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Verizon Motorola XOOM will receive Android 4.2 update soon

Verizon Wireless has formally announced the Android 4.2 update for the long forgotten Motorola XOOM MZ602 (3G+4G LTE). This has taken most of us by surprise, since Verizon is usually late in rolling out updates. Also, this update seems to have stemmed from Motorola directly and not from Google as the XOOM isn’t supported anymore.

CyanogenMod 9 Nightlies Released For 3 Devices

Last week we reported that the CyanogenMod team needed help to secure funding for new servers. That money was raised in less than a day and now, as promised, the CyanogenMod team has started issuing CyanogenMod 9 nightlies. The team is hard at work bringing nightlies to multiple devices. The first three devices are ready.

Motorola Reports Q4 2011: Sold 1 Million Android Tablets

It’s been a big week for quarterly results. We’ve heard from Verizon, Apple, and AT&T just to name a few. Motorola Mobility also reported their Q4 2011 earnings today.  Motorola also recapped their entire 2011 year. In 2011 Motorola Mobility’s total net revenue was $13.1 billion which was up 14 percent over 2010. Net earnings

Motorola Xoom Goes Family Style

The Motorola Xoom “Family Edition” has started to show up in leaked pictures reportedly heading to big box stores. The model number on the Xoom Family Edition is MZ505. The family edition will come with Zoodles edutainment software. According to Engadget there’s $40 worth of the software in there. Through Zoodles “kid mode” parents can

Motorola Xoom 3G Getting Android 3.2 Update

Verizon Wireless/Motorola are currently rolling out the infamous Android 3.2 upgrade right now. Go to settings, about, and system update.  After you take the update you’ll have access to the SD card slot.  We know, we know, we can’t believe that the SD card slot didn’t work when you bought that shiny new Xoom, but

Motorola Xoom 4G Upgrade To Happen In September

When the Motorola Xoom was announced at CES back in January the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 wasn’t even a blip on the radar.  Verizon customers, who had been craving a tablet rival to the iPad felt that the Xoom was the ticket.  When it released on February 24th at Verizon Wireless, Motorola and Verizon had

Motorola Working On A Quad Core Kal El Xoom Follow Up

According to tech site Fudzilla, Motorola is reportedly working on their next Android powered tablet and the source at Fudzilla has seen one in the field.  The newest Motorola tablet is reportedly a 4:3 format with a resolution of 2048×1536 which will bring images on the screen at such a high resolution you’ll almost be

New Motorola Android Tablet Headed To Verizon

A new Motorola tablet has crossed the desks at the FCC and won approval for it’s Wi-Fi, BlueTooth, CDMA and 4g/LTE radios.  According to documents filed with the FCC this mystery tablet has the FCC ID IHDP56LU2 and it’s a little longer and shorter than the original Motorola Xoom. This could be the tablet that

More Trouble For Rooted Devices

Recently, we came to find out that rooted devices will not be able to rent movies using Google’s new movie rental system. While this is an understandable move on Google’s end is does leave rooted users in a funky situation. Do you choose between movies or the freedom of a rooted device? Well, unfortunately Google is

Motorola Ming A1680 Hits Taiwan, First Clamshell Android Device

The Motorola Ming, A1680, is the first clamshell Android device. It was originally released in China in the second half of 2010 via China Unicom as a CDMA device.  Taiwan carrier, Chunghwa Telecom, is getting the GSM version of this nifty little Android device. The form factor makes this a unique device and speaks to

Analyst Cuts Motorola Estimate By A Billion Sparked By Poor Xoom Sales

Pacific Crest Analyst, James Faucette, has slashed his revenue estimate for Motorola by over $1 Billion dollars for this year and is decreasing expectations for Motorola going into 2012.  He has based this decision on bad sales for two of Motorola’s key franchise products, the Motorola Xoom and Motorola Atrix. We reported earlier in the

Thedroidguy Goes Hands On With The LG T-Mobile G-Slate

The year of the tablet continued at the CTIA Mobile Life 11 show in Orlando Florida last week. Although AT&T announced they had put in an offer to buy T-Mobile just before the start of CTIA, it was business as usual at T-Mobile and at their CTIA booth. We caught up with our friend Alex

Motorola Developing Their Own Mobile OS?

Informationweek reported over the weekend that despite Motorola’s huge commitment to Android, they are still working on their own web based operating system. Motorola has recruited engineers from Apple and Adobe to help create a web based operating system, possibly to dump Android in the future.  At the Credit Suisse Technolgy Conference at the end

EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOAT IT: Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Headed To Canada

Our Canadian readers and followers will be happy to know that the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi only edition is headed to Canada. Motorola Mobility is reporting that the Wi-Fi only version of their flagship Honeycomb Android tablet will be available in Canada starting in April. The Xoom tablet, which was called “the most potentially disruptive technology”

Rooted Motorola Xooms Not Eligible For 4G/LTE Upgrade

This may seem like a real kick in the you know what but Motorola has confirmed via their support forums that they won’t be upgrading rooted Motorola Xoom tablets. It’s unclear why a software modification would affect a hardware upgrade but it’s Motorola’s decision and they are the ones who are handling the upgrade via

Xoom Corp Sues Motorola Cha Cha Sues HTC

A pair of lawsuits have cropped up targeting the hottest new Android product the Motorola Xoom and the upcoming ChaCha HTC Android device with deep Facebook Integration. Xoom Corporation is an online payment corporation based in California. The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday by the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. They are looking

Android Market Poised For All Out iTunes War

Everyone has noticed that the Android Market has really grown up in the last few weeks.  Earlier this week we ran a story about the impending launch of Google Music based on a slip of the tongue from Motorola Mobility CEO, Sanjay Jha. Now Androidcommunity.com is reporting that the Android Market will roll out music,