This week, Verizon Wireless and Motorola released the XOOM Android tablet. In my opinion, this is the first Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablet that will give the iPad a run for it’s money. It has a 10.1″ screen, NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage, 5MP back cam with flash, 2MP front cam, HDMI, 720P video recording and playback, and a ton of other features (full specs). As far as I can tell, Motorola and Verizon have not altered the operating system in any way. There are no V-Cast or MotoBLUR apps preinstalled. Google has updated the core apps for tablet consumptions; Gmail, Calendar, Browser, Camera, Gallery, Music. They’ve even included Movie Studio, which allows you to splice, trim, fade, title, score and add photos to your recorded videos.
Keep an eye out for my full review, coming soon.
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- Android Developers Blog: Best Practices for Honeycomb and Tablets
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