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Motorola Xoom will get Android 3.2 Honeycomb next month

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Wed Aug 17 2011, 15:58

WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED a phone call from gadget maker Motorola to let us know that its UK Xoom tablet will get an upgrade to Android 3.2 Honeycomb in September.

This is the only information we've been given so there isn't much more to report. There is no specific date for the update so we'll let you know when we hear anything further. The tablet has recently been updated to Android 3.1 and version 3.2 will bring new features.

There aren't a great many new features that Android 3.2 will bring to the tablet, with Google saying it "includes a variety of optimizations across the system to ensure a great user experience on a wider range of tablet devices".

The update to Android 3.1 was much more important for the Xoom, mostly because it enabled the microSD card slot. Android 3.2 will allow users to load media files from a microSD card straight to applications.

Motorola is a bit behind with its rollout, since rival Android tablet maker Asus has already brought out Android 3.2 for its popular Transformer tablet. µ


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