Motorola Australia has assured users of the Wi-Fi and 3G XOOM that the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be rolled out at some point in Q2. As we’ve already entered Q2 it will likely be in the late May to early June time frame. Motorola said that although XOOMs in other parts of the world had already received that update, Motorola must adhere to testing protocols that happen in Australia.
We understand that the update has been pushed out in other markets – but unfortunately hardware, software and testing is not uniform across the world and we must adhere to the unique testing protocols here in Australia before we deploy the software.
Obviously Australia’s “unique testing protocols” are pretty slow or extremely intensive. It’s also strange that the update is taking so long considering the XOOM was heavily endorsed by Google when Android 3.0 Honeycomb launched.