Mystery Xoom update begins roll-out this evening [Update, its ICS!]

by Jim Farmer on
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We have been aware of an impending update for the Motorola Xoom for some time now, and tonight we may finally find out what has been shrouded in mystery all this time. A minor update, or what we’re all hoping for, ICS.

Here’s the email popping into inboxes of those who signed up for the Xoom “Google Experience Device” Testing.

Hi.
Thanks for your patience as we’ve waited for this project to begin. Because we are dealing with a Google Experience Device (GED) we have less insight to timing than we would usually have.
However, I’m happy to announce that we will start the update this evening. Because it was delayed a few days, we will also have additional time to test; we will let it run through the weekend.
Remember to keep your feedback in the private community provided, and in the survey I will send after a few days.
Please go here to access the private site and to learn more. Note that you will not be able to post on the other areas of the site during the soak — this project is confidential.
(If you have not yet logged into the new forums site, you will need to do so. Please follow all instructions before sending emails here for help.)
Thanks,
- Matt
  Motorola Owners’ Forum
  Motorola Feedback Network

The link in the email is yet to be functional, stay tuned.

[Update]

Confirmed. ICS rolls out to test participants starting at 9pm PST 1/12/2012 and will continue throughout the weekend. Assuming no extreme issues are discovered, Motorola says they will very likely release this update to the masses. A group of some thousands of Xoom Wi-Fi owners will receive the software upgrade which includes some random participants outside of testing as well it seems. Good luck Xoom owners!

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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  • Anonymous

    I’m excited. Only thing is are any LTE xoom owners getting this update? Seems like it’s only wifi from what I’ve read on various forums.

    • Jim Farmer

      Yes this is only for the WiFi Xoom at the moment

    • Megadethn

      Still waiting, I have been reading that Moto/Google should be pushing very soon hopefully by the end of this week .. Cross your fingers im on LTE xoom