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How to run Ubuntu 11.04 on an Android tablet

Sure, the Motorola XOOM was designed to run Google Android, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also run other operating systems. Xda-developers forum member has put together a disk image and instructions for running Ubuntu 11.04 Linux on the XOOM. Like other Ubuntu-on-Android solutions we’ve seen before, this won’t actually replace your operating system. Instead […]

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Hack enables the SD card slot on the Motorola XOOM WiFi with Android 3.1

Motorola XOOM users recently received a software update which brings Android 3.1 to their tablets. The software update offers better OpenGL graphics performance, an improved task switcher, and resizeable home screen widgets, among other things. But one thing it does not offer is a fix for the broken microSD card slot. Motorola has been selling […]

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Deals of the Day (5-20-11)

Walmart is offering the Motorola XOOM 32GB WiFi Android tablet for $569 this weekend, which is a pretty good price for the XOOM. But if you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, has you covered with a refurbished NOOK Color running Android 2.2 for $225 plus free shipping. Here are a few other mobile […]

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First look at Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb on the Motorola XOOM

Google Android 3.1 is now rolling out to Motorola XOOM tablets, and my test unit received the update this morning, so I thought it was time for a little tour. Overall the tablet feels faster thanks to improved hardware graphics acceleration, smoother system animations, and improved web browser performance. Interestingly, while the tablet scored higher […]

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When the time comes, installing Android 3.1 on the XOOM takes about 5 minutes

Google Android 3.1 has been rolling out for Motorola XOOM units for the past few days. While Google officials initially stated that the update would be available for Verizon XOOM 3G customers first, a number of people with WiFi-only tablets have also confirmed that they’ve received the update. Today I got an update notification on […]

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3G and WiFi Motorola XOOM users receiving Android 3.1 already

When Google unveiled Android 3.1 for tablets yesterday, company officials said it would roll out first to Verizon customers with 3G Motorola XOOM tablet models first. But it turns out that some WiFi-only XOOM users are also reporting that they’ve received the software update. This is a phased rollout, so if you haven’t received a […]

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Google Android 3.1 for the XOOM makes the tablet faster

Google officially launched Android 3.1 Honeycomb today, and a software update is rolling out for Verizon Motorola XOOM 3G tablets. I haven’t received the update yet on my demo unit, but a number of users have received the new software, and while it includes the new web browser, home screen widgets, and other features Google […]