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Android 3.2 Update for XOOM Will Finally Add SD Card Support to U.S. XOOMs

Yep, the Motorola XOOM Android 3.2 update that we just showed you the first pictures of, will indeed enable SD card support.  It’s about damn time, right?  Apologies for the blurry picture, but you can clearly see that there is new option under phone storage for “SD Card.”

Early word would suggest that this is only rolling out to WiFi XOOMs and not the Verizon 3G version, but we’re still waiting for confirmation on that.  We should point out that it wouldn’t surprise us to see the WiFi version receive it first, since the Euro versions all had SD support after the 3.1 update.

Definitely developing…

Cheers again Michael M.!

  • Vicdisney

    Hello, Xoom Folks. I updated my “WIFI only” Motorola Xoom to 3.2 and am using a Micro SD card
    (32GB) in the “now” functioning slot. Moreover,  I tested file
    transferring via a SD card adapter, USB cable and WIFI (using a Cisco
    Wireless Router) and the performance is off the charts. Honeycomb recognizes the Micro SD disk with no issues. 
    As part of my data flow test, I transferred a 1080p HD movie (MP4) and
    several hundred songs (MP3) onto the mounted disk. All media plays
    perfectly.  When Motorola says it’s coming, once they build it, it will come!  Note to file: The Class 6, 32GB Kingston Micro SD disk is from Taiwan.

  • Jngresens

    I have a Xoom with 3G/4G capability, but I don’t have a contract for their use. Does this categorize me as having a wi-fi only Xoom?

  • Kimshumake

    Just got the update. Now what……..

    • TJRB

      I got the update to, but see no option to mount an SD card … you?

  • TJRB

    I received the 3.2 update and can confirm that there is NO MicroSD support!

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  • Anonymous

    Here is a better screen shot of the settings page no blurry images here http://twitpic.com/5p821d

  • Anonymous

    I am very excited about this.

  • Anonymous

    I am getting a transformer delivered via UPS this afternoon. First thing I am gonna do is install my 32gig card.

    Seems silly that the MOTO “flagship” device is just now receiving support for this.

  • Anonymous

    I posted the Update.zip file on my website http://www.littleneutrino.com/update.zip

    tried to send a message on the contact page but no one responded so here is my link

    • http://twitter.com/DooleyNoted Jonathan S Nowak

       Which device is this for, 3G or WiFi?

      • Anonymous

        It works on both.

  • Peter Lambardi

    I’m just curious about something with this. If the Xoom has recieved an update for SD card support then that would obviously mean the Xoom has had an SD card slot since it was built and released. so why didn’t they just release SD card support the day of release instead of having a useless slot on the device?

  • Anonymous

    Okay, NOW I care about 3.2

  • Anonymous

    we (xoom owners) will get android 3.2 soon, that’s the only thing which counts …

  • Bucho2k

    Michael M. needs a new camera. Amateur photos are funny, and blurry.

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      It’s called Macro mode, use it.

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com/ Max

    samsung galaxy tab 10.1 woof woof

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    Who buys something with two MAJOR features that do not work?

    Here is your new car sir. 1) the Radio and the A/C do not work yet. Sometime in the future we will figure out how to make them work, but pay in full now please.

    • Tom Cullen

      Early adopters with money to burn.

      I bought 2…

      • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

        Good for you. Still a moronic idea from both the manufacturer and the customer.

        • Mario Lo

          It was the only Honeycomb tablet at the time.  When the next HC tablet came out, we got the Flash update.  Now that the market is full of HC tabs, we get the Google implemented SD update.

          Took a while? Yes.  But not having any manufacturer skin added on top of HC >*….anyday.

        • storm35x

          No the moronic idea would be naming your kid Rocko, LOL!!

          • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

            Or Storm35x Moron. Musta been sniffin gas when you squirted out.

        • Tom Cullen

          If the customer buys it an is happy then i really don’t see how its a moronic idea. the android platofrm is a work in progress, and as i said when you’re an early adopter you acknowledge that there are kinks/features to be worked on. i got the wifi only so the 4g not coming standard was moot fort me, and it had plenty of internal storage to hold off on using an sdcard for a little while. 

          this customer is not a moron, he knows exactly what he got for his money and he’s been very happy with the product. 

          thanks for your sophomoric opinion though!

    • Peter Lambardi

      The same people that would pay $4000 for the best laptop in the country without a working keyboard.

    • http://twitter.com/the_om3ga_man Omega Man

      Anyone who bought a WP7 phone. 

  • Anonymous

    I think I was one of the last people to get the 3.1 update so I won’t be holding my breath on this one. One daily update check should suffice. Glad they added that option in with the last update, the date changing trick was a pain.

  • Anonymous

    I think I was one of the last people to get the 3.1 update so I won’t be holding my breath on this one. One daily update check should suffice. Glad they added that option in with the last update, the date changing trick was a pain.

  • Anonymous

    Man, so glad Ford finally sent me the key to my trunk…

  • Bucho2k

    What’s up reflection?

  • http://profiles.google.com/sayersj629 Joshua Sayers

    I’ve checked about six times since the original post and still no love for my wifi xoom. I’ll keep checking throughout the day.

  • o1dmon

    Does anyone here have a google plus account with invites left. I’d love an invite!!!
    nwolfe.ohio@gmail (dot) com

  • rob

    Any word on weather this is going to work on rooted wifi xoom? I finally got mine stable after the first rom messed up everything….

    • http://twitter.com/mhausig Matt Hausig

      I think the 3.1 update was an issue for rooted Xooms so this one may be as well. The best chance to avoid bricking your Xoom is to see what solution XDA comes up with and use that.

    • http://twitter.com/mhausig Matt Hausig

      I think the 3.1 update was an issue for rooted Xooms so this one may be as well. The best chance to avoid bricking your Xoom is to see what solution XDA comes up with and use that.

  • Anonymous

    Nice!  Now Asus and Acer owners will know what real storage card support looks like.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ryan57ford Ryan Chapman

    Finally!

  • Mrhug3

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    I got the update and I got a 3g xoom 

    • Booboolala2000

      sad to say 3g isn’t it? to me it’s the one thing holding this tablet back. VZW’s 3g speeds are horrendous right now. Can’t wait for LTE radios, it’ll fly.

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    what SD card do you recommend for the Xoom?

    might have to fork over more $$

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    yeah we all knew this was coming with this update… sweet now everyone can stop complaining holy jesus….

  • Mr.Joe

    and it only took it like 6 months?

  • Sk4t3rg0d

    Hows this going to affect my rooted overclocked xoom?

    • Anonymous

      It’ll likely not work.  But thats the benefit to messing about with your tablet’s security – everything is a pain in the ass from that point on.

  • http://chrislord.net/ Cwiiis

    A correction for this article, the European update hasn’t rolled out yet (China and Japan got the update, Australia started but has been paused due to issues – Nowhere in Europe has received the update).

    I’m totally disgusted by the terrible customer service from Motorola, we haven’t received any updates and there are several irritating issues, where as their American customers have been the first to receive both 3.1 and 3.2!

    • DroidzFX

      AMerica F*ck Yeah!!!

  • Anonymous

    Who cares? Plenty of space on my Xoom as it is, thanks to cloud storage.

    • Anonymous

      Never thought I’d see one of our own make apologies for bad design decisions… I thought that was the provenance of iFans…

  • Anonymous

    Is the wifi version a GED too?  If not, could this just be the same hack that moto used to get the SD card working on the non-US Xooms?

    Will us Verizon Xoom owners still be shafted?

  • Gfacekilla

    Why in the world would Verizon/Motorola not release it for the Xoom 3G? Is it because for the 3G you have to upgrade and get the 4G also? Let’s hope not!!

  • Chuck Phillips

    Still waiting to see it with my own eyes before rushing out to Amazon to buy an SD card. Regular SD, not micro, correct?

    • Anonymous

      No.  Its a micro.  If you actually had a Xoom you’d know this.

      • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubby Salhi

        Lol, that’s what I was thinking.  Sounds like he might need to rush out to Amazon and purchase a Xoom before purchasing that card :P

        • Chuck Phillips

          I actualy have a Xoom smartass. I havent rooted it and installed the Tiamat kernel, and since I dont have SD card support stock, I havent felt the need to go out and purchase an SD card. The smugness and smartassery around here is beginning to remind me of those turtle neck wearing other guys.

          • Carlito Pr787

            So where’s the amazon store at since u rushing out to it…..???? XD

          • Smug Alert

            we smell our own farts too.

          • Mg24k

            Smug alert that was hilarious! You people are relentless.

          • http://twitter.com/the_om3ga_man Omega Man

            You were expecting a Nobel Prize winning group in here?… Pshaw!  

    • Anonymous

      Micro.

      • http://profiles.google.com/borochocho Cesar Lopez

        Hey Kellex, are you going to help the droid community find a great deal on 32gb micro sd cards?

        • Mr.Joe

          amazon.com or newegg.com

        • http://twitter.com/the_om3ga_man Omega Man

          That would be an Awesome article, to find the best SD Cards products for the various Android devices.

    • DroidzFX

      Floppy dude or possibly laser disc

      • Anonymous

        lol

  • Dane Butters

    Now let’s get those 4G radios…  it’s only been 5 months since launch.

    • http://twitter.com/the_om3ga_man Omega Man

      Seriously!  Where the Hell is THIS feature Motorola?  

  • Anonymous

    About damn time.