Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Updated to Android 3.1 Before Specified Timeline

by Mies Larsen on May 13, 2011

Contrary to Motorola’s announcement that the Android 3.1 update will roll out to Motorola Xoom 3G users on Verizon first, followed by Wi-Fi Xoom users after “several weeks”, users from all over are reporting that their Wi-Fi tabs are getting prompted for the update. Well, if it ends well for the customer, why should we complain?

Naturally, Wi-Fi Xoom users were put off by Motorola’s statement that the update will reach them “weeks” after the 3G users. Imagine their elation when the update jumped out on their device today morning. Maybe Motorola just wanted to make the event more joyful by giving users a surprise.

The update is the same for both 3G and Wi-Fi only Motorola Xoom tabs. It brings the movie rental service that’s new on Android Market, widget resizing, USB support for peripherals and accessories, full Adobe Flash 10.2 support, support for Bluetooth accessories (keyboard, mouse, headsets), direct transfer of photos without drivers, and lots more. Some users are reporting improved speed too. Read the changelog for more details.
 
Motorola has woken up to the fact that the Android 3.1 update is getting rolled out indiscriminately. It has acknowledged the same on its Twitter account:

Motorola XOOM users on Wi-Fi-only devices: Android 3.1 software update rolling out now in phases. Learn more: http://moto.ly/ahc31.

In case you haven’t received the automatic update on your Motorola Xoom yet, don’t worry. You will. The update is being rolled out in batches. For the ones who are already using Android 3.1, what do you love best about the Android 3.1 update?
[via droid-life]

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JetJock May 13, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Love it! I plugged my Nikon D3S and D3X pro SLR cameras into it and my pictures showed up in the gallery!!! This is a HUGE benefit since now I can leave my tablet PC at home and use the Xoom to quick email some proofs. Now if only the Micro SD slot would work without rooting!

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Jason May 13, 2011 at 11:09 pm

No SD support. Come on. My Zoom is faster and it supports mp4 videos. I converted my iTunes videos bought on the iTunes store and put them on my xoom. :-)

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kwy May 13, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Just got the update for my wifi xoom 13 may @730 pm

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Rich May 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Received 3.1 on my wifi xoom but no movie tab on the marketplace. Anyone else?

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