We know you’ve been waiting for it, and now it’s here. For all you Motorola XOOM owners out there on the Verizon Wireless network: welcome to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which makes your tablet more powerful and easier to use.
We wanted to make sure everything was just right before pushing this out, and hope you’ll enjoy all the new capabilities you now have at your fingertips. The upgrade is now being rolled out in stages, and everyone on the Verizon Wireless network should have it on their Motorola XOOM this week.
Once you have it, you might experience a brief sense of disorientation – don’t panic! It’s only temporary. Soon you’ll be zipping along enjoying all the new enhancements for your tablet, including:
Faster web surfing, with an updated browser that delivers faster rendering, zoom and pan. It’s also easier to get to the desktop versions of websites, and you can save pages to read offline.
Instant access to your favorite apps, shortcuts and folders from any home screen. Try out the new customizable Launch Bar — easily drag apps, shortcuts and folders in or out of it for easier access than ever before.
Improved accuracy with the keyboard, including an in-line spellchecker; or touch the microphone and start talking to see real-time speech-to-text (with punctuation!) with more than twenty languages supported.
We know you’ve always loved the Recent Apps feature, and now it’s even better than before! You can easily dismiss apps by swiping them away.
A new on-tablet photo editor so you can make masterpieces of your snapshots: crop and rotate images, add special effects, and remove redeye. You can also take panoramic pictures easily with the new single motion panorama mode. Taking video? Try out new fun effects that give your friends big eyes, squeezed heads, or new backgrounds.
Some apps are just meant to be together. Now you can create custom folders to access them with just one touch.
Be sure to visit our support forums if you need any help with the new software on your tablet, or send us a Tweet at the new @motorolasupport handle. Enjoy!