Motorola DROID XYBOARD Jelly Bean update confirmed

June 28, 2013
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If you're one of the few that owns Motorola's XYBOARD tablet, we have good news. And it's pretty surprising to say the least. According to the official Motorola update page, the Verizon-branded DROID XYBOARD tablets will be getting updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Both the 10.1 and 8.2-inch slates.

However, the WiFi models might not enjoy such luxuries. Wait what? Yes you read that right. Usually Wifi tablets get updated much quicker than any carrier branded tablet (or phone) and sometimes WiFi tablets get updated while a carrier model never enjoys the update at all. Oddly we're seeing just the opposite today for those DROID-flavored tablets.

Motorola recently changed their product page, stating that the Verizon DROID XYBOARD tablets will both be upgraded to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Previously the page had them slated for no updates with it reading "This device will remain on Android 4.0 (ICS)" and that's all she wrote. Then below, it shows the WiFi model as staying on ICS, and not received Jelly Bean. That's just odd, and probably wrong.

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According to AndroidPolice Verizon has confirmed the update is indeed coming soon, however no date was given. So for all of you still enjoying those industrial looking DROID XYBOARD tablets, get ready for a nice update full of new features. Google Now, gesture typing, a better camera and more is all headed your way. Eventually.

VIA: AndroidPolice


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  • DannyShane

    That’s cool and all, but what about the Motorola Xoom? You know the ORIGINAL Android Tablet, which might I add was the first Tablet to ever have a Google Edition. Will THAT be getting an OFFICIAL Jelly Bean update?

  • rocky

    The original xoom got jellybean last year!

    Well only the xyboard bought from Verizon will get the update. People like me who bought the wifi only version from Motorola itself will not get the update.

    Thank you so much Motorola!