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

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Install Jelly Bean on the Motorola Xoom without breaking root, locking bootloader

The 10.1-inch Motorola Xoom, the first Honeycomb tablet, is now the second tablet to get the official Jelly Bean release. However, owners who want to keep their tablet hackable generally hold off on official updates in case they break rooting or lock up the bootloader. Luckily for those users there’s now a way to get […]

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Android 4.1 for the Motorola XOOM coming soon

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 […]

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Motorola HC100 Touch Tablet hits the FCC

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 […]

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

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 […]

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Deals of the Day (4-11-2012)

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 […]

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Deals of the Day (3-20-2012)

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 […]

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Motorola shipped a million tablets in 2011

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. […]

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Motorola releases Android 4.0 for the WiFi XOOM tablet

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 […]