Jan 18 AT 9:44 AM Anthony Domanico 71 Comments

Motorola Xoom WiFi owners in US receiving Ice Cream Sandwich OTA update

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We’ve received a flurry of tips this morning from folks who own the WiFi version of the Motorola Xoom tablet. Apparently, Google and Motorola are sending a free ice cream sandwich an OTA update to owners of the Motorola Xoom tablet in the US, bringing the highly-anticipated Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The update appears to only be rolling out to the WiFi models of the Xoom, and LTE Xoom owners will have to wait a bit longer to get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. International WiFi Xoom owners will have to wait as well.

If you live in the US, have the Wi-Fi version of the Xoom, and haven’t yet seen an OTA update hit your device, you can manually check for the update by going into your tablet’s settings. If you have successfully updated, be sure to let us know your experience with Android 4.0 in the comments.

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  • YMS123

    And the Nexus S 4G owners twiddle their thumbs impatiently…

    • txbluesman

      Man, you got that right. I am beginning to lose hope and my thumbs are getting real tired. lol.

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JO7b1Ck47aQEDj18KITtDo-UqYBOLeP6nzuQmVQDO8o?feat=directlink Gomez

    I knew i should of brought my tablet to work!

    • Jeff Pan

      Haha! Hold tight for 8 hours!

  • DRA

    I got the update just now but i don’t see the face unlock :-(

    • delinear

      Should be an option under settings > security > screen lock if it’s enabled.

      • Pitrick

        No Face-unlock ain’t there but it’s a gadget anyways…

        • BiGMERF

          no face lock on the prime either

          • LukeT32

            Perhaps google has disabled it on tablets….

  • DRA

    but I’m still happy with the update

  • James Woods

    Hmmm looks like I’ll finally have the motivation to flash the US ROM!

  • aconner22

    Flashed mine and it looks great. @DRA I couldn’t find face unlock either. Hopefully we’re just overlooking it.

    • Whap

      Try settings, security, screen lock. That is where it is located on the galaxy nexus.

      • aconner22

        Thanks I’ll give it a look when I go home for lunch.

  • spazby

    I am jealous….

  • redman618

    Just manually chhecked mine, and nothing. Ill keep trying every 15 minutes. Please give me something to brag about for buying the Zoom!!!

    • Slith

      Nothing on the ones here at work either. I’ll keep checking as well!

      • redman618

        Got it, but no real big changes. With that said I really have not had an opportunity to really dig into ICS!!! If I find anything I will pass along!!!

  • http://www.ashersimonds.com Vazguard

    @Anthony I was just about to hit the hay at 12:30am and I opened my screen to find the update toast. Two things ran through my head – “UPDATEZ YEA” and “MUST TELL ANTHONY.”

  • qspr

    I can,t wait!! i’m hitting the update arrow every minute but no luck…. :-(

  • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

    Looks like I will be going home for lunch…

    *crosses fingers for update to be there*

    At least the update process seems to be going fairly quickly. I thought the Xoom would have another month or so before we got a taste of ICS. Once again the international Xoomers get the shaft.

  • mark

    I still havent seen the update yet

  • DroidMan2010

    Now here’s the kick in the nadds, the Xoom running ICS pictured above
    is a Verizon branded Motorola Xoom, but the ICS update is only available
    for the WiFi only Xoom, does that make any sense????? I was one of
    the few who was suckered into getting this magical HoneyComb tab on
    the first day of release from Verizon, lesson learned, “Never be the lab monkey again!!!!”

    • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

      Most of the images you see around the internet are “Stock images”. These are devices that have been photographed turned off so that other people may purchase said image and put what picture they want into/onto it. This is why you see errors like windows phones running Android in the Best Buy/Circuit City ads. The people putting together the images don’t know any better, and if they did they are told what image to put into what product. They graphic designer has little say in the matter.

      I can see you’re frustrated…Look on the brightside, at least you don’t have a european model…You’d be waiting even longer for updates.

  • Dmos612

    Hi! I live in Peru, Southamerica… I import my Xoom from US in november… and I got the Update!! thats super cool… now… what’s new in this update? What i must look for?

  • qspr

    12:39 p.m here in puerto rico, no update yet, wtf???? I want my ics!!!!!

  • jaydeeIL

    No update in Illinois yet. Man, I’m inpatient…lol

    • Piook

      Me neither in Illinois. I have been checking every day for like the past 2 weeks, an like every hour since Friday when it was announced it was being tested, and since this mornings news broke about the wide release, I have been tapping the “Check Now” box every 5 minutes.

      I need my ICS FIX!!!

      • jaydeeIL

        I”m in Illinois and I haven’t gotten it either.

  • Cindy

    Yo tmb soy de PR y tmpoco e recibido el update

    From Puerto Rico here, no update yet…

    • Dmos612

      yo creo q no es donde esten… es donde lo compraron… lo compraste en PR? o en US?

      • Cindy

        noo de PR jamas, aki esta todo caro.

        Lo compre de amazon, me vino de USA

    • qspr

      saludos dsd mayaguez!! no update yet awgrrrr

      • BiGMERF

        BORiCUA !!!

        • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

          Baraka? Like Mortal Kombat?

      • Cindy

        wepa eres de pegao a dnd vivo, yo soy de aguadilla. compre mi tablet por amazon, de vrdad k no se ni de q parte de EU es :/ pero no me a llegao el update u.u

        sabes si usualmente cuando envian los updates, consideran a PR como parte de USA?

        • qspr

          pues yo compre el mio en georgia en fort benning, se “supone q sea us xoom” y no se q pasa pero todavia no tengo el maldito update. jejeje pues somos casi vecinos

          • qspr

            and sorry guys for the spanish, but a lot of ppl here (PR) have the wifi xoom and we been waiting for the update the hall day.

          • Cindy

            sii !! grax y nos tiene k llegar pq imaginate ya uno aki comento que es de peru y lo recibio O.o

  • qspr

    lo compre en colombus geargia fort benning!

  • Nathan D.

    Finally they join the rest of the group

  • Hall Lo

    Congratulations to all Xoom US owners! :)

  • Olliedcy

    12:45…..All fingers and thumbs bruised….One stylise broken..starting on toes now….maybe update will arrive before I get my boots untied…….nah.

  • V Lemetti

    Oh goodness me… Google Mobility… Motorola Xoom, whatever I have I feel like my Xoom keeps getting left out!! Am i one of the **few** that got the Xoom 10.1 FE (family edition)? You guys talk like there are only two Xooms out there. Well I’M THE STEPCHILD and when is ICS gonna be released for the MZ505 (the Xoom FE)?

    • Phil

      I agree!!! Also have the Family Edition. Cannot find ANYTHING on the internet about the Family Edition upgrading at this time. It’s getting really annoying. Does anybody know anything about the FE upgrade???

  • xulsolar

    I live outside of US and I have receveid the Xoom ICS upgrade…so, ItÅ› not only for US users.

  • qspr

    well i’m been pushing the “check now” box every 5 minutes but no update yet, i’m loosing all hopes to get it today!

    • Cindy

      lol estas bastanto emocionaito jajaja ya yo perdi el entusiasmo esa porqueria no quiere venir :’( pero mira tu tienes google+ ??

      • qspr

        si tengo google+ puedes anadirme

      • qspr

        how can i send you a private message?

      • qspr

        you can send me a message here qspr@live.com

  • Mike C

    And if the Android 3.2 sets the standard, then Europeans (or rather those with European firmware) will get the ICS OTA in June. Non-US customers should stay clear of Motorola’s Android devices, as only US customers get decent support.

  • Daniel

    I have a wifi xoom, live in the united states, and just checked for updates. still no update for me. Did they pull the update?

  • mcopeman23

    I don’t have it yet. Been pushing for the update all day. Pure android or nothing.

  • lokidokie

    As a long time Team Eos user, this isn’t huge news. But if anything, I guess it’ll help the devs.

  • qspr

    wow waiting 24 hours and still no update…

  • Olliedcy

    If you are tired of wearing your fingers to the nub refreshing try this:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1452747

    Worked 1st time for me!

  • aranea

    I have to admit Motorola surprised me for being that quick. I may even hope that they’ll have an ICS for Atrix.

    • Phil

      Motorola didn’t do it, the update comes from Google.

  • greg

    what about a nexus s fuckdate?

  • Kim

    anyone notice a battery drain since the update? I have a motorola xoom, wifi only, and the battery is going down by the minute.

  • Joel Bird

    Aussie here with a USA Wifi Xoom, got my OTA today (19/01/2012) while I was at work. Good stuff. Feels great to still own this tablet, another 12 months life!

  • mcopeman23

    installing as i’m typing. i think i got it sometime last night.

  • http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/JO7b1Ck47aQEDj18KITtDo-UqYBOLeP6nzuQmVQDO8o?feat=directlink Gomez

    I got my update Chicago. It seemed smoother but this website still drags on the tablet specially scrolling all the way down to post a message. Website developer should add a button to scroll to the bottom automatically. Wow I just had some misspellings and it underlines them. I love cream sandwich.

  • golfpedaler

    I woke this morning to the update…in Indianapolis…I haven’t noticed too much difference to this point. It does appear to respond a little quicker. I report back once I’ve had time to fully explore…

    • goNoles22

      Same here . . . Indianapolis. No ICS lice wallpapers?

  • Kim

    I do like the appearance changes, especially the font.

  • Anderson

    I remember when google released the ICS source and everyone was sure CM9 would be out by the time Motoroala got around to releasing ICS. Sure there’s a few unofficial CM9 roms out there, but it would have been nice to see CM come out ahead on this one.
    for more information about this news you can visit http://www.motoask.com/motorola-xoom-news-f60/ice-cream-sandwich-update-rolling-out-to-xoom-wifi-now-t3223.html

    • Phil

      Motorola still hasn’t released it, this came from Google.

  • Danny

    I got the ICS update on my Xoom yesterday afternoon. I installed the update, and it ran fine last night. I plugged in the charger overnight, only to find my Xoom completely unresponsive this morning. It will not turn on. It was on when I left it last night on the charger. Now, nothing. Just black, blank screen. The charging LED light doesn’t even light up when I plug in the wall charger now. Not happy. I’ll have to see what I can do with it tonight when I get home from work.

  • WISH I HADN’T UPDATED

    GOT THIS UPDATED TO I C S ON A UK XOOM AS OF THIS WEEK & THIS HAS BEEN AVAILABLE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS NOW & THE GOOGLE NUMPTYS STILL!!! HAVEN’T IRONED OUT THE BUGS
    S E R I O U S L Y!!!

    WELL I THINK ICS FOR XOOM IS PANTS!!!!!! I CANT SEE ANY DIFFERENCE WISH I HADN’T UPDATED.

    I CAN’T USE ITV PLAYER OR BBC i OR MY OLD APPS FROM 3.2 UPDATE, DOLPHIN ISN’T WORKING PROPERLY I JUST GET A WHITE SCREEN WHEN I GO FULL SCREEN ON
    BBC i PLAYER OR ITV PLAYER ON DOLPHIN.

  1. And the Nexus S 4G owners twiddle their thumbs impatiently…

    • Man, you got that right. I am beginning to lose hope and my thumbs are getting real tired. lol.

  2. I knew i should of brought my tablet to work!

  3. I got the update just now but i don’t see the face unlock :-(

  4. but I’m still happy with the update

  5. Hmmm looks like I’ll finally have the motivation to flash the US ROM!

  6. Flashed mine and it looks great. @DRA I couldn’t find face unlock either. Hopefully we’re just overlooking it.

    • WhapGuest 3 years ago

      Try settings, security, screen lock. That is where it is located on the galaxy nexus.

  7. I am jealous….

  8. Just manually chhecked mine, and nothing. Ill keep trying every 15 minutes. Please give me something to brag about for buying the Zoom!!!

    • Nothing on the ones here at work either. I’ll keep checking as well!

      • Got it, but no real big changes. With that said I really have not had an opportunity to really dig into ICS!!! If I find anything I will pass along!!!

  9. @Anthony I was just about to hit the hay at 12:30am and I opened my screen to find the update toast. Two things ran through my head – “UPDATEZ YEA” and “MUST TELL ANTHONY.”

  10. qsprGuest 3 years ago

    I can,t wait!! i’m hitting the update arrow every minute but no luck…. :-(

  11. Looks like I will be going home for lunch…

    *crosses fingers for update to be there*

    At least the update process seems to be going fairly quickly. I thought the Xoom would have another month or so before we got a taste of ICS. Once again the international Xoomers get the shaft.

  12. markGuest 3 years ago

    I still havent seen the update yet

  13. DroidMan2010Guest 3 years ago

    Now here’s the kick in the nadds, the Xoom running ICS pictured above
    is a Verizon branded Motorola Xoom, but the ICS update is only available
    for the WiFi only Xoom, does that make any sense????? I was one of
    the few who was suckered into getting this magical HoneyComb tab on
    the first day of release from Verizon, lesson learned, “Never be the lab monkey again!!!!”

    • Most of the images you see around the internet are “Stock images”. These are devices that have been photographed turned off so that other people may purchase said image and put what picture they want into/onto it. This is why you see errors like windows phones running Android in the Best Buy/Circuit City ads. The people putting together the images don’t know any better, and if they did they are told what image to put into what product. They graphic designer has little say in the matter.

      I can see you’re frustrated…Look on the brightside, at least you don’t have a european model…You’d be waiting even longer for updates.

  14. Dmos612Guest 3 years ago

    Hi! I live in Peru, Southamerica… I import my Xoom from US in november… and I got the Update!! thats super cool… now… what’s new in this update? What i must look for?

  15. qsprGuest 3 years ago

    12:39 p.m here in puerto rico, no update yet, wtf???? I want my ics!!!!!

  16. No update in Illinois yet. Man, I’m inpatient…lol

    • PiookGuest 3 years ago

      Me neither in Illinois. I have been checking every day for like the past 2 weeks, an like every hour since Friday when it was announced it was being tested, and since this mornings news broke about the wide release, I have been tapping the “Check Now” box every 5 minutes.

      I need my ICS FIX!!!

      • jaydeeILGuest 3 years ago

        I”m in Illinois and I haven’t gotten it either.

  17. CindyGuest 3 years ago

    Yo tmb soy de PR y tmpoco e recibido el update

    From Puerto Rico here, no update yet…

    • Dmos612Guest 3 years ago

      yo creo q no es donde esten… es donde lo compraron… lo compraste en PR? o en US?

      • CindyGuest 3 years ago

        noo de PR jamas, aki esta todo caro.

        Lo compre de amazon, me vino de USA

    • qsprGuest 3 years ago

      saludos dsd mayaguez!! no update yet awgrrrr

      • BORiCUA !!!

      • CindyGuest 3 years ago

        wepa eres de pegao a dnd vivo, yo soy de aguadilla. compre mi tablet por amazon, de vrdad k no se ni de q parte de EU es :/ pero no me a llegao el update u.u

        sabes si usualmente cuando envian los updates, consideran a PR como parte de USA?

        • qsprGuest 3 years ago

          pues yo compre el mio en georgia en fort benning, se “supone q sea us xoom” y no se q pasa pero todavia no tengo el maldito update. jejeje pues somos casi vecinos

          • qsprGuest 3 years ago

            and sorry guys for the spanish, but a lot of ppl here (PR) have the wifi xoom and we been waiting for the update the hall day.

          • CindyGuest 3 years ago

            sii !! grax y nos tiene k llegar pq imaginate ya uno aki comento que es de peru y lo recibio O.o

  18. qsprGuest 3 years ago

    lo compre en colombus geargia fort benning!

  19. Finally they join the rest of the group

  20. Congratulations to all Xoom US owners! :)

  21. 12:45…..All fingers and thumbs bruised….One stylise broken..starting on toes now….maybe update will arrive before I get my boots untied…….nah.

  22. V LemettiGuest 3 years ago

    Oh goodness me… Google Mobility… Motorola Xoom, whatever I have I feel like my Xoom keeps getting left out!! Am i one of the **few** that got the Xoom 10.1 FE (family edition)? You guys talk like there are only two Xooms out there. Well I’M THE STEPCHILD and when is ICS gonna be released for the MZ505 (the Xoom FE)?

    • PhilGuest 3 years ago

      I agree!!! Also have the Family Edition. Cannot find ANYTHING on the internet about the Family Edition upgrading at this time. It’s getting really annoying. Does anybody know anything about the FE upgrade???

  23. xulsolarGuest 3 years ago

    I live outside of US and I have receveid the Xoom ICS upgrade…so, ItÅ› not only for US users.

  24. qsprGuest 3 years ago

    well i’m been pushing the “check now” box every 5 minutes but no update yet, i’m loosing all hopes to get it today!

    • CindyGuest 3 years ago

      lol estas bastanto emocionaito jajaja ya yo perdi el entusiasmo esa porqueria no quiere venir :’( pero mira tu tienes google+ ??

  25. Mike CGuest 3 years ago

    And if the Android 3.2 sets the standard, then Europeans (or rather those with European firmware) will get the ICS OTA in June. Non-US customers should stay clear of Motorola’s Android devices, as only US customers get decent support.

  26. DanielGuest 3 years ago

    I have a wifi xoom, live in the united states, and just checked for updates. still no update for me. Did they pull the update?

  27. I don’t have it yet. Been pushing for the update all day. Pure android or nothing.

  28. As a long time Team Eos user, this isn’t huge news. But if anything, I guess it’ll help the devs.

  29. qsprGuest 3 years ago

    wow waiting 24 hours and still no update…

  30. If you are tired of wearing your fingers to the nub refreshing try this:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1452747

    Worked 1st time for me!

  31. I have to admit Motorola surprised me for being that quick. I may even hope that they’ll have an ICS for Atrix.

    • PhilGuest 3 years ago

      Motorola didn’t do it, the update comes from Google.

  32. gregGuest 3 years ago

    what about a nexus s fuckdate?

  33. KimGuest 3 years ago

    anyone notice a battery drain since the update? I have a motorola xoom, wifi only, and the battery is going down by the minute.

  34. Aussie here with a USA Wifi Xoom, got my OTA today (19/01/2012) while I was at work. Good stuff. Feels great to still own this tablet, another 12 months life!

  35. installing as i’m typing. i think i got it sometime last night.

  36. I got my update Chicago. It seemed smoother but this website still drags on the tablet specially scrolling all the way down to post a message. Website developer should add a button to scroll to the bottom automatically. Wow I just had some misspellings and it underlines them. I love cream sandwich.

  37. I woke this morning to the update…in Indianapolis…I haven’t noticed too much difference to this point. It does appear to respond a little quicker. I report back once I’ve had time to fully explore…

  38. KimGuest 3 years ago

    I do like the appearance changes, especially the font.

  39. AndersonGuest 3 years ago

    I remember when google released the ICS source and everyone was sure CM9 would be out by the time Motoroala got around to releasing ICS. Sure there’s a few unofficial CM9 roms out there, but it would have been nice to see CM come out ahead on this one.
    for more information about this news you can visit http://www.motoask.com/motorola-xoom-news-f60/ice-cream-sandwich-update-rolling-out-to-xoom-wifi-now-t3223.html

    • PhilGuest 3 years ago

      Motorola still hasn’t released it, this came from Google.

  40. DannyGuest 3 years ago

    I got the ICS update on my Xoom yesterday afternoon. I installed the update, and it ran fine last night. I plugged in the charger overnight, only to find my Xoom completely unresponsive this morning. It will not turn on. It was on when I left it last night on the charger. Now, nothing. Just black, blank screen. The charging LED light doesn’t even light up when I plug in the wall charger now. Not happy. I’ll have to see what I can do with it tonight when I get home from work.

  41. WISH I HADN'T UPDATEDGuest 3 years ago

    GOT THIS UPDATED TO I C S ON A UK XOOM AS OF THIS WEEK & THIS HAS BEEN AVAILABLE FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS NOW & THE GOOGLE NUMPTYS STILL!!! HAVEN’T IRONED OUT THE BUGS
    S E R I O U S L Y!!!

    WELL I THINK ICS FOR XOOM IS PANTS!!!!!! I CANT SEE ANY DIFFERENCE WISH I HADN’T UPDATED.

    I CAN’T USE ITV PLAYER OR BBC i OR MY OLD APPS FROM 3.2 UPDATE, DOLPHIN ISN’T WORKING PROPERLY I JUST GET A WHITE SCREEN WHEN I GO FULL SCREEN ON
    BBC i PLAYER OR ITV PLAYER ON DOLPHIN.