Although Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is heavily regarded as the best Android version that can run on tablets (smartphones as well), there are still a few tablet manufacturers that still rely on Android 3.2 Honeycomb. One of these manufacturers is Motorola (you know, the company Google acquired in 2011), who have recently announced that the Motorola Xoom 2 family of Honeycomb tablets is now available in Scandinavian markets.
Launched initially in the US in late 2011 under the Motorola XyBoard, the Motorola Xoom 2 did little to impress tablet customers in the United States thanks to an uninspired combination of less than top-end hardware, a high price and definitely [...]
Verizon has definitely pushed the boundaries of crafting peculiar names for their products. Its most recent additions, the Motorola XOOM 2 tablet and its younger brother, the XOOM 2 Media Edition, are heading for a rebrand as the Motorola DROID Xyboard on Verizon’s network.
According to Pocketnow sources, the Motorola XOOM 2 will be renamed into the Motorola DROID Xyboard 10.1, while the smaller XOOM 2 Media Edition will be renamed into the Motorola DROID Xyboard 8.2.
The carrier’s move on naming the XOOM 2 as the “Xyboard” could definitely be a bold move for keeping the brand name exclusive under Motorola’s Droid family.
Verizon is known for adopting [...]
For those who are searching for a new tablet, or even buying one for a start, Motorola will be releasing its new tablet, the XOOM 2, around the late holidays. But, one of the hassles of owning a tablet is always the lack of user-ease from the stock keyboard.
Worry no longer, because developers will be collaborating with folks at TouchType Ltd. to bring SwiftKey Tablet X to the Motorola XOOM 2. This will definitely be a sigh of relief for users, as it is one of the most popular keyboard applications on the market, and most friendly for tablets.
In case you are not familiar with SwiftKey, it is a downloadable keyboard you can find on the Android Market which has two [...]
The new Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition have been officially announced by Motorola, which expects the two new tablets to be improved successors of the original Motorola XOOM tablet.
The Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition Wi-Fi variants will be reaching the U.K. and Ireland in the middle of November. The tablets will also arrive at Best Buy, Dixons, PC World, and Currys in the U.K. Consumers in U.K. can also pre-register at the Carphone Warehouse webpage.
The new XOOM tablets will sport the following specs:Android 3.2 Honeycomb dual-core, 1.2-GHz processor 1 GB RAM 16 GB internal storage 5-megapixel rear camera 1.3-megapixel [...]
The long awaited Motorola XOOM 2 could probably hit store shelves this coming holiday season. Recently, a leaked image featuring the XOOM 2 tablet on a Carphone Warehouse buyer’s guide could end all rumors of the much eagerly anticipated tablet from Motorola.
A tipster snapped a photo of the XOOM 2’s page on the buyer’s guide and sent the image to Engadget. According to details printed on the leaked buyer’s guide, the XOOM 2 tablet features a 16-gigabyte Wi-Fi-only model that is slated to run on the latest Android 3.2 Honeycomb version. Sadly, there is still no confirmation whether or not the device will support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. [...]
New leak photos of the Motorola DROID RAZR (also referred to as the Motorola Spyder and the Motorola DROID HD) and the Motorola XOOM 2 have surfaced recently–and the images seem to suggest that the devices are nearing completion.
A tipster has generously shared leaked photos of the Android smartphone and tablet to Engadget yesterday. As you can see in the photos, the Motorola Spyder has the Verizon logo on the front and the back. It is also seen to sport a highly polished back, which previous rumors suggest to be made of Kevlar.
Knowing that it bears the Verizon touch, the phone may have built-in LTE radios, and probably offer fast data connection [...]
Motorola Xoom was supposed to be the tablet that should’ve jumpstarted the momentum for Honeycomb, but it didn’t and in fact it may have even hurt it, because of the very high price ($800) and the availability of only the 3G (more expensive) version at launch. Now, Motorola seems to want to fix their mistake with not one, but 2 Motorola Xoom 2 tablets. But will they actually do it?
The first Xoom 2 tablet is a 10.1″ one, just like the first Xoom, is 9 mm thick, has 1 GB of faster RAM, records 1080p video, and has a battery life of 11 hours, compared to the original Xoom’s 10 hours. That’s with a dual core 1.2 Ghz processor, that’s [...]
The long wait is finally over. Motorola has started its gradual roll out of the long-awaited LTE upgrade to its XOOM tablet by asking business and government Motorola XOOM 3G customers to send in their tablets for the necessary hardware tweak that would let it be able to handle LTE. Quite a few have already sent theirs in and, after a five-day wait, they were back in customers’ hands. There are already screenshots sent in by excited users of their “Motorola Xoom 4G LTE” tablet running on Verizon’s LTE network, like the one below.
Download speeds of up to 32.97Mbps and upload speeds of 10.10Mbps have been confirmed. This is vindication for many XOOM 3G users, giving them [...]