Motorola XOOM (WiFi) – Get on Board because the Ice Cream Sandwich Update is happening! (OTA)
This morning was just like any other morning: got up early because the dog was barking to let me know that she had done her business in front of the bathroom AGAIN so I could step in it barefoot. Then I booted up the old XOOM to get my morning on with my fresh cup of coffee, and whatta’ya know…a small popup told me that a new update suspiciously named ‘IML77’ was ready to be installed. That sounds a lot like Industrial Light and Magic at first blush and the reference to the number 77 was the year Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope was released, 1977. Anyway, I digress…
Then the boot up screen looked a LOT like my Galaxy Nexus whilst she was firing up. Could it be? Was Google bestowing Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) upon my beloved XOOM (that I bought after I sold my toy of an iPad 2)? NO WAY! It has only been a month or so since ICS has been available on a stock phone. But then, boom! It was Android 4.0.3. I could scarcely believe my red swollen eyes! Yes! And that my friends, is why I will only choose the ‘Google’ devices when possible.
Disclaimer: I have never rooted and/or installed a custom on my XOOM. Your mileage may vary on when you get the update or if it will work if you have customized yours.