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Throwback: Motorola Xyboard Tablet

The Motorola Droid Xyboard was way ahead of its time. It's always nice to do throwback posts on Thursdays, so it's time to remember this amazing tablet released 6 years ago.

The Xyboard, or Xoom 2 in Europe, was Motorola's follow-up to the original Xoom tablet. It fixed some of the flaws the previous one had and brought a new design-language that many fans loved. This tablet was released in late 2011 in two versions: a 10.1" HD screen version and an 8.2" HD screen version, also known as the "Media Edition".

This tablet was very interesting at the time (and still is today with its RAZR-esque design). It came with 1GB of RAM, a 5MP camera and a 1.2GHz TI-OMAP processor. All of this was powered by a 3960mAH battery. The tablet offered some cool add-ons at the time, like stereo speakers and a IR blaster. Check out its design, with that aluminum back and rear buttons. It was one of Moto's best designs, in my opinion:

The Xyboard came with Honeycomb 3.0 and in the coming years saw further updates to Honeycomb 3.2, ICS 4.0.4 and JellyBean 4.1.2 with the latter one coming in late 2013 and surprising many people actually. I even did a video back in the day showing how JellyBean performed. Forgive the crappy quality of the video and my crappy voice from 4 years ago, but here it is:

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