06 Jun 2011
By Andrew Volard

New features set to launch for the Motorola XOOM on the Next G network



We’re pleased to confirm that the Xoom ICS software is now available. You can access the new software by selecting Settings > About Tablet > System Updates on your Xoom.

You will be required to update your Xoom to the latest Honeycomb software before you can access the ICS software. You can do this by selecting Settings > About Tablet > System Updates until you can see the ICS update.

Motorola XOOM tablets have been flying off shelves around Australia since they went on sale late last month.

Customers are already telling us that their tablets have become constant companions serving up HD video, email and games on the go.

Soon, Telstra Next G® Motorola XOOM customers will be able to do even more with their tablets thanks to the introduction of new Android™ Honeycomb 3.1 software – which is set to be made available to all of our XOOM customers in July.

Here are some of the improvements and new features customers can expect from the new software:

  • Full support for the final release of Adobe Flash Player 10.3, delivering significant performance enhancements when viewing rich Flash content on the web.
  • Resizable widgets to enable further customisation of home screens.
  • The MicroSD card reader activation enabling customers to play apps and media from MicroSD cards.
  • Support for USB-connected peripherals and accessories, such as keyboards, mice, game controllers and digital cameras.
  • Expanded Bluetooth features to support Bluetooth headsets in Google Talk™ video chats and Bluetooth mouse support in addition to additional shortcut keys with the Bluetooth keyboard
  • Picture Transfer Protocol Feature support to enable easier transfer of photo files to your PC without the need for drivers.
  • A file manager app allowing you to easily navigate through your storage.

Update availability

Android™ Honeycomb 3.1 on Motorola XOOM

We expect to start testing the Android™ 3.1 software from next week. Testing will focus on ensuring all of the new features run smoothly on the Next G® network and in particular that the device and software deliver the best possible data speeds. We’re also testing to ensure the device performs in a reliable and stable manner.

We expect to make the software update available in July over-the-air — meaning customers will be able to download the update directly to their Motorola XOOM over Wi-Fi.

We’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.


Posts: 45


  1. Jack Tux says:

    I did get ICS from XDA Developers and once Telstra released theirs I put my Xoom back to factory rom and got the Telstra ICS.

    I have to admit that ICS from Telstra is more stable than the rooted ones.

  2. Bob says:

    Thanks for the reply Brendan. I was not aware that Telstra had released ICS, I did not receive notification from this site in June. Nevertheless, it’s great that Telstra has run with the ball. To all those with xoom’s on ICS, enjoy your gear.

  3. Bevanm8 says:

    Yea.. um ics is pretty old now… im running Jelly Bean like the rest of the world.. Need to speed up your process telstra!! Btw for those that are wondering, Jelly Bean is a MASSSIVE improvement, extremely fast, responsive to swipes etc, no jumping or jittering, just pure awesomeness. Go to XDA, the roms that are out atm are very stable

  4. Jeff says:

    Yes ICS made a new Xoom out of my Telstra Xoom.

    So now we’ve got your ear or eye Brendan, Jelly Bean is out on Xooms overseas, what is Telstras policy on Jelly Bean for the Telstra Xooms??????

  5. Bob says:

    Hi there, I’ve been using EOS version of ICS and have had no instability problems at all.

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