Android 3.2 may become available for the Motorola Xoom in a few days

In the Android world, right now there are two versions of the operating system. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the latest version designed for phones, and Android 3.1 Honeycomb is the latest tablet-optimized release. However, it looks like the latter may not hold that title for long. Android 3.2, a new minor update to Honeycomb, may be released for the Motorola Xoom in a matter of days, if a comment by a Google employee is to be believed.

Said comment was made in the discussion thread for one Android issue at Google’s official bug tracker. The Googler’s comment in its entirety was:

“There should be a 3.2 update coming within days, and that should help those of you with the Xoom.”

So there you have it. Huawei may have been right after all about the imminent release of Android 3.2 that its upcoming MediaPad tablet will supposedly run.

Android 3.2 won’t bring any major new user-facing features, at least not that we know of right now. It will, however, apparently be the first Honeycomb version to fully support 7-inch tablets (or, better said, tablets with screen resolutions lower than 1280×800). It will also be the first Honeycomb build to support Qualcomm processors. Up until now Android Honeycomb tablets have all had 1280×800 screen resolution and used Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processors. So the new version will make room for some differentiation on the part of tablet manufacturers, and that can only be a good thing. Who knows, we may even see the HTC Flyer get updated to Honeycomb 3.2, since it has a Qualcomm processor and 1024×600 resolution. After all, HTC has promised an update to Honeycomb back when it launched the Flyer, but the reason why that hasn’t happened yet may just have become obvious.

While we can’t know for sure what will happen, let’s just wait a few days and see. Maybe Android 3.2 is closer than we ever thought.

Via Android Central Via Android and Me

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • PissedXoomOwner

    wonder if those idiots at google (and motorola) will have sd card update with this update

    more likely more empty promises

  • Pokopete

    I agree. I ordered my xoom thru Costco on February 18Th., and received the xoom on Tuesday, the 22nd. At that time, Motorola was telling it’s customers that the micro card function would be activated “very soon.” We are now almost 5 months post promise of “very soon”, and we still don’t have it, unless you move to Europe and purchased a new xoom, then you would be able to use the micro card. How is that fair? New European customers get the updated operating system and we don’t! Motorola blames Google which makes no sense since Motorola is Google’s customer. Why isn’t someone at Motorola screaming at Google?

    Pokopete

  • Pokopete

    I agree. I ordered my xoom thru Costco on February 18Th., and received the xoom on Tuesday, the 22nd. At that time, Motorola was telling it’s customers that the micro card function would be activated “very soon.” We are now almost 5 months post promise of “very soon”, and we still don’t have it, unless you move to Europe and purchased a new xoom, then you would be able to use the micro card. How is that fair? New European customers get the updated operating system and we don’t! Motorola blames Google which makes no sense since Motorola is Google’s customer. Why isn’t someone at Motorola screaming at Google?

    Pokopete

  • Billy Bain

    But when will Netflix work?

  • Hdjdjdj

    The US XOOM is a GOOGLE EXPERIENCE DEVICE its pure google. In other countries it is not a google experience device. Motorola can activate the SD card on other XOOMs but in the USe its GOOGLE that’s why the XOOM has gotten updates first like a Nexus phone.

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