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  • Motorola, Woot 'fess up to reselling uncleared Xoom tablets

    Posted February 4, 2012 - 9:47 pm

    Motorola Mobility is warning people who bought but then returned Android-based Motorola Xoom tablets between March and October last year that the devices might have been resold by bargain-of-the-day website Woot with the ex-owners' sensitive data still on them.
  • Black Friday smartphone deals: Verizon to offer Samsung Illusion for free

    Posted November 22, 2011 - 2:36 pm

    The Samsung Illusion smartphone, made from recycled materials, will be offered for free by Verizon Wireless with a two-year contract from Thursday through Monday in an online promotion.
  • November's hot new gadgets

    Posted November 7, 2011 - 6:07 pm

    You may not be thinking about Black Friday yet, but gadget makers surely are. Here are 5 of the best gadgets expected to arrive before the big shopping day.
  • Xoom does better than expected

    Posted April 28, 2011 - 5:40 pm

    Motorola Mobility shipped 250,000 Xoom tablets in the first month the device was available, the company said on Thursday as part of its first-quarter earnings report.
  • Motorola Xoom sells only 100,000 units. Whose fault is that?

    Posted April 7, 2011 - 7:33 am

    That 100K number isn't official but pundits seem to agree it's in the ballpark. So why hasn't this nifty tablet caught on? Is it Apple's fault, or Motorola's? Will anyone be able to take on the iPad 2 and come out of the fight standing?
  • Motorola Xoom gets Flash update, finally

    Posted March 11, 2011 - 12:30 pm

    After rushing its tablet to market ahead of Apple's iPad 2 announcement, Motorola is updating its Xoom tablet's software with Flash support. Is it a coincidence it's on the same day Apple's iPad 2 goes on sale? I think not.
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    Ubuntu gets ported over to the Motorola Xoom [video]

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 8:46 pm

    It was only a matter of time until someone decided to put an OS on the Motorola Xoom that wasn't Android. Crafty geek Thomas Sohmers has ported Ubuntu over to the Motorola tablet and has even been kind enough to provide instructions on how to do it. While the actual Ubuntu OS is running in a sort of virtual machine, I don't expect it to be very long until someone completely replaces the Android OS with a full desktop one (like Windows, OSX, or Ubuntu).
  • No LTE for rooted Motorola Xooms

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 9:24 pm

    Did you already go ahead and root your shiny new Motorola Xoom? If you did, you are no longer eligible for a 4G upgrade from Motorola. Sending in a rooted Xoom will just result in Motorola sending it back to you, sans 4G capabilities.
  • 6 things I love about Google's Android 3.0

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 1:04 pm

    Android has always frustrated me. I've tracked Google's mobile operating system ever since its debut on the T-Mobile G1, and time and again I've seen new versions fall short of overhauling the interface into a clean, user-friendly experience that can compete with--and push--Apple's iOS.
  • Motorola Xoom review roundup: The critics weigh in

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 10:02 am

    Motorola's Xoom tablet is the first true challenger to Apple's iPad, in that it runs an operating system designed for tablets -- Android 3.0, or Honeycomb -- and is comparably-sized with a 10.1-inch display. And after months of hype, it's finally available at Verizon Wireless stores and ready to be picked over by the tech press.
  • Hallelujah! Motorola Xoom is free from Verizon bloatware

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 9:29 pm

    For prospective Xoom buyers, the news just keeps getting better.
  • Review

    Xoom: Tablet impresses, but drawbacks remain

    Posted February 24, 2011 - 12:05 pm

    All eyes are on the Motorola Xoom tablet, and for good reason: It's the first device in an expected multitude to ship with Google's tablet-optimized Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). The Xoom has a lot of features to like, and a lot to set it apart from the ever-growing crowd of tablets; but it also has some drawbacks that temper my enthusiasm about it.
  • Motorola Xoom pricing: $600 for Wi-Fi, $800 for 3G

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 8:55 pm

    While the 3G version of the Android tablet is looking a bit pricey at $799, the Wi-Fi version will cost around $600, Motorola Chief Executive Sanjay Jha told Reuters.
  • Review

    Hands on with Motorola Xoom

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 3:17 pm

    Macworld gets hands on with the Motorola Xoom - Google's answer to the iPad.
  • Motorola Xoom tablet comes with $800 price tag

    Posted February 7, 2011 - 4:02 pm

    Leaked promotional images indicate that Motorola might price itself out of the tablet market, with an $800 price tag attached to the Xoom Android Honeycomb tablet. Engadget uncovered a Best Buy ad showing the Xoom will be available in stores on February 24, costing $800 before any data contracts. But can the Xoom stand any chance against the impending iPad 2 at such a high price?
  • Review

    Google Android 3.0 and Motorola Xoom: Hands-On, Awesome

    Posted February 3, 2011 - 2:34 am

    Today I got my first hands-on time with the Motorola Xoom tablet, running Android 3.0. And the one-two punch proved a compelling experience. It's a very different experience than what one gets on today's Android 2.2 tablets (led by Samsung Galaxy Tab), or on Apple's iPad.
  • Xoom tablet picks up 'freedom' theme from Apple's 1984 ad

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 9:53 pm

    Freedom is clearly a big theme in consumer technology marketing, going back to that iconic "1984" ad from Apple of the sledgehammer-wielding runner attacking Big Brother.
  • Tablets are coming to an enterprise near you

    Posted January 25, 2011 - 4:58 pm

    Usually enterprises are slow to adopt new user technology, mainly due to security and integration issues.
  • Motorola Xoom Price Will Shoot Tablet in the Foot

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 3:58 pm

    The Motorola Xoom--slated to the be the first Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" tablet to hit the streets--is one of the biggest potential iPad rivals to emerge from CES 2011. Rumors of the Xoom's pricing, though, suggest that the tablet could face an uphill climb to compete with the Apple tablet.
  • Tablets: iPad 2 vs. Xoom vs. PlayBook vs. WebOS Slates

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 10:06 pm

    It may seem like 2010 was the year of the tablet, but the reality is that 2010 was really just the year of the iPad with 15 million units sold and no real competitors for the Apple tablet. However, 2011 will be very different with a diverse variety of tablet options emerging--including some particularly relevant entries from major players.
  • Motorola plans big production for iPad rival Xoom

    Posted January 10, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    Motorola reportedly has big hopes for its Xoom tablet and may produce between 700,000 and 1 million Xoom devices before April.
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