Posts tagged with: Xoom
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    We've been begging for it for quite some time: screens that span the entire front of our phones. The hated "bezel" used to be a place where we could hold on to our devices without accidentally touching the screen, and there was a point in time when the bezel was a necessary component to actually hold our screens in place, with the screen and digitizer both recessed behind it. Fast-forward to today and our phones have a single slab of glass that occupies most of the front of the device. The bezel is now an area of black around the screen that taunts us. We want that area filled with pixels. ...

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    Since the Moto X was officially announced last week, there have been some unanswered questions floating about. What about international availability? Will there be a Google Play edition Moto X? Why is it priced so inappropriately? And what about a tablet version of the Moto X? Unfortunately, we don't have direct answers to any of those questions. We know the Moto X will not make its way to the UK. However, an international model is in the making and Motorola has something special up its sleeve for the UK. Rumors allege a Google Play edition Moto X will happen as well. And why wouldn't it? ...

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    As you're probably well aware by now, Android 4.2 has hit the Android Open Source Project, and we're seeing the availability of updates for a number of Nexus-series devices. For most of them, you can check out our how-to guide for help getting started with your upgrade, but not everyone will be making the move. For some models, like the brand new 3G Nexus 7, support for Android 4.2 will be forthcoming, but issues with drivers prevent Google from releasing the software right now. In other cases, though, this could mark the permanent end of ongoing Android support. In announcing all the ...

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    We've seen this done before by other phone makers and Motorola is finally joining the club of OEMs that help you officially unlock your phone. There's a new website called "Unlock My Device" where you can navigate to and follow the instructions to successfully unlock your Motorola smartphone (yes, singular). There are five steps to the procedure: 1. check whether your device can be unlocked, 2. install fastboot and the Android SDK, 3. install the latest Motorola USB Drivers, 4. verify fastboot recognizes your device, and 5. sign a warranty waiver and release. One of the first things you ...

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    We knew that Motorola was working to bring the latest Google mobile platform to the Xoom because they confirmed it and now the tablet which was regarded by many as Google's first Nexus tablet -- even though it really wasn't -- is getting its Jelly Bean treat. One word of note right at the beginning: only the WiFi version is getting it at the moment and only if you are in the U.S. Among the features to look out for are expandable, actionable notifications so you can take action directly from the alert, seamless viewing and sharing of photos with instant view and swipe away to ...

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    I think we can all agree that tablets aren't some passing fad and are here to stay. Would it surprise you to know that we've actually had tablets around us for several years already? Would it also surprise you to know that I've got more history with tablets than I do with smartphones? Yup! We go way back! Newton MessagePad 2000 Although I started with a MessagePad 130, I ended with a 2000U (that's a 2000 that was sent in to get the 2100 upgrade). This was my life line. Literally. After having suffered an acute injury to the brain I was left with an impaired short-term memory and the ...

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    Users of the Motorola Xoom tablet, in its WiFi iteration, will receive an official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update soon. The tablet is regarded by many as the first Nexus tablet from Google even though this isn't entirely true. However, it is good to see Google and Motorola keeping the first Honeycomb slate up to date. The refresh will bump the platform version all the way to the latest 4.1.1 and bring, according to the official wording, an improved and more responsive user interface, expandable, actionable notifications, a smarter keyboard, improved text-to-speech capabilities, voice ...

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    Tablet fans in the U.K. pay attention! Motorola is expanding the XOOM 2 family in the U.K. with the addition of 3G + WiFi variants of the Motorola XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition tablets. Common to both the XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition is the 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1.3 megapixel webcam, five-megapixel main shooter with digital zoom, auto focus, and LED flash, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage (the XOOM 2 has a 32GB variant) and unfortunately Android 3.2 Honeycomb. The XOOM 2 packs a 10.1-inch display and the XOOM 2 Media Edition features an 8.2-inch screen. If you feel the need to purchase ...

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    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was first released on Google's flagship phone the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Before long updates were rolling out for Google's previous flagship phone, the Nexus S. Unfortunately, things didn't go that great on the Nexus S and Google discontinued the update, leaving many phones with Gingerbread, and others with a somewhat poor ICS experience. All that should be fixed with the latest ICS build: 4.0.4. In this build, which is rolling out to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola XOOM devices, screen rotation is improved, the multi-task feature is much faster, and ...

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    Not long ago we told you that users have received "soak test" invites for an upcoming firmware update for their Motorola Xoom WiFi. At that moment we were wondering whether it will be just a bugfix release, Android 4.0.4 or Android 4.0.5. It looks like the mystery has been solved, at least according to an e-mail received by the good folks at Droid-life. It will be Android 4.0.4 -- with build IMM76 -- which will bring, in addition to a newer platform version, the following: quicker screen rotation, a new setting to choose whether the power button immediately locks the device or not, ...

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    As usual with Motorola, the company is sending out invitations for select customers to join their traditional soak tests and such an e-mail has been reported for owners of the Motorola Xoom WiFi. Those who opt-in will participate in beta-testing of an early software release preview for the Xoom WiFi and since the tablet already got its official Ice Cream Sandwich treat, we're guessing this one is all about performance enhancements and bugfixes. Also, reports of Android version 4.0.5 are surfacing and it could also be the case for the tablet to receive the newer build number (or at least ...

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    So far, news about which Android handsets will be making the journey to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and which will be left behind to stagnate has largely been coming from the manufacturers themselves. Some, like Motorola, have detailed support pages up outlining which models should be seeing updates, and when. Other are content to release snippets of their progress on the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Today, though, that news is coming from a carrier, with Verizon publishing a list of devices on its network that are slated to receive Ice Cream Sandwich. Verizon calls this a list of its ...

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    It's been three months since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich made its debut, so why aren't we seeing it on more devices? Is something wrong with it? There just might be, and we look at some reasons why in this week's episode of the Android Guy Weekly. Google's Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the launch device that ushered in Ice Cream Sandwich. Shortly thereafter it was released to the AOSP for other developers to begin working with. That was last November, it's a few days shy of March. How do you like the accessories for your Galaxy Nexus? What? You don't have them yet? That's because they ...

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    Those of you who rock a Samsung-made Google Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, Nexus S 4G or even a Motorola Xoom tablet and are CyanogenMod fans are now able to download CyanogenMod9 nightlies and have their fair share of both flashing and testing. Of course, CyanogenMod nightlies are far from being the real deal but they can definitely be used if you can close your eyes to some of the bugs. Since you're a CM9 fan you probably know the drill by now so head over to the source link below and choose the proper nightly from those that are available, all dated February 24. Source: CyanogenMod

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    Telstra announced they will be the first Australian carrier for Xoom 2 (aka Droid XYBOARD on Verizon). Motorola's slimmer and lighter new (in Australia) tablet comes with a 10.1-inch screen, 1.2GHz Dual Core processor, 1 GB RAM and 32GB storage capacity. As the Ice Cream Sandwich update is still to come on the Xoom 2, the tablet currently runs Android's 3.2 Honeycomb. Prices vary according to the data plan you are choosing, and start at AUD 29 (roughly USD 31) for 1GB included monthly data, $39 (USD 41) for 4GB of data, AUD 49 (USD 52) for 8GB and culminate at $89 (USD 95) for 15GB. Prices ...

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