It appears that Motorola has started to contact XOOM owners to make the necessary hardware changes to be fully compatible with Verizon 4G LTE network.Motorola has promised the upgrade since the XOOM was officially introduced on the market, but the company was forced to delay the procedure for unknown reasons.
However, it seems that the process of upgrading the XOOM to support 4G LTE speeds is not far from being officially unveiled, as the company is allegedly contacting its customers who bought the first Honeycomb tablet on the market.
According to the guys over at Phandroid, who have been tipped by one of the Motorola XOOM owners, the U.S.-based handset manufacturer is now accepting XOOM units for the necessary technical changes:
“Thank you for submitting your Motorola Xoom for the 4G LTE upgrade. You should have recently received a package in the mail with instructions and materials for returning your device for the upgrade.
“Our records indicate that we have not yet received your Motorola Xoom. If you are still interested in upgrading your Motorola Xoom, this is a friendly reminder to please follow the instructions provided in your upgrade package and ship your device back for the upgrade.
“If you have already shipped your device back to us, please contact us at 1-800-734-5870 and one of our support specialists will assist you with tracking and completing your order.”
Although, the latest hearsay points to a possible delay of the XOOM 4G upgrade, it appears that Motorola decided to start the complicated process, as soon as Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits shelves.
In this regard, rumors suggest that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders may start on June 8th, which seems to confirm that the XOOM 4G upgrade is underway, with the first Motorola XOOM units supporting 4G LTE coming out later this summer.