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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

  • Anonymous

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