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Motorola Xoom

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The Motorola Xoom is an Android-based tablet computer by Motorola, introduced at CES 2011 on January 5, 2011. It was the first tablet to be sold with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The Verizon branded Xoom was the first tablet to run Android 3.1.[6] The Motorola Xoom went through the FCC on February 10, 2011[7] only 14 days before release. The 3G version was released on February 24, 2011, and the Wi-Fi version was released March 27, 2011. It was announced concurrently with three other products: the Motorola Atrix, the Motorola Droid Bionic, and the Motorola Cliq 2.[8] CNET named it the "Best of the CES" 2011.[9]

Its successor, the Motorola Xyboard, Xoom 2 in the UK, was announced in October 2011, and released in November

The Xoom supports up to 720p video playback.[12] It features a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting over Wi-Fi or cellular Internet and a rear-facing 5 MP camera that records 720p video. The Xoom has a 1280800 pixels widescreen, 10.1-inch display and 3D graphics acceleration, as well as HDMI-out. It features the Gorilla Glass resistant coating.[3][4]

It includes a variety of sensors, including a gyroscope, magnetometer, accelerometer, and a barometer. The Xoom uses an Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC T20 chip.[2]

The Xoom reportedly has trouble trying to communicate with the Windows XP operating system via USB cable unless Windows Media Player is updated past version 10. This issue is not present in Windows 7

The Motorola Xoom was the first device to run Google's tablet specific OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Both the Wi-Fi and Verizon branded Xoom ran Google's Android 3.2 Honeycomb, which introduced new features including a redesigned, tablet-optimized user interface, a 3D desktop purportedly taken from BumpTop (which Google acquired in April 2010), improved task-switching, a newly redesigned notification system, Google Maps 5 in 3D and browser enhancements including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill and bookmark syncing.[15]

The Canadian Wi-Fi Xoom currently has the 4.0.3 update (and will not get any future updates)[16] and the UK Wi-Fi Xoom had the 3.2 update as of July 2012. On February 23, Motorola Mobility announced that the Motorola Xoom would break its policy of locking down its devices by providing the gadget with an "unlockable/relockable bootloader that will enable developers to access hardware for development."[17]

After Google released the source code to Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich", Motorola announced that a number of its formerly released mobile devices would get the update, including the Xoom.[18] The Android 4.0.3 update for the Wi-Fi Xoom was released in the US on January 18, 2012.[19] The corresponding update to the Verizon-branded Xoom was released on June 4, 2012.[20]

On June 27, 2012 at the Google I/O conference, it was announced that the Xoom would be one of the first devices to receive an upgrade to Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean", along with the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, beginning by the middle of July 2012.[21] The corresponding update to the Verizon Wireless-branded Xoom 4G was in August 2013.[22]

Google will not officially release Jelly Bean 4.2 to the Xoom, however there are unofficial CyanogenMod releases with Android 4.4.2.

Xoom was estimated by Deutsche Bank analysts to have sold about 100,000 units during the first 6 weeks of availability. On April 28, 2011, Motorola announced during Q1 2011 earnings conference calls that over 250,000 units of Xoom were shipped to retail channels during the quarter. In July 2011, Motorola lowered the price tag for Xoom Wi-Fi from $600 to $500 and then Xoom 3G from $800 to $600. Motorola revealed through its Q2 2011 earnings report that it shipped 440,000 Xoom units during the prior 3 months.[35] Unit shipment subsequently dropped to 100,000 units in Q3 2011 and rebounded slightly to 200,000 units in Q4 2011.[36] According to a financial statement released on May 1, 2012, Motorola shipped approximately 100,000 units in Q1 2012


Manufacturer: Motorola
Date: 1st November 2011

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH47794. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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