Some of us who can cast our minds back to December 2011 might remember when Motorola first introduced the two different XYboard tablets and they promised back then that the devices would receive an Android 4.0.4 (ice cream sandwich) upgrade. Well, we are seeing the days get shorter and summer is nearing its end, but finally it seems that Motorola has kept its word and we are now hearing news of the promised Android operating system update available for both the 10.1 and 8.2 Wi-Fi tablets.
Well, after the long wait, the most obvious question will be what new features or enhancements can users expect? The Android 4.0.4 update offers a number of enhancements including updated browser utility: faster rendering, zoom and pan and also the ability to dismiss those annoying notifications with the simple swipe of the fingers. Additionally, users can also look forward to enjoying the app launchers, which will allow them to quickly uninstall any undesired app, as well as being able to gather more information on apps immediately.
Users wanting to use their voice will find this new system software allows them to type using their voice and also offers much improved text input and spell checking. Also, users are likely to find reading is a lot easier thanks to the new ‘Robot’ typeface, which is optimized for high-resolution screens along with new resizable widgets.
In terms of imaging, the new software allows for much more versatile imaging capabilities. Snapshots taken by users can be made at full resolution whilst simultaneously shooting video footage. In conjunction with these amazing new imaging capabilities, additionally users will be able to enhance images and make them look their very best via the redesigned gallery app, fantastically equipped with photo editing software which offers features which include cropping, level editing and red eye removal. Last but not least, the software offers an extra level of security with Face Unlock, which is like something out of a sci-fi movie, uses the front-facing camera in conjunction with facial recognition technology to recognize the users face and unlock the device. Amazing yeah?
So, now you are all ready and waiting, when will you get it? The update is available to users over a Wi-Fi connection. For any users who for whatever reason are unable to connect via Wi-Fi or have their devices turned off when the notification arrives, they will able to see the notification as soon as the tablet becomes connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Motorola’s wireless telephone handset division was a pioneer in the mobile phone industry. The Motorola Droid Xyboard previously was previously released as the Xoom2 in Europe before being renamed.
Competing with the market leaders for mobile technology, Apple and Samsung, the Motorola XyBoard offer a 5 mega pixel camera, 1280 x 800 resolution display. Whilst most comparisons between the Apple and Samsung’s competing tablets suggest the competitors offer superior products, Motorola continue to innovate and offer competition in this high tech market, which many suggest need the variety offered by other manufacturers such as Motorola.