Android 3.2 Honeycomb Pushing to Wi-Fi XOOM RIGHT Now

July 12, 2011
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So you've got a Wi-Fi only XOOM, yes? You weirdo. You're in luck! It appears that the shortly-awaited Android version 3.2 Honeycomb (one after the 3.1 that was pushed out right after this year's Google I/O, that is,) is pushing out to Wi-Fi only XOOM owners now. This build code is HTJ85B, and you'll have to go through the normal settings check to see if the update is available to you or not right this very moment!

From the emails we've received, it appears that the update is sweeping across the nation in no pattern whatsoever, instead hitting basically random ladies and gentlemen in the face with all the newest Android 3.2 features. These features include, as previously stated, the Zoom to fill screen function that we're sure a lot of Android developers will be taking advantage of soon AND, yes, yes indeed, the longest awaited hardware activation of basically all time: SD card support!

It's a celebration! Get out and click down into your settings and check for some hardware updates, ladies and gentlemen, because it's a party over hear and 3.2 takin' over this XOOM, you know what I'm saying?

For everyone that needs a refresher, head all the way back to our review of the original Android 3.0 Honeycomb, aka the first Android optimized for tablets. Then take a look at what we got to see in Android 3.1 Honeycomb in another full review. This is the sort of stuff you'll be seeing on all Android tablets (the good ones, at least) until later this year when Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is released, a new Android for all devices, not just handsets and not just tablets. Joy!


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  • Michael Smith

    Mine’s not updated yet.

  • Michael Smith

    Mine’s not updated yet.

  • Michael Smith

    Mine’s not updated yet.

  • leslieannehope

    It hasn’t reached Toronto, Canada yet, at least not to me!

    • Pete

      Have you received 3.1 yet? Still on 3.0.1 here.

      • leslieannehope

        That’s where I am. Every time I check for updates it comes back with the message that I am up to date and no update is necessary at this time. What kind of a fools do they think we are?

  • leslieannehope

    It hasn’t reached Toronto, Canada yet, at least not to me!

  • http://twitter.com/dj_douchebag DJ Douchebag

    You weirdo! LOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mreine Merle Reine

    mine updated in san diego, ca

  • Deb

    Got it! Very nice.

    • Dadute

      What city are you in?

      • Deb

        I am in eastern Washington State.

  • Deb

    Got it! Very nice.

  • Hum Fts

    U.S xoom in mexico not yet.. only 3.1 at the moment

  • Dadute

    Nothing in Toronto! No 3.1 No 3.2

    • http://twitter.com/consciousness justin

      still neither of those show up for me, also in toronto – what gives?

  • Raith

    Mine updated but am now unable to open images other than through the gallery app. Can’t open other files via file manager other, e.g. unable to open PDF or JPG from ES File Explorer. Or mp3 files.

    Browser now keeps bombing out. No FC message. Simply disappears.

    Xoom generally feels much more sluggish.

    Haven’t tried an SD card yet.

    The zoom/stretch feature seems to work OK although a couple of apps have FC while changing the display.

    Might have to flash mine back to 3.1 :(

  • Raith

    Seems as though the Intent wasn’t firing properly so it was dimming the screen but not offering me the choice of app. I opened a video file fine, and then the others worked OK again. Strange as the problem had seemed very consistent across numerous reboot.

    SD card access is fine but you need to mount the card under settings. Copying from external to internal sdcard is s-l-o-w.

    Browser still seems unreliable but the sluggishness is less noticeable now. Or maybe I’m just getting used to it!

    By the way, I am a Uk user but I flashed the US base build so I could update to 3.1 and that gave me the option to install 3.2 today. If you are impatient like me then you could do that too :-)
    The process was simple, but a bit worrying. My device is NOT rooted.

    Good luck y’all.

  • Gameshark1

    I just got off the help line with “Rhea” at Motorola and she claims there is no update available for the WI-FI Only Xoom.

    • Raith

      Mine is Wi-Fi only so can confirm that Rhea is wrong. 3.2 is definitely coming to a xoom near you. Had some glitches at first but has mostly settled down now. I’m in UK but using US build of OS so don’t know who gets what when. Nice to have SD card supported but shame they made it so fiddly to get to.

  • Gameshark1

    I just got off the help line with “Rhea” at Motorola and she claims there is no update available for the WI-FI Only Xoom.

  • imkyle

    New Jersey :) Thanks Motorola. Keep pushing updates please.

  • Les Smith

    Received 3.2 update at 11:00pm Thursday 7/14 for wifi Xoom. Metro Phoenix.

  • rebazak

    Got it in Northern VA Jul 15

  • rebazak

    Got it in Northern VA Jul 15

  • Islandmagicmic

    In Boston and working great!

  • Mediabrk

    Im in the UK and I just got the 3.2 upgrade. Get on coming

  • Mediabrk

    Im in the UK and I just got the 3.2 upgrade. Get on coming

  • Calimero

    Got it in Montreal this morning

    • Itsik

      Did you buy yours in Montreal?

  • Thunder13356

    We hicks here in Kansas City got this this morning. Seems to be faster and a lot smoother. The SD slot will work now?