Motorola XOOM is officially the first Honeycomb tablet
Naturally, most of the buzz around the Motorola XOOM comes from the fact that it's the first tablet to run Google's tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. This will bring a lot more functionality to the device, as all the core apps will be redesigned so as to allow the user to take full advantage of the much greater screen size, compared to what you get on a smartphone. Even widgets will be revamped, bringing new features, tastefully dressed in a brand new and shiny interface. In addition, the tablet will feature all the known goodies that we love like an accelerometer, gyroscope and of course, Adobe Flash 10.1 Player support.
To tell you the truth, we're really excited about this new software and hope to be able to get our hands on it as soon as possible. Thankfully, we won't have to wait for too long, as the device will become available with Verizon Wireless in the first quarter of the year, equipped with a good old 3G radio. Relax, relax, the Motorola XOOM will also launch with 4G built-in later this year. But do you know what's the good stuff? All 3G XOOMs will be upgradeable to 4G LTE! Yeey!
1. j405 (unregistered)
Did I read that right, it's "mandatory" to have a dual core Arm based processor to run Honeycomb?
2. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I wanna try this tablet, looks really amazing in the hands of Motorola!!
3. protozeloz (Posts: 5375; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
That looks soon good, I glad I held my money for latter
4. ecml490 (unregistered)
So glad I didn't buy the iPad, getting this for sure. I just hope Verizon doesn't have it cost a fortune, but I'm pretty sure it will.
7. PRNOgirl (unregistered)
Hello ma love .Where where you been ?
11. Randy (unregistered)
I wish they were releasing a wi-fi only version. I'd rather just tether to my Droid than have to pay more to Verizon and have another 2-year contract with them.
12. I like technology (unregistered)
Well, Verizon doesn't require any agreement with the ipad or the galaxy tab, doubt they will require it with this one either. We'll see.