Unboxing, Charging and Getting Online
With your new Motorola Xoom in your possession, it shouldn’t be too long before you have unboxed it, inserted the SIM card (on 3G models only) and plugged it in to start charging the battery. Like a mobile phone you should probably leave the Xoom alone for a few hours to get a full charge, but if you can’t wait, you will no doubt be looking for a way to start browsing the web.
There are two ways of doing this: Wi-Fi and 3G.
With the 3G model, getting online is simply a case of activating the SIM and launching the browser, ensuring that Airplane Mode is not currently enabled (Apps > Settings > Airplane Mode). From the Settings screen, you should also check that the Mobile networks > Data enabled option is checked.
Meanwhile, Wi-Fi connections are just as simple to establish. Via Apps > Settings > Wireless & networks open Wi-Fi settings and select Add Wi-Fi network. Here, input the Network SSID, set the appropriate Security and add the password, and don’t forget to mark the Wi-Fi checkbox to enable wireless networking.
Screenshot provided by author.