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XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 Have Updates Available as Well, Both Become Global Roaming Devices (Updated)

More updates for Verizon Android devices! The DROID XYBOARD tablets are up next and will receive build 1.6.0M_279. That’s right, both will see almost the same exact update. The only difference we were able to spot, were the additional “Stylus enhancements” that are included in the 10.1’s new build. Other than that both will receive better browser performance, improved touch response, will hold data connection while toggling between WiFi, and most notably, are now “Global Roaming” devices. If you are keeping track, these would be Big Red’s first 4G LTE global devices, something we hope points towards them unlocking the ability in phones.

Update:  Verizon reached out to explain exactly how this global update will work. First, XYBOARDs will receive the update that is detailed in this post. Within 2 weeks, a second update will arrive that updates the SIM card, making it ready for global travels. Once users have received both they will have coverage in 205 countries, and more than 150 of those with 3G speeds.

The updates are 83.8MB in size.  

More info:  XYBOARD 10.1 | XYBOARD 8.2

  • I think Apple had a patent battle with Motorola on a feature that is
    related to this kind of functionality. Maybe it is something to do with

  • Mpickup9

    Awesome build quality, 4g lte, nice screen, fast, and global…might pick one up after the Ipad3 comes out and we see a price drop. Maybe get it anyway.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure the 3 people that bought one are happy.

    Seriously, I’d like to know the real sales number on these.

    • Morpheus282

      I am, not sure about the other two.

  • Anonymous

    if only an OTA could change the name

  • Oasis93889

    did they even sell one of these?

    • Mpickup9

      Yeah, right after you sucked on some transformer prime c**k, ya troll.

  • Butters619

    No matter what any manufacturer does, there will always be a comment section full of complaints.  Unless of course it’s a G-Nex post.

  • Lmao

    Really guys? Now you are peddling Airpush’s ad service on your website? You know, the guys that like to insert Ads into our Notification bars. This is beyond Shameful Kellex. I know you need to pay the bills, but there must be a better way.

    • Lmao2

      Ever heard of Adblock?

      • Lmao

         Um, that’s not the point. The point is that Droid-Life which has been, rightly so, one of the main sites complaining about notification bar ads on Android devices, should not be advertising Airpush crap.

        Yes, I can block it using Adblock, and that’s all fine and dandy for me, but what about developers who see that and say, hey let me give this a try with my app…Unless you are rooted, there is no way to block notification bar ads on your Android device, meaning it makes the experience that much more crappy and is a reason why I’m calling Kellex and Co out on it.

        Point being, if you’re going to reply, make sure you know what you are talking about.

  • What about the DROID RAZR/RAZR MAXX, the DROID 4, and the LG Spectrum? When are they getting their global capabilities enabled?

    • Pail

       Waiting for the D4 to get it before buying.