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Motorola's XOOM "project" turns out to be the Android ICS update indeed, rolling now to select owners

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When Motorola began sending emails to select owners of the XOOM tablet, that it is about to start a special project soon, and continue over the weekend, we hoped it is the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

It turned out indeed the case, but with a few caveats - only those with Google Experience Wi-Fi or 4G LTE  XOOMs, which are members of the official Motorola forums and Feedback Network need apply. Oh, and you need to live in the US, too.

Here is the initial statement Moto sent out:


Thanks for your patience as we've waited for this project to begin. Because we are dealing with a Google Experience Device (GED) we have less insight to timing than we would usually have.
 
However, I'm happy to announce that we will start the update this evening. Because it was delayed a few days, we will also have additional time to test; we will let it run through the weekend.

Motorola's XOOM "project" turns out to be the Android ICS update indeed, rolling now to select owners

The Motorola XOOM has already been equipped with fairly stable ICS builds via the ROM modding community, so owners are not exactly waiting with baited breath for this "project" to bless all XOOMs, but it's nice to have official options.

via AndroidCentral

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posted on 13 Jan 2012, 06:36

1. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Why so much secrets for an ICS beta? Damn that was a bit dumb

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 18:12 1

8. cheetah2k (Posts: 773; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


Dumb indeed. I mean WTF Motorola?? Just release it world wide already.. Motorola would have to be the biggest Douche of a company on this planet..

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 06:40

2. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Agreed but that means that my device will be getting that lovely update quite soon.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 07:22

3. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)


Motorola XOOM was an epic fail from the start. It was actually a decent device but it was way over priced and under hyped/marketed. It Moto puts out the XOOM 2 I can garentee it will be another flop

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 11:35 3

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6845; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I agree with the under marketing. I still think the overpricing argument is bulls**t. For what it offered the XOOM was priced only slightly above the iPad, and then the wifi XOOM was exactly the same price as the nearest equivalent iPad. Was it competitively priced? No. Was it overpriced? No.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 14:27

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


it was overpriced .. it had more specs than the ipad2.. but Apple has build brand recognition as oppose Motorola 1st tablet... and since it has been proven that specs mean nothing to the general public.. having a competetive pricing would have help... marketing 101... Sniggly...

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 19:32 2

10. Sniggly (Posts: 6845; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


So...basically, you agreed exactly with what I said, and yet you still somehow managed to be condescending and claim I was wrong.

Way to go, Gallito! You get a gold star!

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 07:34

4. maximumpayne (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


Anyone know will Defy/+ get ICS update ?

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 12:27

6. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


According to Moto so far Xoom and Family Edition, Bionic, Razr are getting ICS. The more to come.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 18:13

9. cheetah2k (Posts: 773; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)


But when?? probably in 6-12 months time. Motorola needs to pull their thumbs out of their a$$es

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 19:33

11. Sniggly (Posts: 6845; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Not sure if the Defy+ has the specs for ICS. And the Xoom is getting ICS only 2 months after its release. That's pretty goddamned speedy work, dude. Aren't you the guy who keeps claiming that the Atrix only got Gingerbread 11 months after the phone was released?

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 23:06

12. imkyle (Posts: 982; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Do you think the xyboard is getting it soon or just the com for now?

posted on 14 Jan 2012, 00:00 1

13. Sniggly (Posts: 6845; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'm not sure. I'll bet it'll get it in the next few months, but Motorola is probably trying to get XOOM users taken care of first due to the LTE update debacle with it earlier last year.

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