Motorola has decided to go down the route taken by Samsung for its second generation tablets by releasing not one but two follow-ups to its Xoom tablet.
Various leaked images have popped up on the internet over the weekend with some very interesting specs mooted for the pair of tablets. The Xoom 2 devices are going to have 8.2in and 10.1in form factor with the smaller device called the Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition.
According to sources who spoke to This is my next said the Media Edition will have an 8.2in HD IPS display with anti-glare coating in order for it to be a compelling ereader alternative.
The chassis is magnesium/aluminium alloy with a Gorilla Glass display and comes with a splash-proof tag to boot. There is also rumoured to be an integrated IR remote and subwoofer for even more entertainment credentials.
The tablet is set to weigh around 450g and measures just 9mm thick. It will be running Android 3.2 when it arrives, which should be fairly soon according to the sources.
While all the attention has been given to the Xoom 2 Media Edition, Motorola is still planning to release a classic 10.1in version of the Xoom 2 which will have a 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and enable 1080p video recording.
The original Xoom was a rather disappointing effort from Motorola but it will be hoping that the second generation tablets will be able to really challenge Apple’s dominance.