Aug 2nd, 2013


Verizon just announced Android 4.1.2 for the Motorola XOOM. No, not the Xyboard series. For the Motorola Xoom. The original Xoom. The tablet that introduced us to Android 3.0 what feels like so long ago. Because it was so long ago. But apparently Motorola felt it necessary to build out Android 4.1.2 for the device. Go figure.

It’s even more surprising because the Xoom is no longer supported under AOSP. So this update actually took some effort from Motorola. Effort they could have applied elsewhere, but who am I to judge the decisions the company is making? I guess they need to do something to keep busy when the only thing they have developed in the past year is a handful of Droids for Verizon and the recently unveiled Moto X.

Just curious, though. Is anyone out there still using a Xoom? I’d really like to know. If you are, expect Android 4.1.2 to drop sometime in the next week or so.

[via Verizon]