Stupid carriers and their specific versions of popular devices. We always have to wait an extra week (best case scenario) or more to get the same update folks with unlocked smartphones or tablets got. Verizon’s Xoom is one of those devices that still waits to get the proper treatment. Sure, unlike the Wi-Fi only Xoom, it comes with LTE connectivity, but I can’t imagine that to be such a problem that it can’t run the Ice Cream Sandwich. Instead, the Big Red carrier will soon (not sure when exactly) launch a minor firmware update (version HLK75H) which addresses some of the bugs.
After the update, Verizon’s Xoom will support dual International Mobile Subscriber Identities (IMSI), and fix an annoying bug that prevented restoring data connectivity after exiting Airplane Mode.
In other words, you should update just because it’s a good habit to have your devices run the latest firmware version, but you shouldn’t expect any major improvements…