If you happen to own one of the two Droid Xyboard tablets released by Verizon and you though that Big Red forgot about you, we are happy to announce you that the US carrier is now rolling out the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. Furthermore, both the Xyboard 8.2 and Xyboard 10.1 are getting the Android 4.1.2 update.
Released with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the two tablets received Android 4.0 ICS a while ago, but now you will be able to taste most of the Jelly Bean goodies. According to the official changelog posted by Verizon, the new software brings Google Now, Chrome, Movie Studio, and other sutff. Of course, you will also get the buttery smooth Project Butter.
Even though we don’t actually have a Droid Xyboard 8.2 or 10.1 nearby we are pretty sure that the system speed improvements will be noticeable.
There aren’t to many differences between Android 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 aside from actionable notifications, Daydream, multiple users and Quick Settings, which aren’t available on the first version. And that’s a good thing.
The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Droid Xyboard 8.2 and 10.1 is rolling out OTA so the system update notification should pop up on your device at anytime. Of course, not all users will get it in the same time, but it should’t take more than a few days.
If you want to manually check whether the software update is available for your device, you can go to Settings > About Table > Software update and hit the Check for updates button.