Jul 12 AT 3:40 PM Alberto Vildosola 22 Comments

Android 3.2 now rolling out to Motorola Xoom tablets

Attention Motorola Xoom users! We have some good news for you. You know that 3.2 version of Honeycomb we’ve been talking about lately? Well, you should probably check your Xoom, ’cause the update is currently rolling out to the Motorola tablet as we speak.

As we’ve told you before, the Android 3.2 doesn’t bring that many new features to the table. It’s more of a bug-fixes-and-stability kind of update. Android 3.2 will also be the last update for Honeycomb before Ice Cream Sandwich arrives this Christmas, uniting Honeycomb, Gingerbread and Google TV into just one source code.

With that said, we still love us some Android updates, so here’s everything we know Android 3.2 will bring to Xoom users:

  • Bug fixes and improved hardware acceleration
  • Updated versions of Movie Studio, Movies and Music
  • Updated widgets
  • Zoom mode for phone apps
  • Support for the SD card slot
  • Support for 7-inch tablets and Qualcomm processors

Google also took the opportunity today to release some pieces of the Android 3.2 source code. This is not the whole Android 3.2 code, mind you, just the parts that they’re required to open source. As they said at Google I/O, they won’t be open sourcing Honeycomb. Instead, the company will wait until Ice Cream Sandwich to open source the whole Android source code. This will include the tablet version, the phone version and the TV version of Android.

All in all, Android 3.2 is a pretty decent update, considering Android 3.1 was released just a few weeks ago. Still, there could be some new features we know nothing about. So we’d love to hear from those of you who have updated your Xoom to Android 3.2. Have you found anything new? Is it snappier? Does it crash less? We want to hear all about it.

Via: This Is My Next

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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