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CES 2011: Motorola unveils Android 3.0 tablet

Motorola Xoom the world's first Android 3.0 tablet

Motorola Xoom

A tablet world first from Motorola

Motorola has unveiled the Motorola Xoom at CES 2011 – the world’s first Android 3.0 tablet. Which? researchers take a first look at this 10-inch tablet.

Motorola has beaten its rivals by unveiling the first tablet running the latest version of the Android mobile operating system, also known as Honeycomb. 

The Motorola Zoom is due to be launched in the US in early 2011 and later in the year in Europe. 

Hands on first look of the Motorola Xoom


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Motorola Xoom

The Xoom runs on the first version of the Android operating system specifically designed for use on tablets. It has a 10.1-inch screen and a 1,280 x 800 megapixel (Mp) resolution.

In terms of connectivity, the device has both 3G and wi-fi, and is also capable of being upgraded to 4G.

Inside the Motorola Xoom is an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor and 1GB of Ram, putting the Xoom, spec-wise, towards the upper end of tablet technology.

There’s a 5Mp camera which can record HD video and a 2Mp front-facing webcam, ideal for video calling. The Xoom can play back 720p HD videos on the 1280 x 800 resolution screen, or can output 1080p video via its mini HDMI port to a compatible HD TV, or via DLNA.

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  • CES 2011 report
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