Items tagged with Motorola Xoom

Nvidia's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has given his opinion on the Tegra 2 products currently for sale, and he's not particularly pleased. Glancing at the market, it's hard to blame him. Motorola's Xoom—easily the highest-profile Tegra 2 tablet launch thus far—launched without Flash support, a functional microSD slot, or support for Verizon's 4G LTE network; early adopters had to ship the unit back to Motorola for appropriate hardware to be installed. Initial reviews noted that both the apps and operating system were unstable, a problem Google has since blamed on the Xoom's rushed launch. The... Read more...
The HBO Go service, launched in February 2010, which allows customers of DirecTV, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, and more to catch up on their HBO favorites over the Web, is about to go mobile, which makes sense based on its name. The company has teased iPad, iPhone, and Android viewing in an HBO video posted on YouTube late last week. The video says: "Get every episode of every season of your favorite HBO shows, plus hit movies and much more. All free to HBO subscribers and all streaming on your iPad, laptop, or smartphone wherever you are." The video didn't specify a date that the service would launch,... Read more...
While Verizon will later this quarter issue a free upgrade to current Motorola Xoom owners, giving them LTE 4G capability, Sprint looks to be close to an out-of-the-box 4G WiMax-equipped Xoom, according to a new report. Aside from the Verizon version, the only other Motorola Xoom version to be launched to date has been a wi-fi only version. The 10.1-inch Xoom is still the first and only Honeycomb (Android 3.0) based tablet on the market, and has been called the first true iPad rival. Reportedly, cases are already showing up in the computers of Sprint stores nationwide. The image of the case looks... Read more...
Consumer Reports has famously not recommended the iPhone 4, because of the "death grip" issue, but it has no such issues with the iPad 2. Apple's latest magical tablet device came in first, while the Motorola Xoom showed it's a true rival by finishing second, along with the original iPad. The new ratings from Consumer Reports are available at consumerreports.org (subscription required) and in its May 2011 issue. The iPad 2 was pitted nine other tablets, including the Motorola Xoom, but also against lower-tier tablets such as the Archos 70 Internet Tablet. The tablets were run through a gamut... Read more...
The days of Rupert Murdoch's The Daily being an iPad-only app are numbered, according to a new report issued by MediaMemo on Feb. 23. With Android tablets about to flood into the market, The Daily will hit Android devices in Q2, the report stated. It's truly no surprise that The Daily would have an Android version. In fact, with the new Honeycomb-based tablets coming to the market, starting with the Motorola Xoom on Thursday, Feb. 24, it's obvious that The Daily would have to support the new tablet-specific version of Android. However, while it was made clear during The Daily's launch event earlier... Read more...