Update: We’ve just received an update from Motorola on this one. Turns out these emails were sent in error to a small number of Xoom owners. Motorola noted that the update will come in the summer (meaning: not likely before July).
Phandroid has received a tip that Motorola has begun contacting owners of the Verizon-branded Motorola Xoom tablet, advising them of an imminent upgrade of their device to support Verizon’s 4G LTE network.
As you may recall, the 4G upgrade for the Xoom requires users to physically ship their devices to Motorola, as the update requires a hardware fix. No word on what internal components need changing, though we assume if it were as easy as inserting an LTE SIM card, Motorola would have simply sent affected users a SIM with quick instructions.
Also missing from the email is any indication of how long users should expect to be separated from their trusty devices, though you can fully expect it will be at least a week.
The good news in all this is it seems the long-anticipated upgrade is starting, and you Verizon Xoom owners will start to see your tablet, uh, zoom a little more before summer hits.
Any readers out there receive the coveted email from Motorola? Have you received your package and instructions in the mail? Drop us a note in the comments below.