I purchased a used Xoom and really enjoy most of the features. Honeycomb worked well, and I have a few small issues with ice cream sandwich, like my wi-fi won't connect and my mobile 4g service will "disappear" sometimes. I also notice that my Xoom will be unresponsive if it switches from 4G to wi-fi or vice-versa. I am hoping that the Jelly Bean update will solve some of these issues as well as make my machine a tad bit faster, as I've read on most of the reviews of JB. My question is ICS was released for wi-fi Xooms back in April, but the 4G owners did get it until June, will we have to wait two to three months more to get 4.1 jelly bean?
Also hoping for the update. I bought mine new for $800 and it is still on its original 2 year contract. It was marketed as a 'Nexus' class device to get updates as the reference platform for Android, which is why I bought it. It has been very disappointing to watch my friends Transformer, bought at half the price a few months later, get updates sooner. <Comment removed to comply with the .> Please give us 4.1, Verizon!
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Anyone heard anything new on this update for the Xoom 4G??? I can't believe that they actually would send out all the updates for the cell phones that came out after this tablet and not even give a timeframe for when we can expect ours to be updated.....pretty poor!
The original schedule was for Q4 2012 (http://www.droid-life.com/2012/09/14/when-is-my-android-phone-getting-jelly-bean-verizon/), but what are the odds of that happening at this point. Motorola currently has Q1 2013 on their website (https://forums.motorola.com/pages/00add97d6c).
That being said, does it really take 6-9 months to roll out an update (WiFi only vs. LTE 4G & WiFi), this is sad Verizon/Motorola.
Next time I would consider only getting a WiFi only version for this reason.
This is ridiculous. Verizon has a great network, and theyre quick with the 4g rollout, but I severely regret getting into a contract with this device. On top of the fact they make about a 29.95 profit on the ridiculously overpriced data plans. They rob us blind on data that costs them less than a nickel a gigabyte. No joke, thats a high estimate on what they pay to get us a gb of data. And then they take over six months to give us an update Google released to Wifi only Xooms in late spring/early summer 2012. If it wasnt for the deal I get on my phones that not even a prepaid carrier coukd beat (because of my Alltel plan) I would be out so quickly.
I bet Fran Shammo amd the other crooks that run this company and make several million a year salaries would get the update if they wanted it.
I agree...ridiculous! There is no reason for such a delay. We know it wasn't a Google delay, as they had it on the Xoom WiFi within a month or two. I understand that the Xoom is reaching retirement, but I have no desire to upgrade to a new tablet until this one is dead. It still runs great and has a relatively quick speed to it. Original timeline was Q4 2012, then, without any explanation they switched it to Q1 of 2013. Will it be March before we see the love?
I would love the Project Butter enhancement that makes Android the step above iOS. Not gonna lie, I love Google Now on my phone and wouldn't mind it on my tablet as well.
It's these type of process delays and mis-communications that make me want to reconsider switching to Big Red for my phone carrier as well.
Come on Verizon...make it happen!!
I have had the same issues that labrat1906 described and have sent my tablet in to Motorola several times with no luck. I am also hoping this gets resolved by an update to OS.