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; and not a surprise given the economies of scale of these design choices. The Xoom is, suffice it to say, plenty of hardware to challenge Apple's iPad, at least as it exists today. But the competition is heating up. Plenty of dual-core processor tablets are due out in the next few months.