The Motorola Xoom Tablet with Android 3.0 Honeycomb

CES 2011 is long over and it was raining Tablets this year.

However, there were a couple of tablets which stood out from the rest (that is not to say that the others weren’t good enough).

One of them and by far the most popular amongst all the Tablet demos was Motorola’s Xoom Tablet with. The Motorola Xoom was crowned the best tablet at CES 2011.

Motorola's Xoom Tablet with Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Some of the awesome hardware specs of the Xoom are :

  • 10 inch LCD touch screen with 1280×800 resolution
  • Nvidia Tegra 2, 1GHZ dual-core processor : This is a first in tablet history
  • Support for 3G, LTE and 802.11n Wifi
  • 720p capture and 1080p playback
  • 5 MP rear-facing and 2 MP front-facing camera

To complement this, it will host the Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS which is specifically designed for tablets with features like :

  • Google Maps 5.0 with 3D view
  • Flash 10.1
  • New browser with tabbed-browsing
  • New look and feel for applications like YouTube
  • Scrollable Widgets on the home screens

So without further ado, here’s theĀ  video of the Motorola Xoom with the Android 3.0 ( Honeycomb ) OS :

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ArchOS Tablets embrace Android Big Time

ArchOS is rooting for Android Big Time !!!

As of this writing there are 5 internet tablets from the ArchOS stable , running Android.

The internet tablets named ArchOS28 , ArchOS32, ArchOS 43, ArchOS 70 and the ArchOS101 are named after the size of their screens.

ArchOS28 2.8 inch TabletArchOS32 3.2 inch Internet TabletArchOS43 4.3 inch Internet TabletArchOS70 7 inch Internet TabletArchOS101 10.1 inch Internet Tablet

So ArchOS28 is a device with a 2.8 inch screen and the ArchOS32 has a 3.2 inch screen. As such, these are more of media players running Android, than “tablets”. However, the ArchOS70 with it’s 7 inch screen and the venerable ArchOS 101 with 10.1 inch screen are full-fledged tablets with webcams, HDMI output, 1080p full-HD output et al. And in between these two form factors is the ArchOS43 with a screen size of 4.3 inches (that’s slightly larger than an iPhone).

The devices support 3D graphics acceleration, high resolution video and Wifi connectivity.

The ArchOS70 even has a 250GB disk space, OpenGL support and Flash 10 support.

And not to be left behind, the ArchOS101, over and above all the features of the smaller tablets, supports Wifi 802.11n (a much faster Wifi mode), has an accelerometer and for the geeks, even switch over to OpenEmbedded’s Angstrom Distribution.

With a comparatively cheap price point , (the entire range lies from less than 100 Euros for the ArchOS28 to less than 300 Euros for the ArchOS101)

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