Motorola's Xoom 2 Is Real And It's Going To Look A Lot Like The iPad

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Motorola is already testing the prototype for its Xoom 2 tablet. And the early rumoured specs sound pretty enticing.The screen will get a nice bump in resolution to 2048×1536, according to Fudzilla. It will also have a 4:3 aspect ratio, just like the iPad.

The Xoom 2 may also be a lot thinner and powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor. It’ll run the next version of Android, version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

We think the change in ratio is a good move for the Xoom 2.  Most Honeycomb tablets, including the original Xoom, have a 16:9 ratio that makes reading in portrait mode awkward. 

If these specs turn out to be true, that’s a good sign for the Xoom 2. Even though it was the first official Honeycomb tablet, the Xoom has been bombing in sales. And among Honeycomb tablets, we think Samsung’s super-thin Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a much better device.

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