Motorola to launch 8in Xoom 2 for Xmas
Stock for stockings
Details of the Motorola Xoom 2 have been leaked ahead of launch.
Where? In a Carphone Warehouse Ireland sales brochure, which has a page devoted to Moto's latest fondleslab, Engadget reports.
The price is apparently set at €400 (£344) for a 16GB Wi-Fi only edition with an 8.2in display.
Any hopes that the Xoom 2 will adopt Google's latest Android OS, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, have been shattered: it'll ship with Android 3.2 Honeycomb instead.
We'll have more information about the Xoom 2 when Motorola officially unveils it. A little birdie tells me that could take place tomorrow.
It's no coincidence that Motorola's original 10in Xoom tablet has seen serious price reductions in recent months. ®
I do not care what Android it ships with ...
... I want to know whether I will be able to get and/or install upgrades.
Just in time for the land fill.
I meant Samsung!
Im not stupid enough to buy Sony Ericsson again!
Tell ya what technohead95.
My Xoom is less than 6 months old and if it doesn't get supposrt for Ice Cream Sandwich at the LEAST then i'll buy Sony Ericsson next time and not renew my future workplace contracts with them.
If Motorola won't keep a product up to date for even 1 YEAR then it's disgusting they can milk customers for more money rather than doing updates.
Unlocking xoom tablets is trivial. The xoom 2 will also be trivial.
I bought one on the back of the last price reduction, also got a free bluetooth keyboard and mouse. It's a lovely tablet wich I have used constantly.
Because it's so easily unlockable, I re-flashed it with the US rom, available on the Motorola support page. It now thinks it's a US Xoom, which being a Google experience device, gets its updates directly from Google.