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WiFi Motorola XOOM to Receive Android 3.1 in “Next Several Weeks”

The rollout of Android 3.1 for the Verizon Motorola XOOM is already underway (download), but many of the WiFi-only XOOM owners in the building were wondering when they would see some love.  According to Moto, it should be ready in the “next several weeks” which as I’m sure you are aware, is not all that specific.  But hey, at least they addressed it immediately, right?

Press note about the 3.1 update.  

Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) Software Update, Coming First to Motorola XOOM™, Delivers Support for Android Market Movie Rentals and Numerous Other Enhancements

Over-the-air software update rolling out this week to Motorola XOOM tablets on Verizon Wireless

Motorola XOOM users on the Verizon Wireless network will soon be able to rent movies, use a Bluetooth® headset during video chats, resize their widgets and more with an over-the-airsoftware update for Android™ 3.1 (Honeycomb) that makes the Motorola XOOM experience even more powerful than before. The software update, coming first to Motorola XOOM and rolling out this week, delivers a wide range of new features and expanded functionality, including:

  • Support for the new Android Market movie rentals service with thousands of titles available for immediate viewing on the Motorola XOOM’s high-resolution display or on a larger screen via HDMI
  • Full support for the final release of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2, delivering significant performance enhancements when viewing rich Flash content on the web
  • Resizable widgets to enable further customization of home screens
  • Support for USB-connected peripherals and accessories, such as keyboards, mice, game controllers and digital cameras
  • Expanded Bluetooth features to support Bluetooth headsets in Google Talk™ video chats and Bluetooth mouse support in addition to additional shortcut keys with the Bluetooth keyboard
  • Picture Transfer Protocol Feature support to enable easier transfer of photo files to your PC without the need for drivers

Motorola XOOM with Wi-Fi tablets and other variants of Motorola XOOM will receive the update within the next several weeks. If users have questions or need support, they can visitwww.motorola.com/myxoom or www.motorola.com/support, or get help from other owners on our online community at https://supportforums.motorola.com.

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Specific functionality and features with each software version of Android may vary. Contact your service provider for details.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Android, Google, Google Talk, and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc. Adobe and Adobe Flash are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Anonymous

    goo.gl/trxgK

    Time it takes for the folks at XDA to update my WiFi Xoom: Less than 24 hours after release.

  • Anonymous

    goo.gl/trxgK

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1573723995 Andrew Livelsberger

    Turned on my WiFI XOOM this morning adn the update is installing right now…..

  • Anonymous

    alturl.com/5qmha

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    alturl.com/5qmha

  • http://www.brandongoodman.com/ Brandon Goodman

    I just got mine OTA by just setting my date forward 1 day and rebooting. When it started back up, it had already halfway downloaded the file. So now here I am looking at my 3.1 update and wondering what I was excited for? Still no SD card and none of the shortcomings in the Market app have been addressed (like app rating and full sized screen shots) (WiFi Only Xoom)

  • Dabruise

    Wifi only xoom here . Got update in two days……..bunch of impatient cry babies.

  • Dapenguinsteve

    Just got the update on my wifi Zoom.

  • Anonymous

    alturl.com/5qmha

  • Anonymous

    goo.gl/trxgK

  • Anonymous

    I’m bringing mine back. I purchased it to be able to use the SD slot and who knows when the hell that will be. Wouldn’t you think that would have been the first thing they fixed with an update? Hmm. Will that ever happen?

  • Anonymous

    I Have the WIFI only xoom and received the update last night…….

  • Noble Four

    Time it takes for Motorola to update my WiFi Xoom: Within several weeks.

    Time it takes for the folks at XDA to update my WiFi Xoom: Less than 24 hours after release.

    Kind of sad.

  • Anonymous

    It’s all about the benjamins baby.

  • Larry

    There is nothing in 3.1 that supersedes my 1.5ghz o/c and sdcard use. I’ll wait.

  • http://twitter.com/Tiyjuan John Forrest

    I just don’t understand how a device (Wifi-only) would be more complicated to release that a device (3G) with more features. Something tells me that this is a money situation more than a code release situation. Like I bet Motorola made a deal with Verizon, that they would get first release stuff and x amount of time would have to pass before releasing it to other users. I bet they do stuff like this just to get people to buy Cellphone provider versions over Wifi-only. What a shame.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I totally wish a vendor would be brave enough to introduce their wi-fi version FIRST, and then make it available to the phone companies. I can’t help but think they’d sell a lot more devices that way.

      • Anonymous

        They have, it’s called the Asus Transformer and Acer Iconia A500.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. I totally wish a vendor would be brave enough to introduce their wi-fi version FIRST, and then make it available to the phone companies. I can’t help but think they’d sell a lot more devices that way.

    • http://twitter.com/lennyd43 Why So Serious?

      “Like I bet Motorola made a deal with Verizon, that they would get first release stuff and x amount of time would have to pass before releasing it to other users”

      Bingo. Like Netflix/Redbox for example.

  • Dchi436

    I have a wifi only xoom and recieved the update yesterday afternoon

  • Dchi436

    I have a wifi only xoom and recieved the update yesterday afternoon

    • Anonymous

      me too

    • Anonymous

      I have the 3G/4G version without the 3G/4G service and still haven’t received it. Did you guys do anything special?

  • Anonymous

    alturl.com/5qmha

  • John Galt

    Can anyone explain why a vanilla Honeycomb tablet like the wifi xoom will take so long to roll out an update that they are already able to provide to Verizon? I have not seen one explanation. I am tempted to take advantage of the 2 month return policy at COSTCO and return my wifi Xoom and wait for the Samsung Tablet. I love my Xoom, but i am really frustrated by inexcusable delays like this without any explanation by the company.

    • Surfkru

      I thought Costco had a 90 day return policy. If I return at 60 days that’s 2 weeks w/o a tablet.

      • John Galt

        You may be right on the 90 day policy. Honestly im so frustrated with the 3.1 non upgrade and SD card not working that i would be fine with 2 weeks or more without a tablet if it means getting away from Motorola.

        • JT

          Yeah, like samsung is any better…

          • http://twitter.com/daveloft Dave Loft

            In Canada Samsung has the best track record for upgrading devices with 6 of 9 devices getting an upgrade. Motorola has 12 devices in Canada and have upgraded none of them.

        • Dave

          Costco IS 90 days. I returned my Galaxy Tab I bought in December to get the Wifi Xoom a couple of days later. Got the Honeycomb update, but no movie renting in the Market. Sounds like it’s a Verizon Xoom feature only!

    • http://twitter.com/lennyd43 Why So Serious?

      Motorola probably made a deal with Verizon. Can’t release it for XX amount of time. Just like movie studio deal with Netflix/Redbox except Motorola probably get paid $$$.

  • Anonymous

    If you’re rooted you can have it now.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1073884

  • Anonymous

    I was reading on the moto forms last night and it seems that there some wifi only users out there who have already received the update… but the moderator continued to warn people who had received the update to keep quit so who knows what we are getting!

  • Geckos

    At the rate for 3G access this mostly Supports WiFi only customers. It’s all nice but not in a hurry for this update…It’ll be nice but Movies on 3G will be extreamly Expensive. But thats why there is a WiFi Opton…:)

  • Anonymous

    how bout those of us with the 3G Xoom that aren’t using a Verizon data plan? Any of you guys get 3.1 yet?

    • Anonymous

      According to what I read on Motorola’s forum, you will still get the update (just via Wi-Fi rather than 3G). And you won’t have to wait like us Wi-FI-only folks will.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jasonuehling Silver Hawk

      Nope, still waiting.

    • Fleezus

      I was wondering the same thing. I have the file but not sure if it works like the previous update or I have to do something special. Or just be patient and wait for the OTA…

  • Hamholla

    Thanks moto but usually I like to be wined and dined before I get F#$%>D

  • Anonymous

    Inexcusable