And here it comes, the soak test of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.1) for the Motorola XOOM WiFi. Assuming all goes well during this test, the update should be pushed to the general public within a week or so. If you can’t wait that long, you can grab the file from Google, today. Instructions for updating through a USB host cable can be found here.
From what we understand, the XOOM WiFi Jelly Bean update hasn’t started rolling out just yet, but once it does, it should be Android 4.1.1 build JRO03H. That is a slightly newer version of JB than even the Nexus 7 has, even though it was updated to JRO03D a little over a week ago. Other than numbers though, this newer build probably won’t contain anything that we haven’t already seen. The biggest difference here is that it is the first 10″ tablet to receive Jelly Bean. We finally get to see the full tablet experience of Android 4.1, rather than the portrait style that the Nexus 7 has.
Members of Motorola’s Feedback Network will receive the update first. Once they have had it for a few days and no one is hurt in the process, it should be made available to the public.
Update: There are reports floating around the internet that the update has been delayed. Actually, it was delayed some time last night and still hasn’t started. As soon as it does, we’ll be sure to let you know.
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. (more…)
You guys remember the XOOM right? It may not be the sexiest thing in the world, but it has gone through 2 versions of Android already, soon to be upgraded to a third. In Germany, Apple decided that the XOOM looked a little bit too much like their tablet and took Motorola to court over it.
Luckily for Android tablet makers, the court denied that Motorola has infringed upon anything with their design of the XOOM. Unfortunately it wasn’t the total victory that Moto was looking for. They said that Apple’s registration for the patent was invalid, but the court did not agree. Both parties won something here but don’t think this will keep companies from filing suit again.
Via: The Verge
When Google announced that Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) would be available in mid-July, they also mentioned that devices like the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola XOOM WiFi would be the first to receive it. According to members of Motorola’s Feedback Network, the XOOM could see it very shortly. An invitation to test new software for the device is going out to members of the Motorola forums, and we would be surprised if it wasn’t Jelly Bean. The timing matches up to what Google told us, plus, you have remember that there are no carrier barriers to break through when updating this device. Since it’s WiFi-only, all you need is for Motorola to test it a bit, then have forum members test it, and then push it out.
Get ready for Google Now!
Cheers to everyone who sent this!
The Android 4.0.4 (iMM76L) update for the Motorola XOOM 4G on Verizon is rolling out to all owners this very minute. Earlier in the week it was arriving for testers, but according to the flood of emails in our inbox, everyone should be in the money.
If you have not received it, the same trick that we used to force it onto the Galaxy Nexus apparently works on the XOOM as well. Instructions below. (more…)
Here is the official file, straight from Google. As you can see, the build has changed to IMM76L. (more…)
Verizon confirmed to us on Friday that the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) update for their version of the Motorola XOOM would start to roll out today. Has it yet? No, but it will shortly to testers and another small batch of lucky XOOM owners. Below, we have a note from Motorola that mentions to testers the rollout schedule:
We’re testing final software. A group of some thousands of Xoom owners will receive the software upgrade. But only a portion of that group is made up of owners like you, from the Motorola Feedback Network. It’s your feedback that we rely on in evaluating if our software is ready.
So for the rest of us not in the testing program or the lucky first thousand, it could be a few days. These tests usually run for a couple of days and then all parties involved decide if it’s good to push to everyone. If you do not see the update today, try to hold it together. These things take time.
Cheers J, J, J and S!