This 3G enabled Motorola Tablet runs on the Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) OS, which makes it the first tablet to ship with a Tablet-optimised OS. Motorola has entered the tablet war with all guns blazing, the Xoom boasts of an impressive spec sheet featuring a Dual Core processor, 10.1-inch display, 32 GB of internal storage and Dual cameras.
Specially developed for Tablets, the Android v3.1 (Honeycomb) is unlike any of the previous Android Operating Systems. Google has designed a unified User Interface featuring a new ever-present Google search button on the homescreen along with a voice search button. The Honeycomb gives you the freedom to place widgets anywhere on your homescreen. Furthermore, it is more responsive and better optimised for reading magazines and playing games.
The Xoom is powered by a 1 GHz Dual Core Processor, which allows the Xoom to handle even CPU intensive apps like HD gaming. The Tablet supports Adobe Flash Player which gives you greater and easier access to the Internet. The primary 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and digital zoom on this Motorola Tablet supports HD video shooting. The Xoom also features a front facing 2 megapixel camera for video chats.
The Xoom measures 249.1 x 167.8 x 12.9 mm and weighs 700 g. Motorola has fitted the Xoom with an anodized aluminum black body with matte finish. The most noticeable deviance in the Xoom, compared to other Android Tablets, is the absence of physical Menu, Home, Back and Search buttons. These are replaced by auto-orientating soft menu buttons. The Xoom packs a Proximity Sensor for auto-turn off, Ambient Light Sensor for auto-brightness adjust, an Accelerometer for auto-orientation and a Gyroscope for a richer gaming experience.
Connectivity and Features
The Motorola Xoom supports Wi-Fi connectivity for web browsing and is preloaded with a new improved Webkit browser. The Android Tablet comes with micro-HDMI port to connect to a big screen, microUSB port for data sync and a charging port. The Xoom supports A-GPS connectivity with Google Maps, Latitude and Locations support.
The faster processing speed of the Xoom allows for smooth and jitter-free HD Video playback. The device comes preloaded with Tablet optimized version of Google Talk that delivers seamless integration with multiple account, besides supporting both voice and video chats.
The YouTube app now displays a 3D wall of videos which you can pan through for easier selection. The Music app is overhauled with a much cleaner Flipbook Interface. Xoom's impressive hardware capabilities combined with its powerful web client, make it one of the most desired Tablets.
- Android v3.1 (Honeycomb) OS
- 10.1 inch Touchscreen
- 1 GHz Dual Core Processor
- 5 MP Primary Camera
- 2 MP Secondary Camera
- Wi-Fi and 3G Enabled
- HD Recording
Battery and Storage
Powered by a 24 Whr battery, the Motorola Xoom can go unplugged for 9 hrs on 3G networks, and 10 hrs when connected to a Wi-Fi. This Android tablet comes with 32 GB of internal storage and accepts microSD or microSDHC cards up to 32 GB.