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Motorola XOOM “Project” in the Works, Guesses on What it is?

Motorola has another “project” ready for one of your favorite devices, the XOOM. Members of the Motorola Feedback Network received an email over the weekend that informed them of an upcoming update that they could take part in – no dirty details were revealed. 


Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are preparing a project for owners of the Motorola Xoom on Verizon, and would like to invite you to participate. Click this link to take a short enrollment survey for this project. Please note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to take part.

This is a confidential project under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this project on any public sites.

Thanks — please understand that project start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.
– Matt
Motorola Owners’ ForumsMotorola Feedback Network

Could it be Ice Cream Sandwich, already? The Transformer Prime has Android 4.0 up and running on it already, so there is a chance, albeit a small one. It’s more than likely just a bug fixer as Moto digs into source and prepares the world for the big one.

Cheers D, C and everyone else!

  • Wow… This is great! I can say that this is the first time I visited the site and I found out that this blog is interesting to read. Thanks for this awesome monitor.

  • Jeremy Edwards

    How does one get in on these “special projects”? I have a Xoom 4g and I’m interested in beta testing.

  • Santiago Dolores

    @d615fe716ede70478375b532b3d92922:disqus  they can purchase…. my roomate’s mom makes $67 an hour on the internet. She has been fired from work for 6 months but last month her income was $9019 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this web site http://1tl.gr/uo

  • I love my Xoom. It’s not perfect but i still have a hard time putting it down. Motorolla on the other hand has sucked with updating their device, i’m still on 3.1 and not a word on when we’ll see 3.2 let alone ICS.

    • JSIN

      um my xoom wifi is on 3.2.1 rooted… 

  • Josh

    how do I sign up for this?????

    • Anonymous

      You have to be signed up on the Motorola Support Forums and have your device registered there.

  • Anonymous

    Theyre refunding everybody’s $700 so that they can purchase the vastly superior Transformer Prime

    • Antivanity

      Where do i sign ?

  • Making the Xoom actually good?

    • Mctypething

      What makes it not good?

    • Anonymous

      For real what makes it not good? 

      It has everything DL readers claim is a “MUST HAVE” as in a unlockable bootloader and is a pure stock no Blur at all device…..yet people STILL dog on it. People just dont WANT to like Moto devices even though their reasons are half assed.

      • Brandon Sobotta

        Many of Droid-Lifes readers are nexus fan boys who get but hurt when things dont go their way. I love my Xoom, do not regret buying it for 500 bucks 4 months ago. I knew these quad core tablets would be coming out this holiday season but I just couldn’t wait. Knowing ICS is coming to it will tide me over a year or so more till tablets really take root.

        • Anonymous

          That’s funny, because I still don’t regret paying $800 nine months ago.  It’s still the ONLY tablet on the market with 4G, a microSD slot, HDMI out, and a stock OS.  Hell, you can’t even find another tablet with 3 of the 4.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t regret paying full price on launch day one bit. It’s served me well and was my only connection internet wise for about 4 months.

            I eventually did end up unlocking it and putting a custom ROM on it and I actually wish I didn’t. It’s buggy now and is 3 updates behind the stock Verizon releases.

            That’s the last time I mess with bootloaders and ROM’s. They’re just not worth it.

  • Anonymous

    ICE cream SANDwich :::clap, clap, clapclapclap:::

    Xoom is still the developer device. I’d be surprised if it wasn’t, if the Prime is supposed to get it before year’s end. I’m just surprised because they haven’t done this kind of thing before for the Xoom–the 3.1 and 3.2 updates just came out of nowhere. But maybe just because this is a bigger update.

    • bblader627

      3.1 and 3.2 both had these pre-release soaks

      • Anonymous

        I stand corrected. I must not have had my Xoom listed in my Motorola forum profile.

  • Sp4rxx

    o boy another patch … please excuse my enthusiasm ….

  • Dominick DeVito

    Why does motorola call bug fixes projects?

  • Larry Mao

    Come on Motorola, how about a “Droid X Projedct” to fix all the ish you messed up with the gingerblur update!

    • Mctypething

      This is exactly the problem with Moto releasing new phones every 5 minutes, legitimate issues like this will get ignored.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Droid X? Dude that was so 16 months ago. :p

      Motorola doesn’t care

    • Antivanity

      Root, flash MIUI and never look back 😉

    • Anonymous

      What “ish” was messed up in the DX? I ran mine on 4.5.596 til the day I bought my Boinic and the only bug I ever had was the stock keyboard went crazy, I had Swiftkey X so I really had no problems at all with it.

      • Larry Mao

        intermittent connection problems on wifi, battery drain, random reboots, etc. It’s well documented on the Motorola support forums.

  • In mid October I saw ICS running on a Xoom while at Google. So I would hope that this is the ICS update and not a bug fixer.

    • btw the xoom that is was running on was not an LTE device it was the WiFi only version.

  • Mctypething

    What bugs would it be fixing?

  • Anonymous

    Wonder if this could be as exciting as the ‘secret project” released to the og droid which turned out to be nothing more than a security update.  

  • Lmrojas

    Its a bug fixer. Motorola doesn’t want to have the first ICS tablet

    • Antivanity

      Why wouldn’t they want the first ICS tablet ?