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Hey! Remember they Droid Xyboards? No? Well, surprisingly, Verizon does. In fact, both the 8.2- and 10.1-inch versions are getting an OTA update that brings Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.2) right now. Fantastic.

So what does this mean for Xyboard owners? Some new stuff, pretty much. Like Google Now! And Chrome. And Movie Studio, according to Verizon's changelog.

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See? Look at all that new stuff. Really, there aren't a lot of tangible differences between 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 aside from just knowing that you're a few versions behind. So at least you'll have all (or at least most) of the functionality offered from Jelly Bean. That's good.

The OTA should be on its way now, so jump into the Settings > About tablet menu to see if it's available on your device.

Verizon: Xyboard 8.2, Xyboard 10.1

Cameron Summerson
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  • clay

    i feel sorry for the guy who is still being told to work on updates for this thing. quit your job vzw xyboard update guy!

  • Simon Belmont

    Uh, better late than never, I guess? It's running an OMAP4, so I guess they're covered because it's a nearly 1.5 year old version of Android.

    Amazing to still hear about devices getting an update from ICS to Jelly Bean. Amazing, and sad.

  • jonathan3579

    Wow... Verizon is on a roll lately.

    Never thought I'd say that.

    • Lucas Laws

      No, Motorola is.

      • jonathan3579

        But you forget that Verizon must approve the updates. Yes, Motorola is on the ball but Verizon is right there with them right now. It's... Crazy.

  • Robert Alex Kibler

    Wow, I'm really surprised by motorola/Verizon lately. I'd imagine it's mostly Motorola due to the fact that even the Atrix HD is going to be getting 4.4

  • LeaVer

    Let's hope that Motorola remembers users of Xyboard/Xoom for the rest of the world!

  • http://www.wikiforu.com/ Gurjit Singh Khehra

    Well, These two enhancements were really needed by users :) Companies are kidding with customers. They will do nothing and say 'Stability Has Been Improved' 'Performance Has Been Improved'...Just marketing tactics, I think.