Motorola Xoom Update

Although the rumblings of a forth coming update for the Motorola Xoom have been out there for a few days now, it's never actually been announced by Verizon in any sort of manner. Unless of course, you consider posting up the .pdf with the change log a quite unveiling. While we still don't have a date for when it's to be release -- it's coming at some point so we'll just have to wait it out. In the meantime, the changes are listed below:

Web Browsing and Data Access

  • Access and stay connected to Wi-Fi networks with added Proxy support.
  • SSL data transfer with websites is now supported.
  • WPA Pre-Shared Key pass-phrases are now supported when using the device as a Mobile Hotspot.
  • Supports Google Widevine DRM and HDCP.

Email and Messaging

  • POP3 HTML emails will display in their entirety.

Call Features

  • Bluetooth® is now supported in Google TalkTM.

Additional Device Features

  • Encrypted passwords can be entered during power up.
  • Calendar events will remain up to date after an installed software update.
  • Application storage errors will not appear unless the device has reached maximum storage capacity.
  • Safely dock the MOTOROLA XOOM into the docking adapter without interruption. + Ability to add and use a Bluetooth mouse. + A shortcut key for the Bluetooth keyboard has been added. + View and import pictures from digital cameras with Picture Transfer Protocol.
  • When using the device in accessibility mode, menus will no longer prompt with sounds.

Rather large update that fixes quite a few issues really. Hopefully we'll see a roll out soon since it's been quite a while since Xoom owners have felt the update love.

Source: Verizon; via Android Central Forums. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!


Reader comments

Motorola Xoom update coming soon for Verizon users


What about the wifi model? I'd assume that updates would come at the same time, if not sooner, for the wifi version.

OK, so aside from the fact that updates to the WiFi model should theoretically come FIRST (because they don't have to go through the extra layer of a carrier), it doesn't address the four major problems I have (in order of annoyance):

1) No support for USB Mass Storage Mode. It is INSANE that I can't just plug it into any OS/Computer and access the unit as a hard/flash drive.

2) The Gallery app is crap because it doesn't properly support subdirectories (but this is not a Xoom specific issue)

3) No fix for WiFi DHCP issues

4) No SD card support

How incredibly underwhelming!

I was able to with my Xoom. It is how i got all 20GB of my music on there. Maybe yours has some issues that are not MOTO related?

I caught that too. If a Netflix app is coming next, then I can forget about the SD memory card issue (for now).