Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Center Review

Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Center Review

Motorola Xoom 2 made a new footprint in the field of tables. It arrives at a point where Apple’s iPad still dominates in the tablet market. Motorola has introduced two new branded slates Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 media center edtion. The Xoom was the first tablet to arrive with Android Honeycomb, an OS dedicated to the tablet form.  The Xoom 2 looks similar to its predecessor, with some subtle changes. The corners of the slate are slightly cut-off, much like some recent Motorola smartphone designs.The Xoom 2 comes with 1.2GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.2, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 10.1-inch display. It has front and rear cameras with 1.3 and 5 megapixel respectively, and has Motorola’s new Splash Guard protection. Motorola recast it Xoom made it faster, slimmer and lighter. It consists Gorilla Glass coated IPS that promises 178 viewing angles. It also promises a 20-percent improvement over original Xoom in the graphics department. Xoom 2 Media Center edition is a consumer focused smaller version of Xoom 2. Most of the specifications of Xoom 2 Media center editions are same that of Xoom 2, but the device uses 8.2 inch screen, ie about 40 percent smaller than its bigger brother. As Media center edition is smaller it contain a smaller battery and Media Edition gets 6 hours of web browsing compared to 10 hours on the larger Xoom 2.

GENERAL 2G Network N/A
Announced 2011, November
SIZE Dimensions 253.9 x 173.6 x 8.8 mm
Weight 599 g
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 800 x 1280 pixels, 10.1 inches (~149 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, compass
– Gorilla glass display
SOUND Alert types N/A
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
– 3D virtual surround sound
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields
Call records N/A
Internal 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Card slot No
3G No
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, [email protected]
Secondary Yes, 1.3 MP
FEATURES OS Android OS, v3.2 (Honeycomb)
Chipset Nvidia Tegra 2 T20
CPU Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
Messaging Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML, Adobe flash
Radio No
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
– Splash resistant
– HDMI port
– MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC+ player
– MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 player
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Organizer
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion
Talk time Up to 10 h



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