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  • Motorola’s Xoom Wi-Fi Tablets Now Receiving Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update

    Motorola’s Xoom Wi-Fi Tablets Now Receiving Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update

    Move over, Nexus 7 — you’re not the only Jelly Bean-powered Android tab in town anymore. According to a handful of Droid-Life tipsters, it appears that Motorola’s aging XOOM tablet is finally getting its crack at Google’s latest and greatest dessert-themed OS update. The process has been in the works for about two or three days now, with selected members of… Read More

  • Some Refurbished Xooms Could Put Personal Data In The Wrong Hands

    Some Refurbished Xooms Could Put Personal Data In The Wrong Hands

    Maybe it was too thick, maybe it was too heavy, maybe you just didn’t like Honeycomb. Regardless of your reasoning, you may want to keep your eyes peeled on your credit score if you bought and returned a Motorola Xoom between March and October 2011, because your personal information may be in someone else’s hands. Read More

  • Motorola Is Now Serving Up Ice Cream Sandwichs To The Xoom

    Motorola Is Now Serving Up Ice Cream Sandwichs To The Xoom

    Good news, Xoom owners. No, you’re not getting a refund but rather the official Ice Cream Sandwich update should now be available for OTA downloading. This update replaces the Xoom’s stock Honeycomb operating system with ICS, Google’s latest Android build. This comes just a week after Asus started rolling the update out to its new Transformer Prime tab. Read More

  • Try, Try Again: The XYBOARD Tablets Make All The Same Mistakes

    Try, Try Again: The XYBOARD Tablets Make All The Same Mistakes

    Listen, I’ve yet to play with the new Xoom 2 models — or, as the new devices are called at Verizon, the XYBoards. I’m sure both the 8.9 and 10.1 models are fine tablets. They probably power through the hundred or so Honeycomb apps like a championship thoroughbred. But it doesn’t matter. No one is going to buy the new-ish tablets. They will flop harder than the… Read More

  • Motorola’s Droid XYBoard 8.2 Spotted Wearing Verizon’s Logo

    Motorola’s Droid XYBoard 8.2 Spotted Wearing Verizon’s Logo

    While I think Motorola’s marketing team really dropped the ball with the name, the 8.2-inch XYBoard has just become a little more official today. The team at PocketNow were able to get their hands on an image of the smaller XYBoard clad in Verizon’s heraldry, along with what could be the device’s new logo. Read More

  • “Xoom” To Give Way To “XYBoard”?

    “Xoom” To Give Way To “XYBoard”?

    The Xoom hasn’t been the big hit everyone was hoping for. After an inauspicious debut marked by bugs, a lack of Honeycomb apps, and a non-functioning SD card slot, the big debut tablet from Motorola was quickly superseded by other devices, in some cases cheaper or better Honeycomb tablets, and in others more use-specific devices like the Nook Color. It’s no surprise, then, that… Read More

  • Near-Final Motorola Spyder And Xoom 2 Photos Leaked

    Near-Final Motorola Spyder And Xoom 2 Photos Leaked

    Motorola was being mighty cryptic with their teaser video yesterday, but some newly leaked photos may shine a light on what they’ve got in store for us come next week. Engadget managed to get their hands on some more shots of the new Motorola Spyder and Xoom tablet, and they almost look ready to ship. The Spyder (also known as the Droid RAZR and Droid HD) now sports some Verizon branding… Read More

  • Motorola Finally Comes Through With Xoom LTE Upgrades

    Motorola Finally Comes Through With Xoom LTE Upgrades

    Xoom users, rejoice! Despite having to stick it out for a few extra months, the 3G version of Motorola’s ambitious 10-incher is finally getting a piece of the LTE action starting tomorrow. Frustrated users may remember that the Xoom was originally slated to get its LTE upgrade some time in Q2 2011, but months have come and gone without a firm release date. Read More

  • If A Motorola Android Tab Leaks And It’s Just Like The Rest, Does It Really Matter?

    If A Motorola Android Tab Leaks And It’s Just Like The Rest, Does It Really Matter?

    So apparently there’s a new Xoom in the works. Big surprise, right? The old one is nearing its eight month birthday and thanks to the rapid Android aging process, it’s about as a relevant as a Handspring Visor at this point. But in all seriousness, does anyone care any more? I ask that with void of snark or sarcasm. I’m serious: Does anyone care about Honeycomb tablets… Read More

  • Motorola Xoom Prices Are Dropping Fast In Europe As The Xoom Celebrates Its Six Month Birthday

    Motorola Xoom Prices Are Dropping Fast In Europe As The Xoom Celebrates Its Six Month Birthday

    With the Xoom now officially six months old, a major price drop is likely in the works. Various European tech blogs are reporting sales and/or price drops regarding the first Honeycomb tab. Register Hardware points to Dixons, a popular UK retailer, who is now selling the 32GB Xoom for £329 rather than £500. Blogeee goes as far to say that Motorola will officially cut the price down to £399. Read More

  • Motorola Xoom LTE “Pilot” Program Underway

    Motorola Xoom LTE “Pilot” Program Underway

    Quite a while ago, Verizon promised that its Motorola Xoom tablet would get an update allowing the slate to run on the carrier’s 4G LTE network by the Spring. If you’re somehow surviving under a rock and don’t know what that means, it’s a big deal. The increase in speed adds incalculable value to the tablet since, ya’ know, time is money. The only thing is that… Read More

  • Apple Blocks Sales Of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 In EU, Motorola’s Xoom Next?

    Apple Blocks Sales Of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 In EU, Motorola’s Xoom Next?

    Back in April when it was just a bunch of harsh words and vicious threats, the beef between Samsung and Apple was pretty entertaining. But things are only funny until someone gets hurt, and this time (for the first time throughout this war) it’s Europe that will feel the pain. In its never-ending tiff with the South Korea-based Samsung, Apple won a temporary injunction to block sales of… Read More

  • Motorola Mobility Beats The Street, Shipped 440k Xoom Tablets, 4.4M Smartphones In Q2

    Motorola Mobility Beats The Street, Shipped 440k Xoom Tablets, 4.4M Smartphones In Q2

    Motorola Mobility just released its Q2 earnings and it’s loaded with fun stats. First off, the company posted $3.3 billion in net revenue with non-GAAP earnings of nine cents a share. That’s up 28% over last year’s second quarter and beats the Wall Street’s estimate of just six cents a share. The company also realized a GAAP net loss of $56 million compared to a net… Read More

  • Wi-Fi Xoom Drops To $499

    Are you still pining for a Xoom? Shame on you. But really, who am I to judge? Have I not made mistakes of my own? For instance, every time I order a shot of Fireball. No one wants to kiss that mouth. But I digress. You were looking for a Xoom, yes? I can’t interest you in the slimmer Galaxy Tab 10.1, or the upcoming 8.9? No? Not an inexpensive Acer, or even a Nook Color? No? All right… Read More

  • Android 3.1 Now Hitting "Non-US" Xooms And Activating The MicroSD Card Slot

    Sigh. The life of a Xoom owner must be one drenched in cold sorrow and pain. Not only is the tablet constantly out classed by tablets costing hundreds less, but now Xooms here in the states are looking longingly across the pond. The Android 3.1 update is just now hitting Xooms outside the US and enabling the long-dead microSD card slot. In fact the verbiage in the official Motorola statement… Read More

  • Watch The Xoom Get Dissected In The Name Of Science

    Proceed at your own risk — for the video, that is. It’s clearly not produced for max lulz value. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The video above is a fine step-by-step guide on how to disassemble the Xoom. Read More

  • This Better Not Be The Xoom 2

    The Internet is abuzz with chatter that this, the tablet in the pic above, is the Xoom 2. It’s featured in a new Verizon ad (embedded after the link) and while it lacks any branding besides the large Verizon logo on the back, it at least looks like a Xoom. It has the same matte black color scheme, contured back and, as Droid-Life points out, the same unique speaker found on the Xoom. Read More

  • Wifi Xoom Going For $500 At Costco

    I’m not sure I can recommend the Xoom over any of the other tablets out there right now (especially that sexy little Galtab 10.1), but don’t remember ever hearing people complain about price drops. Costco has the 32GB Wifi Xoom for $500 in-store now (with a free case), $100 less than its original price. Read More

  • Get You An Otterbox For Your Xoom


    How to protect your precious Motorola Xoom? Put an Otterbox around it. Really, it’s a good idea if you don’t mind a little bulk. I found that the one for iPad was sturdy, practical, and worth every penny if your device will be exposed to peril. Their new Defender case for the Xoom costs $90. Now you just have to figure out how to put the damn thing on (it takes a while). Read More

  • Eventbrite's Kevin Hartz Discusses Career Motives and Influnces

    (Founder Stories) Eventbrite's K. Hartz: "I Like Businesses That Go After Large Incumbents"

    Eventbrite, the company that lets anyone organize online events and sell tickets to those events, was founded by the husband and wife team of Kevin and Julia Hartz. Chris Dixon sat down with the power couple to discuss the early days of Eventbrite and some of the disruption that Kevin created along the way. Check it all out in this episode of Founder Stories. Read More

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