Over the weekend, owners of the XOOM WiFi began to have their tablets updated to Android 4.1.2. If waiting for the roll out to make its way to your tablet is not in the cards, then the OTA update file has been made available for both stock and rooted users.
The owner of a developer edition of Verizon’s Motorola XOOM 4G LTE has been pushed the official Jelly Bean update and has decided to make it available for all. The large file is flashed through ClockworkMod Recovery so having a rooted XOOM is a must. The zip is a nandroid backup, so essentially this is exactly what happened when the GSM Galaxy Nexus was pushed Jelly Bean, which was then ported to every other device in existence.
If you think waiting for the official Jelly Bean roll out to the Motorola XOOM WiFi is too much (Google says it is coming), then you can go ahead and download this AOSP ROM. Developers over at XDA are beginning to port Android 4.1.1 to the first Android tablet and so far, it’s holding up nicely. Development continues as they work out bugs and what not, but it’s already pretty stable. If you want to try it out on your XOOM, feel free to follow the via down below.
As for when to expect official JB to arrive, we can expect Google to be pretty quick on an update now that 4.1.1 source has touched down. They mentioned the XOOM during the announced of 4.1, along with the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S.
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Recently, the CyanogenMod team released CM9 nightlies for the Motorola XOOM 4G. For owners of the world’s first 4G LTE tablet, this may come as a huge upgrade, seeing as how Verizon is still having troubles pushing the official Ice Cream Sandwich update to your device. CM9 will bring ICS, a ton of customizable options, and the relief that your device will finally receive the updates and developer support it so deserves.
Our buddy Pete Alfonso has released an Ice Cream Sandwich build for Motorola XOOM owners on Verizon’s network. The WiFi version of the XOOM receives update love straight from Google and Moto, but with this Ice Cream Sandwich update having to go through Verizon, it tends to make the process a bit longer. For all of our friends who are impatient, you can grab the download link just below and enjoy ICS today!
We all knew that Motorola was cooking something up for XOOM users of their Feedback Network but we did not know it was going to be this big. The “project” that Motorola had in mind for the members of their network is an update to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. The update has already started rolling out to members of the group last night and the community has been all over it. It is good to see a “Google Experience Device” getting the update finally and depending on how well this rollout goes, Moto could be looking to push this out to a wider swath of XOOM users fairly soon.
The Motorola XOOM may not be the best tablet on the market, but it is Google’s developer tablet, that means that it was the likely candidate for getting the bump to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich first. While nothing official has been released yet, the Android developer community jumped when they saw that the source for 4.0.3 included support for the XOOM’s kernel. What you see is an almost fully working compilation of ICS for the XOOM. And let me tell you, it is like a whole new tablet.
File this one under the “obvious” tab. Reports are out that Motorola’s XOOM will be the first tablet to receive Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s next update to their Android operating system. There is no definitive ETA on this update, since ICS itself will not be announced until tomorrow, but this seems to be a pretty safe bet.
You could attribute this to Google’s acquisition of Motorola, or you could remember that Android 3.0 Honeycomb was developed on the XOOM as their flagship tablet. It only seems logical that Google would use the XOOM for their next operating system that involved any kind of tablet, which ICS is supposed to do. Some XOOM users are just getting theirs back, newly upgraded with 4G LTE on board, how nice would it be if you could upgrade to ICS pretty soon?