Motorola Xyboard

Motorola DROID XYBOARDs 8.2 and 10.1 get Ice Cream Sandwich updates

It's been a while since we've discussed the Motorola DROID XYBOARD here on Android Community, but today it's making headlines thanks to its shiny new Ice Cream Sandwich update. Motorola has announced that it's pushing Ice Cream Sandwich updates for both the DROID XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1, so if you haven't moved on to a different kind of tablet yet, you're in for a treat. It isn't quite the squishy, colorful candy treat that many would prefer, but delicious ice cream is almost just as good.

Motorola adds spill-proof coating and free accessories to XYBOARD tablets

Here's a nice surprise: in a refreshing bit of post-launch self improvement, Motorola has announced that its XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 Android tablets are being upgraded with a spill-proof coating. The change will only affect the WiFi models (at least as far as we know) which will have the same price as they do now: $399.99 for the 8.2-inch 16GB tablet and a hundred bucks more for the 10.1. If you buy them directly form Motorola's store you'll also get a free case and HD dock. As far as we know, neither the spill-proof coating or the freebie accessories are being offered for the DROID XYBOARDs, Verizon's 4G LTE version.

Motorola shipped just 1 million tablets in 2011

It's quarterly earnings season in the technology world, also known as the most breathlessly exciting time in a tech blogger's existence. Amid reports of an $80 million loss that the company attributes to expenses for the upcoming Google acquisition, Motorola noted that they sold just 200,000 XOOM tablets in the fourth quarter of 2011. Combined with the first three quarters and (low) early sales of the DROID XYBOARD tablets on Verizon, that makes for a rough figure of about 1 million tablets shipped.

Motorola XYBOARD WiFi tablets available for purchase

If you're anything like the writers and editors here at Android Community, you're in no hurry to be saddled with yet another monthly contract - even for the luxury of an LTE-enabled tablet. That was one of the the things that made the quite solid Motorola DROID XYBOARD tablets on Verizon much less desirable than they might otherwise have been. After a few weeks of pre-orders, Motorola has made both the XYBOARD 10.1 and XYBOARD 8.2 available for purchase on their website in WiFi-only forms. They're absent the DROID branding, which is an exclusive marketing tool for Verizon's partner hardware.

Motorola XYBOARD 8.2 and 10.1 WiFi models now up for pre-order

The Motorola XOOM 2 Xyboard tablets that launched last month on Verizon as the DROID XYBOARD tablets are about to be available soon for those looking for a WiFi only model. The tablets come in both an 8.2-inch and 10.1-inch flavors and are finally up for pre-order and are coming soon.

Motorola DROID XYBOARD (Xoom 2) 8.2″ Tab spotted with Verizon 4G LTE branding

We've seen plenty of the Motorola Xoom 2 and its smaller 8.2" brother being called the media edition but today we have a clear image of the 8.2" model imprinted clearly with Verizon Wireless 4G LTE. This isn't really anything new as we figured it would obviously land on Verizon just like the original Xoom, but now we have an official picture not to mention we are hearing that absurd name is official too.