Motorola Xoom

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 by Selena Lee

motorola xoomIntroduced at CES 2011 on January 5, 2011, Motorola Xoom has been regarded as the only tablet which is able to compete with Apple iPad 2. Yes, to some extent, it really has its own merits. Take a look at the detailed information about Motorola Xoom.

Features

The Xoom supports up to 1080p video playback. It features a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over Wi-Fi or cellular Internet and a rear-facing 5 MP camera that records 720p video. The Xoom has a 1280×800 widescreen, 10.1-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration, as well as HDMI-out. It features a variety of sensors, including a gyroscope, a magnetometer, an accelerometer, and a barometer. The Xoom uses Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC. In January it was reported that the Xoom will come in a Wi-Fi only model as well as a 3G model through Verizon Wireless.

Operating system

The Xoom runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb, whose new features include a optimized interface,  a 3D desktop purportedly taken from BumpTop, improved multitasking, a newly redesigned notification system, Google Maps 5 in 3D and browser enhancements including tabs, form auto-fill and bookmark syncing.

New features for Android 3.0:

•    Optimized tablet support with a new user interface
•    Three dimensional desktop with redesigned widgets
•    Refined multi-tasking
•    Browser enhancements including tabbed web pages, form auto-fill, bookmark syncing with Google Chrome, and private browsing
•    Support for video chat using Google Talk
•    Hardware acceleration
•    Support for multi-core processors

Multimedia

The Motorola Xoom supports the following video (VP8, H.263, MPEG4, H.264) and audio (AMR NB, XMF, AAC, AMRWB, AAC+,  MP3 ) formats.

Accessories

There is a  docking stations for charging and it is  a stand for viewing video as well. It also features Bluetooth keyboard support. Available accessories include:

•    Motorola Xoom Portfolio Case
•    Motorola Xoom Dock
•    Motorola Xoom HD Stereo Dock
•    Motorola Xoom Wireless Keyboard

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