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Motorola XOOM WiFi is Already Receiving Android 3.1 (Updated)

We were told yesterday by Motorola that the XOOM WiFi would see the newly released Android 3.1, but not for “several weeks” with the Verizon version set to see it first.  Apparently they should have gone with “several hours” because users this morning are filling up our inbox with proof that their WiFi models are already being prompted for the update.

If you missed any of our coverage at I/O, then you may have missed some of the goodies that will come with version 3.1.  You can read all about it here.  

Oh and if anyone is wondering if this person just updated manually from a forum, here is the prompt they received on their device.  It’s definitely rolling out.

Update:  And Motorola has now made it official.  WiFi XOOM is indeed getting the update.

Cheers @errocha81 and Jim!

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  • Zak123

    I still haven’t got my 3.1 update, XOOM Wi-Fi. 🙁

  • Anonymous

     Jax, Fl, update came in this morning.

  • Dazz1996

    Hey all if you click the the last apps button you can now scroll it up and down to see more apps that are open

  • hope this update has sd card support

    • Seth

      it doesn’t:(

    • Seth

      it doesn’t:(

  • http://moto.ly/ahc31

    Moto just tweeted an informational link about the Wifi Xoom update.. Not spam I promise…

  • Edsanchez10

    this sucks! I have a 3g model from verizon and I’ve been checking everyday! How can we push this update?

  • imfaral

    I got the update to my wifi XOOM last night but any didn’t get the movie application. Anybody else have this issue?

    • Larry

      It’s in market. There’s no a tab next to books for movies.

    • Jason

      I received the update yesterday on my wifi only. Installed, rebooted and still at 3.0.1

      • paul

         same thing just happened to me 🙁 recieved the notice, made a samich, and when I came back it had rebooted so I was all excited, but nothing has changed, still 3.0.1 and no movies tab

    • Anonymous

       Same here.  I’m on 3.1 on my Wi-Fi Xoom and my video app is gone and I can’t see the movies tab in the Android Market.

  • Wait! How do you we know thats a WiFi only XOOM? Doesn’t show the model number or anything to prove its a WiFi only. Could just be a 3G and the guy is trying to mess with you.

    • Anonymous

      If it was 3g you’d see entries in the About Tablet screen for baseband and other 3g only settings.

  • I agree. We paid a higher premium and therefore I feel that we should get our update first.

    • You can *feel* how ever you want but fact of the matter is OTA’s take time. Once its ready for the device, some people will get it first, and others may get it a week later. Your update started rolling out yesterday, and theirs today.

  • Larry

    I used BRD’s update so that I could keep the sdcard. You can find it on
    . It’s a minor update, and the kernal hasn’t been overclocked yet. But if you really care about movies on your xoom i guess it’s worth the hack. To me, it wouldn’t have killed me to wait.

  • Nezz

    Anyone feel like posting the file?

  • Scott

    Still dont have it, 3G, only on wifi.

  • Got mine last night. Quick update too!

  • Mlellis72

    No update here. I have a 3g xoom but I only turn my radio on for updates and hell, its been on since the news came out about 3.1. I always feel like my area is last on getting updates but when the wifi version is getting it now kinda slaps some 3g owners in the face when t it was promised to us first.

  • Cubanito

    I have the 3G Xoom and I got it this morning before going to work. Did not have time to mess with it but I did notice that my movie studio app was removed not cool.

    • Did you check to see if it was in the Market now?

  • What I don’t understand is why in the hell WiFi models are getting this, while my 3G XOOM has yet to receive the update. Now, I’m not one that expects priority just because I shelled out for the 3G version–except that it was promised to us 3G owners day ago.

    • Eric

      Don’t feel to bad I am in the same boat as you are dude.

      • Well, at least I’m not the only one! Misery loves company 😉

        Let’s just hang in there, gents–they can’t neglect us for too much longer without getting some serious backlash.

    • Same here, man. I have even changed the system date and rebooted a few different times and no update. I hate getting shafted on updates.

    • Mctypething

      Do you have to be on 3G to get the update? I have a 3G Verizon XOOM, but almost always have it on WiFI. I’m wondering if that is why I’m not getting the update….

  • Kevoskee

    Kellex, did you get the update via ordering it through room service? Special delivery

  • Anonymous

    My 3G Xoom still hasn’t been updated. I usually have the 3G radio off to conserve my quota. I’ve been turning it on and rebooting it a couple of times a day, but I hope not running 3G 24×7 isn’t hurting me.

    • Anonymous

      same here only use 3g during update season. but i got the 3.0.1 over wifi so its just a waiting game now.

  • Hamholla

    Motorola releasing bad intel … as is tradition.

  • I call total bullshit…not that wifi only Xooms are getting it (I’m happy you guys are getting it so soon), but at the fact that Verizon still hasn’t gotten around to releasing it to my 3G Xoom. Shows what happens when dumb carriers are involved!

  • Anonymous

    Now the complaints will shift to not getting them the first day someone else did, in 3, 2, 1…

  • Anonymous

    Looks like it can’t be pushed.. 🙁

  • Haven’t even got mine, and I have a 3G model with service none the less. Guess I’ll wait…my area always seems to be the last to get Android updates from Verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Yup, got it this morning. So far the most impressive change is that zooming in the browser is like buttah…


  • MFG

    I want mine!

  • sirgat

    Updating mine as I type.

  • Vanilla Android ftw!

  • viewthis66

    nice! can someone post the file so we don’t have to wait? along with instruction on how to apply the update? that would be great! thanks.

  • planetes42

    is there a way to “push” this update?