Made official in late June, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has already pushed to Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ and Nexus S devices. However, Google promises the upgrade will also be rolled out for the Motorola XOOM in the near future.
Today, the folks over at AndroidPolice have learned that Motorola is about to begin a soak test for Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi in the US.
The good news is the software that will be tested is the latest version of Google’s mobile platform, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (JRO03H).
Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi owners who sign up for this update will be among the first to receive it, but they will have to provide feedback, which Motorola will take into consideration before releasing the final software to the masses.
The US-based company started to recruit testers for Jelly Bean last week
and is said to soak test in the following hours. We’re not sure how long it will take and whether or not it will be successful, but we will keep an eye out on Motorola’s official forum for any additional info.
In the meantime, Motorola also released the official changelog of the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi in the US. As expected, the update adds lots of enhancements and improvements, as well as new features.
First of all, the tablet’s user interface and response has been greatly enhanced. This means faster transitions between home screens and quicker switching between apps and games.
Furthermore, the new version of Android can makes Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi
more responsive by enhancing its processor instantly the screen is touched. In addition, it can also turn the CPU’s speed down in order to improve battery life.
Lots of other new features and improvements have been added, such as expandable, actionable notifications, advanced Widgets, smarter keyboard, improved text-to-speech capability, Voice Search and more.