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Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1 Verizon

Hot on the heels of Motorola outing the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates for both the Wi-Fi-only XYBOARD 10.1 and XYBOARD 8.2, Verizon has posted the support documents for the DROID XYBOARD 10.1's own ICS bump. Like the Wi-Fi-only models, the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is being updated to Android 4.0.4. Included with the update is the usual Motorola ICS goodies, such as a direct access lock screen, as well as improvements to the browsing experience and network connectivity. The DROID XYBOARD 10.1's full Android 4.0.4 update changelog can be found at the bottom of this post.

While the Wi-Fi-only XYBOARD 8.2 was a part of yesterday's update alongside the 10.1-inch model, there's no mention yet of an Ice Cream Sandwich update on Verizon's DROID XYBOARD 8.2 support page. For those of you with the DROID XYBOARD 10.1, though, you can keep an eye out for this update to software version 11.11.27.MZ617.Verizon.en.US. Verizon has said in a blog post that the 336.4MB update will begin rolling out in phases today, August 20, but DROID XYBOARD 10.1 owners can always check for it manually by heading into Settings > About tablet > System updates. Be sure to give us a shout when the XYBOARD 10.1-flavored Ice Cream Sandwich makes its way to your neck of the woods!

 

DIRECT ACCESS LOCK SCREEN

  • The direct access lock screen takes you directly to Camera, Browser, Gallery or Unlock.

CREATE FOLDERS

  • Easily create folders by dropping one app on top of another.
  • You can also add a name to specify the folder contents.

ALL APPS SCREEN

  • Add Widgets and Apps to your homescreen panels via the All Apps Screen and the Widget Screen.

NOTIFICATION BAR

  • Enhanced notifications window includes access to settings menu, and the new swipe feature to dismiss individual notifications.

DATA USAGE

  • Monitor your data usage all in one place. Set warning levels, check individual app usage or turn off data completely.
  • Important Note: The on-device Data Usage meter may not match the amount of data for which the customer will be charged by Verizon Wireless because the on-device meter may include data usage that is not billed to the customer.
  • The My Verizon Mobile app reflects billable data usage and best indicator of how much of the current month’s data allowance has been used.

Also, with this upgrade, your device will now run on Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Here are some of the key updates with this operating system:

  • Includes the latest Motorola USB driver to allow Xyboard to connect to a computer to transfer files.
  • Securely refresh your Corporate Email account with the native email client.
  • Faster Browsing Experience
  • Improved network connectivity

Via Droid-Life, Verizon (1), (2)


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