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Re: xoom getting jellybean
Verizon dragged their heels on the ICS update for XOOM. It was a "back burner" project. Unfortunately, Verizon-XOOM owners aren't very numerous and don't command much respect as a segment of their business.
Originally Posted by tjreishus
The XOOM is still considered a GED by Google and will get Jelly Bean. Also, Google now fully owns Motorola... that deal was finally closed. One would hope Google realizes they need to offer a hand of reconciliation and push Verizon to approve the OTA for the XOOM a bit faster this time.
That being said, having one company push another company to do something is always like pushing on a rope.
Bottom line: If you have a Verizon XOOM, you should root and just run one of the many ROMs out there. I had ICS for the longest time before the official release. It's easy. A child could do it. Just follow the instructions step by step. There's no reason anyone has to wait.
Jelly Bean is already being ported to the XOOM (see one of the XDA threads) and Jelly Bean code won't be released for another week! If you're rooted, you'll be running Jelly Bean on a Verizon XOOM by the end of August. If not... well... good luck waiting.