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4G-enabled Xoom tablets are a reality at last

Motorola Xoom
Motorola Xoom

The long journey for Motorola Xoom owners wanting a piece of Verizon's 4G LTE is finally over. After months of anticipation, Motorola started accepting units by mail last week for the free update. Judging by visitors to Motorola's forum, the process takes about a week and early returns appear to be positive. Tablets were returned to users running Android 3.2.2, which included a new version of the Android Market along with all-important 4G compatibility. Motorola even returned the tablets with the desktop dock accessory included free of charge.

While some users reported a little flakiness in restoring their Xooms, one thing that doesn't appear to be in question is the promised speed — downloads in excess of 8Mbps are being quoted by happy Xoom 4G users in Motorola's forums. And, despite shipping with 3.2.2, owners are already finding an OTA update ready for them — it upgrades the Xoom to a new build of 3.2.2, though there doesn't yet appear to be official information on what this update entails. At long last, Xoom owners can spend at least a week enjoying the hottest available Motorola tablet on the market.