Moto Xoom to Go 4G in September?
Motorola Mobility LLC Xoom 3G owners may have to wait until September to get their long-promised update to Long Term Evolution (LTE), seven months after the tablet came on the market.
The DroidLife blog received an email Tuesday that Motorola appears to be sending to current users confirming the September upgrade.
The device maker originally told Xoom owners they'd be supercharged to 4G in May, later bumped back to the summer. The LTE upgrade reportedly passed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reviews earlier this month, suggesting the update would be around the corner.
Why this matters
The delays could be hurting the Xoom's appeal. For one thing, Motorola relinquished the title of Verizon Wireless 's first LTE tablet to Samsung Corp. , which announced Tuesday that the Galaxy Tab 4G would launch on the carrier this week. Verizon also dropped the Xoom's price as it's placing its bets elsewhere. (See Verizon Intros First LTE Tablet in the US.)
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— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile