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Verizon to roll out ICS upgrade for Motorola Xoom today

Motorola Xoom owners won't have to wait long
June 4, 2012

It was only a few days ago we reported that Verizon’s Motorola Xoom is due for some Ice Cream Sandwich treat, now it looks like the update is happening real soon. Verizon has announced that the Android 4.0.4 upgrade for its Xoom tablet will be rolled out starting today.

Along with the standard features of Ice Cream Sandwich, you can expect additional device enhancements and fixes. There’s a new customizable launch bar that lets you drag apps, shortcuts and folders for easy access from any home screen, while the new notification pop up box allows for an easier viewing of all inboxes and notifications. Worried about data usage on your slate? There’s now a comprehensive data usage center accessible from the homepage’s menu screen.

The Android 4.0.4 upgrade will resolve the 4G LTE upgrade issue, improve email folder ordering, enable email search, bring better browser performance and the ability to save pages for offline reading, improve text input and spell-check, and loads more. You can check the full log right here.

Once it’s rolled out, the OTA update will have you download a 107.9MB file to install, so it’s best to have a fast WiFi connection ready. When the installation is complete, the device will restart and presto, say hello to ICS.

Though the WiFi-only model of Motorola Xoom has been sporting Ice Cream Sandwich since last January, at least you’ll be getting the newest version of it. Are you excited about seeing ICS on your Verizon Motorola Xoom? Any particular issues that you hope the upgrade will  fix? Don’t forget to let us know when you receive the update.