We told you yesterday that Motorola Xoom 3G owners would be seeing the Android 3.2 update pretty soon, even today. No news out yet but Verizon has published details of the software upgrade on its support page. The update is called HTJ85 and includes the Android 3.2 upgrade from what we make out.
Here are the details:
- Screen Scaling Compatibility Mode: introduces the ability to switch to double pixel mode when viewing non-native applications. When selected, the application sub-windows and drop down menus also get doubled up. The settings get saved for each app.
- SD Card Support: The update brings SD card support that allows the File Manager to view files, pictures, videos, movies, and music stored on the card. You can also write to the SD card via a connection to PC or Mac.
- Adaptive Streaming Support for Music: The bit rate gets adjusted to client bandwidth, thereby improving the overall audio experience.
- Movie Rental Improvements: Some stability improvements are part of the update, and there’s more accurate resizing of content when viewed via HDMI connection.
- New EAS policy: “Allow Password Recovery” has been enabled.
- Improvements have been made to Exchange ActiveSync and security.
The upgrade will be available to Motorola Xoom 3G users soon, probably within this week. The size is around 15MB and the software build on your Xoom will read HTJ85 post the update.
Tired of waiting for Android 3.2 on your Motorola Xoom 3G? Patience. Just days to go now.