Even AndroidGals have a bit of iPad envy from time to time, but not for much longer – the tablet market for Android is heating up quickly and a top pick will be the Motorola XOOM tablet. This tab helped Motorola grab three CNET CES 2011 Awards including “Best in Show“. The XOOM received the award for “Best Tablet” and we can’t help but agree.
The XOOM, expected to launch with a 3G/Wi-Fi device in Q1 of 2011 and with a 4G LTE device in Q2, is the first device to run Android 3.0 – or Honeycomb – the Android OS made specifically for tablet devices. With features that leave the iPad in the dust like dual front- (2 MP) and rear-facing (5 MP) cameras and 720p HDMI output the XOOM is a contender in both personal and professional markets. A dual-core processor will keep everything humming along quickly on the Verizon network.
Like all other Android OS devices, the XOOM will also support Flash – a true frustration on the iPad if you’re trying to watch television shows from your favorite network or catch up with the latest news on most web sites. In addition, the XOOM will boast:
- 1280 x 800 display
- adaptive lighting feature for new types of applications
- Mobile Hotspot capability with support for up to five additional devices
In addition to all these great features, XOOM will provide easy access to documents and email on the go for professional users and all the apps you need from the Android Marketplace.
Has a new tablet device caught your eye? Tell us what you can’t wait to try out in the comments.