Verizon have announced today that the Motorola XOOM will be the first Verizon Wireless tablet to get an upgrade to the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich.

The upgraded functionality includes speech-to-text technology and the ability to dismiss individual notifications by swiping a finger over an item. Users can also customize the new launch bar as well as create folders to access frequently used apps from the homepage.

In addition to app management and functionality improvements, the upgrade comes with a built-in photo editor allowing customers to crop and rotate photos, remove red eyes, add effects and correct levels of images.