Motorola XOOM (Verizon) Upgrade Soak Tests to Begin This Week

The Motorola XOOM tablet by Verizon – the one with 3G radios that’s supposed to get a 4G upgrade sometime soon – may be set to get an upgrade in the coming weeks as Motorola has informed early adopters of a forthcoming soak test. The test is said to begin this week and will bring […]

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The Motorola XOOM tablet by Verizon – the one with 3G radios that’s supposed to get a 4G upgrade sometime soon – may be set to get an upgrade in the coming weeks as Motorola has informed early adopters of a forthcoming soak test. The test is said to begin this week and will bring about the following changes:

  • Optimizations for a wider range of tabletsAndroid 3.2 includes a variety of optimizations across the system to ensure a great user experience on a wider range of tablet devices.
  • Compatibility zoom for fixed-sized appsAndroid 3.2 introduces a new compatibility zoom mode that gives users a new way to view fixed-sized apps on larger devices. The new mode provides a pixel-scaled alternative to the standard UI stretching for apps that are not designed to run on larger screen sizes, such as on tablets. The new mode is accessible to users from a menu icon in the system bar, for apps that need compatibility support.
  • Media sync from SD cardOn devices that support an SD card, users can now load media files directly from the SD card to apps that use them. A system facility makes the files accessible to apps from the system media store.

It’s possible this one may be Android 3.2, but even if it isn’t we’re glad about that last bullet point. Quite frankly, we can’t understand why SD card support didn’t ship in the first place, and we can’t understand why full functionality hasn’t been granted up until now. In any case, it should be on its way soon following successful tests. [Droid-Life]

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