Motorola XOOM WiFi Getting Soak Test

We’ve just received a tip that the Motorola XOOM WiFi is due for an update soon. Emails have been sent to testers to notify them of a new soak test on the way. There’s no way to know what this is at this point, but we are always skeptical about the arrival of new major versions of Android. My mind immediately assumes “bug fixer,” but you can never know for sure. If anyone out there gets the test update be sure to drop us a line about what’s different here. [Thanks _______!]

Hi,

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Motorola Wi-Fi Xoom to participate in an early preview of a new software release, and provide feedback. If you are not currently using a Motorola Wi-Fi Xoom, please excuse and ignore this email.

Click this link to take a short enrollment survey if you wish to take part. Note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to be included. The registration window is can close without notice so please respond as quickly as possible.

This is a confidential test under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this on any public sites.

Thanks — please understand that start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.

Matt
Motorola Owners’ Forums
Motorola Feedback Network

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  • http://twitter.com/RobBull Rob K

    Bug fixes or 4.04. My money’s on bug fixes, but the stock ICS ROM is stable as hell, so I don’t know what bugs they would be fixing.  Maybe they are adding face unlock.

  • Magus2300

    Great… wifi people already have ICS and now they’re getting a maintenance upgrade and us poor scrubs on Verizon are still waiting for base ICS.  [sigh]

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    Good, they better fix all of the bugs that ICS introduced (AKA random restarts). It was supposed to be our savior from Honeycomb.

  • Jay

    I have no problem at all with my Xoom running ICS at all. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Jelly Bean though hehe. But anything is fine with me :)

  • Michael Rickey

    I agree with @Magus2300:disqus .  What’s the deal with ICS for the 3g/4g owners?  I feel so cheated my Motorola.  First, it didn’t have 4g, then the SD slot didn’t work, then, we were supposed to be the first device to get ICS…well, I guess some of the Xoom owners are happy.

    I am still happy with my device, I just don’t like how Motorola has left us hanging.  This may be my last Motorola device.
     

    • schubb

      You need to take it up with your carrier about 3G/4G updates…Motorola is almost guaranteed to be bound to carrier contracts about it.  They cannot update your device because it has to have carrier approval/cert that it behaves on their network as they expect it to.

      There was even talk that VZW blocked the SD rollout for everyone, don’t remember seeing anything corroborating that though.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/S5QJ4OKYRRWIF5IQUFSVFZEMMQ MichelleJ

         schubb, you are right about waiting on the carrier, but the carrier needs a working version from the manufacturer first to test it.

        SD card slot was an issue with google’s honeycomb and had to be reworked.

      • http://badmoose.pip.verisignlabs.com/ Bad Moose

        Exactly right.  Nothing rolls out to a carrier network unless approved by the carrier.  For that matter, nothing gets developed for a carrier network unless the carrier plans for it.  Motorola does not build phones/do software updates on spec.  They don’t commit the resources until they know there’s a payback.  

        VZW could have a variety of reasons for not wanting ICS on these devices ranging from strategic business reasons to simply not having the testing bandwidth.  But f you want ICS, bug VZW.  Motorola has no control over whether or not you get it,

  • DivingDancer

    Guessing it’s bug fixes. ICS has been very stable for me, but there are a few minor bugs that I’ve encountered.  Upon exiting Gmail, it occasionally displays a message saying “Gmail has stopped working”.  Doesn’t actually harm anything, but it’s a bit annoying.  There’s also a problem with the corporate email widget not refreshing properly for incoming messages.  Again, not a disaster.  But I’m guessing that a few minor things like that might get resolved.

    Overall, VERY happy with ICS.

  • Treyhunnid

    glad i waited 10mo to cop it..IMO…
    XoomWifi+ICS+NovaLauncher+32GB mSD = BEST TAB OUT

  • http://twitter.com/jordanlong20 Jordan Long

    very very few bugs on my stock ICS Xoom. have to assume its 4.0.4. 

    • J. Patrick Smith

      It’s a bug fix. My ICS Xoom has multiple crashes of widgets on a regular basis. Gmail widget crashes daily. I can’t run the CNN widget at all because it constantly crashes

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPWYVRULJYKDUEJSNAAXA6CXM4 Karl K

    I bought my WiFi Xoom in February and still can’t pull the ICS update.   So maybe they’re holding me up until this fix is incorporated?