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Google 3.1 Roll Out for XOOM

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ckelly33, May 10, 2011.

  1. marctronixx

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    wifi tabs will get it sooner than "weeks". as stated some already have it.
     

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  2. osubux1

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    Going to buy one off of Amazon today/tomorrow. Is it better (easier) for a non techie (like me) to ensure it comes with 3.1? In other words, is it a pain to go from 3.0 to 3.1?
     
  3. SMH.. Still waiting:(
     
  4. Jamace1

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    Hey fellow non-techie,

    It was a breeze to go from 3.0 to 3.1. Just follow the steps mentioned in this thread to move the date forward a day (if you don't get the update when you turn on the Xoom the first time) temporarily, then reboot, and recheck the automatic date and time box to get the correct time back once you are done with the update. Make sure you have wifi connection.
     
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  5. eibook

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    I'm still waiting as well (VZW 3G XOOM).

    I wouldn't figure you should have to wait all that long considering Verizon sold only about 156 XOOMs.
     
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  6. lmfao !!!!!!
     
  7. LIH

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    none for me yet. to those who got it...does it fix the typing lag in the browser?
     
  8. Jamace1

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    I noticed a smoother experience typing with the stock browser (unrooted) and the same sites I frequent with lots of Flash also runs smoother. I went back to the stock keyboard layout just to test and it was smooth but went right back to Thumbs and Tablet keyboard shortly after and those had no lag.

    What I don't like about the new browser is the big and small (+) plus sign tabs in the new Quick Controls. The large plus tab lets you open a new window; but every time I click on the small plus tab, it takes me back to the previous window and removes the current one. Subsequent clicks on the small plus tab eventually removes all windows until the browser closes. It should have been a minus sign tab lol.
     
  9. pflol

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    I love 3.1, it's great! Glad bigrushdog released his method today, didn't lose root! Took ~5mins.

    It's... so fast! Just like everyone said, I'm glad.
     
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  10. kennychaffin

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    Just now installed.
     
  11. sethwardo

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    Got my update this morning. first impressions, does feel snappier scrolling through windows and opening up programs. Notice the Wifi icon now shows send receive activity. I like the ability to size the widgets. The new Videos app/icon is nice giving you a new means to access rentals and personal videos. When using it to access the videos on the device has a similar layout to the google ebooks layout with the arcing scroll feature. So far enjoying it.
     
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  12. StrifeJester

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    Got my notification this morning but I wasn't thinking when I hit the button and since I am rooted it didn't install still says HRI66 and 3.0.1 and that I am up to date. I have the signed file from Google's server so I will be working on it later. Gotta wait for my lunch break. Or at least for other shit to settle down, stupid job...
     
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  13. marctronixx

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    seth and strife are you wifi only cats or 3G?

    seth what part of the country where/are you located in when you received the update?
     
  14. sethwardo

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    Im 3g, bought the day released and out in boston.
     
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  15. StrifeJester

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    3g here as well Wisconsin also bought mine on release day. Like I said the crappy part is I am going to have to turn off fast boot I think and rework a few things. Lately I have not been doing anything on my XOOM that requires root so I might just do that and take it back to a stock 3.0.1 and move the file over manually. and see what I can do with it.
     
  16. 3devious

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    It still has problems with vBulletin. Honeycomb + the crapware that is vBulletin = crap on a tablet.
     
  17. Mitchrapp

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    3G tab without a data plan and still no go for me.
     
  18. BiggestManEver

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    That's not a plus sign, it's an x!
     
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  19. macprv

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    We just received the update 3.1 in our wifi xoom.. but i dont see the movies app any where... i thought we were gonna get it with the update:thinking:

    update... also, wheres the new market? im still seen the old one
     
  20. Proph

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    still haven't recieved mine, 3g bought on first day. damn it i must have pissed someone off
     
  21. kennychaffin

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    There is a new "Movies" tab on my Market App.

    Three tabs total "Android Apps" "Books" and "Movies"
     
  22. macprv

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    Updates are done randomly... it doesnt matter if you bought it the first day or if you live next to google's HQ... you could be the first or last to get the update... so be patient
     
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  23. clb2196

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    Same here, on all 3 counts. No update when I left this morning, hopefully by the time I get home!
     
  24. p8ntballah21

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    Thanks to BDR on XDA for getting the update up so I wouldn't loose root. I didn't have much time to play with it yet but so far so good. Just have to wait for new kernals to start coming out :rolleyes:

    I really like the new layout of the labs browser controls
     
  25. clb2196

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    So can anyone comment on the movie rental? I'm pretty curious. what's the selection like? How soon do they get the movies? How is playback? Is it streaming only or can you download?
     

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