European WiFi Xoom To Receive Android 3.2 Update, Moto Adds MOTOPRINT and Quickoffice To The Mix

Well, better late than never I always say.  Looks like the European version of the Motorola Xoom, the WiFi version will be getting a little bump to Android’s Honeycomb 3.2 after all.  If you reside in any of the following areas and own a Xoom, keep a sharp look out for the update on your device.


  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • UK

In addition to the 3.2 Honeycomb update, Motorola will be tossing in their very own MOTOPRINT printing app which allows you to print docs and the like over Wifi.  Furthermore, powerful applications like the full version of Quickoffice will be added for the ultimate productivity buster.  Check out the press release below after the break for all of the juicy details and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.  We know, we know….”it’s about time!”  

Press Release:

Software update for the MOTOROLA XOOM™ with Wi-Fi
Introduction

This is a software update for MOTOROLA XOOM™  with Wi-Fi users who are currently
using software versions 6.4.20 and 6.4.20.3. This new software package will update
MOTOROLA XOOM™ tablets to software version 6.6.23 and provides many new features and
performance improvements.
In addition to the Motorola software that will be updated, the release will also update the
Google™ Android™ OS from version 3.1 to version 3.2 of Honeycomb.
For optimal performance, we encourage you to download and install this latest software update.
For more information on your MOTOROLA XOOM™ with Wi-Fi, visit us at
http://www.motorola.com/myxoom.
Who can use this release?

MOTOROLA XOOM users in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands,
Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
After downloading this release you will have access to the following new features:

• Improved Compatibility Mode – Ability to switch to double pixel mode for selected
applications. When selected, application sub-windows and drop down menus are
also doubled. In addition, pixel doubling settings are saved for each application.
• Rotation Acceleration – Screen rotates faster when tablet is rotated.
• Docking support – automatically detect when device is docked and launch an
application or docking profile.
• QuickOffice™ – full version – Provides support for editing of Microsoft® Office
files and viewing of pdf files.
• MOTOPRINT – A printing application for your MOTOROLA XOOM. This
application allows you to print content from your tablet to your printer over WiFi.
You can print most types of content, including pictures, directly from your tablet.
• Enhanced VPN support.
• Language support for Croatian, Hungarian and Romanian.
• Additional External keyboard layouts for Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, Italian,
Greek, Turkish & Polish.
• Citrix™ client
•3LM™ enablers for remote management of the MOTOROLA XOOM devices in a
corporate environment.

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