The Motorola Xyboard tablets come in 10.1″ and 8.2″ sizes, both feature identical design language and internal specifications. The 10.1″ has an obviously larger display and a bigger battery. Verizon did launch both of these tablets, but rebranded them as Droid Xyboard 10.1 and Droid Xyboard 8.2. Motorola has updated the status of both Verizon tablets, revealing that they will be receiving Android 4.1 update. However the other three variants of these tablets, which are not Verizon branded, will not get the update and they will retain Android 4.0.4.
Verizon has reportedly confirmed that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is indeed coming over for both Droid Xyboards, but it is said to have not provided a concrete release time-frame. It is a bit unorthodox to see a carrier branded device receiving a major firmware update while the manufacturer’s Wi-Fi variant of the same device is being left out of the fray. Its usually the other way around, with the Wi-Fi version being the first to receive an update. Motorola may very well change its mind and release the update for its Xyboards, but that seems to be a long shot.
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