September 15, 2014

Motorola to Release XOOM Successors Before Christmas?

Someone call a plumber because the XOOM 2 leaks just won’t stop! I know, I deserve a virtual slap for that one. Anyways, recent information regarding the XOOM successors put the devices in the hands of consumers by December. According to DigiTimes.com, Motorola has outsourced the production of their 7″ XOOM successor to Taiwanese original design manufacturer (ODM) Compal, while leaving the 10″ to be produced in-house. They also state that one device is due out in November while the other sometime in December. All of this information comes from the Commercial Times, a Chinese Language Financial Newspaper published in Taiwan.

I’m not going to hold my breath on this one, but if they do manage to squeeze these out before Christmas, I’m betting they end up like their predecessor — full of promised updates with little to no delivery (LTE anyone?). Let’s hope this is not the case and they focus on getting it right instead of rushing it to the table. They would be wise to wait until these tablets can be released with Android’s newest OS, Ice Cream Sandwich — otherwise what’s the incentive? It’s also going to be interesting to see how they price these new tablets this time around. Will they learn from their previous failings or continue the ongoing price fail that tablet manufactures refuse to acknowledge. Either way, I’m sure we will be hearing plenty more about these Motorola tablets for the next couple months.

Any OG XOOM owners out there interested in a XOOM 2 should it hit the market before Christmas or are you still kicking yourself in the butt for purchasing the first one? Give us your take on Motorola’s second attempt at the Android tablet game in the comments below.

Source: DigiTimes via SlashGear