At the Google I/O developer conference, it was announced that the Motorola Xoom will receive the Android Jelly Bean 4.1 update in mid-July.
Some of the highlights of Android Jelly Bean include smoother animations to the UI, running at up to 60 fps on the right hardware, a new notification system, and improved user input. The input improvements include Swype-like technology that allows users to type using the on-screen keyboard without lifting their fingers, as well as a voice command/recognition system that functions much like Apple’s Siri. Jelly Bean’s ability to use voice recognition without having to be connected to the internet, however, gives it a leg up on the competition. For more information on Jelly Bean, have a look at the full scoop over on our sister site, Brighthand.
The Motorola Xoom was the first tablet to receive Android Honeycomb (version 3.x) and will now be among the first devices to receive Jelly Bean this July, alongside the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus S.