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Motorola Xoom™ 3G to 4G LTE™ Upgrade
1. Why should I upgrade my Motorola Xoom™ from 3G to 4G LTE™?
4G LTE is the next generation of wireless. It will provide network speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G when you’re within the 4G LTE coverage area. Verizon’s 4G LTE network is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in America. Maximize the experience on your Motorola Xoom with 4G LTE —download songs in seconds and movies in minutes and video chat live using Google Talk™ without any network interruptions.
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2. When will the Motorola Xoom™ 4G LTE™ upgrade be available?
We expect to offer the 4G LTE upgrade shortly after launching the Motorola Xoom. For more information, visit our Upgrade Information page and register your email address. You’ll receive an email notification once the upgrade becomes available along with simple instructions for getting your device upgraded.
3. Where is 4G LTE™ available?
Visit the 4G LTE coverage map to find out the coverage in your area.
4. How do I upgrade my Motorola Xoom™ from 3G to 4G LTE™?
Visit our Upgrade Information page to view the Getting Ready Guide. The guide provides simple instructions for shipping your device to Motorola for the 4G LTE upgrade.
5. What data speeds can I expect once I upgrade my Motorola Xoom™ to 4G LTE™?
Verizon’s 4G LTE network delivers an average throughput of 5-12 megabytes per second (Mbps) downlink and 2-5 Mbps uplink.
6. How much will it cost to upgrade my Motorola Xoom™ from 3G to 4G LTE™?
There is no additional cost for the 4G LTE upgrade.
7. Do I have to change my plan once I upgrade my Motorola Xoom™ to 4G LTE™?
No, you will not have to change your plan when 4G LTE is complete.
8. Do I need to back up content on my Motorola Xoom™ before initiating the 4G LTE™ upgrade process?
Although it’s not required, we strongly recommend that you back up any personal content, such as pictures, files, applications, programs or personal information, before shipping your device to Motorola for upgrade. See the Getting Ready Guide for step-by-step instructions.
9. How long will I be without my Motorola Xoom™ while the 4G LTE™ upgrade is being performed?
You will be without your device for approximately six business days from the time you ship your Xoom to Motorola.
10. How do I track the upgrade progress for my Motorola Xoom™?
You will receive a confirmation email once Motorola has received your Xoom. The notification will contain a link to track the status of your return shipment.
11. Will I have to reload all my content and reconfigure my Motorola Xoom™ after completing the 4G LTE™ upgrade?
Although we do recommend that you back up all your content as part of the upgrade procedure, you will have the option of encrypting (password protecting) the content and configuration settings of your device as part of this process. This option will keep your content secure throughout the 4G LTE upgrade.
I got an email this morning from Bolt, it said. “Thanks to the contributions of over two million beta testers like you, we are proud to announce that we’re officially dropping the beta tag with today’s release of BOLT 1.5.You will be automatically prompted to upgrade the next time you launch BOLT.Many of the most significant upgrades occur “under the hood,” but you are sure to notice the results – v1.5 is the most reliable, fastest browser we have ever released – more than 15% faster than Beta3.Other new features include the ability to stream videos of any length, a dedicated search bar, a download manager that downloads files directly from BOLT, improved navigation and text rendering, and a caching feature that enables browsing back to a previously visited page without waiting to reload.”
I downloaded the new version and it is faster, then I went YouTube, I was promted to run a wizard for Bolt to test my Video settings. Then the YouTube video played in the Bolt browser, it used to save the video before playing it. It still has issues a four minute video froze a lot, I then switched to WiFi and it was not much better playing the videos on YouTube.
I do like this browser a lot for normal web browsing but it still needs to work on video playback. The best so far is the Skyfire browser that works on my Blackjack 2 but still is not ready for Blackberry. Bolt Browser first trial
At&t has stopped Blackberry from doing the upgrades on the Blackberry Bolds. I already did the wireless upgrade 5.0 and it fix many problems on my Blackberry Bold. So why stop the upgrade is beyond me.
The software upgrade that I did for my Blackberry Bold fixed a few issues that I had with my Blackberry Bold.
I have more application memory, it gave me about 10 more megabytes of application memory. This additional memory stopped my Blackberry from resetting because the low memory.
My camera default email address that I use to send pictures is now working with the email address that I set as the default.
The browser works a little better on some pages like Wachovia.com and YouTube.
The Visual Voice Mail feature is ok but I have been using YouMail and I had Visual Voice Mail with their service and it has more features for free.
I also got some new games on my Blackberry Bold that I have not tried yet like Tetris. The main problems I had with my Bold have been fixed with this update. I did the wireless update at night before bed because it took about two hours to complete.