Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Xoom 2, Xoom 2 Media Edition Powered by Android Honeycomb 3.2
Motorola Mobility Nov. 3 confirmed the existence of its Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition tablets, both of which run Google's Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system and are powered by a 1.2GHz processor. The tablets are fitted with high-definition Corning Gorilla Glass displays backed by splashguard coating and both connect to the Web via WiFi. Each slate has some core differences. The Xoom 2 has a 10.1-inch screen, while the Xoom 2 Media Edition has an 8.2-inch screen, making it a "tweener" tablet at a time when most Honeycomb slates offer either 7 inches or 10 inches of screen real estate. Unfortunately, U.S. users will have to wait to buy these new devices. Both tablets will be available at Carphone Warehouse in the U.K. and Ireland, as well as Best Buy, PC World, Dixons and Currys in the UK. There's no word yet on if or when they're coming to the U.S., but we're guessing they might arrive in time for Christmas shopping. In the meantime, the photos in this eWEEK slide show will whet your appetite.