Motorola Xoom to get Android 3.2 next month

Android 3.1 only just arrived on the slate, 3.2 following in short order
Adam Smith
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Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom owners in the UK will soon have caught up with their American counterparts.

While those in the US already have the latest version of Honeycomb, Android 3.2, on their slates, Brits only saw the Android 3.1 update roll out last week.

This brought with it some important functions, not the least of which was the activation of the microSD slot to allow Xoom’ers to plug in another 32GB of storage.

And the good news is that Android 3.2 has been confirmed as rolling out next month, so UK owners will finally be brought swiftly up to date. We were definitely expecting a longer wait than this, given how long it took for the 3.1 upgrade to arrive.

Part of the reason, though, is that the Android 3.2 update doesn’t offer as much in the way of goodies as the previous fresh version of Honeycomb. In fact, it’s just a vague matter of a number of optimisation measures, but that should help the tablet run more slickly all round.

The Xoom was one of the first Android competitors to the iPad, a full size 10 inch slate with a 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, twin cameras, an accelerometer, gyroscope and HDMI out.

The slate hasn’t exactly been flying off the shelves since its launch, however. Indeed, the price was initially pitched at £500 for the 32GB model, which you can now get from Currys/PC World for £400 (along with 10% off any SD card bought with the tablet).

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