25
Sep
xoom2-siblings-hed

When we first reported on Motorola's alleged Xoom 2, very few - if any - details were certain. An anonymous tipster has been piling on the information since then, however, providing photos, (some) specs, and perhaps the most interesting detail of all - a second, smaller version of the Xoom 2, expected to be billed as an "e-reader replacement."

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The Xoom 2's smaller relative appears to have the same rear buttons (power and volume rocker) as its larger counterpart, and a generally similar form factor, if not yet completely polished.

Obviously a full list of specs has not been confirmed, but here's what we think we know so far about the Xoom 2, thanks to the tipster:

  • Sleek 9mm thickness
  • 1.2GHz Processor (of unknown origin, possibly an OMAP 4)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1080p video recording with a 5MP rear shooter
  • LTE Compatibility

The smaller tablet, suspected to be a "media version," supposedly shares the same specs as its larger relative, but is rumored to add an onboard IR remote and subwoofer, as well as an 8.2" HD IPS display.

Additionally, This Is My Next is reporting that the Xoom 2 may be the first tablet to launch with Adobe Flash 11, and stream Netflix HD, leading to the speculation that Moto's new tablet will be packing an OMAP 4 processor.

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Motorola's new tablets may also have wireless PC sync capabilities baked in, in the form of special apps Moto is currently working on. Finally, TIMN's tipster indicated that optional stylus and keyboard accessories are in the works as well.

For now nothing more is known about the upcoming tablets. Still, we've been given a rather hefty collection of rumors to speculate about until some official word comes, and of course we'll continue to provide new information as it becomes available.

Sources: Engadget and This Is My Next

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Noct

    1.2 GHz? not sure if i would want to pay for a new tablet with old parts but looks cool otherwise

  • TA

    Huh, I thought the Xoom 2 was supposed to be the Kal-El debut. Guess not.

  • jon

    had the WiFi xoom for a month. Will never buy another moto product, it was crap, and yes the screen was crap too. You really do need a good screen on a tablet because of all the different viewing angles you encounter, the xoom is horrible in this regard, had to hold it at just the right angle to get a good picture. Have a touchpad now and it makes a world of difference to have a quality screen. And the thing was buggy as he'll even though other hc tablets are not, so yeah, its the hardware. Plus the way they are treating their customers with the fiasco that has been the lte upgrade, why would you trust this company? Hopefully google will change things but I wouldnt hold my breath.

    • Denis

      that sucks.. so what tablet are you saying i should buy if i wanted one? i want something thin, with good performace for watching movies and stuff, browsing the web (wifi) and with high quality housing (which i hope i'd get with motorola 'cause the phones i had were heavy but still firm devices with good materials) i just think that if i'd get a galaxy tab, i'd be some plastic shit that falls apart and make noises. i totally might be wrong tho

      • jon

        I would not buy anything until ics comes out to be honest. Especially with Samsung's history of not updating in a timely manner.

  • JAG

    Excellent, lets see what motorola got for us!!

  • Chargerman165

    Just like to have 4g on my original Xoom. I was promised it and have not gotten it.

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