Motorola had started a gradual roll out of its LTE upgrade by inviting business and government Motorola XOOM 3G customers to send in their tablet for the necessary hardware tweak that takes it to LTE. Well, the tabs were sent and they’re back after a 5-day turnaround time. An XDA member has sent in clicks of his now “Motorola Xoom 4G LTE” tablet running on Verizon’s LTE network.
Another Android Central member has also taken snapshots of this LTE running XOOM tab, showing off download speed of 32.97Mbps and upload speed of 10.10Mbps. Finally, XOOM 3G owners have something to smirk about, after being the first ones to get their hands on a Honeycomb device.
Another interesting detail is the OS version upgrade to 3.2.2. That’s a new one. We don’t even know of an Android 3.2.1 yet. This could be something exclusive to Motorola XOOM.
The XDA member who sent the clicks also reports other details. He had sent in an unlocked rooted device and got back a locked slate, cleaned of all user data. Make sure you take a backup of your data when you send in your tablet to Motorola once the email arrives. Rooting the device again won’t be a problem since Motorola XOOM doesn’t have a locked down and protected bootloader anyway.
That’s about it. Get ready to send in your tablet to Motorola. Shouldn’t take long for Motorola’s email to come to you now. Does this also mean Motorola XOOM LTE is on the verge of release too?
[via android community]