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Motorola XOOM Family Edition heading to Best Buy this weekend

Motorola is launching a new special edition XOOM tablet which will be available exclusively from Best Buy starting on October 16th. The new Motorola XOOM Family Edition will cost $379 at launch, making the tablet a little cheaper than a standard XOOM WiFi tablet. One key hardware difference is that the Motorola XOOM WiFi normally […]

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Motorola XOOM 4G upgrade also improves SD card support

When the Motorola XOOM hit the streets in February it was missing two key features: a 4G LTE modem and a working SD card slot. It took a while, but in July Motorola finally rolled out an update that allowed users to insert an SD card and read data from it. And last month Motorola […]

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Motorola XOOM finally gets its 4G LTE upgrade

It’s been about seven months since Motorola and Verizon launched the XOOM tablet with 3G capabilities — and promised customers that a free 4G LTE upgrade would be available soon. Half a year later, it’s finally ready. Starting Thursday, September 29th customers that picked up 3G XOOM tablets will be able to send in their […]

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Motorola begins offering 4G upgrades to some XOOM owners

It’s taken about 6 months, but Motorola is finally starting to offer XOOM tablet owners the free 4G upgrade the company promised when it launched the tablet in February. Initially the XOOM shipped with a 3G radio for use on Verizon’s mobile broadband network, but Motorola said it would offer free upgrades within a few […]

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Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrades kick off with pilot program

Like so many tablets that have hit retail shelves this year, the Motorola XOOM launched in a slightly unfinished state. Updates have been rolling out, of course. Back in July a software update allowed owners of the Motorola XOOM to finally make use of the tablet’s microSD card expansion slot. Around the same time, a key […]

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Apple is also trying to stop Motorola XOOM sales in Europe

Yesterday a German court ordered Samsung to stop selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet in that country, and the ruling could stop Galaxy Tab sales in almost all European Union countries — at least until Samsung appeals or Apple’s lawsuit goes to trial. But it looks like Apple isn’t just going after Samsung […]

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Verizon preparing to launch Android 3.2 for the Motorola XOOM 3G

It’s been almost a month since Motorola started pushing out an Android 3.2 software update for the WiFi-only version of the XOOM tablet. Now it looks like Verizon is getting ready to follow suit with the 3G version of Motorola’s flagship tablet. The company has posted an update on its support page for the XOOM […]

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Motorola: About 690,000 XOOM tablets shipped

  Motorola has shipped about 690 thousand XOOM tablets since launching the device in February. The company released its financial results for the latest quarter today and announced that 440 thousand tablets had shipped during the period. Add that to the 250 thousand units that Motorola shipped during the previous quarter, and it looks like […]

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Motorola XOOM 4G upgrade coming… in September

Motorola managed to launch the first tablet to run Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb way back in February… but the company won’t be offering the finishing touch for another few months. When the Motorola XOOM shipped there were two things missing: a working SDHC card slot, and a 4G LTE radio. While the tablet had a […]