Motorola XOOM gets unofficial Android 4.4 update (near its 3rd birthday)

Motorola XOOM

Once upon a time Google treated tablets as second-class citizens in the Android ecosystem. Then the company partnered with Motorola (which Google hadn’t yet acquired) to release the first officially sanctioned Android tablet in 2011. It’s been almost exactly 3 years since the Motorola XOOM was unveiled, and Google and Motorola have largely abandoned the […]

5 Tablets that changed the Android landscape

Samsung Galaxy Tab Original

You can’t swing a dead cat5e cable around without hitting an Android tablet these days. It’s almost hard to believe that tablets weren’t always part of the Android landscape. I mean, there were some attempts to put Android on all kinds of platforms in those early days. Later there were a few large-screen Android tablets […]

CyanogenMod to end support for Tegra 2 devices with next major release

Motorola XOOM

A few years ago NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor was a big deal, since it was one of the first dual-core ARM-based chips to hit the smartphone and tablet space. Google even partnered with Motorola to make the Tegra 2-powered XOOM tablet a reference device for Android development. Flash forward two years, and the XOOM and […]

Deals of the Day (9-07-2012)

Motorola XOOM

The new Amazon Kindle Fire tablets aren’t the only decent tablets available for under $200 these days. It’s been a while since the original Motorola XOOM was a top-of-the-line device, but if you’re willing to pick up a tablet released in February 2011, you can get a refurbished model for $190 today. That’s not a […]

Android 4.1 for the Motorola XOOM coming soon

Motorola XOOM

The Motorola XOOM isn’t officially a Google Nexus device, but it’s the next best thing. It was the first tablet to launch with Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb last year, and it’s been one of the first devices to receive virtually every major Android update since then. Now Google is getting ready to roll out Android […]

Motorola HC100 Touch Tablet hits the FCC

motorola touch tablet

Motorola is apparently working on a new tablet. A device called the Motorola HC100 showed up at the FCC website today, and it’s described as a “Touch Tablet with WiFi.” And really… that’s about all we know about it for now. The label sample drawing seems to suggest that the tablet probably has a 9 or 10 […]

Android 4.1 coming to Motorola XOOM, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S in July

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Google has introduced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the next version of the company’s mobile operating system. It features improved search, voice search, text input, and camera features and the software development kit will be available today. Starting in mid-July Google will release the source code for Android 4.1, and the company will also release over-the-air […]

Deals of the Day (4-11-2012)

Motorola XOOM WiFi

It’s not unusual to find refurbished Motorola XOOM tablets going for a fraction of their original list price. But today 1SaleADay is offering a 32GB Motorola XOOM WiFi tablet for $330, which is a pretty good deal for the first tablet to run Android 3.0 Honeycomb and one of the first to get an official […]

Deals of the Day (3-20-2012)

Motorola XOOM

The Motorola XOOM was the first Android tablet approved by Google when it launched a little over a year ago. At the time you couldn’t find one for less than $499, but today you can snag a Verizion 4G capable model with 32GB of storage for just $290 if you don’t mind buying refurbished. The […]

Motorola shipped a million tablets in 2011

Motorola XOOM tablet

You know those 10.5 million Android tablets that shipped in 2011? It looks like about a million of them came from Motorola. The smartphone and tablet maker reported its quarterly earnings this afternoon, and Motorola says it shipped a million tablets in 2011, including about 200 thousand tablets during the last quarter of the year. […]

Motorola releases Android 4.0 for the WiFi XOOM tablet

Motorola XOOM with Android 4.0

Motorola has started rolling out an Android 4.0 software update for the XOOM WiFi tablet. The XOOM was the first tablet to ship with Android 3.0 Honeycomb when Motorola released the device last year. Now it’s the second existing tablet to receive an over-the-air Android 4.0 update. The first is actually the Asus Eee Pad […]

Motorola begins rolling out Android 4.0 to XOOM test group

Motorola XOOM

A small group of Motorola XOOM owners that have signed up to be part of a test group are already receiving a Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for their tablets. According to Android Police and Talk Android, Motorola started rolling out the update at 9:00 PM Pacific time on January 12th, and will […]

Android 4.0.3 comes to the Motorola XOOM (unofficially)

Motorola XOOM with Android 4.0.3

Google released Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich this week, and independent developers started kicking the tires right away. It turns out that the software is already pretty much compatible with the Motorola XOOM tablet, and xda-developers forum member razorbladex401 has released a custom ROM for the tablet based on the latest version of Android. The […]

Deals of the Day (11-10-11)

Motorola XOOM

Sure, the Motorola XOOM 2 is just around the corner, but if you’re looking for a good deal on a first generation Android tablet from Motorola, Woot is offering the original XOOM for $330 today. It’s a refurbished model, but it has all the goodies you’d expect including Android 3.1 Honeycomb, a 1280 x 800 […]

Deals of the Day (11-07-11)

Motorola XOOM

The Motorola XOOM WiFi tablet may have cost $599 when it first launched, but in recent months the price has dropped to $499. If that’s not good enough for you, it seems like every other day someone has the 10 inch Honeycomb tablet on sale — and today you can snag one for $350. Here’s […]