Motorola Xoom Tablet

Xoom Motorola

The launch of the iPad 2 may be right around the corner, but it’s not the only tablet getting some major buzz. The Motorola Xoom device — the first-ever Android 3.0 Honeycomb slate — hit the market yesterday (Feb. 24) with a fresh interface, interactive widgets and a powerful processor.

The Xoom — which is intended to be held in a landscape mode, as opposed to the iPad’s vertical portrait position — is streamlined and sturdy but not exactly elegant, according to Laptop Magazine, which recently.

Google designed the Android 3.0 operating system to be clean — so clean, in fact, that tablet makers don’t need to include traditional home, back, search and menu hard key buttons found on phones. Those functions are actually built into the software. However, this can sometimes make the device more difficult to use, Laptop Magazine said.. Read More [via Technews daily]

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