For all your Motorola Xoom 3G users (who got it with Vodafone) this is your lucky day! Vodafone has just announced via their blog that the 3G variant of the OG Motorola Xoom will finally be updated for some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness – and they’ve taken their time too.
The US version of the Xoom was lucky enough to receive the update months ago, while Telstra and the WiFi variants down under were dished up some ICS about a month ago. Now is Vodafone’s turn and the first Android tablet will finally be updated to the (now) second most recent Android version.
The update is scheduled to begin rolling out on July 30th, so we’ll give you all another …
Motorola has today announced via Facebook that the Xoom WiFi and 3G has hit yet another snag in the ICS update world. After making a few Facebook statuses leading up to this one (which all lead to a Q2 roll-out), it has been confirmed that Q2 is now out the door. This is what Motorola Australia had to say via Facebook:
For all Xoom WiFi and non-Telstra Xoom 3G customers, we have had a delay in the ICS update for these variants, which means that we will not be able to deliver this upgrade in Q2 as planned. We are continuing to work through the issues and will update you when we have further details.
However, it’s not all bad …
Motorola Australia has today informed owners of the original Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, the Motorola Xoom, of the ICS update timeframe. Moto Aus has pretty much let us know that the update is still planned for Q2 2012, however their are still a number of technical reasons remaining until the update can be pushed live.
It certainly is strange that there are “a number” of issues remaining, with the update having been pushed in other areas of the globe – especially to the WiFi only model. We understand that there are unique testing protocols in Australia, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung and local carriers from pushing the Galaxy S II update out in the last week!
Anyway, I guess …