XOOM 2 now available in the UK, from £329

Both of those two new XOOM models are now available in the UK, with a few retailers starting to stock Motorola’s latest attempt at doing Android on the big screen. The standard 10.1″ XOOM 2 is going for an RRP of around £399 at the likes of Amazon, with the smaller 8.2″ XOOM 2 Media Edition currently selling for around £329 at the same place and the likes of Expansys.

We continue to be mildly interested in the XOOM even though no one else likes it very much.

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Both feature dual-core processors running at 1.2GHz and will arrive with Android 3.2 onboard. The Amazon reviews of the Media Edition model are currently being hijacked by people not happy about the lack of a SD card slot for storage expansion.

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  1. Mike C

     /  December 16, 2011

    Keep in mind that non-US Motorola customers get abysmal support from Motorola. It did take Motorola 5 months to deliver android 3.2 to european customers after the US ones got it. Take a look at the Asus Transformer Prime instead.

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    • Peter

       /  December 16, 2011

      transformer++

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    • Simon

       /  December 17, 2011

      It actually only took 4 months for the UK update. The reason for this is that the US Xoom is a Google Experience Device. Updates come direct from Google with no customisation, and no tweaks. The updates possibly have bugs which require additional updates. In other markets including the UK the Xoom is sold primarily as a business orientated tablet. This target market requires a device to be fully working without any bugs or other issues. Motorola took longer to produce it’s own update for the Xoom to include the software and modifications. Yes I agree it could had been done a little quicker but to expect updates as soon as Google release them is just ridiculous.

      And honestly, the UK Android 3.1 update for the Xoom had most of the features that stock Android 3.2 provide.

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