Motorola Mobility just announced a few hours ago a piece of good news for U.S. users of the Motorola XOOM: Android 3.2 Honeycomb is coming your way. However, the update will be for the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet at this time and will be sent out in phases. Motorola also announced that the update will be available to Verizon customers “in the coming weeks.”
It’s high time for Android tablets to receive the latest and last Honeycomb. ASUS is currently testing it and will soon be pushing it out to owners of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer. The 7-inch Huawei MediaPad is also reported to come packed with Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
Ironically, though, many users of the Motorola XOOM in several places worldwide have reported that they have yet to receive Android 3.1 Honeycomb, which has been promised by Motorola previously, albeit without a set date for arrival.
Motorola XOOM users are eagerly anticipating Android 3.2 Honeycomb because of two new changes: better display compatibility for apps designed for smartphone use (through the new “Zoom to fill screen” display mode) and support for SD cards.
The impatient ones, however, were able to get Android 3.2 Honeycomb ahead of the official Motorola release by rooting their Motorola XOOM.
Is your Motorola XOOM any better with Android 3.2 Honeycomb than without?
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Better, I didn’t understand the complaint of 3.0 because for me on my xoom, it didn’t feel buggy at all. Then I installed 3.1 and it was force close after force close. Add sluggish responsiveness and it was complete frustration. But I installed 3.2 last night and so far it’s back to the responsive zippy tablet I had before :)
Just got my Update this morning. Seems to be working fine.