Three weeks ago, Motorola announced on their Facebook page that they had turned the Ice Cream Sandwich update over to carriers for testing and would hopefully release it on June 21st. Well today they have announced via Facebook that the Telstra 3G Xoom will receive the udpate from today by going to Settings > About Tablet > System Updates, they do advise that you`ll have to be on the latest Honeycomb update before you get the Ice Cream Sandwich update.
However all is not well for all other Xoom owners, delays have been encountered with the update for other variants have forced Motorola to advise that they will not meet the Q2 deadline for Ice Cream Sandwich on the Xoom. The Full announcement can be seen on their Facebook page or right here :
We’re pleased to announce that the Xoom ICS software is now available for all Telstra 3G Xoom customers. You can access the new software by selecting Settings > About Tablet > System Updates on your Xoom.
You will be required to update your Xoom to the latest Honeycomb software before you can access the ICS software. You can do this by selecting Settings > About Tablet > System Updates until you can see the ICS update.
For all Xoom WiFi and non-Telstra Xoom 3G customers, we have had a delay in the ICS update for these variants, which means that we will not be able to deliver this upgrade in Q2 as planned. We are continuing to work through the issues and will update you when we have further details.
Pretty disappointing for non Telstra 3G Xoom owners, also still no explanation as to why Xoom WiFi owners are being forced to wait for carrier approval either. As a device that was launched as pretty much the refernce device for Honeycomb, it has been a long wait for early adopters who jumped on the Android Tablet bandwagon, we can only hope that the now Google owned Motorola can improve the situation for Xoom owners. Sound off in the comments, anyone received their Ice Cream Sandwich update on their Telstra Xoom 3G yet?
Update : Kieran from Vodafone has reached out to advise that they are waiting on the submission of second round software from Motorola, so no doubt this will be tested to the nth degree once received and released ASAP if deemed ready.