Verizon LTE Xoom Getting Upgraded…No, Not With Ice Cream Sandwich Yet

Verizon’s support page for the Motorola Xoom 4G LTE shows that an update (HLK75H) is coming soon. Unfortunately, this is NOT the Ice Cream Sandwich update most Verizon Xoom owners are waiting for.

According to Verizon’s support page, this update brings these two long-awaited and much-needed-by-everyone fixes:

  • The device will now support dual International Mobile Subscriber Identities (IMSI) to enhance International travel for mobile users.
  • Data connectivity will properly restore after disabling Airplane Mode.  

Ok, maybe I exaggerated a bit. I’m sure the 12 folks who have a Verizon Xoom and constantly travel with it internationally and need dual IMSI’s and have been flooding Verizon’s customer support with complaints about data connectivity after disabling airplane mode will REALLY appreciate this update. Seriously, after the 6+ month wait for the LTE upgrade to appear, it’s hard to believe that Verizon isn’t jumping through hoops to please their disgruntled Xoom customers.

This is exactly why I prefer the Wi-Fi only Xoom. I’m already sporting Ice Cream Sandwich, courtesy of Google. No carriers to get in the way and gum up the works. How long before our Verizon brothers can join us in lapping up the sweet, sweet drippings of creamy goodness?

I guess any update is good, and we thank Verizon for that, but couldn’t they have rolled these two seemingly small updates into the ICS release? Releasing an update now does not give us confidence that ICS is just around the corner. Prove us wrong, Big Red!

source: Verizon Support
via: AndroidPolice

About the Author: Ed Caggiani

Originally from the East Coast, Ed now makes his home in San Jose, California. His passion for technology started with his first ColecoVision and Atari gaming systems, and has grown stronger through Tandy computers, IBM clones, Palm Pilots, and PocketPCs. Ed's love for Android began with his first HTC Hero, then blossomed with the original Evo 4G, and now the Evo 3D and Motorola Xoom. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in Communications, and is now a professional User Experience Designer working in Silicon Valley. In his spare time, Ed enjoys video games, jamming on guitar, and spending time with his wife, two cats, and Logitech Revue.

  • Anonymous

    Very unhappy about this. Insult to injury and all that.