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Ice Cream Sandwich Coming To Motorola XOOM, No Time Frame Though

The forums manager over at Motorola has delivered some juicy info that goes along with some speculation we have touched on before. We have thought that it would be an automatic certainty that the XOOM would be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich since the XOOM is known as a developer device.

More confirmation has just come through as Matt from Motorola has stated:

I don’t know anything about if it will be first or not – have no insight into how other manufacturers do updates – but XOOM will get ICS. I just don’t have any timing to share.

Well that’s enough for us. Will XOOM be the first to receive ICS? No idea. But now we at least know it will officially receive ICS. Happy about the official word?

Via: Motorola Owners’ Forum

Cheers Gman!

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  • Nerdydesi

    Will it take as long as the LTE update? Lol. 

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully, this will fix the awful keyboard lag I have on my xoom!

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

    does include the wifi version or just carrier version? anybody think of that? although it would be dumb if they dont give it to both, but i dont want to get to excited.

  • Booboolala2000

    was at best buy today and saw the family addition. I have the LTE version but thought it would be perfect for my mother. should make up for giving her the Tbolt. That Tbolt will never see ICS. Wonder if the family edition will too? 

  • Anonymous

    It would be awesome to have this on my Xoom now. kthxbye

  • jbonics

    If you own a xoom it makes your IQ go up automatically, if you have a transformer, IQ stays the same but your much happier knowing you don’t have a xoom. On that note, from the quote it sounds like he knows asus is coming hard these days. Wahaaah. Personally I think xoom will be first, but…. I just want that facial recognition.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mariafe.c.oneill Maria Fe Camaya O’Neill

    Well it will be cool to get ICS (still on 3.1)on my Xoom. I won’t hold my breath though, it takes forever to get  updates here in Canada. I can’t understand why it takes so much longer than the US, it’s supposed to be a Google Experence Device(GED) and like a Nexus it should get updates first everywhere !!  I love the Xoom, it’s a great device with an excellent build but for this reason i’m not sure that i would go with a Motorola product again.

  • MeDroid

    The software updates come from Motorola and not Google? The Xoom isn’t like the Nexus phones?

  • Shamrich

    Hopefully this fixes the terrible browser. Which is really my only complaint with my Zoom.

  • Isaac Saucedo

    Of course there is no time frame. C’mon, it’s Android.

  • Isaac Saucedo

    Of course there is no time frame. C’mon, it’s Android.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Royer/100000358962998 Travis Royer

    In a way I’m excited, but more on edge to find out if/when ICS gets to Xoom, if it will be bastardized with a tablet version of Blur.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      No it won’t why woukd they start customizing now makes no sense

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Travis-Royer/100000358962998 Travis Royer

        Samsung did with the Galaxy tab; all I’m saying is, you never know.

        • http://www.facebook.com/mariafe.c.oneill Maria Fe Camaya O’Neill

          They can’t do that to the Xoom. It was sold as a GED and for them to try and change it now would raise bloody hell. The Xoom 2? well thats another story.

  • http://www.oddpattern.com OddPattern

    So right now the only tablets confirmed for the update are the Xoom and both the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and Transformer Prime…

  • Anonymous

    Ice Cream Sandwich come to momma!

  • Keith Sumner

    Droid Life is dead

  • Kianjudah

    Happy about it? Yes I am! I freakin’ love my Xoom and ICS will make it that much better!!!

  • Anonymous

    Awesome.  Can’t wait to make my Xoom even sweeter.  Honeycomb is nice, but even I have to admit that it has a ways to go compared to the i*ad in terms of stability, smoothness, etc.  I’m guessing that ICS will make a big difference.

    • Lakerzz

      ^This…

  • Tom Yarrish

    If they do it like the 4G roll out we won’t have it until Android 5.0 is out…

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Too bad 4g was a hardware and software issue as this is software and updates to the xoom have come frequently

      • Tom Yarrish

        True but a 3.1->3.1.2 release cycle is easier to manage than a 3.x to 4.x cycle.  And since Google said they basically rewrote 4.x from the ground up, we’ll be waiting…..

  • Guest

    FIRST

    • Anonymous

      That is quite an accomplishment, you should be very proud.

  • Jason Purp

    Tim, you’re the man. Kbye.