We recently saw that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS is already available on 0.8% of current Android devices. Granted, this is mostly because of the very successful release of the Nexus 7 tablet, and the quick upgrade rollout to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the WiFi version of the Motorola Xoom, as promised by Google. Needless to say, the current distribution of Jelly Bean is in a far better state than ICS, after it was first announced last year.
Even though the WiFi version of the Motorola Xoom received the update a while back, the rollout for the 4G LTE version, available from Verizon, would take a while, as it’s once again dependent on the network carrier. The good news is that it may not take as long as first expected.
One Droid Life reader says that he received the official update to Jelly Bean over the weekend. The screenshot above shows that the Android version is 4.1.1 with the build number JR003H. The baseband version, and the 4G notification at the bottom left of the screenshot proves that it is indeed the 4G LTE version of the Motorola Xoom. He also sent in a screenshot of Google Now, which as we all know, is a feature available only on Jelly Bean.
It’s unclear whether this update was pushed out by mistake during Verizon testing, as there has been no official word yet of the carrier being to ready to rollout the upgrade. Either way, that is one lucky customer, and this hopefully means that the latest Android OS is on the way for every Xoom 4G LTE owner out there very soon.
What are your thoughts? Mistake by Verizon, or the start of the official rollout? If you use a Xoom 4G LTE and have received the update, let us know in the comments section below.