24
Jul
motorola-xoom_wifi-main-lg

Update 7/24/12: The soak test has been delayed for unknown reasons:

delay1

delay2

So it begins. Motorola has just begun rolling out the initial soak test (read: not yet public) update for the WiFi Xoom (sorry, Verizon users) to Jelly Bean. As in previous versions, users who signed up for this update will be among the first to use the new OS, provide feedback and then, assuming there aren't major problems and bugs get fixed, the update will roll out to everyone else.

wm_soaktestxoomjb

Of course, as with ICS, the Verizon Xoom is getting left behind. This is likely because Verizon needs to do extra testing to ensure that the network radios work and everything is functioning properly. For the ICS update, it took a few extra months to roll out the new hotness, but hey, Jelly Bean isn't as different from ICS as ICS was to previous versions of Android, right? Maybe it won't take as long.

We'll just have to wait and see, I guess.

Thanks, Anon!

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • skitchbeatz

    Can't wait for it. The xoom really needs it.

    • Jonathan Wong

      It's great to see they are still supporting it. Maybe we'll even see the next Android version after JB on the Xoom.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        You will if you use a custom ROM, that's almost for sure.

      • onpoint G

        I wouldn't get my hopes up...I'm shocked JB is actually being mentioned with Xoom

    • nhizzat

      Mine already has it. What're you waiting for?

      • skitchbeatz

        Waiting for official as it's a family member's. I'd throw an unofficial build on there but I'd have to support it more than I already do if something went wrong.

    • philnolan3d

      I'm excited for the update but why does it "really need it"? We just got ICS like a month ago.

      • skitchbeatz

        If you've used jellybean you can't help but welcome the real world performance improvements. ICS on the Xoom is still a bit laggy

        • philnolan3d

          Works great here.

          • skitchbeatz

            Cool. With JB it'll work even better.

          • philnolan3d

            I bet! Hence my excitement.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    4G XOOM owners... fire up your timers. For 3-4 months.

    • onpoint G

      haha splash

    • Asphyx

      Could be longer depending on Verizon's propensity to turn down things they feel they can't control.
      Doesn't mater though, team EOS has a a Jelly bean release for Xoom4G and it is better than anything I would expect to come out officially.
      If we really want to start getting better service from these guys the best thing to do is go off OFFICIAL and not wait for thier release.
      Then when they do an OTA and no one shows up to get it they might figure out that all thier dlaying is not helping them achieve thier goals and if they work faster they might get more people to run thier controlled version of the ROM.

    • Asphyx

      Could be longer depending on Verizon's propensity to turn down things they feel they can't control.
      Doesn't mater though, team EOS has a a Jelly bean release for Xoom4G and it is better than anything I would expect to come out officially.
      If we really want to start getting better service from these guys the best thing to do is go off OFFICIAL and not wait for thier release.
      Then when they do an OTA and no one shows up to get it they might figure out that all thier dlaying is not helping them achieve thier goals and if they work faster they might get more people to run thier controlled version of the ROM.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.locker2 Daniel Locker

    Project butter to the rescue!

  • http://jeremyperez.com Jeremy

    It's been delayed. :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Susan-Martin/100003697994211 Susan Martin

    And for Xoom owners outside of Yankie land, zip, nothing zero, just a slap in the face again. For example, ALL Xoom owners in Australia were told they would receive ICS on a date several months back, what happens ICS went out to one group of 3g/wifi Xoom owners, zip to wifi only Xoom owners and no apology, no answers top their customers as to why there ALL xo0om owners didn't occur,. and they still nearly 3 months later won't answer questions. Motorola is out and out disgusting.

    • fixxmyhead

      rule #1 NEVER!! buy motorolla garbage even if its a so called nexus tablet

    • Michael

      Zip!

  • Mike C.

    And as always this is only for Motorola's US customers. Their international will get this 6 months later if Motorola's past performance is any guide. And international Xoom 3G customers are still on the old and very buggy Android 3.2 - no info yet on whether they will ever get JB.

    International customers should stay clear of Motorola and choose another manufacturer that do not treat international as second class. Asus and Samsung are great choices.

    • dward2828

      I flashed the team eos 4.1.1 nightly on my mz601 xoom and it's amazing. Not expecting any further support from Moto outside the US.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    As Jeremy mentioned earlier, the update has been delayed. :(

  • fixxmyhead

    its motorola, is anyone really surprised?

  • mgamerz

    Delayed?
    This is motorola we are talking about here. This should not be surprising.

Quantcast