If you own a Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi tablet, the wait for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is over.
Motorola Mobility, now owned by Google, on Friday announced it has begun rolling out the latest version of the Android mobile operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, to U.S. owners of Motorola Xoom. Only Xoom models with Wi-Fi are currently getting the update, however. There's no word as to when users in other countries and those with the 3G and 4G versions of the Xoom tablet will be getting a taste of Jelly Bean.
"This latest version of Android is the smoothest one yet - with an improved user interface and response to your touch, people are calling it 'buttery,'" according to the announcement.
Google launched Jelly Bean last month on the Nexus 7 tablet. It has since started the rollout to the Galaxy Nexus and is also expected for the Nexus S soon. HTC also has said it is planning to roll out Jelly Bean to several of its HTC One devices.
The update offers a much smoother UI experience, offline voice dictation, offline maps, and the slightly creepy Google Now feature that uses your search history, location history, and calendar to figure out what information your might need and when.
In his review of Android 4.1, PCMag's Senior Mobile Analyst Jamie Lendino said "there's nothing revolutionary" about the new OS, though it offers a fast user interface, excellent performance, and major improvements for search and notification.
In other Android update news, AT&T on Friday announced that the LG Nitro will be getting its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update beginning on July 31.
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