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Verizon Droid Xyboard 8.2 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Starts Rolling Out



On the heels of the Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 Ice Cream Sandwich update, Verizon announced today that the Droid Xyboard 8.2 Ice Cream Sandwich update has begun to roll out to owners of the company’s sequel to the Motorola Xoom.

In a post, Verizon says that the Droid Xyboard 8.2 Ice Cream Sandwich update will roll out in phases, starting today, which means that it should be a few days before the update process is complete.

Usually when Verizon announces these updates it means that the update has begun to roll out but extremely slow. It’s usually a couple of days before all owners of the device see it, likely because the carrier wants to ensure that the software is working properly.

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The Droid Xyboard 8.2 Ice Cream Sandwich update is rolling out now.

This update will take the Droid Xyboard 8.2 from Android Honeycomb to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the latter of which is a huge upgrade over the former.

Ice Cream Sandwich will bring a new user interface to Droid Xyboard 8.2 owners as well as a host of new features that make it a much better, much smoother Android experience overall.

Included with Android 4.0 are the new Lock Screen, Face Unlock, an improved browser, better notifications, more camera options and a whole lot more.

We also assume that Verizon has packed in some bug fixes and enhancements as well which will fix any of the issues that owners were having with the device on Honeycomb.

Those who own a Xyboard 8.2 will want to go into their device settings to see if the upgrade has arrived. There may be a way some of you can force the update. If you want to try, give this a shot.

  1. Users will want to go into Settings.
  2. Then, tap Data usage.
  3. Toggle Mobile data to off.
  4. Go to Apps.
  5. Scroll down and find Google Framework Services.
  6. Tap Clear Data.
  7. Tap Force Stop.
  8. Once the Clear Data symbol lights up again, go into Settings, About, and check for an update.

Enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich, Droid Xyboard 8.2 owners.

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