The Motorola Xoom was our readers' favorite Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargain and Verizon Wireless sold so many of these full featured tablets with a two-year contract for the rock bottom price of $199.99. There is a Xoom update that will enable it with with new 4G LTE data options.
A new update for the Motorola Xoom is minor but will enable the super tablet to be pay-as-you-go which could be a good deal for those whose contracts end in a few years. It could also mean that Verizon will sell a non-subsidized pay-as-you go Xoom.
The update HLK75F also features and updated Google Setup Wizard to improve reliability of Pay As You Go detection on first device power up.
Verizon dropped the price of the Motorola Xoom 4G LTE to $199 on Cyber Monday and pushed it back up to $299 after that.
Android 3.2 Honeycomb lets you to "check now" for updates. So for those who are awaiting updates, you can now tap the "check now" button until your Xoom finds an update.
Motorola promised an update to Android 4.0 within six weeks of getting the software. Because Google now owns Motorola, you can be sure that the Xoom will continue to be supported. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich combines tablet and smartphone functions and adds advanced features to Android such as face unlock, multitasking and ability for tablets to use smartphone apps in a smaller windows (see all features).