Verizon's Motorola Xoom gets Android 4.0 update

Months after an Android 4.0 update was made available to its Wi-Fi counterpart, Verizon's Motorola Xoom gets a scoop of Ice Cream Sandwich too.

Verizon's Motorola Xoom is now upgradable to Android 4.0. Josh Miller/CNET

A few weeks ago, we reported that two Verizon products, the Motorola Xoom and the HTC Rezound, would soon be slated for an Android 4.0 update. Lo and behold, it's happening -- at least for the Xoom anyway.

Customers on the Big Red are now able to update their tablets (which won our CES Best of Show title in 2011) to the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

New features include the Roboto system font, panoramic shooting, e-mail search, the capability to save Web pages for offline reading, and a photo editor integrated in the Gallery app.

In addition, improvements have been made to quicken the response time for screen rotations, there are more video editing effects, and you can now launch the camera from the lock screen.

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