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Motorola XOOM With Wi-Fi 32 GB
Motorola · Android · 32 GB · 10.1 inch · Wi-Fi Only · 1.6 pound
Motorola XOOM with Wi-Fi has a super-powerful dual-core processor and Android 3.0 - the Android platform designed specifically for tablets. With its 10.1-inch HD widescreen display, you'll enjoy HD video in a thin, light, and powerful tablet.
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- Beyond the next generationMotorola XOOM is uniquely equipped to support an always evolving tablet experience. Thin, light and powerful, it's easy to hold, easy on the eyes and goes anywhere you do with the connectivity and performance to support features, software and functions you need.
- Surf, watch, play and connectMotorola XOOM features such Google Mobile innovations as Google Maps, access to Google eBooks and Google Talk with video and voice chat. You can experience Motorola XOOM's rich graphics at lightning-fast speeds with games that leverage the built-in gyroscope and accelerometer.
- Work with easeYou can check your email, view calendars and even send meeting notices. Not to mention that information is brought straight to your home screen with live, scrollable widgets. Open documents, spreadsheets and presentations, edit them on a virtual QWERTY and send them back lightning fast.
- Create and shareMotorola XOOM is ready to document your adventures. It includes a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera with flash that captures video in HD. View and edit your photos and video immediately, then display them on the 10.1" HD screen. Post your creations straight to YouTube, Picasa, and Facebook or engage with friends and family through Motorola XOOM's front-facing 2 megapixel camera designed for video calling.
- Ranked Second in Best TabletAll of the hype surrounding the Motorola Xoom was focused on its iPad-beating performance. The 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of DDR2 RAM give the Xoom plenty of power, allowing it to outperform even the iPad 2 in many aspects. The 10.1-inch screen is larger than what you get with the iPad 2, and the 1280x800 resolution means sharper image... Read full review
- Motorola Xoom ReviewPros: Uses Android 4.0 operating system, better camera than the iPad 2, fast performance, good battery life
Cons: Heavier than the iPad 2, fewer apps than iPad 2, not as easy to use out of the box as the iPad 2, screen prone to fingerprints
Reviews are generally positive for the Motorola Xoom, though critics say it has been surpassed by newer, more powerful tablets -- including its successor, the Motorola Xyboard . Reviewers say they love the customizable widgets, tabbed web browsing and intuitive notification system found in the Android operating system, although it can be a bit more complicated than the one used in Apple's tablets. The Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system that shipped on the Xoom originally has since been upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which experts say is vastly improved. ...Read full review
- Almost Great, but at least Very GoodPros: Ultra-customizable and portable. Battery life isn't bad either. Honeycomb is very smooth.
Cons: Feels rushed since it lacks Flash and micro-SD card support out the gate. Also, price could hold a lot of people back.
Buyers of a high tech gadget should do as much research as possible before investing money into said gadget.
Case in point - the Motorola Xoom was released w/o Flash and w/o micro-SD functioning, but both will be available after software updates.
I don't really care for 4G since I'm usually around a wi-fi connection, but if that's something you want, you should know that you will have to send the Xoom to Motorola for them to upgrade it. It's supposedly free (except shipping) and takes only a week. We'll see if that holds true.
The Xoom is very sleek and has a nice feel to it when holding it. Honeycomb is very responsive so far. The fact that it's so customizable is nice compared to the current iPad. iPad 2 is around the corner, so we'll see how they stack up.
Getting the Xoom set up was a snap. If you're familiar with Android, then almost everything will be familiar. If you're new to Android, this is a good platform to experience it on. There are five home screens. Plenty of space to arrange your apps and widgets. Using the voice search on Android is second to none. Very accurate.
Don't let the fact that there isn't a Netflix app on Android yet deter you. Netflix is working on it. There's another app that you can use to access your Netflix or Hulu Plus account called Playon - www.playon.tv. It can also stream other files from your computer to the device. It requires Flash to work. I have it on my Android phone and it's awesome. There are a couple of requirements, including a subscription fee, but you can look it up.
Picture quality with the camera is on pretty decent. The camera has some customizable settings on it. Recording video in 720p is also pretty good, but holding it like a normal point and shoot camera might take a little getting used to at first due to its size. The built-in movie editor is bare-bones, so don't expect too much from it. The sound is fine with me, but some people don't like that the speakers are on the back. I'm not a fan of the volume ...Read full review
|Operating System||Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)|
|Resolution||1280 x 800 ( 150 ppi )|
|Processor||NVIDIA Tegra 2|