MOTOROLA XOOM Posts on XDA

Motorola Xoom Still Alive and Kicking, Receives Functional KitKat

The Motorola Xoom is rapidly approaching its third birthday. And given its age, you would be forgiven for thinking that it is readily approaching time for retirement. However, thanks to innovations such as the recently covered bigpart partition layout, the device still clings to life.Now, the device has highly functional 4.4.2 KitKat-based OmniROM builds, courtesy of XDA...

The Evolution of Android – Part II

Android is six years old now. One week ago, we presented the first part of the Android story. Now, it's time to continue the journey. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away---located in Mountain View, the first version of the operating system dedicated for tablets was born. Google called it 3. 0 Honeycomb and presented it...

Squeeze Bigger ROMs onto the Motorola Xoom with BigPart

The Motorola Xoom was a very important device. It was the first real Android tablet. Sure, the original Samsung Galaxy Tab predated the Xoom by some time, but shipping with Froyo meant that it often seemed like an overgrown smartphone rather than something fundamentally different.As well specced and future proof as the Xoom was when it was first released,...

Team EOS Nightlies Bring Android 4.2 To The Motorola Xoom

There were a couple of reasons that many Motorola Xoom owners, myself included, were concerned we may not see Android 4.2 on our devices any time soon. First, Google decided to drop both the Xoom and Nexus S from the Android Open Source Project---effectively leaving them to live out their final days on Android 4.1,...

Motorola Xoom Gets Stock Rooted Android 4.1.2

The Motorola Xoom is a marvelous device. Being the first Honeycomb tablet and the lead device for an iteration of Android are great accomplishments. Poking fun at Apple in the Xoom’s Super Bowl ad is an even better accomplishment. Just because the Xoom is "only" dual-core and reaching its second birthday (way past retirement age...

Team EOS 3 Stable Released for 5 Devices

Team EOS is an incredibly talented developer group that has brought AOSP goodness to a variety of devices. In the process, they have been featured on the Portal in the past. Now, the dev team has released their latest stable build, version 3, for 5 devices. These include the Motorola Xoom, the Nexus 7, and all three versions...

Nexus 7 Look and Feel on the Motorola Xoom

There is no doubt that the Nexus 7 is one of the current flagship Android tablets. It's not the biggest, but it's a solid, stable device for a great price---and it has great specs as well. However, not everyone can afford to upgrade their tablets, and must stay with what they have. That doesn't mean...

Official CM10 Nightlies Now Available for the Motorola Xoom

It's time for another CM10 for [insert device here] post. This however is not just any old device. It's the Motorola Xoom, the Honeycomb lead device---a tablet that's stood the test of time. It also happens to be this author's tablet of choice, which is why I'm pretty excited. A highly optimized and tweaked build...

Motorola Releases HTCDev-Like Unlocking Tool

Motorola and their locked bootloaders have been a topic of discussion here on the XDA Portal on multiple occasions. They have locked down all of their newest devices, and have even released updates to lock down the older ones. This has caused a lot of backlash from members here on XDA, especially since Motorola was...

Upgrade to Jelly Bean on Xoom Without Losing Root, Recovery, or Unlocked Bootloader

Recently, the Motorola Xoom joined the exclusive list of devices that have gotten an official taste of Google's latest and greatest. With that, the Motorola Xoom joins the Nexus 7 as the only two tablets with official Jelly Bean updates. Now, users can upgrade to official Jelly Bean without losing root, recovery, or their unlocked...

Jelly Bean Officially Lands on the US WiFi Xoom

Google is currently in the process of rolling out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to various Google Experience Devices. It has already been made available for the Galaxy Nexus, and later the Nexus S. The update is now heading towards the US WiFi version of Motorola Xoom (Wingray). If you own the first Google-supported Android tablet and...

Motorola Xoom 4G and WiFi Versions Get Jelly Bean Nightlies

Since the Jelly Bean source code was released, developers have been head-over-heels trying to get Jelly Bean on their devices. The first releases will most likely be for devices running the pure Google experience. As the Motorola Xoom happens to be one of those devices, it's no surprise the tablet was among the first to...