Late last week, Verizon updated its Motorola DROID Xyboard 8.2 support page with details on the device's Ice Cream Sandwich update, indicating that it likely wouldn't be long before the smaller DROID Xyboard got a bump up to Android 4.0.4 like the DROID Xyboard 10.1 did at the end of August. It looks like today is the DROID Xyboard 8.2's time in the update spotlight, as Verizon has announced that the slate's ICS update will begin rolling out in phases today.
Like the DROID Xyboard 10.1 before it, the DROID Xyboard 8.2 is gaining a direct access lock screen with this Ice Cream Sandwich update, and owners can also expect improved network connectivity. The full update changelog from Verizon is available below. Since the 299.2MB update is rolling out in phases, it may not make its way to all devices today. However, owners that feel the need to sink their teeth into Ice Cream Sandwich as soon as possible can try checking for the update manually by going to Settings > About tablet > System updates. If there's a DROID Xyboard 8.2 that calls your place of residence "home," then be sure to leave a comment below once it gets updated to Android 4.0.4!
DIRECT ACCESS LOCK SCREEN
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: