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Motorola Xoom 4G LTE Upgrade Appears to Be on Its Way

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With last week’s announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for Verizon, Motorola Xoom owners got a rude awakening. Their tablet wouldn’t be the first Android tablet to get 4G LTE even thought it came out all the way back in February.  However, it looks like the upgrade might be coming soon as Motorola has apparently contacted at least one Xoom owner in regards to the update.

Motorola Xoom

The story is as follows. Xoom came out in February. Motorola promised an upgrade 90 days after launch. That date came and went and the company stated that the upgrade would be out this summer alongside the delayed Motorola Droid Bionic. Samsung and Verizon announce the 4G LTE compatible Galaxy Tab 10.1. Motorola’s CEO soon after admitted that his company was late getting to 4G LTE and states that a solution will be out this summer.

Well, summer has officially started and it appears that Jha is staying true to his word, even though there is no clear sign as to when the Droid Bionic might hit shelves. It appears that one Xoom owner received this message from Motorola:

Thank you for submitting your Motorola Xoom for the 4G LTE upgrade. You should have recently received a package in the mail with instructions and materials for returning your device for the upgrade.

Our records indicate that we have not yet received your Motorola Xoom. If you are still interested in upgrading your Motorola Xoom, this is a friendly reminder to please follow the instructions provided in your upgrade package and ship your device back for the upgrade.

If you have already shipped your device back to us, please contact us at 1-800-734-5870 and one of our support specialists will assist you with tracking and completing your order.

He or she does not yet have the materials apparently because they missed a FedEx package. Suspicious, but believable. There is also a chance that the package is something different and Motorola’s system just spit this out early.

So, we have to ask. Has anyone else seen this? Or is this a complete anomaly?

Via: Phandroid

5 Comments

  1. Matthew Villalobos

    06/07/2011 at 9:51 pm

    I want my flippin Bionic and I want it now.  Lol Verizon keeps sending me crap asking why I haven’t upgraded yet even though my plan is up and every time I send them a scathing email that I’m waiting for the damn Bionic (ie a 4g phone that’s not automatically behind the 8ball) and to get that shit out so I can freaking buy it!  I’ve got an old LG Versa (It was awesome until the first Droid hit the shelves almost directly after I purchased it… damn it) and every day I wait, I die a little on the inside.  :(

  2. Rtoxhorn

    06/07/2011 at 10:10 pm

    Xoom owners do not want to ship off their devices to Verizon and then hope they get it back.  There should be a better way to handle these upgrades! Verizon: go to the Xoomforum.com and read what people have to say!

    • Eggplantjones2004

      06/29/2011 at 3:15 pm

      Do you think that it is verizon’s fault that motorola hasn’t released the update? Motorola is the one that lied about it so that they could rush out their piece of junk.

      Maybe you should never believe a developer when they say something is “coming soon.” Especially with lte. Every lte device to date has been delayed. Except maybe the revolution nobody bothered to notice if that was released on time or not

  3. KidDoc

    06/07/2011 at 10:23 pm

    No notice yet.  Still have a painfully slow Xoom, which I want to use as my wifi hotspot.

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