Motorola Xoom Android 3.2 update finally rolling out in Europe
The update to Android 3.2 Honeycomb for Motorola Xoom tablets sold outside the US has been a very long time coming. It was first supposed to go live in September (although even that would have been more than a month later than when the update became available in the US), then it got pushed to ‘before the end of October’.
Motorola made that last deadline, but only just. The Android 3.2 update for Wi-Fi-only Xooms sold in some European countries has started rolling out last night. As usual, if you have a 3G-enabled tablet, you get to wait more. The countries in which the update is currently on its way to Xoom owners are Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
The update will take your tablet’s software version to 6.6.23. It also comes with a few new features, such as faster screen rotation, better docking support, a full version of QuickOffice preinstalled for all your Microsoft Office needs on the go, a new printing app which lets you print from your Xoom via Wi-Fi, enhanced VPN support, additional languages and keyboard layouts, and remote management software. More details can be found in this PDF provided by Motorola.
The update is over-the-air, so your Xoom should just notify you when it’s available. Make sure you have at least 50% of the battery left before updating. If you’re impatient, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings > About tablet > System updates.