August 7, 2012
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While U.S. users happily settle into Jelly Bean on their WIFI versions of the Motorola Xoom, the UK is just now finally getting its hands on an Ice Cream Sandwich update. The update brings the UK Motorola Xoom up to speed with Android 4.0.4, which is a big upgrade from Honeycomb, but still not nearly as satisfying as a jump to Jelly Bean would have been.

So why the different release frames between the UK and the U.S.? In the States, the Motorola Xoom WIFI is sold as a Google Experience Device, meaning it gets similar ‘early dibs’ rights that you’d find with any other Nexus device, whereas the Xoom in the UK isn’t.

I suppose it’s better late the never, though you have to wonder what version of Android U.S. users will be using by the time Motorola finally gets around to Jelly Bean. The new update is reportedly available for all versions of the Motorola Xoom in the UK. Any UK users manage to get their hands on the update yet?

Andrew Grush
Andrew is one of the three Managing Editors of Android Authority, primarily responsible for the overseeing of US team of writers, in addition to several other projects such as VR Source and more. He loves tech, gaming, his family, and good conversations with like-minded folks.
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