Motorola XOOM finally getting LTE upgrade... in September

Motorola XOOM finally getting LTE upgrade... in September
The saga may almost be over for Motorola XOOM users waiting to upgrade their tablets to LTE. Originally, word had the upgrade process starting in the summer, and last month there were even e-mails sent out accidentally telling users about the upgrade process starting. And, a couple weeks ago, we saw what appeared to be a XOOM with built-in LTE pass through the FCC, but still no word about the upgrade process. Now, it looks like the process will begin in September. 

Droid Life has come across a leaked Verizon memo which states that starting today XOOM users should receive an e-mail regarding the upgrades, which will begin in September, although no specific date is given. As always, the upgrade process will be free, and will require that users send in their XOOMs for the upgrade. Unfortunately, the memo also doesn't mention if Verizon & Motorola have figured out a way to shorten the reported 6 day turnover required to install the LTE radios. 

We'll let you know if any more info comes through. Sound off in the comments if you got the e-mail about the upgrade!

source: Droid Life

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1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

good fail motorola. This tablet's will have been out for 7 months or so by the time september comes. They originally promised within 2 months.

2. cellularchloe

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 12, 2010

So I'm going to actually have to start CHECKING and READING my Gmail? Aaaarggghhh.

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know better late than never! WEAK!

4. baitandswitch unregistered

The advertising and promotion behind the xoom stated ninety days with Motorola's website specifically stating before the end of Q2. Has there been any litigation started? I would like to join

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

You guys need to relax. Would you rather have them run into issues and then rush the update and half ass it anyway?

8. baitandswitch unregistered

If a vendor , Motorola in this case, promotes sales based on a specific timeframe of events then it should have been a fully baked upgrade. Instead they misrepresented their product with the full support of Verizon, with no appologies.

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Total miss on Motorola's part. This is a good example of why they struggle. They rushed a half baked product to market that was missing a bunch of advertised features.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

And now it has those features. And it's less expensive than the most comparable iPad 2. Not a bad deal, wouldn't you say?

9. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

If you like android at this point the price is reasonable, but I don't think anyone cares about the Xoom anymore. I think it's too late to turn the sales numbers around. Maybe the next generation.

10. Rob unregistered

September is almost over. Anyone want to bet that the upgrade isn't coming? I don't just mean in September, I mean ever.

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