Motorola’s Android 4.0, high-resolution, quad core tablet in testing
Motorola has built and is said to be testing the successor to the XOOM tablet device, which will feature Android 4.0, a quad-core NVIDIA CPU and a 2048x1536-pixel display
Motorola has built and is said to be currently testing its follow up to last year’s Motorola XOOM tablet.
According to reports, the XOOM successor features Android 4.0 (that’s Ice Cream Sandwich, by the way), a quad-core NVIDIA CPU and a 2048x1536 pixel resolution display.
The news comes via Fudzilla, who reports Motorola already has prototype Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablets built and is currently testing them out. The report also says that the new Motorola tablet will feature a 4:3 aspect ratio and a thoroughly impressive 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution display - way above that of 1080p.
NVIDIA’s up-and-coming quad-core ‘Kal-El’ CPU is said to be taking over processing duties from the original XOOM’s dual core Tegra 2 set up. NVIDIA’s Kal-El project is set to be the first quad-core chip to hit the market and features 12 GPU cores and 3D stereo support.
Early benchmarking tests over at AndroidandMe have revealed NVIDIA’s Kal-El chipset is nearly twice as powerful as the current dual-core Tegra 2 model.
At present there’s no word on a release date or any news on when we’ll be getting an official announcement from Motorola regarding this monster of a tablet.
Initial reports suggest the device will land sometime next year but until we hear official word from Motorola on this device, we won't hold our breath.