Motorola Xoom Teardown: Inside The New Android Tablet
UBM TechInsights, a sister company to UBM Techweb, InformationWeek's parent company, took apart the newest Motorola tablet, the 10.1-inch Xoom, the first dual-core Android tablet and the first tablet to run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Inside is Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. In fact, many of the Xoom's components are similar to those of Motorola's newest smartphone, the Atrix 4G. That's not a surprise given that Apple and Samsung, for example, share design components across tablets and smartphones; an
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Motorola's Xoom began shipping on Feb. 24. Verizon offered a 3G version without a contract ($799) and with a two-year contract ($599). It also promised to upgrade all devices to 4G LTE for free. It is the first tablet to run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
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