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Motorola XOOM 4G LTE upgrade begins next week

August 25th, 2011

Motorola has started to email XOOM customers to alert them that it will begin to upgrade the XOOM with support for 4G LTE next week. According to Droid-Life, Motorola will start with business and government customers during a “pilot program” first and then will begin updating XOOMs owned by the general public. Customers will need …

'Non-Apple' tablet makers forced to cut prices following weak sales

August 16th, 2011

While Apple’s iPad continues on its warpath, other tablet makers are not finding it quite as easy to offload their Android and Windows slates — which is understandable, considering they’re doing it wrong. While Apple managed to ship 9.25 million iPads last quarter and some retailers are still having trouble keeping inventory in stock, other …

Apple sues Motorola, claims XOOM tablet is an iPad rip-off

August 10th, 2011

Apple’s claims that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet is a copycat device that infringes on Apple-owned patents have been widely reported. The Cupertino-based company has filed numerous patent complaints against Samsung, and it has even succeeded in temporarily blocking the sale of the 10-inch Honeycomb tablet across Europe and in Australia. Samsung isn’t the only …

Motorola Mobility posts solid Q2 earnings, new smartphones and tablets inbound

July 28th, 2011

Motorola Mobility on Thursday released its second quarter 2011 earnings and despite recent analyst downgrades, the company recorded a strong quarter. Motorola posted net revenues of $3.3 billion, up 28% from the same time period last year. In addition, mobile device revenues were $2.4 billion, up 41% from the second quarter of 2010. Motorola Mobility …

Motorola XOOM to finally get 4G LTE upgrade starting in September

July 27th, 2011

Motorola will finally make a 4G LTE upgrade available to owners of its XOOM tablet beginning in September. The tablet ships with an embedded EV-DO modem for 3G connectivity on Verizon Wireless’ network out of the box, but Motorola had promised that an upgrade to 4G LTE would become available this past May. Motorola has …

T-Mobile says G-Slate is 200% faster than iPad 2, 300% faster than XOOM

July 22nd, 2011

A new page on T-Mobile USA’s website makes some fairly bold claims about the carrier’s premier Honeycomb tablet, the LG G-Slate. In comparing the sleek device to its steepest competition at AT&T and Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile says the G-Slate is “more than two times faster than the Apple iPad 2 on AT&T and Verizon, and …

Motorola building Ice Cream Sandwich tablet with high-res screen

July 14th, 2011

Motorola has already built and is testing prototypes of the XOOM’s successor, Fudzilla said on Thursday. The device is reportedly much thinner than the XOOM and packs a 10-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and an impressive 2048 x 1536-pixel resolution. While known specs are currently slim, the new tablet apparently runs Android 4.0 …

Motorola updating Wi-Fi XOOM to Android 3.2

July 12th, 2011

Motorola began issuing the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) update to Wi-Fi XOOM owners on Tuesday. The patch reportedly adds support for the tablet’s SD card slot and also features a new screen zooming feature that will allow users to resize mobile applications so that they fit the screen appropriately. Android 3.2 will also add support for …

Android users buy the iPad over Google-powered tablets

July 11th, 2011

Apple’s market-leading iOS tablet isn’t just the slate of choice for iPhone users according to a recent report. According to checks performed by Canaccord Genuity analysts T. Michael Walkley, Charles John and Matthew D. Ramsay, Android smartphone users are purchasing the iPad over Android alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola XOOM. Canaccord notes …