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 inch display, but that’s only assuming that the picture is drawn to scale.
In 2011, Motorola released the XOOM tablet and at the time it was the first tablet to run Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It’s since been upgraded to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and Google says Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be available for the XOOM later this month.
Motorola also released a series of second-generation XOOM tablets this year. Oh yeah, Google also bought Motorola Mobility this year, with the deal closing a few months ago.
None of this tells us much about the Motorola HC100. And since Google runs Motorola as a separate business unit (and many of Motorola’s existing phones have yet to receive Android 4.0 software updates), there’s no guarantee that any new tablet from the company will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or have any particularly impressive or surprising features.
But when all we have is a label drawing to go by, it’s hard not to at least hope.