Motorola Xoom WiFi Gets Android 3.2 with SD Card Support, Xoom LTE Passes FCC

by Valli on July 13, 2011

Honeycomb is getting better with the Android 3.2 upgrade and it’s helping Motorola Xoom stick to its pledges to customers, at least for SD card support. Though a minor update, it’s sure to make Xoom customers plenty happy by bringing the required hardware support for one of the most touted features on Xoom. Unfortunately, only Motorola Xoom WiFi is getting SD card support now though Verizon’s 3G version is sure to follow soon.

Apart from SD card support, Android 3.2 also brings the “zoom” feature to Honeycomb tablets. Earlier apps and games built for smaller screen sizes don’t look very good on 10inch screens as the layout gets “stretched” in full screen mode. The latest Honeycomb version replaces stretching with zooming. In effect, zooming allows a game/app to run first, and then doubles up the display, rendering a much improved appearance.
 
That’s not all. Android 3.2 brings a Honeycomb version that’s more compatible with 7inch screen sizes. If you remember, the delay in the launch of Acer Iconia Tab A100 was attributed to integration hassles between the form factor and Honeycomb. The latest Honeycomb version fixes all these issues.
 
Xoom owners are also waiting for the LTE upgrade their tablets are supposed to receive after sending back their tablets to Motorola. While we don’t know how and when (we just keep hearing that it’s almost done) Motorola is going to work that out, there does seem to be a new LTE enabled Motorola Xoom that has passed FCC recently.
 
Moto should start rolling out the free LTE upgrade for existing customers before it releases the LTE tab or it’s going to have lots of angry people on its hand. Motorola Xoom launched in February. I’d say customers have waited long enough for Moto to deliver on its promises.
 
Would you go for the Motorola Xoom LTE?
 
[via android community]

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still waiting July 14, 2011 at 7:31 am

It starting to speak about Verizon and Motorola honesty issues with the people that trusted them. It might start costing them when they get a few law suits for not keeping good faith.

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Dominique July 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Just to be complete on this, it’s only the US’who’s getting the 3.2 as the ROW Xoom users are still eagerly waiting for their ‘upgrade to 3.1′. ( To be complete, some in China, Japan and Australian Telstra customers did get the 3.1).
There’s a lot of fuzz going on in the Moto support forums, but except from the worthless ‘we’ll anounce when we will anounce it’ crap, support is NIHIL. We’re stuck with a buggy 3.01 versin and Moto is doing nothing!!

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Moncy Reyna July 15, 2011 at 12:52 am

Just got the SD card update, wow, just love my xoom that much more!

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sd card July 19, 2011 at 5:39 am

After update to ver 3.2, my SD Card only appear capacity and unable to use it..

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MCM July 19, 2011 at 8:01 am

I like my Xoom wifi BUT no upgrade, no sd, etc. Thanks MOTO
I can buy for less a better XOOM. Since I spent my money on your product, you don’t care. Even Apple takes care to upgrade everyone when the hardware supports it. WAIT, does it mean that the earlier tablets have hardware issues?????

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