Motorola Xoom ICS OTA begins, hoping to avoid reboot issue

 

By Posted 18 Jan 2012, 13:04

A few days ago we told you about the sock tests that Motorola had begun with their Xoom tablet PC with a select few users. The testing must have proved successful as today we have news that the Motorola Xoom ICS OTA update begins, and users will be hoping to avoid the reboot issue experienced with other devices running the software.

A number of users with the Wi-Fi version of the Xoom are reporting that their device is starting to receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update over the air. They will now join the people who were testing the software for Motorola according to a report on Electronista.

The software has been updated pretty soon after soak tests had begun as the device was running a standard version of the Android Honeycomb operating system. Motorola had originally revealed that they would release the update around six weeks after Google had released the final build of it. Even though they slightly missed this timescale it is pretty quick work from Motorola.

Google have recently said they rushed Honeycomb out to the market so there was an Android tablet OS to compete with iOS. It did have its problems though with lag proving to be one major frustration with the operating system.

It hasn’t been all plain sailing with Android 4.0 though as numerous users of the Asus Transformer Prime have reported rebooting issues after upgrading to the software. This mirrors what some owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus have experienced with the new software. Has your Motorola Xoom received ICS yet?