS issues. May be heavy and the screen is just okey, but the device as a whole rocks. And rocking Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich.