- Nov 26, 2010
Source: From my personal website: TheXoomTablet
If I left anything out, or said something incorrectly I apologize... and kindly tell meThe Motorola Xoom is definitely going to be a game changer. Yes, there has been decent competition against the iPad such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but never has a tablet completely blown the iPad out of the water in regards to all the hardware and software features that it uses. I am going to list 10 features that the Motorola Xoom has that either the iPad does not, or the Xoom’s features are simply so much better. Kindly note, I am also going to create a video explaining this which I will be uploading to YouTube on our new YouTube account very soon.
Under the Hood
For starters the Xoom tablet will be released with the most advanced dual-core processor available on the market for any tablet. It comes with a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz processor. This is an awesome piece of hardware, but the Xoom does not stop here. Instead of only 256MB RAM that the iPad has, or even 512MB RAM that the Samsung Galaxy has the Motorola Xoom will have 1GB RAM. This right here, along with it’s dual-core power house, is a game changer. Could you imagine back in 2000, having a touch screen tablet that would be quicker than the normal laptop at the time? With this much processing power and memory, you will be able to treat this tablet just like a normal computer. You could easily purchase this tablet, hook up a USB keyboard and use this as your main desktop computer. Plus with its 10.1″ multi-touch capacitive screen, it will look just as good as your regular LCD monitor.
It’s about the Display
The 680×800 resolution for tablets is going to be a thing of the past. Enter the age of 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. This is exactly what the Motorola comes with. This truly makes the Xoom enter the desktop world of pixel resolution, and again, is a big time game changer. You will now be able to play games at full HD pixel resolution, without any hiccups and slow downs. This resolution will allow the Xoom to become a full gaming tablet.
Camera; no.. 2 Cameras
A big rage right now in telecommunication (especially in wireless telecommunication) is video conferencing. The Xoom tablet proudly announced that it will come with a 5MP front facing camera and a 2MP rear facing camera. This will allow the consumer to use video conferencing, and other apps that use this new technology. Plus the front facing camera comes with auto focus, and the ability for digital zoom. This means the Xoom will have one of the most advanced rear facing and front facing cameras on the market as of January 2011.
Video Calling is enabled
To further utilize the Xoom’s two camera’s, Xoom users will also be able to Video call features. For the 3G/4G Xoom versions video calling will be a reality with other 3G/4G compatible phones and tablets. This will be a great feature, especially for Verizon phones/tablets, as you will be able to video call with your friends and family for free!
Due to running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and having a beefy 1GB RAM, the Xoom just won’t be able to run flash… it will run flash flawlessly. During numerous demo’s that have been showed to a wide array of audiences, flash runs perfectly on the Motorola Xoom. This will allow a Xoom user to play flash video, and be able to play flash games. Flash games such as: Farmville, Cityville will run on the Motorola Xoom without any problems.
Where are you; GPS
A very sought after feature in newer tablets is having GPS installed. GPS is a feature as Google Navigator (Google Maps 5) extensively runs on your most updated GPS position. Therefore the Xoom tablet turns itself into a GPS locating device, that will allow people to navigate anywhere in the world. Plus with Google’s voice recognition, this tablet can turn into a “turn by turn” navigation unit.
The Motorola Xoom comes with bluetooth connectivity. Therefore you will be able to stream connections from any bluetooth devices including: other tablets, other phones, wireless headphones, wireless connections, and so much more. Plus with bluetooh printers coming out, Xoom users will be able to print wirelessly. You will be able to print out an HD picture you took with your Xoom wireless to your HD printer. This can all be done with a single touch of your finger.
USB… but not just Micro USB
All windows fans rejoice at once as the Motorola Xoom will not only come with a USB micro port, but with also at least 1 USB port. This will allow you to sync of your USB devices, plus allow you to use a USB mouse, USB keyboard, and other USB devices. Xoom users will also be able to attach external USB hard drives, if they choose so.
HDMI – High Definition
The Xoom will come with an HDMI port so you can display HDMI videos and pictures from your Xoom to your television. Although this isn’t the newest feature to hit tablets, it is a feature that the current iPad does not have.