XOOM 2 and XOOM 2 Media Edition tablets confirmed

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Motorola’s much-rumored new tablets have been made official, in the UK at least, with the 10.1-inch Motorola XOOM 2 and 8.2-inch Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition both being confirmed today. Each packing a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, splash-resilience and a pair of cameras – 1.3-megapixels upfront, 5-megapixels on the back – the only real disappointment is that they run Android 3.2 Honeycomb rather than 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Inside, each packs 1GB of RAM along with 16GB of storage. There are various preloaded business apps on the bigger tablet, while the Media Edition gets Motorola’s music/video streaming app preloaded. The Media Edition also boasts 178-degree viewing angles.
The XOOM 2 is 253.9 mm x 173.6 mm x 8.8 mm and 599g, 100g less than its first-gen predecessor, while the XOOM 2 Media Edition is 139 mm x 216 mm x 8.99 mm and 386g. Both have Gorilla Glass. No word on pricing, but they’ll each arrive in the UK midway through November.

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