Verizon Motorola XOOM 4G LTE getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

August 6, 2012
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When Google unveiled Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the world they also stated the Motorola XOOM would be one of the first to see the update. Then Motorola confirmed the news, but we all assumed the Verizon 4G LTE XOOM would be slow to see such an update, but that might not be the case. It appears that Jelly Bean could be rolling out now for the Verizon XOOM.

We still aren't sure what to make of this, but the folks at Droid-Life were tipped off that the Verizon XOOM was getting Jelly Bean -- or at least one lucky reader did. It's very possible Verizon and Motorola are preparing to push Android 4.1 JB out to the 4G LTE Motorola XOOM, but we cannot yet confirm that.

At the same time the WiFi XOOM has already seen the Jelly Bean update direct from Google, and the developers at XDA have already ported it to the Verizon 4G model. The screenshot above clearly shows Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Verizon Motorola XOOM, but whether or not it was sent over the air as an official update, or just a custom ROM can't be confirmed. Verizon's Galaxy Nexus hasn't been updated yet either, but it has countless ROM's too.

At this point it looks like at least a few lucky Verizon Motorola XOOM 4G LTE owners have received an over the air software update to Jelly Bean, or that is what we're hearing at least. Verizon might be ready to push the update, or this could just be a mistake and he got lucky. Either way we'll be finding out more in the coming days so stay tuned. If you still have a 4G LTE XOOM you might wanna try checking for updates just in case.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.rogers.102 Chris Rogers

    This better not get jelly bean before the galaxy nexus on Verizon does!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sonny-Causey/100000065395817 Sonny Causey

      Why not? It was out way before the Galaxy Nexus & it is a Google Experience device.

  • johnson

    It doesn’t even have Verizon’s logo in the top right of the tablet?

  • Chuck

    I have a Verzon Xoom with a monthly data plan. There is no Jelly Bean although the WiFi only Xoom has had it for months. I will only order Nexus devices directly from Google in the future as Verizon does not really support customers after the sale. My Droid Charge still has 2.3.

  • Natalie Whyte

    I have version 4.04 is that jelly bean?

  • ITderanged

    its now a year later, and reports of the Verizon 4g Xoom’s actually getting 4.1 are starting to pop up.

  • Ella Kolasienski

    I received the update this morning…4.1.2. Very smooth, but not sure what the new features are yet. Thank you Motorola for keeping the Xoom a great device even after several years….I love my Xoom!