Motorola Xoom Vs Apple iPad: Review & Specs

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Apple iPad Vs Motorola Xoom
Las Vegas, Jan 7: Can you guess what will be the main criteria for a new tablet to be accepted by the masses? No, it's not its attractive look or massive specifications. It's - how much it can fight with the Big Bro, Apple iPad. The ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 is showcasing variety of tablets to end the reign of iPad.

Earlier we have seen a real iPad Killer, the Samsung Galaxy Tab. It still poses a threat to the iPad, which controls about 80 percent of the total tablet market share. The advent of Google Android OS has given a new insight to manufactures to produce tablets with exciting features. And now, Google launched the Honeycomb OS which is exclusively designed for tablets.

Read: Apple iPad VS Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab era is slowly vanishing and iPad getting more momentum. But the internet giant Google wants some thing better to fight on Apple. Hence, the new iPad Killer surfaced, Motorola Xoom. This new tablet runs on Android Honeycomb OS and is powered with Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor. Here is the comparison between the two giants.

Apple iPad VS Motorola Xoom:

1) Screen - The iPad has a 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology and 1024 x 768 resolution. Motorola Xoom comes with a massive 10.1-inch dispaly with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and a 160 dpi pixel density.

2) Operating System - iPad runs on a Apple iOS 4.2 with multi tasking. Here, Motorola Xoom beats iPad with Android Honeycomb OS, which is specially designed for tablets with an attractive User Interface. Also it allows installing third party applications.

3) Processor and RAM - Apple iPad has 1GHz Apple A4 custom-designed processor with 256MB of RAM. Here also Motorola Xoom overtakes with a Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor and an extra large 1GB RAM.

4) Camera - You can't believe this, Apple iPad doesn't have camera. But look at Xoom, it boasts dual cameras, 5 MP rear-facing camera with dual LED flash and a 2 MP front-facing camera for video chatting.

5) Memory and SD card - Apple iPad is available in 16Gb, 32Gb, and 64Gb models. But Xoom offers 32 GB in-built memory and a micro SD slot which supports upto 32 GB. So, Xoom will offer a total of 64 GB memory.

6) Applications - Apple iPad users can access to the Apple App Store, where more than 10,000 apps are available for downloads. Motorola Xoom can download apps from Android Market, where the number of apps is less when compared to Apple App Store

7) Flash support - Flash is an essential component while surfing. But the Apple iPad doesn't support Adobe Flash. Where as, Xoom supports Flash Player 10.1.

8) Battery - Apple iPad battery life of up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music. The Xoom tablet also offers 10 hour video playback.

9) Availability - Apple has not officially launched the iPad in India. But still it is available in grey market between Rs 35,000 to 50,000. Motorola Xoom will be available by Mar 2011 in international market. But the price and availability in India are not yet announced.

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