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Motorola officially reveals Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition

The two successors to the original Xoom will officially launch this month in the UK and Ireland

The long-rumored (and recently leaked) Xoom 2 has finally made its official debut in not just one, but two editions.

As previously reported, the two models will be the “Xoom 2 Media Edition” and the more simply named “Xoom 2”. So far, the biggest difference between them is screen size – The Media Edition is 8.2-inches while the Xoom 2 will offer the same full-size 10.1-inch screen as the original. As a result, battery life for the larger Xoom is expected to clock in at around 4 hours longer than the Media Edition for a total of 10 hours. Otherwise, the unnamed 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, Gorilla Glass, Android 3.2, front-and-rear cameras, 1GB RAM, 16GB SSD, and the preloaded applications will all be similar between both tablets.

We are very excited about these two new additions to our tablet portfolio that build on the success of the original Motorola XOOM to now deliver more powerful tablet experiences to the European market,” said Motorola marketing director Victoria McManus in the press release. Motorola promises at least a 20 percent improvement in graphics over the original Xoom tablet.

What’s unfortunate, however, is that the press release makes no mention of Android 4.0 upgradeability or even a North American release. Users in the UK and Ireland will apparently be getting first dibs on the tablet mid-November. A launch stateside remains out of reach for now.

For more details on the tablets, hit the press release below or visit the official product page of the Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-11- 3 (Update: 2021-05-18)