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Motorola Prepares Update For Xoom WiFi “Google Experience Device”, Indication For Something Big On Its Way?

Hello kids, we have an interesting tidbit of news to those of you who are Xoom WiFi tablet owners. Motorola just shot out a ‘confidential’ email out to Xoom WiFi owners indicating what looks to be a major “project” about to get underway. The project is specifically targeted at those who have the “Google Experience” version of the tablet:



Thanks for joining the Motorola Feedback Network. We are preparing a project for owners of the “Google Experience Device” version of the WiFi-only Motorola Xoom. (This is the U.S. version only.) If you own this particular model, we would like to invite you to participate.

Click this link to take a short enrollment survey for this project. Please note that you must be a member in good standing of the Motorola Owners’ Forums to take part. We have recently moved our forums communities to a new site, and YOU MUST RE-REGISTER to be considered a member. Please visit our new site and complete your registration update if you have not done so already. Be sure to fill out the MFN opt-in information on the new site.

This is a confidential project under the terms of the Motorola Feedback Network. Do not post any details or information about this project on any public sites.

Thanks — please understand that project start times are always fluid. We ask for your patience if you register but don’t hear from us right away.

– Matt
Motorola Owners’ Forums
Motorola Feedback Network


I’m sure you’re all wondering what this means. Well, we’re not exactly sure what this means, but we think we may have an idea. To those of you who don’t know, while the Xoom tablet is labeled under the Motorola brand, it’s one of the rare Android devices to sport a stock Android experience (untouched Honeycomb in this case). In addition, the device is branded as a developer device– meaning it’s in the same category as other developer devices such as the Nexus S and thus, receives software updates directly from Google. Moreover, the developer devices such as the Nexus S and Xoom WiFi tablet sees updates well before other devices as you already know.

There’s an added twist to this project MOTO is leading. We’ve never seen MOTO mention anything before about the “Google Experience” on any of their devices. If there’s any indication of what’s to come, we may be seeing the anticipated update of the Motorola Xoom tablet to that sweet, sweet Android 4.0 glory. Of course the “project” could end up being a small update as we’ve already seen before.  No word yet on when the testing will begin or the timeframe of this “project”, but you can bet the “project” will be rolled out as a formal update to the masses if all goes well. Let’s hope this is the initial process for the tablet tasting that Ice Cream Sandwich goodness.