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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When we removed the back casing, it revealed the stereo speakers. These speakers face the rear of the device. Some early reviews have criticized the audio quality as a result -- the notion being that you'll usually be working with the tablet facing you, so rear-facing speakers send the sound the wrong way.
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