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Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi Model Gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade
      01/24/12 03:22 PM

Motorola today starts to push out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi tablets. It will take a few weeks, so look out for your notification if you own a Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi in the US only. ICS upgrade offers faster rendering, a redesigned app launcher, richer resizable widgets, and more versatile imaging capabilities. Mix in unique features such as type with your voice capability and Data Manager to control your network data usage, you have a lot of new things to experience on the tablet. The new Android version provides an updated "People" application that replaces contacts and integrates seamlessly with Google+ and other social networks, as well as a redesigned Gallery app with photo editor.

Here are the details on ICS new features:

Updated Browser with faster rendering, zoom and pan
Users can also now save pages for offline reading and request desktop versions of websites.

Swipe to dismiss notifications, tasks, and browser tabs
You can now dismiss individual notifications, apps from the Recent Apps list, and browser tabs with a simple swipe of a finger.

Redesigned app launcher
In All Apps launcher, you can now simply drag an app to get information about it, immediately uninstall it, or disable a pre-installed app.

New System Font for Improved Readability
An entirely new typeface (called Roboto) optimized for high resolution screens improves readability and brings a polished feel to the user interface.

Updated "People" Application
Replaces contacts and integrates seamlessly with Google+ and other social networks.

Improved text input and spell-checking
The keyboard now features improved accuracy to make text input faster. It also now includes an in-line spell checker to make corrections easier.

Type with your voice
Now you can simply touch the microphone on the keyboard and start talking to write emails, SMS, or any other text--more than 20 languages supported. Text appears in real time, so there's no waiting for server processing.

Richer and versatile imaging capabilities
For capturing larger scenes, the camera introduces a single motion panorama mode. Also, you can now take still shots while shooting video just by tapping the screen as video continues to record. You can also launch camera directly from the Lockscreen. When you shoot videos, you can now choose from a number of silly faces and other fun effects which recognize individual facial features so you can give your friends big eyes, squeeze heads, make noses bigger, or change the scenery with background replacement.

Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor
To help pictures look their best, the Gallery now offers a powerful photo editor so you can crop and rotate pictures, set levels, remove red eyes, add effects, and much more.

Richer, resizable widgets
You can expand widgets to show more content, or shrink them to save space.

Keep your Xoom on your Wi-Fi network for the notification.


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