Jelly Bean

Just in case you needed any other sort of confirmation that the soak test happening for the Motorola Xoom WiFi in the U.S. was indeed Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, we managed to score the full and complete change log for you all:

Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean Software Update for the Motorola XOOM™ WIFI in the U.S.

Introduction - We are pleased to announce a new software update for the Motorola XOOM™ WIFI in the US. This Android 4.1.1 (JRO03H) software update includes numerous enhancements. Upgrade today for peak performance.

Who Can Use This Release - ALL Motorola XOOM U.S. WIFI users.

After downloading and installing the software release, you will notice:

  • Improved User Interface and Response - Android 4.1.1, Jelly Bean, is the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning pages in a book. Jelly Bean makes your Android device even more responsive by boosting your device’s CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don’t need it to improve battery life.
  • Expandable, Actionable Notifications - Now you can take action directly from the notifications shade. And because the notifications are expandable, you can get an even deeper look into the things that matter most, like multiple emails or photos on Google+.
  • Widgets work like magic - With Jelly Bean it’s now even easier to personalize your home screen. As you place widgets on the screen, everything else automatically moves to make room. When they’re too big, widgets resize on their own. Interacting with your favorite apps and customizing your home screen has never been easier. Seamlessly view and share photos - Just swipe over from camera to filmstrip view to instantly view the photos you just took, and quickly swipe away the ones you don’t like. Now sharing--and bragging--are a breeze.
  • A Smarter Keyboard - Android’s dictionaries are now more accurate, more relevant. The language model in Jelly Bean adapts over time, and the keyboard even guesses what the next word will be before you’ve started typing it.
  • Improved Text-to-Speech Capability - With improved text-to-speech capabilities, voice typing on Android is even better; it works even when you don’t have a data connection.
  • Accessibility - With Jelly Bean, blind users can use 'Gesture Mode' to reliably navigate the UI using touch and swipe gestures in combination with speech output. Jelly Bean also adds support for accessibility plugins to enable external Braille input and output devices via USB and Bluetooth.
  • Voice Search - Android lets you search the web with your voice, and it’s convenient for getting quick answers on the fly. It speaks back to you and is powered by the Knowledge Graph, bringing you a precise answer if it knows it, and precisely ranked search results, so you can always find out more.
  • A new look for Search - Android has search at its core. With Jelly Bean, a redesigned experience uses the power of the Knowledge Graph to show you search results in a richer way. It’s easier to quickly get answers and explore and browse search results.

Nothing in there is unexpected really, but it sure is nice to see it all laid out. Now we'll go back to waiting for it to fully appear on some devices considering this release is just for those involved in the soak test, if you happen to see it land on your Xoom, we wouldn't mind you dropping by the forums and saying so.
 

 
There are 19 comments

moosc says:

Hell yea love it my baby has jelly bean. Glad I got the xoom and not the samsu g or Asus.

deadon21628 says:

For all of them or only the ones that signed up for the software test? I'm going to keep checking on mine just in case, but if anyone knows, please inform!

I would like to know as well. The article failed to mention if this was all users or if this is just soak testers :(

Pssst... re-read the first and last sentences. :P

moosc says:

Just soak testers. Expect full release in about week.

Still pisses me off that Verizon is holding the LTE GNex back.

brandogg says:

They aren't. The updates come from Google, not Verizon. The Sprint GNex doesn't have Jelly Bean either...must be some CDMA licensing issues, the GSM version always gets updates first.

Flyer00 says:

While Google does write the OS updates, Verizon has to approve all of the updates and release them on their own schedule. So while the GSM version's updates are delivered directly from Google, the Verizon version's updates originate at Google but pass through Verizon first - which is what slows them down.

I'm in the UK with a WI-FI Xoom, so glad I flashed the US rom last month... Got ICS straight away... I still don't think UK Xoom's have ICS yet... so it's going to be Xmas before JB is out over here... This is the last none Nexus branded device I buy...

Cyrilmak says:

This is for all purposes a Nexus device.

crxssi says:

Yep. The USA Xoom WiFi is, in every respect (except badged), a "Xoom Nexus". Of course, you will have some Nexus snobs who will post saying it is not. If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and acts like a duck.... it is a duck.

Cyrilmak says:

I just bought my Xoom, will be here Wed. I can't wait. I could have chosen any, chose the Xoom for this exact reason, pure Android, and under direct control of Google. Tegra 2 is still blistering fast compared to the majority of mobile devices out there.

KidCuda says:

Funny how they don't specifically mention Google Now... hmmm

VDub2174 says:

I'm glad I got a Xoom :)

Amore514 says:

Weird i got the email but not the update?

Amore514 says:

has anyone got the update yet?

sunlifexxx says:

so basically 6 to 8 more months and I'll have it all my XOOM 4G from Verizon

crxssi says:

.

dirge2012 says:

Too cool! I just bought my XOOM yesterday! This is great news! Bring me some jellybean!