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

Motorola's XOOM
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:



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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13 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 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..

2. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

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

3. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 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

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

7. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 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...

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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!

4. maximumpayne

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Anyone know will Defy/+ get ICS update ?

6. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2288; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

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

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

12. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

13. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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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