Motorola Xoom “4G” owners rejoice! It looks like Motorola is going to start a Soak test to try out a new software update which we suspect that it will be Android 3.2 since almost every other Honeycomb tablet in the market got theirs. If we go by how fast the soak test period was for the Atrix (2 days), the probable Android 3.2 update will be rolled out either at the end of this week or early next week. Here are some of the highlights of the upcoming update:
- Optimizations for a wider range of tablets. A variety of refinements across the system ensure a great user experience on a wider range of tablet devices.
- Compatibility zoom for fixed-sized apps. A new compatibility display mode gives users a new way to view these apps on larger devices. The mode provides a pixel-scaled alternative to the standard UI stretching, for apps that are not designed to run on larger screen sizes.
- Media sync from SD card. On devices that support a removable SD card, users can now load media files directly from the SD card to apps that use them.
- Extended screen support API. For developers who want more precise control over their UI across the range of Android-powered devices, the platform’s screen support API is extended with new resource qualifiers and manifest attributes, to also allow targeting screens by their dimensions
As usual, we will let you know once the update gets official. Stay tuned!