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Official Details of the 4G LTE Upgrade Process for the Motorola XOOM

For those of you heading into a Best Buy or Verizon store early tomorrow morning to pick up a Motorola XOOM, you are probably wondering how the upgrade process to 4G LTE will work and we have you covered.  As expected, the upgrade will be free to everyone and will be available approximately 90 days after launch, so we’re looking at May before this thing will be cooking up those 4G speeds.  And as we were told by Motorola at CES, you will have to send in your device and will be without it for 6 days while they upgrade the hardware and software.

Full details after the break.  

This info will all be available tomorrow here:  http://www.verizonwireless.com/Xoom4GLTEUpgrade

  • Anonymous

    Wow a lot of negativity in the comment section. I was just browsing and thought I would read up on this. Thanks for sharing.

  • Anonymous

    This apparently apprehensive the action of advance to the will plan and it expected, the amend will be chargeless for anybody and will be accessible approximately.

  • Anonymous

    I personally doubt this will hold true…I think Verizon will have the ability to allow it’s customers to upgrade the “fill in” plastic 4G LTE sim with an actual one. It’s an easy upgrade and not necessary for them to have it. You can go in and assign the card with an account… IMO

  • http://twitter.com/AlexReynolds Alex Reynolds

    A Google tablet costs more than an iPad, requires an expensive two-year contract, doesn’t support Flash out of the box, and it needs to be sent off to the factory for updates. If this is how Google plans to beat Apple, good luck to them.

  • observant reader

    That’s six BUSINESS days, not six days.

  • Jim

    Didn’t I read somewhere that the only way to charge this thing is to connect directly into a power outlet? I am really having a tough time trying to figure out why anyone would want to buy this thing, excpet for thise that just have to have the latest Android based thingy.

  • http://nigeltufnel.myopenid.com/ Nigel Tufnel

    This sounds like a great feature for the 0.01% of the population who were/are into building their own overclocked, supercooled PC towers.

  • http://nigeltufnel.myopenid.com/ Nigel Tufnel

    This sounds like a great feature for the 0.01% of the population who were/are into building their own overclocked, supercooled PC towers.

  • Anonymous

    And people say Android is just for nerds!

  • Anonymous

    And people say Android is just for nerds!

  • Anonymous

    So motorola should have access to all your files in the upgrade process? Are you kidding, right?

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/tlcastle Tom C

    And this, boys and girls, is why we don’t pre-announce features before production details are finalized.

  • Anonymous

    the world would entirely implode if Apple would #@% like this.

    • nobody

      They did, back in the 90s with the Newton. When they updated their product from Newton OS 1 to OS 2.0 it required new chips and I sent them my MessagePad and it came back to me a few days later via FedEx (well, then it was Federal Express).

  • Anonymous

    Talk about shipping a half-baked product..therefore do not buy if you want 4G LTE, wait until they actually have them in store or available for shipping. If you do not care, go for it if you dare..

  • http://twitter.com/dl_evans dustin evans

    does anyone know if Motorola will check… or care if your device is rooted?

    • Anonymous

      they didn’t even check that their own website works on the device so I’d say “NO”.

  • Anonymous

    Total Failure.

  • http://twitter.com/davester13 D R

    Can you see me now? No, I sent off my Xoom for a vacation.

  • http://twitter.com/davester13 D R

    Can you see me now? No, I sent off my Xoom for a vacation.