The news is tickling the ears of those who are waiting for the next version of Android. Motorola has developed a new tablet to enter into the blossoming world of the tablet PC. Get a closer look at what is going to be called the Motorola Xoom here in this informative article.
Samsung, Blackberry, and now Motorola are all coming out with tablets that are seven inch computerized slabs of screen. It will be interesting to see which one comes out ahead, since the world of tablets is proven to be hot. The seven inch Motorola Xoom seems to be on fire, but a ten inch version is also planned. Motorola gave their new tablet a fast processor, and a clear screen. One of the first public viewings of the Motorola HoneyComb Tablet was with Andy Rubin, the man guiding Android. His version was a ten inch version of this tablet. For comparison, the iPad has a 9.7 inch screen.
Looking on the inside of the Motorola Xoom we find it is going to have a dual core processor, like the Blackberry. The Blackberry runs an ARM processor while the Motorola Xoom is probably going to have the Nvidia chip. This is great news, since it is powerful and uses less energy. Time between battery charges will be longer thanks to the dual core design, especially if Motorola uses an Nvidia Tegra 250 processor. There is no word yet on the size of the internal memory for the Motopad, but expect around 16 gigabytes and the option to use a MicroSD card. Check out Motorola’s tablet teaser video:
What kind of camera will the Motorola tablet have ? It looks like the Motorola Xoom will have a five megapixel rear camera and a front facing camera as well. The camera on the front will be two megapixels in size. With the aforementioned processor running this tablet, there should be no problem outputting high definition video at 1080p format.
Since Android version 3.0 has already been shown to the world on this tablet, let’s take a look at it. This is a version that is specifically developed for tablets. Older versions, such as 2.2 were not ready for the apps that would appear on the screen of a tablet. It did not stop some companies, like Samsung from coming out with their tablet. It had the 2.2 version of Android. The Google 2.4 honeycomb version will take care of the resolution problem when it is used in a tablet scenario. Android is a free ( no cost ) software that is available to be used in a variety of devices. It currently has around 180,000 cool android apps and games in its marketplace. For comparison, the Apple iTunes store has over 250,000 apps available in its store. Android comes with a Webkit browser that displays flash files for a rich web experience. Android honeycomb comes with the new version of Google maps 5.0, which finally allows people to use them offline.
If you happen to see a Motorola tablet online with the name of “Stingray”, that is the earlier codename for this Motopad. One of the versions of this tablet is going to be 4G-ready but it’s still rumored. That is good news for frequent downloaders, or heavy surfers. The Motopad will be coming out on the Verizon “Big Red” network for an undisclosed price. Motorola Droid XOOM will be going on sale starting February 11, 2011 and a optional LTE (4G) model will be available too.