You can accuse Motorola of a lot of things, especially in relation to ICS and Jelly Bean updates, but if there’s one product that got regular software support from Google’s subsidiary, that’s the Xoom tablet.
Moto’s 2011 flagship 10-incher has been among the first couple of devices to be treated with Jelly Bean’s “butter” way back in July, and now the Wi-Fi version of the tab is getting the (much less significant) leap to Android 4.1.2 early again.
The update has been unofficially available starting yesterday, courtesy of some industrious members of the XDA forum, but now it’s officially here, too. That means anyone owning a Wi-Fi only Motorola Xoom should dive in Settings – About Tablet – System Updates and have a new software package awaiting there.
If that’s not the case, you should either try to find a better network connection, reboot your tablet once or twice, or simply have a little patience. If you happen to own a rooted device, you might have some trouble with getting the OTA update automatically, so here’s a link where you can directly download the official firmware.
Motorola is yet to post an updated changelog, so we’re unsure about the exact tweaks and customizations you should notice on your Xoom tabs, but based on what the Nexus 7 got, don’t expect anything major. Just a couple of bug fixes here and there and possibly a minor bump in performance. After all, the update only weighs in at around 7 MB.
So, who’s got the update lined up already? Is there any major improvement or tweak to report?
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Updated here in the UK 6pm last night official version
Was the update OTA or manual?
Mine was OTA.
play store not working, anyone else got a problem?
Yes, I’ve had the Play Store fail since the upgrade. Does anyone know of a fix?
Seems to have cured itself.
Updated indiana usa last night ota – stock
just got mine, gedified uk wifi xoom
Updated-Switzerland. Had to do the Google Services Framework trick and reboot. Then update shown up. Up&running good.
Yeah, I had to do the framework trick too. Seems faster?