Verizon Wireless has just confirmed that its Motorola XOOM tablets will receive the long-awaited 4G LTE upgrade in September
It appears that the carrier has started to send emails to all Motorola XOOM users informing them of the upcoming upgrade process.
It should be noted that all Motorola XOOM 3G users have to back up the content of their devices before sending it for upgrade.
Although the carrier has yet to announce a specific date for the upgrade, it advises customers to be on the look out at the end of the summer for an email with information about how to upgrade their Motorola XOOM
to speeds up to 10x faster than 3G.
It is also worth mentioning that the upgrade from 3G to 4G LTE will be free, but requires Motorola XOOM owners to ship in their tablets to Motorola for a certain period of time, so the manufacture can install the PCI module that supports LTE speeds.
Even though the latest filing at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was pointing to a possible second Motorola XOOM tablet with support for 4G LTE speeds, it appears that this was a required procedure for the upgrading process.
Initially slated for May, the upcoming upgrade from 3G to 4G LTE speeds for the Motorola XOOM was delayed for unknown reasons.
According to Motorola's initial statement, those who send their Motorola XOOM 3G tablets for upgrade will receive it after 6 days.
Another interesting piece of information is the fact that customers won't have to change their plan when transitioning to 4G LTE
However, this might come a bit too late for customers who wish to purchase the XOOM now, as Verizon is already preparing to launch Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE capabilities later this month.
Still, this is a nice upgrade for those who already own the tablet and will be able to experience 4G LTE speeds.