Motorola Xoom on Verizon 4.0.4 ICS update heading your way now
We’ve been endeavoring to bring readers all the latest developments regarding Android ICS updates to devices on different carriers and for different manufacturers. We know how many of you have been waiting for some Motorola devices to receive the update and today if you’re a Motorola XOOM on Verizon owner there’s good news as the ICS update rollout is about to begin, with a start date of June 4.
Not too long again we gave news of a Verizon device roundup for the Ice Cream Sandwich update and the XOOM was listed to receive the update in Q2 so Motorola and Verizon have managed to stick to the expected timeframe. The Android 4.0.4 ICS update will bring some really nice changes and among the most important are improvements to the Launch Bar, the Usage Center (enabling you to keep track of data usage), the Notification Pop Up Box and Folders.
Other enhancements according to Android Central, sourced from Verizon, are that some issues with 4G LTE upgrades have been fixed, there are policy improvements for Exchange/Activesync, a fix for EAS security, an email search, updated People app and updated browser. The 4.0.4 ICS update will also offer better text input, improved stability, a redesigned App launcher, the ability to launch the camera from the lockscreen, built-in Photo Editor in the Gallery app and more.
As we said, this software upgrade (IMM76) will rollout gradually from June 4 so be patient and you should be receiving it soon. If you want to check on the over-the-air (OTA) update to see if it’s become available to you after June 4 then go to Settings>About Table>System Update. The update is 107.9MB in size according to The Verge.
Have you been waiting for the 4.0.4 ICS update to come to your Verizon Motorola Xoom tablet? When you receive the update, let us know if the process went smoothly and also what you think about the changes to the OS by sending your comments.