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
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.