Videos of Adobe Flash 10.2 on Android 3.0 tablets

I’m a little late on this one but it’s always good to post about interesting subjects anyway I guess. As you probably remember Adobe has announced the availability of the beta version of Flash 10.2 for Android 3.0 tablets last week so here are some hand’s video of the plugin in action on the only Honeycomb tablet currently available, the Motorola Xoom. But before watching them just keep in mind that this is still a beta release so performance will (o will not..) improve later one:

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Flash ain’t dead: Flash 10.2 Beta for Android 3.0 tablets announced

Adobe has just announced the upcoming release of Flash 10.2 Beta exclusively for Android 3.0. tablets. The package will be available in the Android Market on March 18th and contains better H.264 hardware acceleration and deeper integration with the Android browser. This is essentially a version fully optimized for NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 chipset. Check out the feature list after the break:

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Motorola Xoom Super Bowl TV commercial

Here’s pretty nice Motorola Xoom commercial that aired during last nights Super Bowl and was teased last week on YouTube. You catch a glimpse of the device in simulated action (I say simulated because what you see on the fake device’s screen was composited in post) but I would highly suggest to check out the hour long Android 3.0 presentation video to really see the Xoom in all it’s glory. Video after the break:

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Motorola Xoom launching on February 24th and HTC Thunderbolt on Feb 14th

According to Best Buy’s Facebook page the hotly anticipated Android 3.0 powered Motorola Xoom tablet is going to launch on February 24th just ten days after the launch of Verzion’s HTC Thunderbolt on February 14th (just one day after AT&T’s HTC Inspire 4G). Hate it or love it but 2011 is shaping up to be Android’s year. With Microsoft’s ineptitude to update Windows Phone 7 in a timely fashion (and communicate a clear roadmap) Google is freely steamrolling on the competition.

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One hour long Android 3.0 Honeycomb presentation

Didn’t have time to watch the Android 3.0 Honeycomb event streamed live on YouTube a few hours ago? Don’t worry, Google has you covered. The company has posted the full, one hour long, presentation on YouTube so you can finally watch some really in-depth Android 3.0 action. You will see everything from the new multi-tasking capabilities to the new 3D UI framework and video calling (all running on the Motorola Xoom). Google seems to have done a tremendous job on this release and Microsoft really has to worry about them because they just don’t have anything to competitively compete with this until Windows 8 is finalized in 2012. Sit tight, grab something to drik and watch the whole thing after the break:

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Motorola Xoom Superbowl TV ad takes aim at Apple’s system

Motorola is bringing the heat to the tablet market this year. The Motorola Xoom TV ad named “Goodbye 1984″ is a direct attack towards Apple’s closed system. The same can somewhat be said about Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 / Zune / Xbox 360 but given their irrelevant marketshare they are probably not worth mentioning I guess (MS also doesn’t have any Tablet / Slate answer until Windows 8). Anyway, check out the teaser after the break:

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Motorola Xoom launching on February 17th

According to internal documents originating from Best Buy the much anticipated Motorola Xoom tablet, which is going to be the first Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered devices, is launching on February 17th. The first SKU is apparently packing 32GB of internal memory but there’s still no official price mentioned but it would definitely be disappointing if yesterday’s rumored $800 price turns out to be true. A full blown Slate PC like the new Asus Eee EP121 is only $300 more and has some serious power under the hood (but not so awesome battery life..). The Xoom will obviously be subsidized by carriers just like the Galaxy Tab thought so it may be best to wait a little bit to see how things settle down.

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Motorola Xoom to cost $800 and come without MotoBlur UI

Contrary to what was claimed earlier yesterday in rumor, the Motorola Xoom won’t be slapped with the useless MotoBlur UI and will thankfully be running the stock Android 3.0 / Honeycomb OS. Here’s Motorola’s official statement:

To clarify, Motorola Xoom is a Google Experience Device and the first tablet to incorporate Android 3.0 Honeycomb. As such, Motorola Mobility has worked closely with Google to develop and optimize the Honeycomb OS on Xoom, and has no plans to customize the software with MotoBlur.

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb UI video walkthrough

Here is a couple of Android 3.0 Honeycomb videos demonstrating several parts of the new tablet oriented OS that we saw unveiled yesterday. You will get to see all of the major functionalities of the OS without any voice over explaining what is really going on (though it’s really had to understand..). These videos are actually what is being shown on the Motorola Xoom and LG G-Slate Tegra 2 powered tablets that were unveiled in Las Vegas. The press wasn’t allowed to play with the devices so Google decided to playback the following videos on them so that everybody can get an idea of what it will look like :

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Motorola Xoom hardware specifications

Motoroa is about to officially unveil the Motorola Xoom tablet power byt nVidia’s Tegra 2 Soc and running Honeycomb. We have already seen Android 3.0 Honeycomb’s UI in action a few minutes ago and the Xoom handled by Any Rubin last monthbut what people want to know now is when is this thing going to be available. The Tegra 2 powered Motorola Atrix 4G and the yet unknown Motorola Droid Bionic also going to be outed tonight. Stay tuned for more…

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