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Motorola updates original Xoom 3G tablet to Android Honeycomb 3.2

Recent Google acquisition Motorola Mobility has released an update to its first Android Xoom device with built-in 3G capabilities, which brings the shipping OS on the Google mobile OS based tablet to the current version of ‘Honeycomb' and as a stopping gap to ‘Ice Cream Sandwich'

Motorola made public this news over Facebook, from their Motorola Europe account and in a message that reads: ‘A new software update is now being rolled out for Motorola XOOM (3G variant) for T-Mobile customers'.

This is in Germany and retail owners in Europe which includes; Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

The new platform for the Motorola Xoom 3G of the tablet will update the device to the OS version of 6.5.17.1, where the previous version with Android ‘Honeycomb' 3.1 took the product to 6.3.25.5.

On-board is a new improved compatibility mode, with the ability to switch to double pixel mode; faster screen rotation; an automatically detection when the device is docked; a full version of QuickOffice, with support for editing of Microsoft Office files; enhanced VPN support; a Citrix client and the Motoprint app for printing from the tablet to a WIFI printer.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.