It's OTA update fever! Over the weekend, Telstra pushed out Android 3.1 for the Motorola Xoom tablet, which should also finally activate the SD card slot (no word yet from Optus). —Thanks Jeff. Meanwhile, there's also Vodafone-specific update to the Galaxy S II that apparently improves web browsing on that network.
Update Watch: Moto Xoom (Telstra); Samsung Galaxy S II (Vodafone)
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