Motorola Xoom Android Tablet Reviews and Specs

Motorola Xoom Android Tablet Reviews and SpecsDescription:

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. It was released on February 24, 2011. The Xoom supports up to 1080p video playback. It features a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over Wi-Fi or cellular Internet and a rear-facing 5 MP camera that records 720p video. The Xoom has a 1280×800 widescreen, 10.1-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration, as well as HDMI-out. It features a variety of sensors, including a gyroscope, a magnetometer, an accelerometer, and a barometer. The Xoom uses Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC. In January it was reported that the Xoom will come in a Wi-Fi only model as well as a 3G model through Verizon Wireless.

Reviews:

1. Motorola Xoom Review by Engadget

As we put rubber to road on our Motorola Xoom review, it’s important to note that it was only a matter of time before the Android army delivered a proper iPad competitor. Moto’s partnership with Google (and use of the 3.0 version of its mobile operating system, Honeycomb), has made that assumed inevitability a very serious reality. There can be little question that the Xoom is certainly a contender for the hearts and minds of potential tablet buyers in the market. Besides boasting that fancy new software (a completely redesigned experience masterminded by the man behind webOS, Matias Duarte), the Xoom is equipped with formidable hardware. The 1GHz, NVIDIA Tegra 2-based slate boasts a sizable 1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 capacitive display, 3G connectivity (Verizon on our review unit), along with front and rear facing cameras, HD video capability, and loads of wireless options.

2. Motorola XOOM Review by SlashGear

Motorola’s big launch of CES 2011 and the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet on the market, the Motorola XOOM has a lot to live up to. In its haste to reach Verizon shelves, the XOOM could seem a little half-baked; it doesn’t get Flash Player support for another few weeks, and won’t have 4G until an update sometime in Q2. Still, as the iPad has shown, there are undoubtedly benefits to being first out of the gate, and there’s undoubtedly plenty on offer. Can the XOOM bypass pricing skepticism? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

3. Motorola Xoom by Cnet

The Xoom’s spec sheet is enough to make any tablet tremble, but the price is high and Google still has some work to do before its tablet software experience is as fleshed out and intuitive as Apple’s.  The Motorola Xoom tablet is easily the best competition Apple’s iPad has ever seen. Sporting a 10.1-inch screen, front and rear cameras, HDMI output, a dual-core processor, and Google’s tablet-optimized version of Android, the Xoom is entering the tablet wars with guns blazing.  Priced at $800 off-contract or $600 with a two-year commitment from Verizon, the Xoom isn’t out to win frugal customers. Instead, Motorola is taking the approach used with its successful line of Droid smartphones: emphasizing the device’s horsepower and the many capabilities not found on its Apple counterpart.

Specs:

  • Manufacturer: Motorola
  • Part Number:XOOM

General

  • Product Type Web tablet
  • Width 6.6 in
  • Depth 0.5 in
  • Height 9.8 in
  • Weight 1.6 lbs

Display

  • Display Type 10.1 in TFT active matrix
  • Display Resolution 1280 x 800 ( 150 ppi )

Memory

  • Flash Memory 32 GB Integrated
  • RAM 1

Processor

  • Processor 1
  • Multi-Core Technology Dual-Core

Communications

  • Wireless Broadband (WWAN) CDMA
  • Wireless Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n,
    Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Digital Camera

  • Rear-facing Camera Yes
  • Sensor Resolution 5 megapixels
  • Focus Adjustment Automatic
  • Camera Light Source LED light
  • Features Video recording
  • Front-facing Camera 2 Megapixel

Multimedia Functionality

  • Supported Digital Video Formats H.263,
    MPEG-4,
    H.264
  • Max Resolution (external) 1280 x 800
  • Audio Headset
  • Supported Digital Audio Formats AAC,
    AAC +,
    OGG,
    AMR,
    MP3,
    MIDI

Input Device

  • Type Touch-screen

Battery

  • Capacity 24.5 Wh
  • Run Time Details Web browsing over 3G – up to 9 hour(s),
    Web browsing over Wi-Fi – up to 10 hour(s),
    Audio playback – up to 3.3 day(s),
    Video playback – up to 10 hour(s)

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Interfaces Hi-Speed USB,
    1 x Headset – Mini-phone 3.5 mm,
    1 x Display / video – HDMI output

Miscellaneous

  • Sensors Proximity sensor,
    Accelerometer,
    Ambient light sensor,
    Three-axis gyro sensor,
    Barometer
  • Features AGPS,
    e-Compass,
    Proximity sensor,
    Ambient light sensor,
    Barometer sensor,
    Gyroscope sensor

Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided Android 3.0

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