UK Motorola Xoom users finally get their hands on Ice Cream Sandwich

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?

Comments

  • bigmattfm

    Came home at 3am last night to find my shiny update ready! I have a new device, just got an s3 and this has brought my XOOM up to the same kind of speed. Moho took too long, but it shows what a good device it should be.

  • http://twitter.com/marcode Marco De Nichilo

    does this include the 3G model??

  • Pete

    Got my upgrade Just as I was anticipating the Martian touchdown… result!
    (UK WiFi Xoom 4.0.4)

  • tBs_Battousai

    I flashed the US ROM months ago on my UK Xoom, it’s now running Jelly Bean and all is good with the world(Ish) let me knw if anyone wants a link to the page I used…

  • jules

    don’t like what it has done to book marks in the half moon thumb control…….used to be easy to bookmark..it isn’t now

  • Pugwash

    I also flashed with the US firmware for ICS, so got Jellybean last week.

  • ed

    Glad not jellybean just now. I did the US update and flash quit. Coldnt get it to work so just glad of ICS just now

  • Chinaman

    Nice one Motorola… keep your customers in Europe happy by giving something they should have had 8 months ago. Why you could not give Jellybean is beyond me… All I need to do is GED the same device and that’s it…. what the heck is the difference???