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Confirmed from Verizon: XOOM Update to Android 3.1 Will Begin Rolling Out Today

The next version of Honeycomb (Android 3.1) was announced at I/O and was supposed to start rolling out to Verizon Motorola XOOM devices immediately.  We had yet to hear of anyone  who had received the update and started to question whether or not today was actually the day.  Well, our friends at Verizon just reached out to inform that today is indeed the day that XOOMs will start to see the update.

As we see with all updates though, it’s likely that it will roll out to just a few thousand today and then hit th rest of the devices that are eligible over a week’s time.  Oh, and let’s not forget that our developer friends will likely find the Google URL before long.  Hang in there!

Update:  Verizon has updated the XOOM support page again.  Here we go! (Cheers CG!)

Cheers ___!

  • David Stanforth

    my xoom got the update… nobody has mentioned that you can use the tablet as a hotspot now… but the movie app is awesome!

  • Rico

    Saturday, 2AM EST May 14, 2011 I am testing out a WiFii Xoom and I was prompted for the 3.1 update. No issues. It started with a reboot. Then the installation ran. Back to a home screen in 3 minutes.

  • Anonymous

    alturl.com/5qmha

  • Anonymous

    goo.gl/trxgK

  • Radrumm290

    i am a xoom user, i have the update, it works well adds somethings, and fully unlocks google apps, suchs as voice.

  • Anonymous

    alturl.com/5qmha

  • http://www.facebook.com/element.eight Eric Cloutier

    super damn duper…

    where’s my god damn gingerbread ota for my droid-x?!?

  • Anonymous

    Keep in mind Verizon Xooms can (and will force you to eventually) push out updates to and get quicker feedback. WiFi may be ready or about to be but they have to choose to download. So if they had to choose one model or the other I can see why a carrier model with forced OTA would be seen as “better” optionf or Google to address first.

  • Anonymous

    Keep in mind Verizon Xooms can (and will force you to eventually) push out updates to and get quicker feedback. WiFi may be ready or about to be but they have to choose to download. So if they had to choose one model or the other I can see why a carrier model with forced OTA would be seen as “better” optionf or Google to address first.

  • http://twitter.com/ghctim mitch g

    It is really BS that Verizon is pushing 10.1 to the Xoom already when other devices like the D2, D2G and DX haven’t even gotten GB. Everyone needs to call Verizon and do a “voice of the customer” complaint

  • http://twitter.com/ghctim mitch g

    It is really BS that Verizon is pushing 10.1 to the Xoom already when other devices like the D2, D2G and DX haven’t even gotten GB. Everyone needs to call Verizon and do a “voice of the customer” complaint

    • http://twitter.com/UndergroundWire Andrew G.

      Umm, what language are you speaking? 10.1?

      Tablets have 3.0.1 or greater (Honeycomb)

      Most phones have 2.2.X (Froyo
      )

      Newer phones should be getting 2.3.X (Gingerbread). Some older phones and most recently released phones will get that as an update.

      And Adobe Flash is on 10.2. <– I threw this one in because you are all over the road and I don't know what you mean.

      • David Stanforth

        10.1″ display….. maybe we should all call this guy..lol

    • 2kawasaki22

      So add gb yourself and stop bitching. I have droid x with 2.3.3 and netflix! Wake up and do yourself.

  • Anonymous

    DON’T FLASH YET if you want to stay unlocked. There is reportedly a bootloader in this update!

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1072914

    It could still be unlockable. If someone has gotten the update, try the unlock method and see if it still works so we can confirm if this is really intended to lock us down or not.

  • Anonymous

    DON’T FLASH YET if you want to stay unlocked. There is reportedly a bootloader in this update!

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1072914

    It could still be unlockable. If someone has gotten the update, try the unlock method and see if it still works so we can confirm if this is really intended to lock us down or not.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      That would be crap if they snuck in a locked bootloader in the update. FU Motorola and Verizon.

      • Anonymous

        It’s still unconfirmed, so the FU’s aren’t in order yet. It could just be a simple update and nothing more. Still, I’d hold off on the OTA until we find out more.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      That would be crap if they snuck in a locked bootloader in the update. FU Motorola and Verizon.

    • Anonymous

      I doubt the update will lock and encrypt it. It may update it, but not lock it down. They already stated they were allowing unlocked bootloader on the Xoom, not like it got hacked, so this would not make any sense.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

        It would with how Verizon feels about unlocked devices. Plus we all know that’s what Motorola originally wanted too. But it may end up being nothing to worry about. Wait and see approach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Still sad that this update doesn’t include SD card support. I am rooted and have it already but can’t believe they still don’t have it enabled officially.

  • Anonymous

    I love how Verizon confirms this before Motorola does. They really need to get on the ball with their PR over at Moto!

  • Cruff

    That is good and great….but what about the WiFi only version?

  • Anonymous

    I want to jump with joy, but my feet are firmly planted until my “About tablet” displays “Android version 3.1.” Color me cautiously optimistic. :P

    • Anonymous

      /system/build.prop

  • ghoticov

    I’m ready!

  • Anonymous

    What about wi-fi only model of the Xoom?

  • viewthis66

    nice! looking forward to the enhancements.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    WiFi only PLEASE!

  • Anonymous

    Nice! Hopefully the Droid X Gingerbread update comes true this thursday too!

    • Luckyr1981

      Along with the TB update!! or is that asking to much from Verizon?

  • Luckyr1981

    First

    • Anonymous

      Seriously. 1981. That means you’re 30-31 years old. Act like it.

      • Anonymous

        29-30, actually. Point stands, though.

    • Parkerquiver

      It doesn’t say Verizon…?