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When is Ice Cream Sandwich coming to the Xoom?

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  1. redpanda

    redpanda Well-Known Member

    So it looks like mostly this update will just bring the tablet features we know and love to the phone side, but there are some nice bonuses for us.

    • swiping away notifications and apps in the task switcher
    • a data manager, for those who have 3g/4g
    • disable apps, including pre-installed apps
    • screenshots
    • facial recognition unlocking
    • Improved folder management
    • the ability to request desktop versions of websites in the native browser
    • a native photo editor
    What's everyone most excited about? And when do we think this is going to drop. The Galaxy Nexus is supposed to come out Nov 10, so I'm guessing Nov 18th, the end of the following week.

  2. mched

    mched Well-Known Member

  3. ODog2323

    ODog2323 Well-Known Member

    All those additions sound good, but I'm mainly hoping for some more stability improvements. I especially like the flick to kill apps feature, along with the folder stuff.
  4. redpanda

    redpanda Well-Known Member

  5. ilovethebeach

    ilovethebeach Well-Known Member

  6. Crimson13

    Crimson13 Well-Known Member

    Within 6 Weeks is a good enough timeframe for me
  7. animeware

    animeware Well-Known Member

    I just talked with Motorola Team on Live Chat they told me they are coming out with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 Devices for

    Motorola Xoom WIFI
    Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition

    I hope it comes out with 3G Devices too I don't own a 3G Device I only own the WIFI Version.

    It post to come out soon does anyone know when it's post to come out I heard late December or early January
  8. eddiesox

    eddiesox Well-Known Member

  9. gamul1

    gamul1 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the official version works better than this hack.
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  10. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member

    I just HOPE we FINALLY get the ability to Write to OUR SD Cards on OUR EXPENSIVE GED Devices. To me, we should NOT have to Root to get what was promised to us from the start. The WiFi Xoom went on sale in March and we STILL CAN'T Write to our Devices without Root, Pathetic. To me GED is holding back the US Xoom's. I now count GED as WORTHLESS.

    It's a Darn shame when my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 has MORE Functionality than my Xoom at half the Price AND is Alot more Portable. Just put in my back pocket, connect my Klipsch S4 Enhanced Bass IEM's, use Power Amp (Free App) and Equalizer (Free App) and I have an AMAZING PMP that does what my Xoom does and MORE (use my Bluetooth Turtle Beach PX5's at home OR my Rocketfish RF-MAB2 Bluetooth Headsets). This Is/Was NOT Supposed to happen. This is why Apple is so successful. Just Buy an use Out-Of-Box. That's where Android Fails Miserably. Have to Root, Unlock Bootloaders etc. etc.

    I am NOT a fan of Apple's closed Eco-System (prefer Galaxy Player's Drag & Drop way more than syncing with Crappy iTunes) but Apple Knows about the User Experience better than these Android Tablet Makers.
  11. kennychaffin

    kennychaffin Well-Known Member

    Soon I hope! and what do you mean Ghodzilla5150? I can write/read from my sd card just fine, then thing that annoys me is that is does not mount as an external drive on my PD, it mounts as a device, but I can still copy files, delete files, etc. as needed. My BeyondCompare Sync program will not work with it though because it is not mounted as a drive....that part really sucks!
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  12. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member

    I can Write to my SD Card as well USING a PC as a 3rd party link. I CAN'T Write or Delete using a File Manager. I am using Stock and just don't feel like Rooting like I did my EVO. GED was supposed to be all that, well it is NOT. It turns out GED is holding us back while Google makes up their Darn mind on how they are going to implement SD Card Write/Delete of files.
  13. Any news from Moto about an official roll out? This was the original "vanilla" Android tablet... you'd think they'd get it to us first.
  14. kennychaffin

    kennychaffin Well-Known Member


    Time moves on
    fish have no feet
    surely you know the rest

    one of my poems :)
  15. I hate you. :p
  16. kennychaffin

    kennychaffin Well-Known Member

    <snicker> but yeah, I suspect they have forgotten all about us by now. :(
  17. nycebo

    nycebo Well-Known Member

    Apparently, MOT/GOOG are looking for early users to test the ICS build on a Google Experience Xoom (that's wifi only). Should be getting an update afterwards.
  18. redpanda

    redpanda Well-Known Member

    Bah, I was signed up for the Motorola Feedback Network, but I guess I hadn't updated my profile, because I didn't get the email :(
  19. How/where do I sign up!? :eek:
  20. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

    Go to the Motorola owners forum for the Xoom


    Sign up, if you don't already have an account there. And then sign up for the Motorola Feedback Network.


    If they've already sent out notifications to members regarding an upcoming SOAK test don't be surprised if they don't contact you. Oh and Motorola will require that you sign a confidentiality agreement to not discuss the SOAK test anywhere but on their provided test forum. And from what I'm told they do check other Android forums to make sure people are complying with their agreement...
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  21. zetroc

    zetroc Well-Known Member

    So the ASUS Transformer Prime has 4.0... that makes my 4G XOOM sad.
  22. superflybribri

    superflybribri Well-Known Member

    So much for the Xoom being the Google Experience.
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  23. Moto better release a statement, stat. This is infuriating.
  24. kennychaffin

    kennychaffin Well-Known Member

    Motorola is too busy making deals with Intel to do this...
  25. heat57

    heat57 Well-Known Member

    I am somewhat uptight with Motorola. After all, I bought this tablet based upon it being marketed as a "Google" device. I thought, wrongly, that its going to be the same support as for the Nexus S (this has received ICS in December and runs great). Come on Moto, get your act together or me for one will head in a different direction!!!
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