Motorola Xoom 2 hits Australia
The next generation of the Xoom tablets from Motorola has been released. This version of the Xoom is quite slimmer and lighter as compared to the original model that has been released in Australia in May last year.
The Xoom 2 has an enhanced its processor to 1.2 GHz dual-core of the 1.0 GHz dual-core processor in the earlier model. This tablet is mainly powered by Android 3.2, however Motorola also promised to update it to Ice Cream Sandwich in the future.
The 10.1 inch screen provided is capable of playing a 720p to full HD videos. This model also sports two cameras one at the front of 1.3megapixels while the other is in its rear of 5megapixels. However it is interesting to observe that the front camera has been degraded from the original model which was equipped with a 2mehapixel camera.
Motorola has not claimed anything regarding the devices 4G LTE capability in Australia; however the 4G version will be available in the US. For Australia Xoom 2 has a variant which has a Wi-Fi and 3G enabled model with 32GB of internal storage and also a micro SD card slot for extension of memory if needed. This model is also equipped with a micro USB slot and an HDMI out port.
A new MotoCast application has been included which allows to stream music, videos and photos from a home PC or Mac. Software added to one’s home PC or Mac gets around the need to set-up port to establish a static external IP address. This feature mainly depends on the home network upload speed as well as the 3G network availability.
This model weighs around 603g (1.33pounds) and is just 8.8 mm thick. This model is priced at $720 which also put the same in the iPad category. If the next iPad gets released soon than the price of the device might get reduced in order to give a competition as the original Xoom had a disappointing sales report.