Google has just announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at the recent Google I/O but as early as now, smartphone and tablet manufacturers are already scampering to fit the development of Jelly Bean in their schedules to get the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system rolled out to the devices in their respective schedules. Not too long ago, HTC came out with the confirmation that several of its high-end devices in the One series will get a taste of Jelly Bean in the future. In the tablet market, it was ASUS who drew first blood when it announced that the original Transformer, Transformer Prime and Transformer Infinity tablets will all get upgraded to Jelly Bean.
However, these all are announcements and users of the above-mentioned tablets and smartphones are still bound to wait until the manufacturers start the rollout of the update. Motorola on the other hand got the better of these manufacturers because while others are still at square one, the manufacturer is already making the Jelly Bean update a reality for the users of the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi in US shores.
However, this was to be expected because the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi is one of the Google developer devices that have the luxury of getting first dibs whenever Google releases a major platform update. Looking back, just a couple of days ago, it was reported that Motorola is about to conduct a soak test for a yet undetermined software update. There were already speculations that members of the Motorola Feedback Network will be testing the Jelly Bean update for the tablet but there were no confirmation to that effect. Just recently, it was reported that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is already being rolled out to those who will take part in the soak test – which in itself was a confirmation that it was Jelly Bean being tested.
Fast-forward to today, there are reports coming in that Motorola is already done with the Jelly Bean soak test for the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi and everything went well with the testing phase. In fact, the manufacturer has already started rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi albeit at a very slow manner at first. As usual, the rollout will happen via OTA so if you happen to still have a Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi for your tablet of choice, you might want to be on the lookout for the notification that will let you know of the update’s availability. You could also head on over to Settings > About tablet > System updates to see if you can manually download the update even without the notification.
Once applied to the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi, the Jelly Bean update will crank up the platform version of the tablet to Android 4.1.1 and with it comes an enhanced and more responsive user interface. In addition to that, a user can already take action from the notification shade of the tablet while the keyboard of the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi will also get improved and will now have a smarter and more relevant dictionary.
As such, the rollout will be staggered so if you don’t see the update yet, there’s no need to fret – it will surely land in your Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi one of these days.