Android News

Motorola Xoom Coming Q1, LTE Upgrade in Q2

January 5, 2011 | by Michael Heller

Android News, Motorola, Tablets, Verizon


It was certainly no secret. We all knew that the Motorola Xoom was coming. Now, we finally have the official release notice. Motorola said today that the Xoom tablet will be coming in Q1 of 2011. At first the tablet will be 3G/WiFi enabled, but will have an upgrade to 4G LTE in Q2 2011. Word is that users will be able to bring their Xoom into a Verizon store for the hardware upgrade to LTE once it’s available.

The Motorola Xoom will be the first tablet on the market with Honeycomb, which is looking pretty amazing based on the new video. The official spec sheet lists the Xoom with:

  • 1Ghz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
  • 10.1 ” 1280X800 display
  • 1080p video and HDMI output
  • 32 GB internal storage (will need software update for SD support)
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 720p Video capture
  • 2 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Gyroscope, barometer, e-compass, accelerometer

It’s looking like a pretty solid start for Android tablets. If it weren’t locked onto Verizon, I’d be pretty excited.