The Motorola Xoom is an Android-based tablet computer by Motorola, introduced at CES 2011 on January 5, 2011. It is the first tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

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Wifi Only Xoom upgradable to 4G LTE?

Because this teardown is a 3G model that is upgradeable to 4G It obviously has the blank mini-PCI interconnect board and all the pin connections. If (hopefully) Motorola releases a WiFi only XOOM in the U.S. and they leave all of the pin connections in the device, would it be possible to do a 4G upgrade to your WiFi-only XOOM? Or will it not have any of the chips needed to take use of the LTE radio?

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I just tore a WiFi only Xoom apart. There are blank solder pads on the circuit board where the necessary parts would go. In other words, it would be a major rework of the device to add those parts, it's not as simple as plugging in the mini PCI card. There are also no cellular antennae in the device. I would suggest there's too much missing to make it upgradeable.

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Wisdom from someone whose already been there is always good. Thank you, because I was wondering this myself.

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I doubt verizon would design it so upgrading it is possible.

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It will probably be possible to swap the "Interconnect Card" with a 4G LTE Module, however the software may be locked to not support it. I cannot verify whether you can or not (I don't own a Xoom) but the teardown makes it look like it may be possible.

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I solderd the sockets from an old streak 7 and installed the antennae on to my wifi xoom, i tried a tmobile and a att card and it did not work, i was just looking at the tear down pics again and there are componentand on the MB that are not on my wifi MB, wish i would have look more closely before i did all that work

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If they wanted Xoom to have LTE support, they would have included it from the very beginning. I don't think they would release any updated to fix this.

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why not add an external 4G dongle? Then you could move it to other computers.

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Wifi not working. Cannot connect to internet

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Carry one of them 4G hotspot devices in you pocket. I had one from Clear networks. It handled eight devices and was about the size of a pack of smokes. The service was around fifty bucks a month/unlimited. Worked good for me and I did not have to pay twice as much for Verizon's 4G.

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i have a xoom and know for a fact that there is no software to use cellular. it would need to be rooted and flashed with a new rom for the original xoom, this might get the software side working.

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