About Motorola Xoom

The race to corner the tablet market took a turn during the Super Bowl XLV, held in 2011. Motorola bought the most expensive minute of television time to promote the release of the Motorola Xoom, the Android-based tablet that permanently altered the market. The company has released several upgrades since 2011 with the focus of staying current with the Xoom operating system. After introducing Xoom with the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system, Motorola eventually began to offer updates that included Android 4.0.3. This operating system is the latest Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi enhancement, although company engineers continually work to fine tune the system. Motorola reversed the policy of locking down Xoom devices to allow developers access to the system’s hardware. Xoom provides a number of user-friendly features, including 720p playback, a front-facing camera for video chatting, and a rear 5 MP camera that records 720p video. Motorola features a variety of sensors in the Xoom that include a gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, and barometer. After listening to customer feedback, Motorola equipped the Xoom with a docking station for power charging and a stand for conveniently viewing video. Accessories include a portfolio case, a high definition stereo dock, and wireless Bluetooth keyboard support. The Motorola Xoom initially had trouble communicating with the Windows XP operating system, but the company quickly eliminated that problem after the release of Windows 7. The latest operating system has prompted reviewers from CNET and PC World to laud the Xoom for providing superior performance as compared to competing products. Sales of the tablet have been robust from the start, with the strongest markets coming from Western Europe and Australia.