Monday, August 6, 2012

Motorola Xoom Tablet Receives Android 4.1 Update

Android 4.1 Update
Android 4.1 Update
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The Android 4.1 update will be released to the Wi-Fi only Motorola Xoom tablet according to a recent announcement by Motorola Mobility.

The mobile phone manufacturer, which is acquired earlier by Google, revealed that the Jelly Bean Android OS update will be initially released to owners of the Wi-Fi only Motorola Xoom in the US market. No announcements were made on when the Android 4.1 update will be release to users from other markets as well as the 3G and the 4G models of the tablet.

The announcement also indicated that the latest Android OS will offer and enhanced user interface and offer a better touch-sensitivity for users of the Motorola Xoom tablet. The Android 4.1 OS was initially released together with the Google Nexus 7 tablet and has been released to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Nexus S will also be receiving the Android 4.1 update as well as a number of HTC One devices.

In addition to the enhanced user interface, the Android 4.1 update will also offer a number of offline features including the offline maps and offline voice dictation. The Google Now feature that will be offered by the Android 4.1 update will allow the OS to figure out what the user will need at a certain period of time by looking into the location history, search history and calendar of the user.

An industry watcher revealed that the Android 4.1 update does not really offer radical innovations for users although it provides a better user interface, remarkable performance, and a number of enhancements in the notifications and search features.

Even as the Android 4.1 update is slowly being released for a number of Android-powered devices, the Ice Cream Sandwich Android continues to be released to other Android-powered devices with the LG Nitro of AT&T set to receive the update by July 31.

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