Motorola XOOM 2 on Telstra now receiving Android 4.0 update

The day has finally come for Motorola XOOM 2 owners: Android 4.0 is here. Motorola Australia today confirmed that the roll-out of the Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" update has begun for Telstra users. This update applies to both Wi-Fi and 3G variants of the XOOM 2. It's a staggered release, so if you don't get the update today, you'll definitely get it over the next few days. If you'd like to skip to the front of the queue, however, you can go to Settings > About Tablet > System Updates to get the update started now. Let... Continue reading

Telstra approves ICS update for Xoom 2 hopes to roll it out September 3rd

Telstra has advised that they have finished testing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Motorola Xoom 2 and are looking to make it available to tablets on the 3rd of September. Telstra announced back in June that they had received the update and it's good to see it has now been approved. Telstra testing completed. Motorola planning to make it available on 3rd of September Phil noted in his review that the Xoom 2 would definitely benefit from the ICS update and now it is very close to rolling out to owners. We love to hear about updates... Continue reading

Motorola launches “Unlock My Device” website, bootloader unlocking to come with future devices

Google's influence over Motorola is finally beginning to bear fruit, this time through the introduction of a bootloader unlocking service simply dubbed "Unlock My Device". The unlocking process is very much the same way HTC have been doing it for a while. The website guides you through all the steps, along with the now-obvious "say goodbye to your warranty" warning. Supported devices are few and far between with just the Motorola XOOM (Wi-Fi) being the only device launched in Australia. No doubt... Continue reading

Motorola to cut 20% of staff, release fewer phones each year

Motorola is looking to steamline its business through job cuts and focusing on fewer phone releases each year. 20% of Motorola's staff are expected to lose their jobs in the move, with a third of them coming from inside the US, leaving the rest in Asia and Europe. Motorola is also going to cut some of its spending on R&D in Chicago, Sunnyvale, and Beijing. There are also going to be less phone releases per year from Motorola so that they can focus their efforts on launching great devices that both Google and consumers will be pleased with. Whether that... Continue reading

Ice Cream Sandwich rolling out to Optus Motorola Razr handsets

For a phone that was launched the same day that Ice Cream Sandwich was announced this update has taken an inordinately long time to arrive, but finally owners of the Motorola Razr from Optus are starting to see Ice Cream Sandwich update notifications as the OTA update starts rolling out to handsets. The Optus update Blog has listed this update as Late July for a fair while now and I've asked Optus a number of times about the upgrade and they finally advised today that they had approved the update and were waiting on Motorola to star pushing it... Continue reading

Optus and Motorola launch Razr V – Available from 3rd of August

Optus and Motorola have just announced the Motorola Razr V, which will be available from tomorrow at Optus stores and Optus resellers on a 24 month contract at $35 per month with a monthly handset repayment of $4 per month the total cost of the package is $936. The phone is being aimed as a stylish yet value packed handest and feature wise that's exactly where it sits. The new phone packs a respectable amount of hardware into a Kevlar backed body that is only 8.4mm thin. 4.3" qHD screen 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU 1GB RAM and 8GB storage 8MP camera with LED... Continue reading

Motorola Xoom 3G and Wifi editions – Your Ice Cream Sandwich is ready

Long suffering owners of the 3G and Wifi editions of the Motorola Xoom your day has come at last. Motorola has announced via their Facebook page that Ice Cream Sandwich is now available for download, they advise that you should really do this over Wifi to avoid any excess data charges : We're pleased to announce that the Xoom ICS software is now available for all Australian wifi and 3G customers. You can access the new software by selecting Settings > About Tablet > System Updates on your Xoom. You will however be required to update your Xoom to... Continue reading

Vodafone 3G Motorola Xoom owners to get Ice Cream Sandwich July 30

The latest Vodafone Software update blog has a listing that should excite Motorola Xoom owners, they will finally receive their long awaited update to Ice Cream Sandwich on the 30th of July. Xoom owners have been waiting patiently since Ice Cream Sandwich was announced back in October last year and then when Motorola advised the udpate would be coming last month on June 21st much rejoicing was heard however the udpate was pulled. The Xoom is considered not quite a Nexus device but certainly a 'Reference' device for the Honeycomb release of Android and early adopters of the tablet... Continue reading

Motorola delays Ice Cream Sandwich update for Motorola Razr

It's been a pretty big morning for news on Ice Cream Sandwich updates from Motorola, unfortunately there isn't much in the way of good news from them. They've advised via their Facebook Page that the ICS Upgrade has been delayed and won`t be delivered in Q2, the full statement : For those fans asking about RAZR, we have had a delay in the ICS update for RAZR which means that we will be unable 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.... Continue reading

Telstra now testing Motorola XOOM 2 ICS update, should arrive in Q3

There has been an update from Motorola Australia regarding the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the XOOM 2 on Telstra. That being that the update has been submitted to Telstra for initial testing. There's no definite timeline for release, however, Motorola Aus stated they expect final testing to finish for a release of the update in Q3. So XOOM 2 owners could be waiting until September, we hope it's earlier though. We're happy to announce some news for our Xoom 2 fans: We have begun testing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xoom 2 and... Continue reading

Ice Cream Sandwich update for Motorola Xoom Wifi and 3G could be coming June 21st

Motorola has just updated their Facebook page with long awaited information regarding the Wifi and 3G versions of the Motorola Xoom, they have advised that an update has been submitted to carriers for testing and if no issues are found it could roll out to users on June 21st. This is a change to the schedule released nearly a fortnight ago which listed the update for the Xoom Wifi + 3G as merely at the Evaluation & Planning stage. We have an update for all of our Xoom fans. We have now submitted our final round of software... Continue reading

Motorola releases ICS walkthrough videos, real thing still months away

Way to go, Motorola, why not just release videos of Ice Cream Sandwich instead of the actual update. Well that's what has happened. So if you're interested in seeing what your device will be running in a matter of months be sure to check out the videos below. They're all in a foreign language, but still enjoyable to listen to nonetheless. The overall vibe form the videos seems to be that Motorola are toning MotoBLUR down, as all the animations and icons seem to be stock. This is a massive win... Continue reading

Motorola sale to Google completed

We first learned about Google purchasing Motorola Mobility back in August last year and today Larry Page has taken to the Google Blog to announce that the deal has been completed, just days after Chinese regulators approved the purchase. The current CEO Sanjay Jha has stepped down and will be replaced by long-time Googler Dennis Woodside. The sale for 12.5 Billion dollars will see Google take ownership of Motorola Mobility's 17,000 patents and according to Tech Crunch Motorola could see staff layoffs as part of efforts to turn around it's financial status, which is quite frankly not... Continue reading