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Soak Test for Motorola XOOM WiFi Update Starts Today, Still Assuming It’s Jelly Bean

Remember that soak test for the Motorola XOOM WiFi that we told you was on the way? It’s pushing to devices this evening and is more than likely Jelly Bean (Android 4.1). Assuming the test goes off without a hitch, it shouldn’t be long before it rolls out to everyone with this WiFi version of the world’s first Honeycomb tablet.  


Thanks for signing up for the Motorola U.S. Wi-Fi Xoom software test. We had a very enthusiastic response to our call for participation, so we expect a good turnout. The software should be pushed to your phone later today.

Your input is really important, and to ensure we hear you, please follow these guidelines:

Please post all your feedback in our private community (link below). This also where you’ll find help during the soak. Please do not call or contact Motorola support for help during the soak. The team there is not yet ready to support this software. I’m not able to check private messages on the forums during soaks, so if you need immediate help that’s not a good route to take. Please do not reply to this email. Post your questions and feedback to our private community. If you have any problems accessing the private community, please click here for help.

Thanks so much for your participation! We really appreciate your time and insights. We’ll start the push soon so please start your visit to the private community here. You’ll find additional important information in the Welcome message as soon as you sign in.


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For those of you with the 4G LTE variant of the XOOM from Verizon, sit back and relax, it’s going to be a while. The Ice Cream Sandwich update for that version is still wet, so don’t expect to see Android 4.1 any time soon.

Cheers to everyone who sent this!

  • sargerockshake

    Had my Xoom from day 1 and love it…..I can’t wait for jellybean

  • Michael Geishauser

    And yet, my Xoom Family Edition that was promised an ICS update is still running 3.1…

  • Rich

    I’m happy for the Xoom owners they are possibly getting Jelly Bean update soon, I have the XyBoard and I still have not received ICS, i thought the XyBoard was suppose to be the newer Xoom. I know not a lot of people purchased the XyBoard, but I still like the tablet.

    • JSIN

      The Xoom is as close of brother to the XYBoard as the Droid 1 was to the Droid 2. In other words they hooked you with a open source device released a updated version of it and locked it down tighter than your HS Girlfriend.

      • Dave Lindbergh

        Google, rescue me! And my Xyboard!

  • so this will officially hit the LTE version around the middle of next year? I love having the 4G on it but MAN are they slow at updating

    • JoshGroff

      You’ll still have AOKP/CM10, the developer community has supported that device more than Verizon ever could.

  • Buy This

    I feel like this is an investment coming to fruition. So glad I got the Xoom WiFi instead of anything else.

  • Jackson

    anyone know if theyll be able to make a fully working rom for 4g version soon after this

    • moelsen8

      I imagine it wouldn’t take long really.

  • xoomfan

    Update should hit tomorrow for us soakers, was hitting tonight but something was delayed..

  • philnolan3d

    *sigh* My Xoom wifi is on the feedback network but i never got an email. 🙁

    • SamXp

      Same here. Not sure if we’re going to get an email, though. In theory, they’d just push an update to your device, so keep checking for system updates.

  • 4n1m4L

    Now i’m just left pacing back and forth waiting for a leak for my toro…

  • George264

    Slowly, bit by bit, I’m starting to feel good buying this. THIS, is one of the only first batch on Honeycomb tablets to get ICS, probably THE ONLY one to get Jelly Bean, if this gets Android K…….LP? Then, I will feel successful buying this and not the original Transformer.

  • Bionic

    Seems like the Bionic ICS leaks/talk has died down a lot. Maybe it’s gone to Verizon for approval?

    • JoshGroff

      One would hope so. Also, why would someone down-vote that?

  • Bionic

    Jelly Bean seems to be rolling out much faster than ICS.

    • 4n1m4L

      ics and jb are brothers…
      ics and gingerbread…. more like distant cousins.

      • Bionic


  • Anyone see the update yet?

  • JS629

    Anyone else sign up for the soak, the get asked to resign up because your serial number waseither to long or to short? The odd thing is I know it was entered correctly both times…

    • Asuriyan

      Yeah, that happened for me too. I haven’t gotten a final invite yet either 🙁

      • JS629

        No final invite for me. I guess I’ll be waiting for someone to zip this update up so I can install it the good old fashioned way.

    • Same here. Then i received a 3rd follow up email this morning asking for a screenshot of my About screen showing i had entered the correct serial number.

      • You are among a small group of Xoom owners who have submitted a serial number that we can’t seem to identify. I’m very sorry about that, and even more puzzled, since we simply don’t know what the number you sent represents.

        Can you help? Could you take a snapshot of your Xoom’s status screen and send it to me? (Settings > About tablet > Status) Please scroll down on the Status screen so we can see as many of the identifying numbers as possible — there are a lot!

  • Tissue paper machine

    Great job on the
    blog, it looks great. I am going to bookmark it and will make sure to check
    back weekly!

  • RBI411

    When I got the soak test survery I accidentally chose the wrong option. Would love a taste of JB until my Nexus 7 arrives.

  • feztheforeigner

    I so regret not waiting for the wifi version of the xoom. I got the 4g variant day 1 and Verizon hasn’t cared about it since…

    • JoshGroff

      They updated it to ICS basically the same time the G-Nex got 4.0.4. They just don’t care about any of their devices. As for the LTE variant, AOKP cares.

  • So this old piece of Junk tablet is not far away from Jelly Bean, yet my Galaxy Nexus has no idea when it’ll get a taste? Step your game up, Verizon.

    • bakdroid

      You are just jelly…

    • Pedro

      Both my Xoom and gnex are running jelly bean.
      fastboot oem unlock ftw

    • 4n1m4L

      just wait. A leak will surface.

    • JoshGroff

      Piece of junk? Buddy, you crossed the line. Of course a GED that doesn’t have to deal with Verizon’s carrier BS would have it first.

  • mustbepbs

    Man the XOOM will never die.Such a great tablet.

  • ddevito

    still have this for writing apps at work – great dev tablet, has held up very well.

  • I WANT IT NOW!!!!!!

    • JoshGroff

      Here’s to the future. Hear the cry of youth.

  • Michael

    Sold my xoom to pay for Nexus 7 best decision ever!

    • JoshGroff

      I did the same, but as I’m still waiting on the N7 for another 2 weeks or so, I’m starting to regret that decision. Mainly because of the 10″ screen and LTE radios.