Invites Being Sent Out For Another Motorola XOOM WiFi Update – Expect Bug Fixes

I’ve said it before, the Motorola XOOM WiFi is pretty much Google’s unofficial 10-inch Nexus device. The Motorola Xoom WiFi is still very much alive and kicking, and with a recent update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, it’s pretty much Google’s 10-inch Nexus Tablet. Well that Xoom is about to get some more love, this time from in an update from Motorola, and those that are apart of the Motorola Feedback Network will be some of the first to test out what’s in store. Invites have been sent out to MFN members saying,

Hi,

Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are inviting owners of the Motorola Wi-Fi Xoom (U.S. only) 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 the 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 could 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.

We’ll have to wait a littler longer before an official changelog turns up but until then, just know that some of the bugs that tablet may have experienced after being updated to Jelly Bean will be addressed.

Thanks, Tito!

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  • aeok18109

    how much faster is a nexus 7 compared to a Xoom >_> j/w i love my N7 but i still want something a bit bigger

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      I would say much smoother but I’m not so sure you’ll notice it performing “faster” (opening apps and whatnot). I have a Tegra 2-based Toshiba Excite LE and it web browses, and plays games just fine. It’s just not as buttery smooth as the Nexus 7 but that could be because I’m on ICS and not Jelly Bean.

      As far as the Xoom is concerned — I could never get over it’s absolutely horrible LCD display. Colors are washed out, blacks look grey, and there’s a significant amount ghosting when scrolling around. Just my 2 cents.

      • aeok18109

        eep. thanks for the heads up. Was looking on Craigslist for a cheap one lol. I will wait for them to release a real Nexus 10″ :). all i have done with my N7 is root, change to tablet mode, run nova launcher and use Fauz123 kernel. absolutely destroys anything i throw at it :) cant get it to slow down and chug like im used to seeing on my sensation LOL. i dont even touch my phone anymore unless i HAVE to call. (all texts get forwarded via tablet talk :D)

  • http://phandroid Steven

    It’s a shame a device that old in technology years still gets that much love, as much as carriers try to keep you from rooting they sure do leave you with not much of a choice

    Frustrated Verizon branded galaxy tab 7.7 owner

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Nope – it’s not a shame at all that the device still gets mad love. Day-one wifi purchaser here and I love my Xoom with a passion that borders on obsession. GED for the win… this thing is a beast on Jelly Bean !

  • Pitrick

    I have the Xoom and my friend the N7 and I must say the Xoom is noticably slower…the jelly bean update seemed to have been pushed a little to early has the ota seems to confirm…

  • harold

    Still love my xoom.A dual core should be slower,that doesn’t make it bad device.

    • Brian Menius

      Agreed. My Xoom is more “Nexus” than my Verizon Galaxy Nexus.

      o.O

      • Lactose_the_Intolerant

        Mad love for my Xoom !