Motorola XOOM 2 to be iPad-2-thin, first with Adobe Flash 11 and Netflix HD streaming onboard
0. phoneArena 24 Sep 2011, 13:18 posted on
The 0.35" thin Motorola XOOM 2 is supposed to be the first sporting Adobe Flash 11, and have hardwired Netflix HD streaming, which means we are probably looking at TI OMAP4 processor...
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1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3056; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Whoa watch it PA with the "to be ipad 2 thin" comments, you know Apple will sue.
10. christianqwerty (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Or samsung might copy the new slogan for its galaxy tab!
11. christianqwerty (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 May 2011)
see how annoying it is? those jokes are old, think of something new
16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3056; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
These jokes will stay until Apple gets their cord out of their asses and stops these patent wars.
35. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
If you don't find RORYREVOLUTION comment halarious, you are an apple. LOL
2. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)
this might have a super amoled screen like the droid razr!
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3056; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
That would be a first. Even Samsung hasn't used any of their Amoled screens on their tablets.
4. Tmachaveli (Posts: 425; Member since: 01 Apr 2011)
yeah please don't say that ...apple is in the court room right now!!
5. downphoenix (Posts: 2732; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Hopefully they dont make it a monstrosity like the original Xoom by overpricing it. Otherwise looks good.
24. bossmt_2 (Posts: 443; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
Xoom wasn't overpriced, they didn't offer a 16 gig model at launch which was the problem. The Xoom wifi was 599 same as the 32 gig wifi iPad. And when you factor in LTE, and the Xoom had better features. Well worth it's asking price. Problem is that the iPad has the market cornered, Xoom was priced fair compared to the iPad.
8. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Daniel P.. you just have been served!!!!
9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i'm interested but i'm even more interested in the X2ME that's been rumored today as well.
12. christianqwerty (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 May 2011)
Super Amoled= good color, but major burn in problem
my focus has burn in problems after 8 months, why can i see the internet expolorer "tab" add" and "favorites" on the bottom of my screen where ever i go. it isnt doesnt really block the screen, but it is noticible
14. Sniggly (Posts: 7280; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Exciting. :) Maybe it'll launch with Ice Cream Sandwich?
15. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
i hope so too!
i hope it still keeps the awesome UI.
since google owns moto now, we can be pretty sure of it :)
27. Sniggly (Posts: 7280; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yes I am. Four out of the six phones I've bought have been Motorolas, the other two being a Sony Ericcson and an HTC (which I might've kept if T-Mobile had worked out for me coverage wise). I try to follow their moves closely and root for them to succeed, as I think they've had a good track record of putting out dependable phones and have displayed an extraordinary ability to turn themselves around and avoid being crushed in the market.
17. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Another DOA android tablet. Consumers want great value for tablets and it's clear Motorola will not deliver as was the case for first gen Xoom. You would think Motorola learned from the mistakes of the first Xoom: too expensive, rushed to market, horrible user experience (compared to iOS 4), etc.
I would go to Best Buys and watch consumers try out the Xoom and see them leave with frustration and these same consumers ended having a better experience with the iPads, repectively. It didn't matter which Best Buy store I went to, the same phenomenon kept repeating itself over and over. All I saw was rows of android tablets and very few consumers buying the Xoom. It made me wonder if Motorola ever sent its people to study hope consumers compare tablets and why the Xoom was rarely bought? I could never find an empty iPad since the kids were constantly playing on them and that was never the case with android tablets.
18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3056; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
So you traveled the world and visited every Best Buy just to see customer's reactions to the Xoom. Wow next time you take that road trip let me know!
All joking aside, the only real problem with the Xoom was it's price. Sure Honeycomb wasn't ready but it wasn't terrible.
28. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
It's known as the law of large numbers. I would check the on hand supplies of Xoom in stock at several Wakmarts and guess what? The Xoom's don't move - the sell rate is really poor under Walmart's standards.
As I stated before consumers want a great value for their money and Xoom didn't deliver. The price was just one aspect of it.
Next time you are at a Best Buys or some other electronic stores, you should watch how customers interact with the tablets and you might understand why some tablets sell and some sell well. In some stores like Walmart, they can't keep enough iPads in stock but the Acers, Xooms, etc barely move.
20. Sniggly (Posts: 7280; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
1. You don't know how much the XOOM 2 will cost.
2. You don't know when the XOOM 2 will be released, nor what its development cycle is.
3. You don't know what the user experience on the XOOM 2 will be.
Honeycomb is a bit of a challenge for the uninitiated, but it's made worse because in the Best Buys I've been in none of the employees were trained on it and were too lazy to care.
22. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
the new XOOM does actually have a few Motorola customized accents over stock Honeycomb i noticed. it's not much but it kind of sets it apart.
29. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Sniggley, the man who constantly puts his foot in his mouth and has sh*t for brains, gives us more reason why he is such a freaking moron.
1) it's made by Motorola
2) Motorola lacks the economies of scale and scope
3) it's the cost structure, STUPID!
4) the market is more crowded as there are more competitors such as Amazon
5) it's late to the game.
The HP debacle over the touchpad revealed the cost structure of about $260 to $300 for parts and labors for tablets in general. Then there is the marketing costs, other contract related costs, etc for a device that over 1 million unit in production.
I may not know what Motorola will sell for but I have a good idea of its cost and that makes all the difference because the product can't be a compelling value due to its cost structure unless Motorola copies HP and sells each Xoom 2 at a loss of $200 to $300 a unit.
Therefore, Sniggley kindly STFU when don't know sh*t.
32. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
if you just proved anything it's that you're prejudice and just as clueless as you're saying he is. pretty much all you're saying is that it could cost anywhere from how much it takes to build one to as much as where the original XOOM was priced. wow! such brilliance! who else could've figured that one out! don't talk down to people without knowing any relevant facts to the contrary of what the person is saying which in this case you didn't.
34. Sniggly (Posts: 7280; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You didn't address anything I brought up.
1. The XOOM 2 will probably be less expensive than the XOOM was at release. Or at least they'll have smaller memory, cheaper versions available. Motorola has shown in the past that it's pretty good at learning its lessons. At the very least its price will be competitive with the iPad 2. When I said "cost" I meant the cost to the consumer, not to the company. Duh. I mean, it was in direct response to your criticism that the first XOOM was too expensive.
2. You didn't address my statement that you don't know when the XOOM 2 will be released, which is in response to your inference that Motorola will rush it to market as well. I'm guessing they'll shoot for a holiday release; that's almost a year's worth of time to learn from what went wrong with the XOOM and refine it as a product. Motorola has proved that that is usually all the time it needs to fix and refine sequels to its products. By then, sure, the market will be crowded, but if Motorola markets it right, it could still sell pretty well. We'll have to wait and see.
3. You didn't address my point at all that you have no clue what the user experience will be. Whether it launches with Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich, we don't know exactly what its software will look like when it's released. Chances are that, like Honeycomb generally is right now, that it won't suck and will be pretty easy to get a handle on if you give it half a chance.
So kindly stop telling me that I don't know what I'm talking about when you're the one making the asinine assumptions and statements.
21. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
ALways trying to compete with the ipad by adding bigger camera, bigger processor, etc, etc, but can and will never defeat. The only OS that may have a chance is W8.
23. xoom early adopter (unregistered)
If this tablet ships before I get my 4g upgrade I will file a lawsuit against motorola.
26. Stuntman (Posts: 828; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)
I'm interested in hearing more about the keyboard case. I prefer physical keyboards over touch screen keyboards. I have the Asus Eee Pad Transformer with keyboard dock. I'm interested in how the Xoom 2's keyboard case compares with the Eee Pad's keyboard dock.
33. stevescrewu (unregistered)
Apple is going to sue Motorola for copying thier thinness. Anything thinner than 19mm is owned by Apple!!
Don't be a sheep & get screwed by Steve :P