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Old July 12th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Honeycomb 3.2 update rolling out.

Droid Life is reporting that XOOMs are starting to receive Honeycomb 3.2.

Android 3.2 Update for Motorola XOOM Rolling Out Now in Small Batches, Build Number HTJ85B - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

http://www.droid-life.com/2011/07/12/android-3-2-update-for-xoom-will-finally-add-sd-card-support/

The only major thing different, so far, is the app zooming feature & SD Card support ENABLED!

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this is awesome...can't wait for the SD card functionality.
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Awesome, I was thinking about rooting to enable the SD card slot last night. Good thing I waited. Anyone get the update yet?
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Just got mine 2 seconds ago
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Surprised google hasn't released a full change log or at least an announcement
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Wifi or 3g?
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thnx for posting this,
I think this thread will help many people to do the update

& good luck to all the 3.2 xoom users , now xoom rocks more than ever
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It looks like us 3G Xoom owners are going to have to wait for Verizon to get around to pushing us the update.
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Just got my update. Browser feels alot faster. Haven't tried the SD card yet though.

Wifi Zoom.
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Just got my update. Browser feels alot faster. Haven't tried the SD card yet though.

Wifi Zoom.
You're right the browser does feel alot quicker, pages are loading quicker and it feels more fluid when scrolling.

I'm still on the fence about zoom to fit screen as it distorts the quality but of course that's a given if you're using an app made for a smartphone, but I do like how its an option and not a standard.

I haven't tried the SD card slot as I don't have one but I'm going to pick one up after work. Does this mean rooting will be easier with SD enabled?
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Bah, I have two wifi Xooms and neither of them have gotten the update yet.
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Just got my update this morning, didn't have much time to play with it but I didn't notice any real differences yet. Which is fine since my Xoom was running smoothly already.
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No update here either.. SMH
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Nothin' here yet either on my WiFi xoom.

I am, however obsessively hitting the "Check now" button in About=>System Updates that was added with 3.1.
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You download it if you want.

Download: Motorola XOOM WiFi 3.2 Update HTJ85B - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

I'll have to wait for the 3g version though...
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anyone know how to get it on the machine?
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Download: Motorola XOOM WiFi 3.2 Update HTJ85B - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

I'll have to wait for the 3g version though...
Yeah, but you have to root to install it. I don't see a reason to root my Xoom at the moment.
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Anyone with the update check to make sure bluetooth tethering is still working???

I can't imagine why Moto would disable that and since VZW has nothing to say about wifi only, it should still work.

But, you never know what kind of deals these companies make with each other!
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Android newbie here. I have been checking all day on my xoom wifi. Nothing. Is keyboard lag still with us?
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Anyone with the update check to make sure bluetooth tethering is still working???
You lost me here. People who have wifi only devices will tether to a 3G device to get internet where there ins't any wifi available. What do you tether to a wifi only device. This doesn't make any sense to me.


EDIT:

Just figured it out. You want to make sure the option is available to Bluetooth tether to another device. I found the bluetooth tether option in xoom menu you were talking about. I'm not on 3.2 though.
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Just curious, has anyone gotten the update since the initial rollout? Like, you checked on Tuesday and didn't get it, but got it some time after that?

I'm never sure with Android updates if it's a gradual rollout or they just release it to a certain percentage of devices as a trial and then push it out to everyone else at once a few days later. I suspect that my relentless checking for updates is futile if I wasn't in the first batch.
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updates are issues by ID. its a back office/Google thing. you can hit check all day and it wont matter if your ID is not on the batch list.

and you are pretty much on the right path.. Google roll out the update in stages.. if there are no ill issues, then they move it out further. same as with any update.

be patient.
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OK, just got my update and the bluetooth tethering still works!

Another little change I noticed is when you activate the screen, it shows the name of the wireless network next to the wifi icon. That's a nice touch. Once you swipe to unlock, it goes away, but when you tap the corner, it shows it again in the notification/status box.

Haven't noticed anything else, but I've only had the thing for a week, so probably won't notice any of the subtle changes.
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Just pulled it down too. Browser does seem a bit smoother
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Just got the update on both off my xoom's. sd card and zoom feature are working fine, but swype is not working in portrait mode.
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Just got my update too .

Typing seems just a little more responsive than in prior versions...will play with it more tomorrow.

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Yeah, swype isn't working anymore. It says unsupported resolution. Laaaame
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It works ok in landscape view, just not in portrait
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Just got it now. It gave me a error about swype but it still works for me. Wifi only here.
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Just got mine. I have a new 32gb sdcard in there. How can I tell if its working? I have ES file explorer but it seems to only be reading the system memory. To confuse things, system memory has a folder labeled "sdcard". File manager says I have 13gb of 29.xx remaining.
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Just got my update overnight and installed it this morning. I wrote a quickie blog post about it Motorola Xoom SD Card support has landed | Winston Lawrence but basically it works and the SD card is there plus the whole thing just seems noticeably faster. Glad they took the time to get the update done right.
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Just got it now. It gave me a error about swype but it still works for me. Wifi only here.
Swype is working fine for me, I think the new update fixed the issues
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I also received my update this morning. Most everything is operating as it did on 3.1. I can't say I notice much of a speed difference, myself (non-rooted).

Swype works fine in landscape, but not so good in portrait view. It detects touches about 3 keys left to what I'm actually pressing.

I'll be throwing in my 32GB SD card later today.
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use file managr HD which is optimized for tablets. you have to back out of the root folder to see the external Sd card.
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Just got it now. It gave me a error about swype but it still works for me. Wifi only here.
I was getting the error every time the keyboard came up, so I tried to uninstall and reinstall it. In retrospect, that was a mistake, because when I try to install, it's telling me the resolution isn't supported.

Oh well, I should be getting a bluetooth keyboard today that I can use until Swype figures out how to patch this.
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you cats should try swift key. its now avail in the market for 50% off. i use it on the 3D and the xoom and its a great board. its come a long way from the beta days...
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use file managr HD which is optimized for tablets. you have to back out of the root folder to see the external Sd card.
Thanks for that heads-up, marctronixx, re. File Manager HD...I'll have to check that out.

The thing I think is coolest about this is how apps (specifically my Market apps ) are now full-size on the screen and not imcorrectly shrunken-down (its like Honeycomb selected the smallest possible phone's screen (like the original G1) to use for a screen size for apps that are not yet optimized for the large screen).

I do know that I need to figure-out how to update my apps for Honeycomb and larger resolution devices, but that's why I got my Xoom in the first place, eh? (just haven't had time yet, ugh ).

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Just got the update. Interesting thing is the SD card now mounts but it looks like its write permissions are not set correctly. Tried to transfer files from internal mem to /mnt/external1 but its not letting me. Reformatted the SD card just in case. But no luck so far.

wifi zoom, non-root running stock 3.2
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The problem (found on another forum) is that the API used to write the apps did not have the ability to utilize the new path, "mnt/external1", only the old path "mnt/sdcard". Once the new API is released to developers, they will then be able to update the apps for the new path.
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The problem (found on another forum) is that the API used to write the apps did not have the ability to utilize the new path, "mnt/external1", only the old path "mnt/sdcard". Once the new API is released to developers, they will then be able to update the apps for the new path.
Didn't have time to test / check this out last night when my update came in...(it was already was past bedtime, LOL).

I changed my two apps several months ago (thanks to a nice heads-up from Andrew P. Moore, the developer of Light Flow) on how to dynamically determine the external storage directory (I had previously hard-coded "/sdcard" or "/mnt/sdcard").

Here's the code I now use that I hope still works:

File sdCard = Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory();
ext_storage_dir = sdCard.getAbsolutePath();

I'll test / verify and report back that this still works when I get home tonight...my hope / thought is that apps written using something like the above will already work on a 3.2 Xoom.

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ok got my update yesterday.. mounted the sd card but cant do nothing with it.. ok , let me get this right.. enable sd card but cant do shit with it anyway? what was the pint
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use file managr HD which is optimized for tablets. you have to back out of the root folder to see the external Sd card.
I'm using File Manager HD now - I agree a much better explorer tool.

But - my problem is not much better. I checked the permissions on the folder /mnt/external1 - and it is listed as "dr-" - which seems to mean it is a directory and it is readable. But not writable. From what I have heard, I can't change the permissions on this unless I am rooted - which I am not.

So - whats the point of enabling SD Card support only to have a read only micro sd card?
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Old July 15th, 2011, 02:57 PM   #44 (permalink)
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^^^ although that is a very acceptable and highly probable reason, its not an official release from Moto or Google, so lets keep that in perspective.

I know from which forum you speak however..
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Old July 15th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #45 (permalink)
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At least, its half a solution...
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Uk 3.0.1 laggy and currently extremely ****ing ****ed off
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Guys,

I've stickied this thread...seems fair since the 3.1 roll-out thread has been sticked for a while...

Any thoughts to un-sticky-ing (is that a word?) the 3.1 thread...

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I was having problems playing my media files on the sdcard or reading any type of document. I have a class 4 Kingston 32gb sdcard.

I decided to format my 32gb sdcard even though it was already formated as
32 fat. I formatted it again as 32 fat, reinserted the sdcard. Using the USB cable from my PC I added a movie file, mp3, a pdf and picture to the sdcard. On the xoom I used Astro manager to access the sdcard (mnt/external1) and I was able to play the movie and mp3 files, I was able to read the pdf file and view the picture file. I am still unable to move or copy files from another xoom directory to the sdcard but I can copy files from the sdcard to a directory on the xoom. Hopefully the write to bug to the sdcard from within xoom will be rectified soon. I am fairly happy with version 3.2.
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Okay, didn't get time to report back last night, but here's what I've found (and not found), so far (much of it you've already gathered):

1. I can't find or figure-out which API will return the "/mnt/external1" value for Honeycomb 3.2.

So, I thought perhaps the Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory() method would return a different value than the Environment.getExternalStorageDirectory() method.

Unfortunately, it still returns "/mnt/sdcard" as the directory prefix instead of "/mnt/external1" on my Xoom:

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Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Environment.DIRECTORY_ALARMS).getAbsolutePath()
Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Environment.DIRECTORY_DCIM).getAbsolutePath()
Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Environment.DIRECTORY_DOWNLOADS).getAbsolutePath()
Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Environment.DIRECTORY_MOVIES).getAbsolutePath()
Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Environment.DIRECTORY_MUSIC).getAbsolutePath()
Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Environment.DIRECTORY_NOTIFICATIONS).getAbsolutePath()
Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Environment.DIRECTORY_PICTURES).getAbsolutePath()
Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Environment.DIRECTORY_PODCASTS).getAbsolutePath()
Environment.getExternalStoragePublicDirectory (Environment.DIRECTORY_RINGTONES).getAbsolutePath()
Here's the logcat LOG entries that I recorded for this simple test:

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V/testme  (15151): testme(): DIRECTORY_ALARMS:        /mnt/sdcard/Alarms
V/testme  (15151): testme(): DIRECTORY_DCIM:          /mnt/sdcard/DCIM
V/testme  (15151): testme(): DIRECTORY_DOWNLOADS:     /mnt/sdcard/Download
V/testme  (15151): testme(): DIRECTORY_MOVIES:        /mnt/sdcard/Movies
V/testme  (15151): testme(): DIRECTORY_MUSIC:         /mnt/sdcard/Music
V/testme  (15151): testme(): DIRECTORY_NOTIFICATIONS: /mnt/sdcard/Notifications
V/testme  (15151): testme(): DIRECTORY_PICTURES:      /mnt/sdcard/Pictures
V/testme  (15151): testme(): DIRECTORY_PODCASTS:      /mnt/sdcard/Podcasts
V/testme  (15151): testme(): DIRECTORY_RINGTONES:     /mnt/sdcard/Ringtones
2. There's lots of discussion going on over at the Moto Support forums re. this:

https://supportforums.motorola.com/thread/53816

as well as at least one formal issue reported to Google:

Issue 18559 - android - 3.2 SD card read-only - Android - An Open Handset Alliance Project - Google Project Hosting

I'm sure you can modify the mount permissions of the /mnt/external1 mount point from "dr-" to "drw" if/when you are rooted, but its not here yet for non-rooted Xooms .

3. It is certainly going to be interesting to see how a developer knows when its appropriate to use /mnt/sdcard vs. /mnt/external1. I can sort-of understand Google / Moto not wanting to break apps by having the aforementioned APIs start automatically returning a new / different mount-path for the "SD card" (which is obviously internal to the Xoom). Its going to be "interesting", for sure...

Anyway, I'm betting that there'll be a patch / update out "soon" for us...

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OK, just got my update and the bluetooth tethering still works!

Another little change I noticed is when you activate the screen, it shows the name of the wireless network next to the wifi icon. That's a nice touch. Once you swipe to unlock, it goes away, but when you tap the corner, it shows it again in the notification/status box.

Haven't noticed anything else, but I've only had the thing for a week, so probably won't notice any of the subtle changes.

OK so please let us known if you actually disabled your wifi and actually surfed the web only using your Bluetooth tethering from your moto droid phone. I need to know because I just accepted the new 3.2 update which was pushed to my xoom and now allows use of SD card slot, however, my bluetooth tethering connection via rooted moto droid which was working before but no longer functions after update to 3.2. I cannot load webpages despite having a "using [bluetooth] connection for internet access" message under Bluetooth settings. Now I get a message next to my clock indicating "no internet access" despite everything looking like it should have an active connection. Has anyone else experienced this? I'm really pissed if there isn't a workaround to this.
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