Tablet fans in the U.K. pay attention! Motorola is expanding the XOOM 2 family in the U.K. with the addition of 3G + WiFi variants of the Motorola XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition tablets.
Common to both the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition is the 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1.3 megapixel webcam, five-megapixel main shooter with digital zoom, auto focus, and LED flash, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage (the XOOM 2 has a 32GB variant) and unfortunately Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The XOOM 2 packs a 10.1-inch display and the XOOM 2 Media Edition features an 8.2-inch screen.
If you feel the [...]
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was first released on Google‘s flagship phone the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Before long updates were rolling out for Google’s previous flagship phone, the Nexus S.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go that great on the Nexus S and Google discontinued the update, leaving many phones with Gingerbread, and others with a somewhat poor ICS experience.
All that should be fixed with the latest ICS build: 4.0.4.
In this build, which is rolling out to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola XOOM devices, screen rotation is improved, the [...]
Not long ago we told you that users have received “soak test” invites for an upcoming firmware update for their Motorola Xoom WiFi. At that moment we were wondering whether it will be just a bugfix release, Android 4.0.4 or Android 4.0.5.
It looks like the mystery has been solved, at least according to an e-mail received by the good folks at Droid-life. It will be Android 4.0.4 — with build IMM76 — which will bring, in addition to a newer platform version, the following: quicker screen rotation, a new setting to choose whether the power button immediately [...]
As usual with Motorola, the company is sending out invitations for select customers to join their traditional soak tests and such an e-mail has been reported for owners of the Motorola Xoom WiFi.
Those who opt-in will participate in beta-testing of an early software release preview for the Xoom WiFi and since the tablet already got its official Ice Cream Sandwich treat, we’re guessing this one is all about performance enhancements and bugfixes. Also, reports of Android version 4.0.5 are surfacing and it could also be the case for the tablet to receive the newer build [...]
So far, news about which Android handsets will be making the journey to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and which will be left behind to stagnate has largely been coming from the manufacturers themselves. Some, like Motorola, have detailed support pages up outlining which models should be seeing updates, and when. Other are content to release snippets of their progress on the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Today, though, that news is coming from a carrier, with Verizon publishing a list of devices on its network that are slated to receive Ice Cream Sandwich.
Verizon calls this a [...]
It’s been three months since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich made its debut, so why aren’t we seeing it on more devices? Is something wrong with it? There just might be, and we look at some reasons why in this week’s episode of the Android Guy Weekly.
Google’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the launch device that ushered in Ice Cream Sandwich. Shortly thereafter it was released to the AOSP for other developers to begin working with. That was last November, it’s a few days shy of March.
How do you like the accessories for your Galaxy Nexus? What? You [...]
Those of you who rock a Samsung-made Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Nexus S 4G or even a Motorola Xoom tablet and are CyanogenMod fans are now able to download CyanogenMod9 nightlies and have their fair share of both flashing and testing.
Of course, CyanogenMod nightlies are far from being the real deal but they can definitely be used if you can close your eyes to some of the bugs. Since you’re a CM9 fan you probably know the drill by now so head over to the source link below and choose the proper nightly from those that are available, all dated February 24.
Telstra announced they will be the first Australian carrier for Xoom 2 (aka Droid XYBOARD on Verizon). Motorola’s slimmer and lighter new (in Australia) tablet comes with a 10.1-inch screen, 1.2GHz Dual Core processor, 1 GB RAM and 32GB storage capacity. As the Ice Cream Sandwich update is still to come on the Xoom 2, the tablet currently runs Android’s 3.2 Honeycomb.
Prices vary according to the data plan you are choosing, and start at AUD 29 (roughly USD 31) for 1GB included monthly data, $39 (USD 41) for 4GB of data, AUD 49 (USD 52) for 8GB and culminate at $89 [...]
Let’s say you had been hearing lots of talk about Android tablets last year, and decided to pick one up. Then later, maybe you noticed some hardware problem, or the tablet just wasn’t behaving correctly; for whatever reason, you decided to return the tablet. You’re well within the warranty period, so everything’s fine, right? Well, it might not be for a few Motorola customers who bought, and then returned a Xoom tablet last spring or summer. Motorola’s just revealed that its refurbishment process skipped a couple steps on a few Xooms, and shipped them out [...]