Motorola XOOM with Android 4.0.3

Google released Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich this week, and independent developers started kicking the tires right away. It turns out that the software is already pretty much compatible with the Motorola XOOM tablet, and xda-developers forum member razorbladex401 has released a custom ROM for the tablet based on the latest version of Android.

The Motorola XOOM was the first tablet to run Google Android 3.0, and it’s still the closest thing available to an official Google Android developer tablet. SO it’s not surprising that it’s one of the first to support Android 4.0.3.

Motorola and Google will probably push out an official over-the-air software update for the tablet int he coming weeks or months. For now, the unofficial ROM supports most of the tablet’s hardware and offers pretty strong performance. Out of the box it doesn’t yet support the cameras, and the software doesn’t include the Android Market, Gmail app, or other Google apps, but you can install them manually using ClockworkMod Recovery.

If that sounds like too much work (of if you really need functional cameras), you might want to wait for the official release.

via The Verge and DroidNerds

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3 replies on “Android 4.0.3 comes to the Motorola XOOM (unofficially)”

  1. Hopefully they will push an official version sooner than later to the Xoom or some tablet.  It would have been nice if ICS came out at around the same time for tablets and phones since it’s supposed to unify the code base.

    1. ICS did come out at the same time for both tablets and phones, its the same source code.

      1. Not sure if you are kidding or not, but I meant I wish it came out on a device at the same time.  Plus, as the unofficial version shows it’s not exactly working on the Xoom 100% in tablet mode.  The camera doesn’t work and core apps like the mail app and google market apps that have tablet optimized views in Honeycomb are not showing a tablet optimized view.  Seems like there is still something that has to be done besides just installing it on a tablet.

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