Minor update for Xoom adds pay-as-you-go 4G LTE option

Verizon deploys a software update for the Motorola Xoom adding support for pay-as-you go-4G LTE service.

Pay-as-you-go 4G LTE comes to the Motorola Xoom. Verizon

Motorola and Verizon may be prepping a pair of new 4G LTE tablets for release later this month, but that doesn't mean the companies have stopped supporting their first collaboration.

A new software update (PDF) is supposed to begin rolling out to the Motorola Xoom, an update that will allow customers to purchase no-contract 4G data service on a month-to-month basis.

Xoom owners will receive a notification when the HLK75F update is ready for download in the coming days. The file update is 7.8MB in size and takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to download and install, according to Verizon.

Though it's not Ice Cream Sandwich, I'm pleased to see support for a continually improved Xoom experience. Hopefully Verizon's Black Friday sales went well and enough heavily discounted tablets were sold to merit long-term support into 2012.

As a Xoom owner myself, I'm anxious to see how much of an impact Android 4.0 will have on the tablet. I've slowly fallen back in love with the 10-inch device and would certainly appreciate continued software updates.

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