Update 2: Verizon has confirmed that it is in fact an update to Android 4.1.2, not Android 4.2, as the screenshot below now reflects.


Update: It sounds like this may be an Android 4.1.2 update, not Android 4.2. The build number JZO54M is, according to Google's own codename site, an Android 4.1.2 build (specifically, Android 4.1.2 R2.1). Sounds like Verizon done goofed. We've reached out for confirmation, but I'd be skeptical if the Verizon XOOM suddenly bunny-hopped from Android 4.0 to Android 4.2. Thanks, Generic User!

Do you still have a Verizon Motorola XOOM? That you'd still actually want to put on stock software? Well, for all three of you still reading, you're in luck: Verizon just announced the Android 4.2 update for its version of the XOOM. And Motorola did it all on its own, because the XOOM is no longer a supported AOSP device.


Aside from the Android 4.2 features you'd expect, Verizon has a few other changes in store. An improved keyboard, a revised settings menu, connectivity and stability enhancements for the modem, and a search option in the pre-loaded YouTube app (seriously, that wasn't there?).

You can expect the update to roll out in the next week or two.

Verizon (PDF)

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://www.ScienceProUSA.com SciencePro

    Wow this is a shocker. Definitely the only Tegra 2 device to get a 4.2 update I'm pretty sure.

    • silver_arrow

      Also the only tegra 2 device to get 4.1

      • Zargh

        Wifi Xoom.

        • silver_arrow

          Well I meant xoom in general

  • Zargh

    What's wrong Motorola, not man enough to switch to the 4.2 tablet layout?

    • Himmat Singh

      I think it's better this way. Also, don't forget it's an update to a 2 year old device. Owners would have already been at home with the old layout so why fix what ain't broken and mess up with their familiarity of the device?

      • Steve

        Yes it is 2 years in the market' but was still being sold. I was not happy that my Xoom was still under warranty and to see Motorola/Google stop supporting isoftware updates. I have an email from Motorola that USB host support was coming when I saw the news on no more updates my heart sank (yes Iknow can get rooted OS but don't want the Apps issue may or may not work if rooted). Xoom is a very good Tablet.

    • rstat1

      4.2 is too big to fit on the Xoom system partition without taking a lot of stuff out or doing some kind of hacky rerouting to the data partition.

  • http://www.efetech.com.ar Federico

    Is it possible to flash this ROM on a Xoom "Google Edition"?

  • Jeffrey Tarman

    Please let this work on the 3g version.

  • http://planetmew.com/blog/ Christopher Glass

    And it's getting it BEFORE the WiFi? is this real life?

  • http://www.facebook.com/rvbarton Robert Adger-Barton

    Haven't we heard this song & dance before? I'll believe it when I see it.

  • Robert Grimm

    I had pretty much given up on this ever coming out. I'm no longer a Verizon customer. Will my Xoom still update without active Verizon service?

    • Frawlz

      i'm in the same boat... I have it on wifi only all the time. I'm still a Verizon customer, I just canceled my tablet plan.

    • Robert Grimm

      Update: Yes, you do get the update if you are no longer a Verizon customer. Mine updated this morning.

  • Generic User

    http://source.android.com/source/build-numbers.html says that build number is 4.1.2, not 4.2

    • mechapathy

      Verizon got something wrong? Noooo waaaayyy...

      Didn't they do the same thing with the S3 4.1 update? The doc had an ICS build number. IMM76 if I remember correctly.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Wow. Let me reach out to Verizon on this. Would be a big slap in the face if they weren't actually giving it 4.2.

  • Frawlz

    Can someone up load the official update so we can install it without root?

  • jak_341

    Probably a typo by VZW. The update is 4.1.2.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Yeah, that's what it looks like.

  • NuLLnVoiD

    And still no update for my Note 2 or my T-Prime.... :-(

  • MidnightNinja

    Google stopped supporting the Xoom after 4.1.2: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/android-building/-ymcoMuDAbA/3cotWkQ-20wJ

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

    They've now fixed the PDF to say 4.1.2 as well: http://support.verizonwireless.com/pdf/system_update/xoom.pdf. Quite a fuckup, I'd say.

  • Simon Belmont

    Yeah. I didn't think it could possibly be Android 4.2.

    The Motorola Xoom uses a Tegra 2 SoC which lacks NEON support. I'm pretty sure Android 4.2 and up needs NEON support for a lot of features now.

  • Jose Torres

    This but not the Atrix 4G?

  • Betsy

    I have been checking for updates to Jelly Bean on my Xoom several times a day for weeks now. Is there anything thing else I can do to move this along?

  • gill

    Its 4.1.2 just got the update tonight on my 3g tablet {which was supposed to be updated to 4g but I was 5 days late sending it in and they REFUSED to give me the update for that.

  • 1stkorean

    Aug. 5, 2013 @ 11:10PM CDT I got upgraded to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean on my Motorola Xoom by Verizon and I am no longer a Verizon Customer. Leaving for Seoul in 2 days. I am really stoked right now.

  • Calvinist

    Just received my 4.1.2 update for my Xoom. Whoo hoo. I had been having media issues prior, but I have been waiting until fall to buy my next tablet (hopefully the rumored 13.4" Samsung beast), but since this update has, so far, seemed to fix the issues I'd been having, I'll keep riding the Xoom until it dies, or a 13.4" is released. Thanks, Motorola! Good on ya!

  • Tom

    Got the XOOM update which fails upon install....Get's 1/4 the way through and stops !

    • Tom

      Did a full factory reset to wipe it clean and still fails the install... Suggestions other then the Galaxy tab :)

      • TLM14941

        I've had the same problem and I've tried multiple times. Even reset it back to factory with the same results. Coming from 4.0.4. The install reboots the Xoom, the progress bar stops around 1/4 to 1/3 of the way then gives me the Android laying on its back with a red triangle and exclamation point. I have only ever taken OTA updates.

    • Paul

      Were you ever able to upgrade? My xoom does the same thing.