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Motorola Xoom 4G Upgrade Process Details

Potential owners of the new Android 3.0 Honeycomb packing Motorola Xoom are obviously aware that on purchase the Android tablet will be playing nice on 3G, but only 4G LTE is ready the Xoom will be upgradeable to play nice on Verizon’s speedy new network.

But what is the process for upgrading your Motorola Xoom to 4G LTE? Well according to an article over on Droid-life, the upgrade to 4G LTE should become available roughly 90 days after release of the Motorola Xoom and will be free of charge to all Xoom customers.

Apparently Motorola will handle the software and hardware 4G upgrade, the upgrade will be available for up to 6 months after the 4G LTE launch, and that upgrading to 4G LTE isn’t mandatory and users must request the upgrade.

However the big downer of the 4G LTE upgrade is that the customer is required to send in their Motorola Xoom, which will take up to six days to complete, meaning of course you’ll be without your Android tablet for a while, and it is advised customer should back up any personal data before shipping.

Apparently you can get all the info you’ll require from the Verizon website once it goes live which apparently should be sometime today.

So the big question is, are you prepared to go without your Motorola Xoom for 6 days to gain 4G LTE capability, or will you just stick with 3G?