If you’re holding onto a WiFi version of the Motorola Xoom and signed up to be a tester for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, you may be happy to hear that said update is rolling out now. If you’re not a part of the testing group, XDA has you covered.
First and foremost, if you’re still holding on the any version of the Motorola Xoom, well done. Given that Verizon’s model of the tablet launched in February, with the WiFi variant shipping a month later, it’s an old piece of kit in this mobile tech world. Still, it doesn’t hurt that the first Honeycomb tablet is getting first dibs on the latest version of the OS, and that alone may be good enough to keep one kicking around.
So far, not much is known about the update, other than it seems like a typical Jelly Bean build. The one difference you’ll find for this build is that you still need to go to the Google Play Store to install Chrome, which is hardly something to complain about.
If you’re not a part of the test group, then there’s a way for you to get your Jelly Bean on anyway. The method of updating the tablet has been around for a while but still does the trick. You’ll need a USB host cable as well as a USB Thumb drive formatted to FAT32. You can find the guide on XDA here.
Although the update is currently only being push to testers, we can expect that the official update will begin to land on the rest of the Motorola Xoom WiFi owners shortly.