Motorola has had some sort of secret project being prepared for users of their Xoom Feedback Network for quite some time now. There were plenty of guesses as to what it could be, one of the more popular being an update to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Today, it has been confirmed that Motorola’s project is indeed ICS for Xoom.
The update to Android 4.0.3 has already started rolling out to test users with both the WiFi only and LTE versions of the Motorola Xoom. Since the Xoom is considered a Google Experience Device, GED for short, you can expect it to be a fully stock build. There’s no timeframe for how long the OTA update will take to reach all test users, or when it will be ready for prime time, but we suspect the process should be completed in the next month or so.
For anyone who doesn’t want to wait, an update.zip has been released and is ready to be flashed. Unfortunately, the Motorola Xoom’s stock recovery doesn’t allow users to flash update.zip files. So if you want to experience ICS early, you’re going to have to install Clockwork Recovery. You can find more info about that here, just keep in mind that only you are responsible for what you do to your own device.
If anybody out there decides to take the plunge, be sure to share your experiences in the comments below. Everyone else, sit tight. It won’t be long now.