The technology is getting better by every day passing and tablet PC are getting whole attention of the users. About a year ago we had an anticipating tablet from Motorola, one of the key player of electronics industry. the tablet PC was named as Motorola Xoom Android tablet and it was the first tablet that had Android 3.x Honeycomb operating system.
The tablet is quite powerful when it comes to the features of it as it supports up to 720p video playback with a 2 megapixel front facing camera for video calling, along with a 5 megapixel shooter at the rear which records video in 720p. Along with the hardware of the device, it has many sensors including accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and a barometer.
Now as we know that the search giant, Google has released the latest flavor of Android namely Ice Cream Sandwich. At the time this announcement was made by the Google, Motorola also announced that some specific products which a re running Android as an operating system will be updated with the Ice Cream sandwich when it will release. Motorola Xoom tablet is also in the list which is getting the Android ICS. Now the company has released the Android ICS 4.0.3 update for the Wi-Fi only Xoom tablet.
Those Xoom owners who are the members of Motorola feedback group are receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 update in their inboxes. The chances of spreading the update to the other Motorola devices by the company are healthy but you can wait for any news coming our way.
Well what about those users who are not a part of that group and keen of having the ICS update. Nothing to worry about as the folks have find a way to install the update on your devices manually. It is very important to note, that in order to receive this update you must be running a stock Xoom tablet. If you have got any modification then you have to downgrade your device to the build version for this guide to help you out.
Following is a step by step guide with which you can get your Xoom tablet updated with Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3.
1) First of all you have to download and save the update.
2) Now Store the downloaded .zip file on a flash drive paired with a host cable and apply through the stock recovery.
If you don’t know how to enter the recovery on your tablet, we are here to tell you that. All you have to do for having recovery is to reboot the device. You will see the logo of Motorola on the screen. When the logo is on the screen for around 3 seconds, press the volume down button. The Android recovery logo will appear in the corner of the device. now you have to select it by pressing the volume up button. Now you will only be seeing the logo of Android on your device as your device is in recovery boot.
By pressing the volume up and down button together will dismiss the menu. Do it if you want to.
Congratulations you are done and you have successfully updated Android ICS 4.0.3 on your Motorola Xoom tablet.
This is very simple steps and you will not have any problem in it. Still if you have any questions or query about it, you can write us back and we will help you out.
What are your plans? Do you have a Motorola Xoom tablet? Have you already received the update officially or you tried the above discussed method to install it manually? Share your ideas and stories with us and also write us the reviews of the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android? For more news on technology, Google and Android, all you have to do is to stick with us.