November 21, 2014

Verizon announces global roaming update for Droid Xyboard tablets

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Verizon just dropped us a line to advise that both models of the Droid Xyboard tablets will be getting software update.  Once downloaded and installed, this update will enhance browser performance, touch response and get them ready for global roaming.  Yep, that means you will be able take your Droid Xyboard with you to more than 200 countries.

More specifically, the global roaming feature will be integrated over a two step process. This first update will add the global support to the hardware whereas the other half comes from an over the air update pushed to the SIM card.  Look for the second, software update to roll out within two weeks of receiving the hardware update.

Customers who have signed up for e-mail alerts will receive an email notification after the second update alerting them that the tablet is Global Ready. Before traveling outside the United States, customer will need to power on the tablet and establish a data connection on the Verizon Wireless network for 15 minutes to ensure the update takes effect and also enroll in a Global Data Plan that fits their travel needs at www.verizonwireless.com/global.

Customers can visit www.verizonwireless.com/droidxyboard10.1support and www.verizonwireless.com/droidxyboard8.2support for more information about the update and download instructions.