Yesterday, we reported that the Motorola XOOM won’t ship with Flash support out-of-the-box! Now, a XDA member rothnic has uploaded an APK file of Flash 10.1 which is compatible with Tegra 2 based phones and tablets.
rothnic received the APK file from Malata Zpad owners, which is also based on the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset. Since the XOOM is not yet officially available to the general masses, no one knows whether the APK works or not. Interested users can download the Flash 10.1 APK optimized for Honeycomb tablets from here.
Earlier, it was believed that the XOOM and other Android 3.0 based tablets won’t get Flash support until spring 2011. However, Adobe has busted all the rumors in a blog post which states that some Honeycomb tablets will actually ship with Flash 10.2 pre-installed. For other tablets like the Motorola XOOM, an OTA update will soon be rolled out by the company within weeks of Android 3.0 devicesbecoming available to the public.
Hopefully, Adobe will keep its word and release Adobe Flash 10.2 for the XOOM and other Tegra 2 based Honeycomb tablets soon.
After the relatively high price tag, here’s another dampener for those who were planning to buy a Motorola Xoom – it won’t ship with Flash support.
As we reported earlier, the Motorola Xoom will be available starting February 24. It will be available on Verizon for $800, which is the unsubsidized price of the Android tablet with a $600 Wi-Fi only variant slated for a later launch.
This is quite steep compared to the Apple iPad (which starts at $499). Now, one of the most touted features of the Motorola Xoom was Flash support. Many critics have blasted Apple for not supporting Flash on the iPad. One of the main USPs of Android tablets was the Flash support. Now, it seems that the Motorola Xoom won’t offer Flash support at launch, according to the official Xoom landing page at Verizon. It is expected in Spring 2011. This shouldn’t really matter a lot, since people have been getting along quite well without Flash on the iPad, but it gives users another reason to buy an iPad and not the Xoom.
The Motorola Xoom is an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It has a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor with 1 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. It also has a 5 MP camera with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.
Source: Verizon via Engadget
The Motorola Xoom has been one of the most highly anticipated tablets of 2011. It was unveiled at CES 2011, and now, at MWC 2011, we got a better look at it.
The price of the Motorola Xoom was initially rumored to be $799, which is a bit steep, but comparable to the Apple iPad, which is its biggest competitor. Soon after, a leaked Best Buy document led to new rumors which said that the Xoom would be priced at $1199. This new figure was bashed by bloggers, being completely ridiculous. We were hoping that it would be wrong, and apparently it is.
In an interview with Reuters today, Motorola CEO, Sanjay Jha, confirmed that the unsubsidized version of the Motorola Xoom will be sold for $799 on Verizon. At this price, it is just a bit more expensive than the iPad 3G, which is priced at $729, but offers a lot less, in terms of features.
A Wi-Fi only version of the Motorola Xoom will also be launched soon, at $600, exactly the same as the 32 GB Wi-Fi iPad. Another interesting bit of information: In the interview, Jha also claimed that Motorola was looking at launching its own application store, for its range of Android phones.
The Motorola Xoom is an Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet which has a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It is powered by a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and has 1 GB RAM. It comes with a 5 MP camera and also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity with 32 GB internal storage.
The Motorola Xoom, the first “Google Experience” Android tablet which was announced at CES 2011 is supposed to launch soon, by the end of February. Until now, almost all the rumors pointed that the Motorola Xoom would be priced at $799. The figure was a bit high, but considering that the comparable 32 GB iPad 3G sold for around the same price, it was understandable. Even so, the general consensus was that a lower price point would be much helpful in boosting sales of the Xoom, especially when many similar Android tablets are set to launch soon after the Xoom.
Today, Best Buy has officially listed the Motorola Xoom on its site, and it is priced at a mind-bogglingly high $1199. That’s almost 65% higher than the 32 GB 3G iPad. You could also get two Samsung Galaxy Tabs for that price. Motorola is literally inviting competitors to come and take away the advantage it had in the Android tablet space due to the early launch. For Motorola’s sake, I hope that it’s either a joke or an error by Best Buy. Or maybe Motorola is trying to exploit the early adopters and will drastically drop prices when the other tablets like the LG Optimus Pad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 launch. Who knows!
When the Motorola Xoom was officially unveiled at CES 2011, earlier in January. It is probably the best Android tablet yet, and the first one to run the latest version of the Android OS – Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It has some really impressive hardware specs but is priced a bit high, at $800 for the 32 GB version which comes with both 3G + Wi-Fi connectivity.
Today, another tablet by Motorola has passed FCC testing. It seems to the Wi-Fi only version of the Motorola Xoom, about which we had reported earlier.
It will have the exact same specifications as the Motorola Xoom 3G version. It will come with a 10.1 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform and comes with 1 GB RAM. It also has a 5 MP camera with dual LED flash as well as a secondary 2 MP camera. It comes with Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and has 32 GB internal storage. It will likely be priced much lower than the 3G version, which is great for buyers who want the Xoom, but can’t afford the 3G version at $800. Motorola will also be launching a 4G version of the Xoom soon.
Check out more details about the Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi version at WirelessGoodness
The Motorola Xoom has been one of the most talked about Android tablets since the end of 2010. It is the first Android tablet which will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the tablet version of Android. It will be the first serious competitor to the iPad, which is outdated now. Until the launch of the iPad 2, the Motorola Xoom will probably be the best tablet you can buy.
Today, the pricing details of the Motorola Xoom have been revealed, thanks to a leaked Best Buy ad. Just as we predicted earlier, it has been priced at $799.99 which is a bit high, but is comparable to the 3G iPad (32 GB) which is priced at $729. It will be available on Verizon with data plans starting at $20 per month for 1 GB data transfer to $80 per month for 10 GB data transfer.
Until the iPad 2 is launched, the Motorola Xoom will definitely be the best tablet around. However, I would rather wait till the iPad 2 launches, or till more Honeycomb tablets launch; the Xoom pricing should become more sensible then.
The Motorola Xoom is an Android 3.0 tablet which has a 10.1 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It also has a 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1 GB RAM and comes with a 5 MP camera. It also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity and has 32 GB internal storage.
The Motorola Xoom is the first “Google Experience” Android tablet which will be running the latest version of the Android OS optimized for the tablet form factor – Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform, and will be the most powerful tablet when it is launched. It was showcased by Motorola at CES 2011 and has set the blogosphere abuzz with speculation. Almost everyone is trying to get some information on when it will be launched and what it will be priced at. We got the answer to the latter, when we discovered that it might be priced at $799 for the unsubsidized version, but we still didn’t have any idea when it will be released.
Well, now we do. Engadget has stumbled upon an internal Best Buy document which states that the Motorola Xoom Android tablet will be launched on February 17 at Best Buy. The stock of the Motorola Xoom tablet will arrive at Best Buy on February 16 and it will be on sale the very next day. We still don’t have any confirmation about the price of the Motorola Xoom yet, but we surely hope that it’s much less than the rumored $799.
Head over to Engadget to check out the leaked Best Buy documents which state the price of the Motorola Xoom.
When the Samsung Galaxy Tab was first announced, there were cries of joy from Android fans who had been waiting for a good Android tablet which could compete with the iPad. The Galaxy Tab seemed perfect; it was better than the iPad in terms of specs and was powered by a more “open” OS – Android.
However, as soon as the pricing for the Galaxy Tab was announced, those very same fans started cursing it. Pricing a tablet at $599 was nuts, and expecting it to beat a juggernaut like the iPad in terms of sales at that price point was insane. Even so, the Galaxy Tab did see decent sales, though they were nowhere as good as the iPad.
With the Motorola Xoom, the much awaited Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet which was unveiled at CES a couple of weeks back, Motorola seems to be treading down that same path again. Apparently, according to some info that Android Central dug up, the Motorola Xoom will be priced at $799 for the unsubsidized version. For Motorola’s sake, I hope that’s not true. With the iPad 2 coming soon, and many other Android tablets coming too, the Xoom, however good, cannot possibly sell a lot at this price.
When the Galaxy Tab was launched at Rs. 38,000 in India, it didn’t see many sales. Its price has since dropped to 31,000. Even if Motorola does launch it at $799, it will have to drop its price when the iPad 2 launches.
The Motorola Xoom was definitely the best tablet announced during the CES 2011. The Xoom is expected to hit the stores sometime in May as a 3G+WiFi tablet, with an upgrade to 4G LTE sometime later in 2011 in the States. However, now it looks like Motorola will ship a Wi-Fi only version of the Xoom as well.
Motorola’s Latin America General Manager, Maurizio Angelone has told Infobae that Motorola will ship the WiFi only version of the Xoom a whole month before the 3G+WiFi version of the device hit the stores.
The Motorola Xoom features a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800. The tablet is based on the Nvidia Tegra 2 platform which includes a dual-core Cortex A9 based 1 GHz processor. The back of the tablet sports a 5MP camera with dual-LED flash while there is a 2MP camera in the front for video calling. The Xoom runs on the tablet version of Android Honeycomb. Readers can find out the whole specs of Motorola Xoom here.
In other Xoom related news, Motorola expects the Xoom to set the sales chart on fire. According to DigiTimes, the company has ordered 800,000-900,000 units of the Xoom with four varying colors. The company expects the order of the Xoom to reach as high as a million in the first quarter of 2011.
Optimistic or modest? Only time will tell!