Motorola has started rolling out the update to Android 4.0 ICS for XOOM users. However, it’s still in the experimental stages right now, and the update will be available to only select users in the United States at first. It’s still under what can be termed as the “Soak Test,” and the update is only being provided to those who had agreed to be part of the test group.
The upgrade process started precisely at 9:00 PM Pacific time on January 12th, and will continue this entire weekend. User response will then be monitored closely to figure out any major bugs and discrepancies. If none creep up, the ICS update will soon be made available to all XOOM users worldwide.
The XOOM, it can be recalled, had been the first tablet device to flaunt the Android Honeycomb edition, though it missed out pulling off a similar feat with the latest Android ICS version. Rather, that credit goes to Asus Transformer Prime, which has been the first tablet to come up with the update to Android 4.0 ICS. However, the Transformer Prime is a generation ahead of the XOOM and an ICS upgrade can’t be expected to push the XOOM tablet devices to the top of popularity charts. Existing XOOM users, though, should be pleased with this development.
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