Motorola is pushing out an update to Android 4.1.1 (JRO03H) Jelly Bean which has been reported to be overall faster and easier to read. There is on major feature that is lost and that is the ability to view Flash on the web, which Adobe does not support.
You can receive the update over a Wi-Fi connection. If you are not connected via Wi-Fi, or your Motorola Xoom is off when the notification arrives, you will see the notification when you next connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Android Jelly Bean includes improved UI, expandable notifications, new widget, better photo sharing, improved keyboard, improved text-to-speech, accessibility and voice search. See Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features.
To manually start the update at any time by going to Settings > About tablet > System updates. Select ”Install Now”. Your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.
If a message shows that there is no update available, then than try clearing the data by doing this:
- Go to Settings -> Apps.
- Choose All tab then choose Google Services Framework.
- Click Clear data button then Force stop button.
- Go back to Settings -> About -> System updates.
- You should the Android 4.1.1 OTA update notification.
To manually check if you have the latest version follow the steps below:
1. Press Apps from the Home Screen
2. Touch Settings
3. Touch About Tablet
4. Touch System updates.
Note the update is only for U.S. version of the Motorola Xoom. Do not interrupt the update process that can take 15 or 20 min. it may corrupt the files.
Forum members have before ported a few glitches with the update that include:
- A redraw problem that never existed before. Sometimes when exiting a program or turning on the Xoom, the home screens are blank until turned off and on again.
- Adobe Flash player does not work in Jelly Bean. Some users have reported that Flash still works under Jelly Bean if you use the Google stock browser (which has had a memory leak since th beginning, so you might need to reboot every couple of days). Also, they report that most applications using Flash are still working, though some are out of sync with audio.
- When first installed the Motorola Xoom tends to run slower until the update is fully integrated into the system.
- The Motorola support forum has started an official list of reported problems.
- Wi-Fi signal not showing properly for a few minutes and Wi-Fi connection problems with older routers.
- Changing orientation while on homescreen. Landscape > Portrait > Landscape <-- all widgets and app shortcuts won't appear.
- Chrome problems.
- Camera not starting from homescreen shorcut.
- Swype doesn't work properly
The Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi one of the few tablets that does run with Jelly Bean. The Nexus 7 has been well rated because it is inexpensive and like Xoom is Wi-Fi only. The Xoom, however, has a larger screen