Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 ICS update on the way to Verizon customers

September 29, 2012
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While it was leaked back in July, Verizon Wireless customers using the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 should be seeing the official ICS update for the tablet soon.

While there hasn’t yet been an official announcement, Verizon’s support page for the Droid Xyboard 8.2 says a software update is coming soon, and the support documents have been updated with information about the upgrade. The documents confirm that the update is finally bringing Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Xyboard 8.2.

The documents also note that the update includes the latest version of the Motorola USB driver, allowing users to connect to a computer and transfer files.  Other improvements mentioned include a faster browsing experience in improved network connectivity.

New features like folders on the home screen and the Recent Apps feature are mentioned, along with the Direct Access Lock Screen, which allows immediate access to the Camera, Browser or Gallery in addition to simply unlocking the phone. While these features are old news to many Android fans, if you’ve been waiting for them on you Xyboard 8.2, they’re very nice to have.

Verizon warns users to start the update with a fully charged battery, and a strong data connection or Wi-Fi connection. The update is likely to be as large as the Xyboard 10.1 update back in August, which was 336.4 MB, so we’d recommend using a Wi-Fi Connection.

We’re not sure when the Droid Xyboard 8.2 ICS update is going to start rolling out, but as far as we can tell, it could be any time now.

Have you got a Xyboard 8.2? Have you seen any sign of the update yet? Or did you install the leaked ICS update back in July?

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