Motorola has begun rolling out a software update which brings Android 3.2 to the Motorola XOOM tablet. Right now it looks like the only folks that are able being prompted to install the update are the proud owners of XOOM WiFi tablets. If you’ve got a Verizon 3G model you may have to wait a little longer.

The news comes just a short while after Google released the source code for portions of the Android 3.2 operating system.

One of the long-awaited features that’s rolling out with the software update is support for that microSD card slot that’s been non-functional since the tablet started shipping several months ago. European XOOM owners got that update with Android 3.1 a few weeks ago though.

Another change in Android 3.2 include a new option to force apps designed for smartphones to zoom to fill the screen.

The Motorola XOOM features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, and 32GB of storage. It was the first tablet designed to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and now it looks like it’s the first tablet to get the Android 3.2 software update.

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9 replies on “Motorola XOOM gets Android 3.2 update, SD card support comes along for the ride”

  1. I just received my Xoom back from Motorola and I have to admit. The Internet part of the thing is off the charts. This thing is FAST. My only question now is this. With the new SIM card in the top slot, I don’t see how I can insert my new 32GB sd card into the same opening. Anyone???

    1. Hi. I’m wondering if you ever found an answer to the question about Xoom’s SIM card/SD card slot issue. I have a Xoom also and cannot figure out what card goes in that top slot. I have a micro SD card and that’s too small. I have an SD card and that is too big. I have had my Wi-Fi Xoom since October and have looked repeatedly for an answer online with no success. This is the first time I’m seeing a SIM card mentioned. Do you have any info that might help me figure this out? I would really appreciate the info.

  2. What is the difference in SD card Class. I saw one that is a class 2 and another class 10. Also, i notice the Xoom slot is for a SIM card. On the Xoom, what is that for?

  3. Hello, Xoom Folks. I updated my “WIFI only” Motorola Xoom to 3.2 and am using a Micro SD card (32GB) in the “now” functioning slot. Moreover,  I tested file transferring via a SD card adapter, USB cable and WIFI (using a Cisco Wireless Router) and the performance is off the charts. Honeycomb recognizes the Micro SD disk with no issues.  As part of my data flow test, I transferred a 1080p HD movie (MP4) and several hundred songs (MP3) onto the mounted disk. All media plays perfectly.  When Motorola says it’s coming, once they build it, it will come!  Note to file: The Class 6, 32GB Kingston Micro SD disk is from Taiwan.

  4. I’m not sure who got this working but mine didn’t see the SD card after the update.  I heard in Canada they got a functioning SD card with the update but not in the US.  If an SD card is just for decoration they should force their resellers to tell people that.  I saw the SD card slot on a demo at best buy and nobody warned me it did not work and was just there for decoration.  There was an insert saying it would be enabled and that was months ago and now I hear they are focusing their energy on a new xoom before ever getting this one to work as advertised…  If I buy a computer with USB ports, and they don’t work and it’s just for decoration, it’s defective unless they make it clear things that look like to be the function (expandable memory) they advertised don’t really work.  I wonder why it seemed like the tech reviewers didn’t even mention the SD slot didn’t work when it first came out and was advertised as having an expandable memory advantage over the ipad.

  5. wow its sad i was one of the first to get the xoom with verizon and i get  no sd update never again motorola 

  6. So now the Xooms will work as intended.  I wish some sites would do a Xoom review refresh seeing as how many of them knocked the Xoom for being incomplete.  Now the SD card will work and the app selection is a little better. 

    I feel like a Xoom 2 official announcement is just around the corner…

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