The Motorola XOOM has just been unveiled as the worlds first Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. The device will feature a 10.1-inch screen and will indeed ship with Google’s upcoming tablet-centric operating system.
The device looks incredibly thin, and from what we saw at the event, it will be one of the most powerful tablets on the market in 2011. Featuring a dual-core 1GHz processor, the device will first launch in a 3G version with a 4G version coming later in the year. It’s worth noting that it was said the 3G version can be easily upgraded to 4G once it’s made available. The device will not only feature impressive specs, Android 3.0 Honeycomb has been completely redesigned for the larger screens of devices. Building upon Android it will feature both widgets and multitasking and everything we have come to expect from an Android OS.
Motorola XOOM specs:
- 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2
- Display: 10.1-inch 1280×800, highest resolution ever on a Tablet
- Connectivity: Wifi, 3G, upgradeable to 4G in Q2. 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR,
- Camera: 5 megapixel camera, 720p video recording and 1080p video playback,
- Storage: 32GB of onboard storage.
- Battery: The battery is rated to be capable of supporting 10 hours of video. If you do regular browsing, that should be 10hrs+.
Availability: Q1 with 3G on Verizon, Q2 $g (via software update) on Verizon.