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Motorola Xoom 2 review

The original Xoom didn’t quite deliver on the promise of an Android tablet capable of competing with the iPad, but has Motorola got it right second time around with the retooled Xoom 2? Kevin Pocock puts it through its paces.

Price
£380

Motorola unveiled its Xoom tablet back at CES 2011, but although it showed promise, we weren't overly impressed by the ungainly hardware and felt that Android 3 was a little lacking when compared to iOS on the iPad 2.

Twelve months on and with Android 4.0 poised to remedy many of its predecessor's shortcomings, Motorola has launched an updated Xoom will hopefully do the same the Xoom 2.

Motorola Xoom 2

Although it has essentially the same design as the Xoom, Motorola has updated the Xoom 2 with a shape that reflects that of its RAZR smartphone, with angled corners replacing the usual generic gentle curves.

Motorola Xoom 2

Motorola has also managed to make the Xoom 2 a few millimetres thinner and over 100g lighter, which addresses two of our main complaints about the earlier hardware, and the tablet is now much easier to hold in one hand.

Motorola Xoom 2

A firm grip is also helped by the rubbery strip that rubs around the edge and back of the Xoom 2, and the anodised aluminium rear feels solid enough should the tablet slip out of the hand.

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