Android 4.0 is nicknamed as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). It is one of the biggest updates to Android, and includes such features as scanning your face to unlock the phone, robust speech to text software program, and an entire platform of data sharing which centers on Near Field Communication (NFC). Two Android tablets already run ICS: the Wi-Fi Motorola Xoom and the ASUS Transformer Prime.
Android ™ 4.0(ICS) Software Update for the Motorola XOOM™ (IML77)
The Motorola Xoom is a marvelous device. Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, delivers a refined UI and introduces innovative features for Tablet users. The software update includes many improvements in addition to providing extra features, and will roll out to XOOM. Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi is using only United States of America users only.
After downloading and installing the software release, you notice:
1. Updated Browser with faster rendering, pan and zoom
Users can save pages for offline reading and request desktop versions of websites.
2. Swipe to dismiss tasks, notifications and browser tabs
You dismiss individual notifications, apps from the Recent Apps list, and browser tabs with a simple swipe of a finger.
3. Redesigned app launcher
In All Apps launcher, you can just drag an app to get data about it, instantly uninstall it, or disable a preinstalled app.
4. New System Font for Improved Readability
An entirely new typeface use best for high resolution screens improves readability and brings a polished feel to the user interface.
5. Updated “People” Application
Replaces integrates and contacts seamlessly with Google+ and other social networks.
6. Improved text input and spell-checking
The keyboard features improved accuracy to make text input faster.
7. Type with your voice
You can simply touch the microphone on the keyboard and start talking to write emails, SMS, /any other text more than 20 languages supported.
8. Richer and versatile imaging capabilities
For capturing larger scenes, the camera introduces a single motion panorama mode. You can take still shots when shooting video just by tapping the screen as video continues to record. You can launch camera directly from the Lock screen.
9. Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor
To help pictures look their best, the Gallery offers a powerful photo editor so you can crop and rotate pictures, add effects, remove red eyes, set levels, and etc.
10. Richer, resizable widgets
You can expand widgets to display more content,/shrink them to save space. You can receive the update over a Wi-Fi connection. If you are not connected through Wi-Fi, or your Motorola
XOOM is off when the notification comes, you will see the notification when you next connect to a Wi-Fi network.