Motorola Xoom Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Release is Close
The Motorola Xoom Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, which hit a snag yesterday, has managed to free itself and now appears headed for a release in the near future.
According to Android Police, it appears that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean soak test for the Motorola Xoom, which had been delayed yesterday for unknown reasons, has finally reached the hands of testers which means that the update should be extremely close to rolling out.
Once the software rolls out to testers, it’s usually only a matter of days before the software update rolls out. This of course is assuming that everything works as it’s supposed to. Generally, it does.
So that means that Motorola Xoom owners who have been looking forward to the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean roll out now should expect the software to arrive very shortly, bringing its host of features along with it.
It’s still unclear as to why the soak test was initially delayed. We imagine that Motorola delayed it because it wanted to do some more testing on the software in order to iron out any bugs that might be coming along for the ride.
While Motorola will likely never say why the soak test was delayed, it appears that whatever caused the delay has been taken care of and all systems are go for an update in the near future.
The Xoom will be 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 the new software, software that includes a host of improvements over Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
And while Xoom owners will soon have their hands on features like Google Now and offline Voice dictation, owners of Verizon’s 4G LTE Motorola Xoom likely won’t see the update for quite some time.
We’ll let you know when the software rolls out for the Wi-Fi model.