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Motorola’s Wi-Fi XOOM lines up for the Ice Cream Sandwich update

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The Motorola Xoom has been available since May 2011 on the Sprint network and today, it looks like the Wi-Fi only version of the tablet is set to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update.  This comes as good news for Xoom tablet owners, as the list of devices getting the ICS update is finally getting longer.  The Xoom is Motorola’s first ever tablet and it features a huge 10.1-inch display that has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels.  The official build of the Android operating system is listed at 4.0.3, or the IML77 build.

The update will be coming in time, so be patient, but if you want to double check manually you would go into Settings > About tablet > System updates to find out if the update is ready.  The Xoom captured the industry as Motorola’s first tablet and the features really made consumers fall in love with it.  Other than the 10.1-inch display, the tablet comes with a dual-core ARM-based Tegra 2 processor that is clocked at 1 GHz and plays along nicely with the graphics processor.  The RAM is listed at 1GB, wchih is just about standard these days and the internal storage can be upgraded to 32GB via the microSD card slot.

The camera on the back 5MP and has a dual LED flash along with auto-focus and digital zoom.  The camera can also record 720p HD video at 30 frames per second.  The 2MP camera on the front side is larger in size than the normal 1.3MP and can be used for video calling.  Browsing is enhanced with support for HTML and Flash 10.1, along with built-in options for Facebook, Picasa, your Twitter account and excellent Google Map features.  The tablet does come with GPS navigation and threaded message support.

Personal email can be downloaded to the Xoom via IMAP, POP3, SMTP and the Microsoft Exchange software.  Wireless connections can be made via Bluetooth 2.1, EDR and this tablet is actually only able to connect to the Web via Wi-Fi.  MicroUSB ports help out if you have an external storage device or want to charge your tablet.  The microHDMI port allows for exporting from the tablet to another television source.  The two pound Motorola Xoom costs $499 retail on the Motorola website with free two-day shipping options available.

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