Dislike Apple products? If you don’t like to own a Apple product such as iOS-powered iPad 2 but would like to purchase a high-performance slate tablet, there are still plenty of choice available, especially from the Android platform which running Android 3 Honeycomb-powered tablet. The two worth looking at are newly redesigned Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Motorola Xoom, where both is regarded as strong competitors to hot-selling iPad 2. Both is based on Google Honeycomb Andorid 3.0 OS. To check through the specs and features comparison between both Android tablets, refer to table below for quick glance of comparative review of Motorola Xoom vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
|Motorola Xoom||Versus||Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1|
|1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor||CPU Speed||1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor|
|10.1-inch WXGA (1280x 800 pixels) multi-touch display||Screen Size||10.1″ WXGA multi-touch display|
|5-megapixel AF camera with dual LED-flash plus 2MP front camera||Camera||3MP AF camera with LED flash plus 2MP front camera|
|–||User Interface||Samsung TouchWiz UX|
|Android 3.0 or Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS||Operating System||Android 3.0, upgradeable to Android 3.1 in the near future|
|Stereo Bluetooth 2.1+EDR+HID, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, USB 2.0 and HDMI||Connectivity||Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and USB 2.0|
|249.1 x 167.8 x 12.9 mm||Size||256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm|
|708 grams (Wi-Fi only) or 730 grams (3G)||Weight||595 grams|
|Up to 10 hours||Long Battery Life||Up to 10 hours|
As you may know, Google has determined to gain on the rival Apple iPad 2 with the launch of its latest Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet OS on Google I/O 2011 that packs a host of interesting new features. Android 3.1 is currently just available for Verizon’s Motorola Xoom, and is expected to be shipped by default with more tablet models in the near future. In a bid to promote and push the sales of Honeycomb tablets, the search engine giant also gives away about 5,000 units of Android 3.0-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 limited-edition (white color) as a gift to the attendees.
From the table above, you can easily found that both of the tablets includes some similar specifications, but Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is noticeably thinner and lighter than Motorola Xoom. However, Motorola Xoom is the world’s first mobile tablet to experience the cool new Android 3.1 platform. Anyway, the final choice between the 2 tablets is probably based on your personal needs, as well as the selling price and other conditions in your region.