Hot on the heels of the Xoom 2's launch, it's not that surprising to find cheap original model Xooms. We've seen this kind of price point before, so shopping around may be wise. Sure, the original Xoom is a little bulkier, but internally not that much has changed, so if you did want some Motorola-specific Android action, this deal from WoW Superstores might make sense.
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OK, the Xoom's quickly being replaced by the Xoom 2 and Xoom Media Edition, but if you've got a hankering for some honeycomb action right now, it's worth noting that the official price of the WiFi Xoom variant just dropped off a cliff to $399. The Xoom's not the greatest tablet ever, but that's a pretty good price, and it's a fair bet that there'll be a little bit of discounting going on to drive that price even lower if you shop around.
Motorola just announced their Q3 earnings and revealed that they only shipped 100,000 Xoom tablets in Q3. Shipped. Which is a far, far cry from sold. As a reference point, Apple sold 11 million iPads in the same quarter.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 isn't the only tablet on Apple's lawsuit radar. Foss Patents unearthed a paragraph from the Samsung complaint which mentions that Apple also filed a complaint against Motorola, related to the design of the Xoom tablet.
Android 3.2 is an unexpected little update, especially with Ice Cream Sandwich coming later this year. But good on Google for making its less-than-amazing Android tablets a little bit better all the time until that major new hotness happens.
It's OTA update fever! Over the weekend, Telstra pushed out Android 3.1 for the Motorola Xoom tablet, which should also finally activate the SD card slot (no word yet from Optus). —Thanks Jeff. Meanwhile, there's also Vodafone-specific update to the Galaxy S II that apparently improves web browsing on that network.
If Motorola is as good at releasing a 4G Xoom as they were at upgrading the 3G model, I wouldn't count on ever seeing one.
It takes a lot of faith to shell out something like $US600 for a 4G LTE tablet that isn't able to get on the 4G network. But that's what anyone who bought a non-Wi-Fi Motorola Xoom did. And according to a tipster over at Phandroid, their patience has finally paid off. Because they received an email instructing how to ship your Xoom to Motorola so it can get those new 4G goodies.
We've seen what happens when a Smart-Covered iPad 2 endures serious abuse. But how do different tablets fare in the same test? The people responsible for the last stress test dropped an iPad, Xoom and Galaxy Tab to find out.