Motorola XOOM, first device to incorporate Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Android-based tablets look set to become increasingly popular with both businesses and consumers as shipments of the mobile product in Q3 jumped to 45 percent sequentially from the previous quarter to more than 4.8 million units, according to an article on Enterprise Mobility Today.
The figure, predicted to jump to more than 44.6 million this year could result in a total of 70.8 million tablets being shipped in 2012. Furthermore, around 74 percent of developers also claimed to be ‘very interested’ in creating for Android-based tablets – up 12 percent from just three months ago, according to the report.
“It is becoming clear with the staggering growth of Android-based tablets that both businesses and developers will build more and more applications for different devices,” said Raed Hafez, General Manager for Motorola Mobility, Middle East & Africa.
“Smartphones will continue to attract the majority of new mobile applications in the short term in the Middle East but as the market matures we will see some fascinating applications being created for tablets,” added Hafez.
Motorola Mobility’s new lineup of devices continues to build on the company’s established Android leadership that saw the company introduce an industry-best of 23 Android smartphones in 2010.
Motorola XOOM is the first device to incorporate Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google’s powerful new operating system developed from the ground up specifically for tablets.
The device incorporates unprecedented computing power and performance with innovative designs and software to provide today’s highly mobile consumers with an unmatched level of connectivity to the information and contacts they need on the go and at home. It also demonstrates Motorola Mobility’s commitment to developing intuitive technology to help simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives.
Boasting a best-in-class dual core processor, the stylishly thin Motorola XOOM offers a ground-breaking mobile computing experience. It is the first tablet to connect to the new Google Mobile Innovation service offering books, music and movies – anytime, anywhere – and all in HD optimized for Motorola XOOM’s 10.1-inch widescreen (16:9).
High-definition (1280x800) 10.1-inch widescreen (16:9) display, perfect for watching HD video in landscape mode and narrow enough for convenient two-handed on-screen typing in portrait mode. The smallest 10.1-inch tablet available, yet delivers 51 percent more video than the leading competitor relative to the front of the device. Unique dock options allow HD content streaming to TV and easy connection to PC accessories like mouse and keyboard devices. Includes a fully functioning HD camcorder and a 5MP camera to view and edit videos and photos immediately.
Motorola is also working to jump start the ecosystem expansion that will result from the launch of Motorola XOOM with a new version of the Android OS. Motorola has been collaborating closely with innovative application partners across a variety of categories, including gaming, entertainment, and business productivity, to optimize their applications for this new category of mobile computing devices
The strong 2011 product portfolio promises to deliver even more flexible mobile experiences for work, home and play.