Motorola Droid Xyboard’s Getting Software Updates; Enables Global Roaming!

The awkwardly named Droid Xyboard(s) tablets – 8.2 and 10.1 – from Motorola are receiving software updates, which adds quite a lot of new features to the tablets.

Below is the official change-log from Motorola and Verizon -:

  • Enhanced browser performance to improve scrolling.
  • Improved touch response.
  • Maintain data connection when switching between Wi-Fi and the Verizon 3G and 4G LTE networks.
  • Successfully connect to 4G LTE network and see the 4G LTE indicator.
  • The Daily application now comes preloaded.
  • Device is now capable of Global Roaming.
  • Email & Messaging
  • Successfully open links in email without device needing to reboot.
  • Accessories
  • Keyboard function supported in docking station.

The software update enables global roaming on both the tablets, which make the Xyboard’s first device on Verizon’s network to be capable of this feat. The update also enhances Stylus support on the 10.1-inch Xyboard.┬áThe update is being rolled out via OTA, and Xyboard owners, if any, should get it within the next couple of weeks.

Motorola still has not mentioned anything as to when it plans to update the Xyboard to Ice Cream Sandwich. Both the tablets are also known as the XOOM 2 in some regions of the world, and come with Honeycomb pre-installed.

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