Review: Motorola Xoom – Software – Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
April 8, 2011
The biggest question in my mind about the release of a (proper) tablet version of Android was how squared away it would be. I was really not looking forward to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) being another Android 1.0 style release. Well, I played with the Xoom in the Verizon store a bit and it seemed “ok”, so the only option was to buy one and find out. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I did not need to worry.
Review: Motorola Xoom – Hardware
April 5, 2011
I purchased a Motorola Xoom for work just shortly after it came out. Personally, I’m a big fan of the current version of Android (2.3); it’s come a long way since 1.0. That “release” sucked and I still have nightmares about the G1. It’s a bonus that my office is a big proponent of Open Source and I’m always looking for OSS options to lure people away from things like iPhones and iPads. I’ve been carrying around the Xoom most of the time since then and I’ve gotten a good feel for it. In this first post, I’m just going to cover the hardware, the next post will be about the Operating System, Android 3.0 “Gingerbread”.