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]