Xoom 2 http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/xoom-2/all en-GB Motorola Xoom 2 video review http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/motorola-xoom-2-video-review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Motorola Xoom 2 has some pretty big shoes to fill considering its predecessor was the first Honeycomb-wielding tablet to enter the tablet arena back in March. But are there enough changes to make the Xoom 2 more appealing than the original? And more importantly, is there enough of a change to make this tablet more appealing than it&#039;s rivals? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="307" height="274" title="Motorola Xoom 2" alt="Motorola Xoom 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Motorola-Xoom-2.png?1370967875" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1326714880001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1326714880001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/video/reviews/motorola-xoom-2-video-review#comments Motorola Tablets Xoom 2 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:00:04 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423954 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Xoom 2 http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s got the looks and it’s getting Ice Cream Sandwich, but can the Motorola Xoom 2 stand out against its top tablet competitors? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-xoom-2-review-landscape-side_2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-xoom-2-review-portrait-front_2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-xoom-2-review-portrait-keyboard_2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-xoom-2-review-browser.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The roster of Honeycomb-wielding tablets has significantly increased since Motorola’s original Xoom entered the tablet arena back in March, with fierce competition in the form of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer taking the fight straight to Moto’s corner. With the Amazon Kindle Fire set to hit our shores next year and Apple’s unstoppable iPad 2 still confidently fending off the Android onslaught, we take a look at what the Motorola Xoom 2 brings to the hard-hitting competition.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £380.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – build and design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At only 9mm thick and 2g lighter than the iPad 2, the Xoom 2 boasts a refreshingly angular-cornered design and feels solid, with nary a creak or flex to be found. The power and volume buttons on the device’s rear give the Xoom 2 a cleaner look, though having to lift it off a table to access them is a bit of a pain. Like the RAZR, the tablet’s insides are covered in a splash-guard coating for life’s little mishaps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-980398477001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="980398477001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-xoom-2-review-portrait-keyboard.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xoom 2’s 10.1in Gorilla Glass screen has the same 16:9 aspect ratio as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9, so it’s best suited to landscape use – the reduced portrait width makes for a comfortable dual-thumb typing experience. Colours are vivid, yet warm, and watching movies with a friend shouldn’t be a problem thanks to acute viewing angles, though backlight bleeding may slightly spoil the show.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1326714880001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1326714880001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-xoom-2-review-movie-streaming.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – performance and power </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Disappointingly the Xoom 2 doesn’t ship with any Ice Cream Sandwich goodness, but a confirmed update is on the way. In the meantime, the 1.2Ghz dual-core processor happily powers through Honeycomb’s apps and 3D games without stutter, although a noticeable delay in switching between portrait and landscape orientations mars the overall impression of fluidity. There’s also a risk that the spec sheet will begin to look dated when quad-core offerings like the Asus Transformer Prime hit our shores early next year.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-xoom-2-review-ipad-2-comparison.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – media </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With just 16GB of non-expandable storage, Motorola is hedging its bets on the included Motocast software, which allows you to access media from your PC via your Wi-Fi connection. Installation is easy and music and videos streamed smoothly on our local network. The 5MP camera serves up decent snaps and although video is a little grainy, it’s hardly a deal-breaker considering the awkwardness of wielding any tablet as an imaging device.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-xoom-review-2-camera-pic-1.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – browsing </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xoom 2’s tabbed browser with flash support should meet the needs of most armchair surfers, although we were disappointed with the slow scrolling speeds, slightly clunky pinch-to-zoom and occasional ‘popping-in’ of already loaded images while scrolling. Although pages loaded fast enough, we’re hoping the Ice Cream Sandwich update will fix some of the lag and make the browser a bit more graceful.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/motorola-xoom-2-review-camera-pic-2.jpg?1364298618" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Motorola Xoom 2 may only have a minimal bump in specs over its predecessor but it offers up a solid Android experience with a unique design among a sea of round-edged rectangular clones. For many, its £380 sticker price coupled with a guaranteed Ice Cream Sandwich update will be all the incentive required to snap one up. For others, the impending battle calls of powerful quad-core tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime will make patience the best policy.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A solid Android experience, impressive build and and the promise of Android 4.0, but clunky browsing lets the Xoom 2 down</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/motorola-xoom-2 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2/review#comments Geek accessories Motorola Xoom 2 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 10:18:00 +0000 Paddy Smith 419051 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Xoom 2 pricing revealed http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-pricing-revealed/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto undercuts Apple&#039;s iPad 2 with its new Honeycomb tablets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xoom2_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2132.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Now that Motorola's officially <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/motorola-xoom-2-and-xoom-2-media-edition-arrive">announced</a> its second-generation Xoom 2 tablets, the company has wasted no time in revealing how much they'll set you back.</p> <p>The Android Honeycomb-equipped Xoom 2 is gunning for Apple's iPad 2, with a Wi-Fi 16GB model setting you back £380 – that's £20 shy of the cheapest iPad 2.</p> <p>The pint-sized Xoom 2 Media Edition is – unsurprisingly – cheaper, with the 8.2in tablet coming in at £330.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/motorola-xoom-2-pricing-revealed </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-pricing-revealed/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-pricing-revealed/news#comments Motorola Xoom 2 Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:27:48 +0000 Stephen Graves 418665 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Xoom 2 hands on review http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-hands-review/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thinner, lighter, brighter. That’s Moto’s three-word summary of its Xoom successor. But what’s it really like? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xoom-2-honeycomb_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you took one look at our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/hands-on/motorola-razr-2011-hands-on-review ">Motorola RAZR hands-on review</a> and wished it came in a tablet edition, consider your wish granted. Twice. This is the larger of Motorola’s second-gen Xoom tablets, the Xoom 2. Taking its sharp-edged design cues from said phone, it adds the 10.1in Gorilla Glass screen first seen on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/motorola-xoom">original Honeycomb Xoom</a> and loses a few pounds. And thank God for that – our wrists never forgave us for making them hold the Xoom Mk I for prolonged periods.</p><p>There’s a pleasantly tactile feel to the sides, though the power button and volume rocker are slightly difficult to feel out on first use. Perhaps that’ll improve over time, but as we had mere minutes to find our way around Motorola’s new tablet, the verdict on the Xoom 2’s buttonry will have to stay out until our full review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xoom-2-back_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xoom-2-buttons_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – hi-def screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The original Xoom – the first Honeycomb tablet – had a lovely hi-def screen and Motorola says the Xoom 2’s is brighter and more vibrant. Perhaps it is, but we’ve been spoiled by so much eye-burstingly brilliant screen tech over the past year it didn’t make a striking impression. There’s nothing wrong with it – but don’t expect to coo.</p><p>Motorola has also blessed the Xoom 2 with the Splash-guard coating we saw on the new RAZR, so the entire device is water repellent, inside and out. That doesn’t mean you can take it diving, but certainly you could use it poolside without worrying. It’s very shiny, though, so unless you like sunbathing in overcast weather, don’t expect to be able to see much.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xoom-2-browser_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_547.png?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – Honeycomb, not Ice Cream Sandwich </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Oddly, given that Motorola’s now owned by Google, the Xoom 2 will come with Honeycomb when it arrives in mid-November. We can’t say we’re thrilled – a new Xoom would have been a fitting vehicle to show off Google’s new tablet-and-smartphone Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. But Motorola is promising an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xoom 2, even if it is remainly tight-lipped about the exact arrival date of such a delicious – and purchase-inducing – update.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xoom-2-honeycomb_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_451.png?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – power and performance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Xoom 2 puts a nice sheen on its outgoing Honeycomb OS regardless. Motorola’s stripped back its old Motoblur ways, so there’s little between you and raw Android – a good thing. Performance is expectedly agile, given the nippy 1.2GHz dual-core processor and Motorola is promising us over 10 hours of browsing on a single charge.</p><p>Our brief encounter with Motorola’s new tablet mean the final verdict on the Xoom 2’s battery life and performance will have to wait until we’ve taken a deeper plunge with it over a longer period of time in a our forthcoming Xoom 2 review. The 5MP camera shoots hi-def and rapidly adapts its focus and exposure levels. Great, but when was the last time you took a keeper with a tablet?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xoom-2-camera_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_391.png?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola Xoom 2 – the verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Our first impressions of the Xoom 2, if we’re being totally honest, are mixed. Yes, it’s thin and shiny and fast and beautiful. But it’s not without healthy competition in any of those respects. As a personal preference, we found the original Xoom’s roundback form and smooth curves more winsome. You may not.</p><p>Either way, the true test of whether you should start pulling notes out of your wallet will almost certainly be dictated by the timeline Motorola gives for the Xoom 2’s Ice Cream Sandwich update. And that won’t be until after its mid-November release. We’d hold off pre-ordering and wait for that detail – and Stuff.tv’s full review – before making the Xoom 2 call.</p><p><strong>You might also like</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/motorola-xoom-2-and-xoom-2-media-edition-arrive">Motorola Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition arrive</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/hands-on/motorola-xoom-2-media-edition-hands-on-review">Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition hands on review</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/samsung-galaxy-note">Samsung Galaxy Note review</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xoom-2-side_0.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_472.jpg?1364401070" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/hands-on/motorola-xoom-2-hands-on-review </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-hands-review/news#comments Motorola Xoom 2 Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:56:00 +0000 Paddy Smith 418656 at http://www.stuff.tv Xoom 2 coming for Christmas http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/xoom-2-coming-christmas/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Xoom 2 looks like an 8.2in model that was code named Fleming, and it also looks like it&#039;s coming soon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="645" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xoom2ad_0.jpg?1364401088" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2159.jpg?1364401088" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Motorola has already blown our socks off and given us Christmas stocking filling envy with the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/motorola-razr-drops-on-november-1st-with-a-%C2%A3380-price-tag">RAZR</a>, and now Carphone Warehouse has leaked an 8.2in Xoom 2.</p> <p>The Xoom 2, previously codenamed Fleming, hadn’t surfaced until now. It would appear that €400 (£345) will get you the 8.2in Wi-Fi only tablet, along with 16GB onboard storage and the Android Honeycomb OS, but there’s no word of the 10.1in Xoom 2.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/xoom-2-coming-for-christmas </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/xoom-2-coming-christmas/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/xoom-2-coming-christmas/news#comments Motorola Xoom 2 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 11:31:40 +0000 Luke Edwards 418613 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Xoom 2 leaked http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-leaked/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Not only is the 9mm thick Xoom 2 creeping out of its cave of creation, but it’s coming with a smaller sibling </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motoroloa_xoom_2_0.jpg?1364401280" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_2509.jpg?1364401280" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’ve already heard Motorola is bringing out a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/motorola-xoom-2-with-lte-heading-this-way">sequel to the Xoom</a>, and now <a href="http://thisismynext.com/2011/09/24/exclusive-motorola-xoom-2-specs-details-netfli/" target="_blank">ThisIsMyNext</a> has got hold of more details of the Xoom 2, while <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/25/motorolas-xoom-2-tablets-pair-up-for-a-portrait-both-at-around/" target="_blank">Engadget</a> has pics of it and its smaller sized brethren in the wild.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/motorola-xoom-2-leaked </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-leaked/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-leaked/news#comments Motorola Xoom 2 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 09:47:50 +0000 Luke Edwards 417996 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Xoom 2 with LTE heading this way? http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-lte-heading-way/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto&#039;s follow up to the Xoom tablet gets leaky </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="631" height="426" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motoxoom_0.jpg?1364401761" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3227.jpg?1364401761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/motorola-xoom-2-with-lte-heading-this-way </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-lte-heading-way/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-lte-heading-way/news#comments Motorola Xoom 2 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:14:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 416934 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola Xoom 2 tablet leaked http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-tablet-leaked/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moto&#039;s US website leaks pics of its next tablet, a watchphone and four new mobiles </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="620" height="413" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-xoom-2-tracy-xl-leak_0.jpg?1364401859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="620" height="413" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-slimline-leak_0.jpg?1364401859" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="620" height="413" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/motorola-zaha-leak_0.jpg?1364401859" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_3457.jpg?1364401859" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Moto either got a bit sloppy or loves to tease – the company's US website seems to have leaked a pic of the Motorola Xoom 2.</p> <p>Alongside the vague partial image of the Xoom 2 is a watchphone called the Tracy XL – presumably named after Dick Tracy – and a bevy of new handsets, the Slimline, Zaha, Targa and Pearl.</p> <p>Sadly there's very little to see and even less to find out, other than that "accidentally" unveiling a new product line-up is pretty good for getting people talking about it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/motorola-xoom-2-tablet-leaked </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-tablet-leaked/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-xoom-2-tablet-leaked/news#comments Motorola Xoom 2 Wed, 01 Jun 2011 15:29:10 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 416584 at http://www.stuff.tv