It's been a long year for Android tablets. Motorola was first to the Honeycomb party with the Motorola Xoom. And while it was the quasi-official developer tablet (and really no slouch of a device), the Xoom was quickly overshadowed by lighter, slimmer tablets. And so the Xoom languished. But at least it languished in good company as it and every other Honeycomb tablet has remained that -- a Honeycomb tablet. Little progress has been made, from a consumer standpoint, in getting 2011's tablets off of that interim version of Android.
And that brings us to the Motorola DROID XYBOARD. Actually, a pair of XYBOARDs. Motorola's got a 10.1-inch version as well as an 8.2-incher. They've been redesigned -- slimmer, sleeker, and with a few oddball design cues. But they're still running Honeycomb. And they're still pricey.
Will they be enough to turn the tide for Motorola's Android tablet stable? Read on for our complete Motorola Droid XYBOARD review.
A worthy upgrade from the Motorola Xoom. Nice to see an 8-inch version alongside the full 10-incher. Faster and more svelte than the Xoom. Nice industrial design.
Ugh. The XYBOARD name (never mind that we're playing along with the capitalization game) is awful. And the tablet's still pricey and launched with Honeycomb.
The XYBOARD isn't a bad tablet -- far from it. But what does it bring to the tablet 2012 that other tablets haven't already done in 2011?