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Motorola Xoom Tablet to receive Android 4.0 ICS within days

Motorola Xoom users will be able to stay cool this summer with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, coming to the tablet June 4.

The Xoom will be the first Verizon Wireless tablet to begin updating to the latest Android OS, bringing with it upgraded functionality like speech-to-text technology and finger-swipe notification dismissal.

Users will also be able to customize the new launch bar, according to Verizon, as well as create folders to access frequently used apps on the homepage.

The update will include promised performance improvements to email, messaging and data, as well as device features like improved stability and imaging capabilities.

According to Verizon, customers can expect ICS upgrades to various handsets in the coming months, including HTC's ThunderBolt, Rhyme and Rezound, Motorola's Droid Bionic, Razr and Xyboard, Samsung Galaxy Tabs and the Spectrum and Lucid by LG.

Last weekend, Motorola released a teaser video that showed off ICS on the Droid Razr.

The Asus Transformer Prime became the first tablet to officially run Android 4.0 when it earned an upgrade early this year. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the first smartphone to be released with the upgraded OS in the U.S.

T-Mobile, meanwhile, tweeted today that the Samsung Galaxy S II will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment starting June 11.