Motorola has finally announced its plans to bring Xoom tablet later this month in India. Loaded with Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet operating system, the Motorola Xoom comes with a 10.1-inch widescreen display and houses a powerful Tegra 2 processor inside it. Motorola is likely to launch the Xoom tablet in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+3G versions for India in coming two weeks.
Users would be able to enjoy multimedia and web browsing over the 10.1-inch HD display touchscreen in 16:9 aspect ratio. The tablet has dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC chip that is capable of powering the tablet and also offering 1080p HD video playback.
According to the technical specifications, the device does support 1080p HD video playback and video recording at 720p HD @ 30 FPS – thanks to the 5 megapixel camera with dual LED Flash at the back. It also has front facing 2 megapixel camera with fixed focus.
The Xoom tablet does support the Adobe Flash Player 10.2 and more updates would be made compatible in the near future. Packing 1GB RAM, which is good enough to run the Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Xoom offers approximately 32GB on-board storage. Though the tablet comes with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the update for the same – Android 3.1, is out already.
When it comes to sensors, the Xoom tablet has accelerometer, magnetometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, and barometer. Even location based services are covered with the eCompass, A-GPS and Google Maps services.
For connectivity, the Xoom tablet offers Bluetooth 2.1+EDR+HID, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and also 3G option in Wi-Fi+3G models. Considering Apple iPad 2’s popularity, it would be really surprising if there is no Wi-Fi+3G version from Motorola. Physical connectivity is powered with micro USB 2.0 ports, HDMI 1.4 out and 3.5mm audio port.
Apple iPad 2 Wi-Fi+3G model sold like hot cakes in India in the initial days of its launch. Now we’ll have to wait and see what would be the pricing of Motorola Xoom models.