Verizon's Motorola XOOM is making the jump to Android 4.0 ICS starting on June 4

Verizon's Motorola XOOM is making the jump to Android 4.0 ICS starting on June 4
Having the distinction of being the original Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola XOOM for Verizon was also the first to be mentioned to offer 4G LTE connectivity. Initially, it proved to be a very good attraction to consumers, but as we’ve seen, it has been placed on the wayside as other tablets like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer seemingly captivated more people.

Before, it was believed that the Motorola XOOM would spend it last days agonizing in pain being stuck with Honeycomb, but that’s not the case any longer. Call it a miracle or whatever, but the original Honeycomb tablet is making the jump to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – and ever better, the wait will be a short one!

Verizon announced the wonderful news today, as they give us the concrete date of Monday, June 4th as being the day ICS will become available to the tablet. In addition to all the cool features that we find with the most up-to-date version of Android, Verizon’s beauty will also see additional functionality with the update – such as a speech-to-text technology and the option to dismiss notifications individually. Not ending there, it’ll also include a built-in photo editor app that’ll provide owners with some on the go editing functions.

So who’s excited by this unexpected news? Well, if you’re in possession of a Motorola XOOM tablet for Big Red, we’re certain you’re already itching to get this one. Thankfully, the wait at this point is merely a few days, so it won't be that bad at all.

source: Verizon via Mobileburn

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1. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Well dip me in sour cream and call me a taco, I never thought I'd see ICS on a XOOM!

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

really? you never thought you'd see ICS on a Google Experience Device? :P

6. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Not from an (semi)older device using service from Verizon, they're not yet proven to be gratuitous enough with updates. Plus, I think you missed my subtle ribbing of a well known site naysayer of all things Google... perhaps too subtle.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I didn't miss it. ;)

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, because Verizon is such a big, bad bully and won't let Google update their version of a product that's been running ICS for months. xD hm, must have. :P

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Only seven months later. Such a quick and timely update.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011


5. Droid4Life unregistered

FE? As in foto editor? By the way, I can spell photo.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if you can spell photo then you must have known from the start that was a dumb guess. it's for Family Edition, the XOOM: Family Edition.

4. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well pluck up all my feathers and call me a duster.... I never thought I will see a Xoom owner

7. petermania

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I love my xoom....underrated tablet if u ask me

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Aaand here is a perfect example of carrier interference in Android updates. The wifi only XOOM got ICS in December. The exact same tablet, albeit with an extra radio, gets the same update seven months later.

15. mynameisfyl

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

EXACTLY...I was wondering what all the hubub was about as I've had ICS on it for ages.

12. Harold1066

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

Very nice, now we just need to see ICS on more devices. I love CM9 Alpha on my Touchpad.

13. ankrul2004

Posts: 16; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

My Xoom is the 3G/4G model but is currently being used as a WiFi device only since it is NOT connected with Big Red data plan. Will I still get the update?

14. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

You should be able to. I would imagine it will be OTA and if you're on WiFi or Big Red's service, it shouldn't make a difference.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

A little late to the party Motorola.

18. Gcombs

Posts: 136; Member since: Aug 22, 2011

Just hurry up my Razr is waiting for ICS...

19. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

This isn't much of a surprise this tablet has been the worse purchase I've ever made and dealing with Moto I now understand why. Broken promises from day one when this was launched and then it was just a half baked product. The Xoom is old news and history there are much better tablets out there today and for half the cost to boot.

20. Skidro13

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

i acctually really love my xoom. my mistake was buying a verizon device and expecting fast updates

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