Motorola’s Xoom tablet is quite a successful model but anything in the world of technology everything gets obsolete. Tech freaks and journalists have been waiting for Motorola to announce the successor to Xoom, and here it is (actually here they are!).
Motorola has launched two Xoom tablets to succeed its existing Xoom product that runs on the Honeycomb operating system. Called Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition, both are attractive slim body and light tablets and are presently available only in Wi-Fi format.
Motorola Xoom 2 Media edition features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB RAM and in-built storage capacity of 16GB. It is equipped with the protective splash-guard feature that covers the tablet with a special coating preventing splashes from causing any harm to the device. Another major improvement over Xoom is the lightweight design – Xoom 2 Media edition is only one third of the size of Xoom 2.
Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition has an 8.2-inch display with 1280x800 pixels. Motorola did not have a tablet in the below-8.9-inch segment, and the Xoom 2 Media seems to fill the niche. All other features are more or less the same, except that the battery is of a lesser capacity, providing 6 hours browsing and music playback for around 5 days.
Xoom 2 Media weighs 386 grams and is slimmer than 9mm. Xoom 2 Media, as the name suggests, is intended for experiencing media – videos, movies, music, etc. For this, Motorola has given it a graphics improvement of 20 percent and viewing angle of 178 degrees that are absolutely great for watching your favorite movies or videos.
Both the Motorola models are loaded with Android Honeycomb 3.2 operating system and speculation is rife about whether Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media will be soon be updated with the Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Some reports state that Motorola is planning an update, though the timeframe isn’t suggested.
Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media could hit Indian shores probably with 3G connectivity, but Motorola is presently launching these in UK and Ireland alone. Prices haven’t been released. With competitive pricing, these new Motorola tablets could prove to be quite popular.