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DROID Xyboard 8.2 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Finally Approved

Verizon and Motorola approved the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the DROID Xyboard 10.1 back in August, but for whatever reason, they weren’t ready to release it for the little brother, the Xyboard 8.2. Today, they approved it, so the four owners of the device should receive the update within the next week or so. Normally when we see these support docs go live, the update follows shortly thereafter.

The update is 299MB in size. 

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  • mxracer9111

    I am using my xyboard 8.2 right now with ics. I received the update last night! So sick! I think this is the best tablet. Battery improved dramatically as well. I went was on 2 hur tango call. Usec 10% only. Amazing.

  • Just got the update, so far life on ICS is good.

  • mcdonsco

    Anyone get a soak invite?
    Per motorola chat just now:
    Maureen: The Ice Cream Sandwich software update just rolled out today for Droid Xyboard 8.2. This is the soak period.

    • I picked mine up half an hour ago and was greeted by the ‘ready to install’ notification. Pretty sweet so far.

      • mcdonsco

        are you part of the soak? verizon version or wifi? nothing on mine (wifi).

        • Verizon version. I assume I’m part of the soak group if it’s not rolling out to everyone yet. According to the regulars in the forums here, there were only four of us. 🙂

          • mcdonsco

            Trolling? I only ask because if you are part of the soak YOU WOULD KNOW THAT, soak test’s only go out to specific devices and the users have to jump through some hoops to get it.

            Plus, it takes a few days to a week to roll out to everyone else AFTER a soak. So if the soak started yesterday, theres no way its rolling out to everyone today.

          • All I know is that the update came to my tablet last night. I did not jump through any hoops, get an invitation to be part of the soak test, or notified that I was part of a soak test. I’m not trolling, and I don’t appreciate the tone of your reply. I did make a joke about the number of people who own this wonderful tablet since everyone else on the site seems to think it’s horrible, I am quite aware that more than four people bought the tablet and that it can’t go out to everyone today. My intention was to let you and any other Xyboard 8.2 owners know that the update is in fact live and being distributed by Verizon. Since you have the WiFi version then it probably doesn’t do you any good to know this, and the information provided by Motorola that the DROID update started yesterday doesn’t help you either. If for some reason you have a problem with my claim to have received the update, then feel free to go stick your head in a pig.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    My Thunderbolt feels like the last kid to be picked for a team.

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  • jeesung

    press and hold the Home key to access Recent Apps? they didn’t give it the dedicated Recent Apps button?!?

    • There is a recent apps on screen button, it’s been there since the initial software release. I’m not sure what they mean by that statement. It’s probably just written by a marketing person who didn’t know how to explain the behavior.

  • mcdonsco

    If the vzw version gets it before my wifi only version ill be pissed…

    And for those saying they should skip ics and go to jb instead, i dont know about you but i cant handle another few months on the existing os, its slow, choppy and just bad. Really really bad.

  • Jwhap

    Verizon really needs to execute updates better…..that said congrats to the folks that actually own it!

  • dozx

    Looks like all 7 (not 4) owners are posting here! I think it is an awesome tablet. Hopefully the upgrade will fix some minor issues like transition from WiFi to 4g etc. I have JB on my Nexus 7 and it is not a big jump from ICS. ICS on my Galaxy S3, so I am petty familiar with all 3. ICS is fine for me….

  • henrywm

    When will Bionic owners hear something?

  • David Dudovitz

    WTF Where is DInc2 Update Where!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MafiaMM

    LOL four owners….

  • mxracer9111

    Thank god. i love my Xyboard 8.2.

  • I agree, but I’ll take ICS over Honeycomb any day. It’s true though. They should just skip ics and start working automatically for JB.

  • Adol

    Some tablets are getting JB…. This is just silly.

    • dreadnatty08

      Just updated my TF Prime to JB yesterday. 🙂