DROID XYBOARD 10.1 owners, if you still exist, you should be receiving Android 4.1.2 “Jelly Bean” at any moment thanks to Verizon and Motorola. After going months and months without word on the update, Motorola finally committed to releasing Jelly Bean to the neglected VZW tablet, they just gave us no indication as to when that might happen. Randomly tonight, a reader of ours received it. (more…)
Late last night, a reader of ours noticed that Motorola had recently changed the status of the DROID XYBOARD tablets to “will be upgraded to Android 4.1.” The last either was mentioned – back in February – all we know was that both 8.2 and 10.1 XYBOARDs were still under review and that there could be a chance that neither would receive the bump from Ice Cream Sandwich. This appears to give the three DROID XYBOARD owners on Earth something to look for. The problem is, Motorola didn’t bother to place a time frame on the update, so it could be months. (more…)
Another day, another Android tablet sale somewhere on the internet. This one is different however, because today Woot! not only has deals on the Motorola XYBOARD tablets, they are new devices. Usually you will see discounted prices on tablets that have been refurbished by one company or another, but these 8.2″ and 10.1″ tablets are new and cheap.
The 16GB 8.2″ WiFi tablet is the cheapest of the bunch at $199, but if you are looking to upgrade to the LTE version it’s only 20 dollars more. If a 10.1″ tablet is more your size, $209 is what it will cost you. These are absolutely the lowest prices you will see on a new Android tablet. Granted the XYBOARD isn’t the best tablet out there (you can read our review), but for this low of price what do you think?
Daily deal website Woot! is known for having Android tablets on sale every now and then, but today they are taking it to a new level. Just to name a few of the tablets that are on sale today we have the ASUS Transformer 10.1″ ($239.00), Motorola XYBOARD 8.2″ ($240.00) and the Toshiba Thrive 10.1″ ($249.00). You can also get the original Android tablet, the XOOM ($199.00) along with other tablets from ASUS, Viewsonic and VIZIO. (more…)
Still trying to decide what to spend all of that holiday cash on? Feel free to cruise over to Daily Steals‘ “Everything Must Go” sale for options. They have a number of Android products, from phones to tablets to docks to media players, all at what they are claiming to be steep discounts. While some of them may be, it’s probably worth noting that these deal sites exaggerate most of their discounts (take the Padfone 2 discount for example), so shopping around is always a smart idea.
Here are some of their sales:
- Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE (re-certified) – $220 off-contract
- Motorola Xyboard 4G LTE 32GB – $299
- Motorola Xyboard 4G LTE 64GB – $349
- Asus Padfone 2 16GB w/ Dock – $749
- Motorola Lapdock 100 – $49
- Samsung Galaxy Player 16GB – $129 (might be sold out)
Via: Daily Steals
Cheers Cory and everyone else!
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. (more…)
Last night, Motorola approved Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) for the WiFi XYBOARD models, leaving out the “DROID” XYBOARD variants. This morning, Verizon gave the update for the “DROID” versions the green light and has posted the changelog for it. The build number is 11.11.27 and is 336.4MB in size.
From the pictures, this appears to be very similar in styling to the ICS builds we have seen for the DROID RAZR and DROID 4, but of course, in a blown up ratio to meet the tablet standard. A new lock screen with quick app shortcuts is included, you get folders, more control in your apps drawer, and a data usage monitor.
We are not seeing information an ICS update for the XYBOARD 8.2.
When these support docs go live, we tend to see the updates within a matter of days. Be sure to let us know if it pops up! (more…)
As a fresh way to kick off the week, Motorola has announced that an Ice Cream Sandwich update is available for both models of the XYBOARD WiFi tablets. As you would imagine, the jump from Honeycomb to ICS is rather massive, so the changelog is quite extensive. Some of the more intriguing features users will notice is the re-vamped notification area, re-sizeable widgets, and face unlock.
If you happen to own of these tablets, install the update and let us know how you’re liking ICS down below.