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Motorola XOOM Ice Cream Sandwich Update Changelog [IML77]


Motorola was kind enough to release the official changelog for the XOOM WiFi’s Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.3) update this afternoon. The push started last night for many, although according to our own Tato, not everyone is able to pull it.

The update itself is, well, ICS. Once you read the changelog below, you will understand that this is as stock as it gets, which is a good thing. The updated browser, swiping of notifications and tasks, new People/Gallery/Camera apps, and improved typing and spell-checking are all included.

Full details after the break.  

Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Software Update for the Motorola XOOM™ (IML77)

Introduction We are pleased to announce the new software update for the Motorola XOOM (Wi-Fi). Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, delivers a refined user interface and introduces innovative features for
tablet users. The software update includes numerous enhancements as well as providing additional features, and will roll out to XOOM. Install today for peak performance. For more information on Motorola updates and product support, visit us at www.motorola.com/myxoom.

Who Can Use This Release: Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi users – USA only

After downloading and installing the software release, you will notice:

Updated Browser with faster rendering, zoom and pan Users can also now save pages for offline reading and request desktop versions of websites.

Swipe to dismiss notifications, tasks, and browser tabs You can now dismiss individual notifications, apps from the Recent Apps list, and browser tabs with a simple swipe of a finger.

Redesigned app launcher In All Apps launcher, you can now simply drag an app to get information about it, immediately uninstall it, or disable a pre-installed app.

New System Font for Improved Readability An entirely new typeface (called Roboto) optimized for high resolution screens improves readability and brings a polished feel to the user interface.

Updated “People” Application Replaces contacts and integrates seamlessly with Google+ and other social networks.

Improved text input and spell-checking The keyboard now features improved accuracy to make text input faster. It also now includes an in-line spell checker to make corrections easier.

Type with your voice Now you can simply touch the microphone on the keyboard and start talking to write emails, SMS, or any other text—more than 20 languages supported. Text appears in real time, so there’s no waiting for server processing.

Richer and versatile imaging capabilities For capturing larger scenes, the camera introduces a single motion panorama mode. Also, you can now take still shots while shooting video just by tapping the screen as video continues to record. You can also launch camera directly from the Lockscreen. When you shoot videos, you can now choose from a number of silly faces and other fun effects which
recognize individual facial features so you can give your friends big eyes, squeeze heads, make noses bigger, or change the scenery with background replacement.

Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor To help pictures look their best, the Gallery now offers a powerful photo editor so you can crop and rotate pictures, set levels, remove red eyes, add effects, and much more.

Richer, resizable widgets You can expand widgets to show more content, or shrink them to save space.

You can receive the update over a Wi-Fi connection. If you are not connected via Wi-Fi, or your Motorola XOOM is off when the notification arrives, you will see the notification when you next connect to a Wi-Fi network.

There is no charge for this update (other than any network data charges). Subject to change without notice.

Via:  Twitter, Motorola

  • Jpv190

    I have a Xoom wi-fi with android 4.0.3 build IML77. Before 4.0.3 I was able to playback flash video in the browser on my TV through the HDMI cable, now with 4.0.3 I have lost that ability. When trying to playback flash video on the browser in fullscreen, the screen becomes all black and the audio stops.

  • Sinterbear

    Received this update yesterday on my Xoom. So far, so good, with one major exception. Motorola’s Bluetooth keyboard fails. Every keystroke is interpreted as a shortcut. Therefore, I cannot search the web, create an email, comment on a post, or do any kind of text entry from the BT keyboard. fortunately, the screen board works. I can find no settings that might change the behavior of the BT board.

  • TimWRogers

    Now that I have ICS on my WiFi XOOM, when it sleeps it will not wake witout a Hard Reset.
    Any Ideas?

    • NR

      Same problem I have…didn’t ever happen til ICS update. VERY annoying & frustrating, especially when I use my XOOM daily for work. I have to hard reset numerous times throughout the day. How are there not more reports of this issue? It’s definitely a bug with ICS, but I’d expect to see LOTS of complaints as this makes the XOOM nearly unusable. Perhaps it’s an issue with specific model builds?

      • NR

        Also, this issue may not be 100% consistent. If I “force sleep” the device by pushing the power button, then it will wake fine if I promptly push it again. The hard reset seems to be necessary if I let it go to sleep on its own, or I put it to sleep and let it sit for a while. Regardless, it’s a bug that needs to be fixed soon. If not, my only options will be to root and flash another ROM, or get rid of it.

        • Lenslens

           The following is not a perfect solution, but it works for me. I have “App Killer” installed. When I touch the on/off button in the back to turn the Xoom on, the screen lights up and I can see the App Killer button, bottom right. I just click on that, and can go anywhere else I need to go on the Xoom. You don’t have to “kill” the apps to make this happen; just turn on the app.

  • Kubilaykelly

    How do you cut the tablet off after the update?

  • My25rs

    Can anyone give some insight as how to capture images while shooting video? I tried but am not able to do it.. I have also had no luck with the resizable widgets and new gallery format or editor. Did something go wrong here?

    • Exocet1978

      just tap the screen 1 time

  • Guest

    Got it in Oregon yesterday. Ad-hoc networks still not supported.

  • Anonymous

    So anyone else wondering where the Face Unlock is?  

  • Jasonwojo73

    When is ics for 4g Xoom going to be released? Never even mentioned in any of these threads! It is so frusterating go have paid top dollar for a 3g xoom at launch and always be the ladt to get updates.

  • Anonymous

    Got the update here in Michigan at midnight.

  • Woke up to a dessert of Ice Cream Sandwich this morning here in sunny Tampa!

  • Wmsco51

    Mo got it 3:30am

  • Azhusker

    Try this tip below to get update sooner.

    Settings—-apps—-all find “google services framework”

    clear data. then you can go to “about tablet”—-“system updates”—-“check now”

    you will receive OTA. if you can’t receive ,try more time to clear data (google services framework)

    I found this tip on the XDA forums…..it worked for me after about five tries.

    • Great, worked after 4 tries!

      • samsingh

        Worked on second try, great tip… thanks…

    • Jpv190

      didn’t work for me!

    • Miguel Munoz

      Worked perfectly on mine, thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks alot. Worked on the first try

    • Totally worked after 4th try. Thanks.

    • Pierce Barcio

      Worked First try! Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous

    Dayton, Ohio No update… arrrrrgggggg wtf

    • Anonymous

      Apps>Google services framework > clear data .
      Then check for the update again

  • XOOMStock Saright

    I got it  in Austin,Tx about 1:30 today.  However no quicker did I have it on that I decided to root stock and reload EOS ROM back up.  No write to the SD card and no face unlock on stock ICS ZOOM is a no go.  Plus additional tweaks that the ROM provides just wouldnt let me stay stocked.  However stock is zippier.

  • Nothing in Tampa FL at 9:50 p.m.

    • Anonymous

      Tampa at 9:50? i’m on the same timezone in GA and it’s only 8:50….BTW, no ICS.

      • Anonymous

        Clear data on Google framework. Worked for me the first time.

  • Xinunixsurivirus

    NC got my update a few hours ago, huge improvement in overall speed and responsiveness of the device, especially typing in the browser, the lag is finally gone.  Not a big fan of the new font but will try it a while and see if it grows on me…

  • jefl

    Arizona no update yet.

  • Mohn

    MO still no update.

  • Jeff M.

    South Carolina, Recd. update around 7:30am today…

  • Anonymous

    NYC suburbs here. No update in sight.

  • California 7:30am recieved the OTA, also part of the Moto Feedback group

  • I really do like my xoom… At first I thought it was a waste of money which it was but now I can use it

  • I really

  • Wmsco51

    Start putting in the state if you got the update I think it goes in waves across USA, I’m in Mo. still no update

    • Rharris3011

      in tenn with no update yet

      • Pierce Barcio

        Me either :/ I’m in Cookeville

        • Jon

          Im in cookeville as well, no update yet

          • Anonymous

            Clear data for Google framework then check again. Worked for me. AZ.

  • gimmemyish

    California 2:36pm nothing.

  • Atotoaster7

    Did they fix having to turn off to resume Bluetooth tethering?

    • Pete_¥

      MY Queston also. It’s a small pain but a pain none the less.

  • still havent been able to pull the update yet :-

    • Jpv190

      me neither!

  • Muralitk2000

    my xoom 3g is in transit from motorola despatched on 17th
    shall i get this update

  • no faceunlock is dumb!

    • YOU’RE DUMB!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Give it a bit. Someone will add it.

  • Daniel James

    I got the update at 12:27 this morning, and it’s awesome; my Xoom feels like an entirely new device. Something that changelog didn’t address is that in the browser, you now have the ability to invert colors. That’s a huge plus for me, as it’ll make it so much easier on the eyes to browse at night. Of course, there’s tons of other new stuff (and a host of new “developer’s options” in Settings) as well.

    Oh, what did the changelog mean by “you can dismiss browser tabs with a swipe of your finger”? It’s not doing anything for me…

    • Whatever you do don’t enable the Quick Controls under settings/labs it’ll remove the url bar and it’s crazy weird trying to get it back.
      I say back to the drawing board on Quick controls

      • Binglut9

        Quick controls have always been on the xoom even with honeycomb its not a big deal all you do is swipe from the left or right screen

  • reyalP

    There are actually people that bought the Xoom and didn’t return it? Sorry, but this device is a piece! Moto makes some nice quality products but the Xoom is not one of them.

    • DWM

      That’s your opinion, I happen to love mine and it will be even better with ICS.

      • reyalP

        My condolences to all of you!

        • Yes, how unfortunate that they bought a great tablet that is now one of the first devices to have the latest version of ICS, even before the Galaxy Nexus! I mean this tablet doesn’t run android apps, doesn’t have a dual core processor, doesn’t have a good screen, it’s just CRAP I mean what can be done with this that you can’t do with any other Android tablet?! Oh that’s right, NOTHING!

        • You really shouldn’t worry yourself too much. If you don’t own a Xoom then why is it even an issue for you?

          • Thomas Cirmo

            and also why are you even commenting here? and making us read

        • angermeans

          I dont get how it is fun to make a complete ass of yourself calling others out that own a product you have more thab likely ever used. Let me guess you own a transformer right? Just bw cool man one of the great things with android is we are offered choice and i assure you have chosen is not the end all be all in consumer electronics so take a break and let people be happy.

    • Anonymous

      Bought and kept mine. Not regretting it one bit. 🙂

      • angermeans

        I love mine and now that it got ics let the development begin. GED is the way yo go. Still in my opinion the best on the market because of this

    • Anonymous

      Xoom does everything I need it to.  Yes it had bugs in the beginning but so has everything.  When 3.2 hit the thing ran well.  Now that ICS is here for it it will be even better.  What did you expect from it??  To wash and dry your clothes for you??  How are any other tabs on the market any better (dual core tabs that is)? 

      • LionStone

        Test drove a Xoom for about a week, downloaded 3.2 myself (where I got the pic of my profile pic) but still was laggy when I typed or swiped. Returned it for the GTab 10.1 and the form factor is more of what I expect from a tablet, thin and light. Maybe that comes from my mountaineer background, “fast and light”? When I type on the GTab it is fast, whether I’m tethered to 4G or 3G it stays fast. Maybe I got a bad Xoom? I don’t know…but the GTab has been great so far especially for travelling, can’t wait to get ICS on it!

    • Thatdroidguy

      @reyalP. ……..what tablet do you have? u probably don’t have one, but you did get close to one when you found out your sisters’ best friends’ cousin played with one at his friends house!!!! So troll somewhere else, I truly love my Xoom…….and as soon as I finish this I’m checking for my update……..heehee..

  • Paul706

    still no up date for me here in georgia at 3.27 pm

  • Richard713

    What about for the lte xoom???

    • guest

      i dislike this because they made taht already…. its called the xyboard

      • Icefreez

        The Xoom 3g is upgradable to LTE. It is not the xyboard.

  • Borochocho


  • Anonymous

    what are these other social networks you speak of that use the people app?

    • Sunstreak115

      google plus

  • Anonymous

    So even the Xoom gets 4.0.3 before the Galaxy Nexus ‘officially’ does. Ha.

    • guest

      the nexus sucks. and google must think that too by not giving it to it yet…

      • Blame VZW.  “Network compatibility testing” takes a while….

        • guest

          no im not going to blame VZW because i do work for them i will blame the crappiness of the nexus

          • You’re just a troll without the balls to even log in under a name.  Just stop.

          • Mark Slomski

            It’s the crappiness of the nexus i know cuz I own one. I also own a droid RAZR and switched back to that cuz my nexus feels like a cheap mound of plastic. the nexus has way to many problems, the only beni that the nexus has is ICS other then that my RAZR feels nicer in the hand and is faster then my nexus. it’s sitting on my desk collecting dust.

          • angermeans

            Just stop man it makes you look as if you dont have a life

        • Anonymous

          you can’t blame VZ just yet. The GSM version doesn’t have it yet either. 4.0.4 is in the freezer too. Maybe it’s going to superpass the  4.0.3 OTA.

    • Take that, Moto haters!

    • Michael Forte

      My guess is the radios still need more work. The 4.0.3 radios don’t seem much of an improvement at all for me.

  • Hamholla


    • Sopa’d

      • angermeans

        Lol yep he got sopa’d

    • Anonymous


    • 21chip

      Is this the same version that was released on droid life 4 days ago? The 83mb file

  • what about 4.0.3 for the galaxy nexus? any rumors on update?

    • guest

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