Motorola Xoom Soak Testers Get Email Saying New Update is On The Way

If you own a Motorola Xoom here in the United States, you might just have a small update to look forward to in the coming weeks here. Talk Android got wind that a new survey has been sent to the various soak/beta testers that have indicated a new update that will be applied to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Coming from this email they received, we can definitely confirm that a new update is on its way to Xoom users:


Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Motorola Wi-Fi Xoom (U.S. only) to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback.  If you are not currently using a Motorola Wi-Fi Xoom, please excuse and ignore this email.

Click this link — https://___________ — to take the enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to be included. The registration window could close without notice so please respond as quickly as possible.

This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites.

Thanks — please understand that start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.

Motorola Owners’ Forums
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Whatever this new update will be and whatever it’s packed with, its beginning to look like Motorola Mobility and Google are getting everything ready to get the new updated tested and rolled out to Xoom users as soon as possible. I’m assuming that its largely going to be some bug fixes, but its also possible we could expect some new features to come with it. As to what those are, I am not entirely sure, but I am sure that even though this is a minor update, surely this has to deal with the new head of software at Motorola Mobility somehow. Otherwise, why would they have any need to release a new update for the tablet? As far as I know, it’s pretty stable and is without any notable bugs.

What I do find funny is that it was requested that this information wasn’t shared with any websites, but in fact, it was. I guess that means there’s at least one bad apple out there that lets us in on the behind the scenes news.

Hopefully this update will be bring some notable improvements to the device and isn’t a waste of some serious excitement. Is anyone looking forward to seeing what the new details are on the upcoming update for their Motorola Xoom? Are there any Xoom owners out there or have you all moved on to a more high powered device? Whatever the case is, this new update for the tablet should be rolling out fairly soon as they seem like they really are wanting to get this update out very soon.

Let us know in the comments below!

source: Talk Android

3 Replies to “Motorola Xoom Soak Testers Get Email Saying New Update is On The Way”

  1. Did this soak test ever happen? I only ask because there’s been nothing posted about this since the initial story, here or anywhere else I’ve looked.

  2. As far as I know, all I have heard about the Canadian version is “Soon.”

    Glad you prefer your Motorola Xoom!

  3. Still disapointed that U.S. Xoom owners who purchased via Amazon unknowingly received non-US Xoom tablets. My WiFi Xoom, purchased in August 2011, was actually a Canadian version and, thus, does not receive timely OS updates. I only recently received the ICS V. 4.03. I realize this is more of an issue with Amazon than Google/Motorola, but still frustrating since I live in the U.S. and thought I purchased a U.S. product from a U.S. company. Any idea when the Canadian Xoom is scheduled for Jelly Bean?

    BTW, My wife bought an IPad 2, and I still prefer my Xoom, even with just ICS!

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