[This article will be constantly updated with the freshest Motorola Xoom news so scroll towards the end to find out the latest about the first tablet that runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb]
Motorola can be proud of Xoom because it managed to achieve so many great things even before being officially launched. For starters Motorola’s tablet was the first ever device to be spotted in the wild powered by Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb, in the hands of Andy Rubin. It’s marketing campaign is one move short of a law-suit from Apple and the Motorola Xoom specs put it in a class of its own, a class in which the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the LG Optimus Pad / G-Slate are trying to get into.
This overview of the Motorola Xoom is aimed at what you’ll be getting once you decide to bust your piggy bank and go on a shopping spree. The Motorola Xoom is coming packed full of high end hardware which will most likely power it through menus like no other tablet out on the market at this time.
The tablet comes with the already well known NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz per core, 1 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built in storage. Storage can naturally be expanded via a micro SD card, which would put you up to 64 GB of storage, more than enough to store your clips, images, music and applications, all of them in a nice and handy shell.
When doing the overview for the Motorola Xoom specs you can’t miss the 10.1 inch WXGA display, with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and a pixel density of 160 dpi. The main camera on the back is a 5 megapixel, dual-LED camera with auto-focus, 8x camera zoom which can record videos at 30 frames per second and a 720p recording resolution. There’s also a 2 megapixel 1600 x 1200 front facing camera.
On the connectivity aspect the Motorola Xoom comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0 and a HDMI 1.4 connector. The device will playback videos of up to 1080p and can support a large array of file formats for streaming – AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, H.263, H.264, MP3 and MPEG-4 while the stereo loudspeakers should take care of sound quality.
Motorola’s main selling point for the Xoom is actually the fact that it’s the world’s first tablet powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb, which comes with tons of new APIs, Fragments API and RenderScript being some of the most known. Besides this, Motorola Mobility’s Twitter account recently announced that the Motorola Xoom tablet comes with an unlocked bootloader so you’ll be able to set it up with a custom ROM, a move which was greatly appreciated especially by the developer community.
We’re nearing the end of this small overview of the Motorola Xoom and its specs. If you aren’t convinced by my humble presentation, go around to a retailer and check out a test-run of this Android tablet and I’m pretty sure that you’ll change your mind. Until next time, I’ll go sell my collection of stamps to buy one of these babies.
[Update 02] Motorola Xoom’s GPU Against those on iPad and iPad 2.