If you are wondering which one is faster, the new iPad 2 or the Motorola Xoom, then here is your answer. The folks at AnandTech, used GLBenchmark 2.0 test to measure the speed of the three devices…iPad(original), iPad 2 and the Xoom. It turns out that Apple’s new device is just blazingly fast. As AnandTech puts it, “There’s just no competition here.”
The Motorola Xoom is currently available for pre-order from Best Buy stores. The much-hyped tablet, often referred to as the true iPad killer, will be powered by Google’s Honeycomb (Android 3.0), and feature a 10.1″ display, a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, WiFi, 3G access (Verizon Wireless), 5 MP rear camera, 2 MP front facing camera and even HDMI output. It will be available in Best Buy stores starting February 24th.
If you think the Apple iPad is expensive then you sure wouldn’t like the price of the new Motorola Xoom. At $799 for an unsubsidized edition, it is certainly pricey. The 32GB Android 3.0-based tablet will be available in 3G as well as WiFi-only versions. But if you are a true Android fan, it may be a good idea to see what the Xoom has to offer, irrespective of its price.
Google VP Andy Rubin recently showed a preview of the MotoPad’s prototype. The device was running a tablet-version of Google Android. It seemed to have a 7-inch screen and featured a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, as well as a front-facing camera for video chat. The MotoPad will run Android 3.0 a.k.a., Honeycomb. It is predicted that the device will be launched as early as January 5 during Motorola’s CES keynote.
Looks like Motorola has finally stepped up. After the remarkable success of Droid, the company is currently rumored to take things to a whole new level. As per a Chinese news source, Motorola is probaly working on a new mobile phone that will feature a massive 4.3 inch display and can even play 1080p video with ease. Although the device will still have the Droid’s 854×480 resolution, it will provide a native HDMI output.
The Droid from Motorola may not be the best looking mobile phone you have come across, but when it comes to functionality and user experience not too many phones can compete with it. After all there is a reason why Verizon (the official carrier in U.S.) is promoting the phone as the iPhone killer, and not to our surprise most critics concur. The folks at BoyGeniusReport pointed out some compelling reasons…