Google’s newly-acquired phone manufacturer Motorola announced Friday, July 27th, that the much anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Motorola Xoom tablet with Wi-Fi can now be pulled down from its servers.
The company, however, made it clear that only owners from the U.S. have the privilege to upgrade their device to the latest version of Android for now. There’s also no information as to when the 3G and 4G models of Xoom could get the taste of jelly bean.
This is not just any other kind of update or fix but a major overhaul that would basically bring new features, functionality and improvements. Needless to say, right after the update, Xoom is one of the first few tablets to showcase Google’s smoothest mobile OS which was launched last month with Nexus 7 tablet being the first to show off its features.
Google has also started rolling out Jelly Bean for Galaxy Nexus and it is expected to reach Nexus S so soon. Taiwanese manufacturer HTC also shared its plan to bring the OS to HTC One devices.
Tech enthusiasts said that there is nothing revolutionary about Jelly Bean only that it offers three major factors that most Android users want to see in every update:
Faster User Interface – early reviews would tell us Android 4.1 comes with very responsive (others find it sensitive) user interface. Ice Cream Sandwich received really good reviews and feedback from users but experts say Jelly Bean could go beyond what ICS has achieved in the tech market.
Major Improvements – the fact that it comes as Android 4.1 is evident it does not differ too far from ICS but that doesn’t mean there are no improvements. The fact is almost every aspect users can find in ICS is updated especially search and notification.
Excellent Performance – Jelly Bean requires devices with enough or so much power to run. The OS itself comes with great performance and devices are expected to complement to it innate power; fast device plus fast OS result to excellent performance.
With Motorola started rolling out Jelly Bean to Xoom Wi-Fi, it is expected that 3G and 4G owners as well as those from other regions would receive the update so soon.