Motorola's second effort at building a Honeycomb tablet comes equipped with a 1.2GHz processor, an IPS LCD, and a dramatically thinner form factor
12 December 2011
Summary: One of the odder moments in that Super Bowl Xoom advert was the scene where the iconoclast with the Xoom tablet opted to walk up the stairs while all the conformists rode the escalator alongside him. Well, that's the experience of using a Honeycomb tablet in a nutshell. You're choosing effort over ease, grind over grace.
Pros: Significantly thinner and lighter than predecessor, IPS display is a strength, Camera produces very respectable stills, MotoCast works as advertised
Cons: Sluggish performance, No storage expansion options, Priced too close to the iPad 2, Won't fulfill its potential until Android 4 upgrade
Conclusion: We like the Xoom 2, but not as much as either of its key rivals, the iPad 2 or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and we have to wonder, with Ice Cream Sandwich around the corner and a fairly high price tag, whether the Xoom 2 might have missed the boat.
Excerpt: Motorola is company with a great pedigree. Set up in 1928 in Chicago as a battery eliminator manufacturer, the company has gone on to do many great things, including making the world's first truly rectangular colour TV and also the world's first 'mobile' phone in 1973. Lately, the company has been doing all sorts of interesting things, with the Xoom 2 tablet certainly falling into that category.
Pros: fast, sleek and very easy to use
Cons: could do with an updated OS and the price at $699 is a bit on the high side
Excerpt: The original Xoom didn’t quite deliver on the promise of an Android tablet capable of competing with the iPad, but has Motorola got it right second time around with the retooled Xoom 2? Kevin Pocock puts it through its paces.
Excerpt: DinSide Det er nå over ett år siden DinSide testet det første nettbrettet med Android 3.0 "Honeycomb": Amerikaneren Motorola Xoom . Vi satt igjen med følelsen av at dette kunne bli skikkelig bra, bare Google og brettmakerne tok seg litt sammen og gjorde følelsen enda bedre.
Pros: Media Edition har en fin formfaktor, robust.
Cons: Middelmådig på alle punkter, gammel Android, gammelt brett.
Summary: Abgesehen von den eckigen Kanten weist das Xoom 2 keine optischen Merkmale auf. Sicherlich ist das bei einem WebPad auch recht schwierig, doch als Erfinder des RAZRs sollte der US-Firma ruhig ein bisschen mehr einfallen. Durch die flache Bauweise und der rundum robusten Vorstellung ist das Xoom 2 aber durchaus ansehnlich, wenngleich es den „Haben-wollen“-Faktor eines iPads nicht besitzt.