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Ice Cream Sandwich for the XOOM LTE on Verizon Approved, Android 4.0.4 IMM76K is on the Way

The soak test invites that went out earlier in the week for owners of the XOOM 4G LTE on Verizon were indeed because of an imminent Ice Cream Sandwich launch. Big Red posted the support docs for the update today which is always a good sign that it will rollout within the next week or so. The build is exactly the same as what the Galaxy Nexus is receiving – Android 4.0.4 IMM76K.

As you can see from the screenshot up top, Verizon wants you to know that ICS adds a bunch of new goodies (Folders, better notification management, etc.) that were not a part of Honeycomb. And not only will the XOOM now enjoy these new ICS features, but it appears as if device stability, network connectivity, and bug squashing were also a major focus with this update. The full changelog is below. 

The update is around 107MB in size. More info.

  • meatsoda

    Nothing deployed yet… Is this a hoax?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kiwimalayalee Joel Joseph

    i just bought mine off ebay, cant just wait to get n feel my first ICS device…. ;p

  • http://www.facebook.com/jim.vitatoe Jim Vitatoe

    I don’t care who gets it first. I dont see it as that big a deal.. What I’m glad to see is that they will be using the same release for both the gn and xoom. One step closer to defragmentation.

  • akazerotime

    Did any get the soak test? I find it sketchy that a day ago, invites were set and now we have documents for the build. Oh and I did call June for the ICS update. I go on record to say now September ogXOOM wiil be eol by vzw.

  • http://twitter.com/JMoniclesINVSN Jay Monicle

    I installed IMM76K that DL posted some time last week and dont have lock screen music controls (g-nex). Has anyone else had this issue?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003644448035 Brad Blackstone

    ive had ICS on my WiFi XOOM for almost 6 months now. That’s terrible that theyre just NOW getting it

  • sporttster

    The Razr’s is coming…yes it is….it’ll be here! …..yea…it will……uhuh…..it’s …coming……sometime…..when we get around to it…..maybe…..what year is it?

  • http://www.youtube.com/lanech Lane Chaplin

    Well, that only took half a year. Wifi tablet and tethering for me from here on out.

  • RedPandaAlex

    Congrats VZW Xoom owners who stayed stock. It’s a great upgrade.

    But man, you VZW Xoom and Nexus owners are going to be mad when they launch Jelly Bean at Google I/O and you have to wait again. Personally, I’m steering clear of carrier-branded phones for a long, long time.

    • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

      I don’t think they’ll launch JB at I/O. They’ll definitely preview it though.

      • RedPandaAlex

        I’d agree if we didn’t see benchmarks for it. They launched HC 3.1 at I/O last year. I wouldn’t be surprised if 4.1 wasn’t JB, but the benchmarks seem to indicate it is. I do think 4.1 is coming though and it will have more tablet-specific and tablet-inspired features, since they’re launching a tablet and google has stated they’re trying to be aggressive to get better penetration in the tablet market.

        Also, I don’t think Google has ever launched a Nexus device without a new version of Android.

  • Glenn

    Has anyone received the OTA yet ? Now I’ll be checking every 5 minutes!

    • Richard Jackson

      Still waiting here. I figure they are doing a slow role out due to the fact us as a whole keep mashing the update button.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andres-Barroeta/771021596 Andres Barroeta

    finally after 1 year of long waiting

  • http://twitter.com/Defenestratus Defenestratus

    Anyone that gets this, can you tell me what radios are in it?

    I’ll need to flash them into my AOKP install.

  • steveliv

    i’m ready. i’ve heard how much better the xoom is with ICS.

  • StewInAShoe

    Bionic next? It would nicely compliment the new lapdock I’m picking up for $50 tomorrow :)

    • paul_cus

      RAZR next, Bionic in early Q3.

      • StewInAShoe

        I know. Just wishful thinking. Hopefully you’re right about the early part though!

        • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

          I’m not sure about that, still haven’t cheesecaked a Bionic ICS build yet, so either they’ve been good at hiding it, or the D4 will be first (which would suck, btw)

    • ocdtrekkie

      Got that yesterday. My first experiences with the current Webtop have been lackluster, but I’m really excited about the ICS version of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

    but realeasing in small batches

  • Cody

    I can’t believe that the XOOM is getting the same ICS update that the G Nex is at the same time. The G Nex was supposed to be a dev phone that was supposed to get all the updates first. smh

    • DroidzFX

      What do you think the Xoom was or suppose to be? SYF(slap your face)

      • Cody

        It wasn’t an actual Nexus device. But the point still stands that Verizon is hindering the very reason we buy these devices.

    • Detonation

      Isn’t the XOOM a “Google Experience Device” aka a Nexus? Both should have got the update long ago.

      • JoshGroff

        This^

        • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

          The Xoom Wifi Only is the “Google Experience Device”, not the Verizon version.

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          • JoshGroff

            That’s because VZW messed it up (see, this is why we can’t have nice things.)

        • JoshGroff

          That’s because VZW messed it up (see, this is why we can’t have nice things.)

    • http://www.facebook.com/timothy.warne Tim Warne

      Technically the Xoom was suppose to be a Dev Device also.

  • Mack

    Wow…has Verizon been feeling OK lately? First the Galaxy Nexus update and now this??

    • SamZZZ

      To be fair, neither has actually been updated yet…

      • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

        GNex update has been rolling out in a phased update schedule the past few days. I wouldn’t see this update as being phased too heavily though, as there aren’t that many out there.

    • tomn1ce

      What G-Nexus update?

      • michael arazan

        Received the Gnex update friday june 1st at 1150 pm (st.Louis, MO), ac, vzw, and other forums reported a lot of people just received the update as well, I think its getting pushed out in larger numbers now

        • michael arazan

          Also is the xoom a good replacement for a laptop? Not a business, but for home, and does it have a keyboard dock like a TF device?

    • ocdtrekkie

      I think that Verizon was holding back from some specific issues, and now that this build has satisfied them, they’re pushing it out to all the devices they’ve been holding back. Expect RAZR incoming?

      • CivilDroid

        RAZR incoming….. God I hope so

        • LiterofCola

          It’s-a comin’

  • Scott

    I didn’t know build numbers could be the same both of a phone and tablet. Learn something new everyday.

    • Liderc

      That was the idea when they developed ICS. One OS for both phones and tablets.

  • Jwhap

    So….for some reason, this actually excites me a bit. I never rooted my xoom. I will probably wait on this one. Not as critical as the nexus update was.

  • garbagedick

    Launch Bar? isn’t that only on phones?

  • Mike

    It is truly embarrassing it took this long. First tablet to have Honeycomb took 6 months to get ICS. Quite sad. Be prepared for the same thing to happen to us Gnex owners waiting for jelly bean. I haven’t rooted yet, but most likely will for Jelly Bean. I did the same thing on the OG Droid for Froyo.

    • DroidzFX

      I am sure we will have Jelly Bean as soon as the source code is released. For those who dont root and unlock you will be waiting.

    • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

      The Xoom Wi-Fi has had its official update since January. That is the true developer device. The Xoom 4G had to contend with Carrier approval after Moto got the radios to play nice, hence the 5 month gap.

  • http://profiles.google.com/babybybusta Andrew Thompson

    So this is now the only 99.5% stock ICS tablet that has 3G/4G, eh?

  • mustbepbs

    Seems like they approve these things in batches. Is the next approval round in a few months?

  • RadicalPie

    If only mine wasn’t stolen on Valentines day this year. I could really use some tablet sized ICS treat to kick off the summer.

  • Tuna

    Well Where is it?

    • EC8CH

      it’s ummm…. “on the way” “within the next week or so”

      • JoshGroff

        We’ll see about that… This is VZW we’re referring to.

        • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

          Once their support page goes live they’re pretty good about getting it OTA. Now, if they could just streamline that approval process so it doesn’t take 6 months for the support page to show up…

          • JoshGroff

            That would make them truly the best carrier. :)

  • Goatweed

    and yet still nothing on my GNex,

    • whenjasonattks

      Same here

    • EC8CH

      root dat mudder!

      • Goatweed

        I was going to root mine for the wifi tether but FoxFi works on stock. Not that I’m against rooting, I just haven’t had the need to do it yet.

    • jaredgreenwald

      was thinking the same thing – been seeing reports for the past couple of days that it was coming but no love for me.