Earlier today it appeared that the roll out of the Motorola Xoom Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update was close. Now, it appears that the update has hit a snag which could push the roll out back a bit.
According to Android Police, the Xoom’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update soak test has been delayed for unspecified reasons, a move that should push the release of the software back.
Earlier, we had heard that the soak test was set to begin which is usually a sign that a release of the update is just around the corner. However, Xoom owners should now temper their expectations because of this delay.
We imagine that Motorola (and quite possibly, Google) delayed the soak test because it wants to do some more testing on the software in order to iron out any bugs that might be coming with it. Again, Motorola has not specified why the soak test has been delayed though we imagine that we might fund out about the reasons in the near future.
In any event, the update that seemed to be imminent might not be so imminent any more.
Today saw the arrival of the Xoom’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean changelog that listed off many of the features that will be coming along with the update including Google Now, the improved user interface, better voice search and more.
The Xoom is the third device to see the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, joining the Nexus S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ as devices that have received Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and all of its new features.
Owners of Verizon’s 4G LTE Motorola Xoom likely won’t see the update for quite some time.