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Motorola Xyboard Tablet Review

For those of you looking for a media powerhouse, this tablet has the most features we've seen in a long while.

February 15, 2012
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Internet Apps

Because the Motorola Xyboard runs a licensed copy of Android 3.2 (Honeycomb), users of the water-resistant tablet will be able to access the full Android Market. Though Google's competitor to Apple's App Store does not have the same number of apps, you can still find almost innumerable applications to satisfy just about any media, gaming, or productivity need that can be fit by a tablet.

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Welcome to the Android Market.

One of the bigger draws to Android devices is the fact that Google's Android Market has access to some of the more "grey area" applications, like being able to use a Wiimote as a bluetooth controller for emulators, both unavailable on the iPad. Many of these end up getting deleted, but there isn't as tightly-controlled content, allowing some truly beautiful things to come into existence.

Other Internet Features

Normally we decry the addition of bloatware to a tablet, but this time we're neutral on the additional internet features of the Motorola Xyboard. Why? For starters, much of it is productivity software, like a Citrix app that allows you to operate a remote desktop from wherever you have an internet connection, or a couple video conferencing applications, a remote application to replace your universal remote with your tablet, and even (our favorite) an app to stream content from your computer to your tablet via the internet or wireless home network. There's a crazy amount of things you can do with the Motorola Xyboard.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Product Tour
  3. Screen
  4. Battery & Controls
  5. eReader
  6. Music & Audio
  7. Movies & Video
  8. Email & Web Browsing
  9. Internet Apps
  10. Apple iPad 2 Wi-fi & 3G / AT&T / 16 GB Comparison
  11. Motorola Xoom Comparison
  12. Amazon Kindle Fire Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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