Motorola Xoom 3G Android 3.2 update goes official

Verizon has posted official notification of the Android 3.2 update for the Motorola Xoom 3G.

The Motorola Xoom continues to be a relevant device by receiving the latest Android Honeycomb updates in relatively quick order. The Motorola Xoom WiFi was the first to start receiving the update to Google's tablet-oriented OS, and was followed by the Asus Eee Pad Transformer. Now its the Xoom 3G's turn, as Verizon Wireless has posted official notification, including a change log and instructions for conducting the update.

For those Xoom owners anxiously awaiting the update, the biggest news is that update HTJ85 enables use of the microSD card slot that has been inoperable since the Xoom's launch. Also coming in this build is the ability to double the size of apps programmed for smartphone screen resolutions. For those familiar with the 2X function in iOS for iPhone apps running on an iPad, the Android functionality is similar. This should make some apps appear smoother on Honeycomb tablets than they do in previous Android versions.

Meanwhile, users continue to await the 4G LTE update that Motorola has promised for a September roll-out. Hopefully, the 3.2 update will be enough to keep Xoom owners mollified until Motorola is ready to start having them send in their devices for an LTE chip upgrade.

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Jerry Myers, 2011-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)