The Motorola Xoom hasn’t spent much time on the market, but it already appears that a Xoom 2 could be in the works, as the FCC has seemingly once again let the cat out of the bag.
Prints from the FCC were leaked on GizmoCrunch today, revealing a device that is 259mm long and 166mm wide. Initial reports were that the Xoom 2 would be the first tablet to sport the new quad-core processors from NVIDIA, but given the fact that this tablet is already in the works, this may point to Motorola deciding to stick with the dual-core for the sake of getting it out sooner.
Granted, it has yet to be confirmed whether or not the printing leaks were actually of the Xoom 2, but there are certainly signs pointing to it, including the fact that the device has both LTE and CDMA antennas.
To an extent, it would seem surprising for Motorola to release a successor to the Xoom this soon, considering the fact that the original Xoom users have yet to even receive their 4G LTE upgrades that they were promised would arrive in May. Not only that, word broke yesterday that a Honeycomb 3.2 upgrade could be on the horizon for the original Xoom.
Initially, the word on the street was that the Honeycomb 3.2 update was supposed to come first to a Huawei tablet. But Android Central has reported that in issue No. 16992 in the Android Open Source Project, during a discussion about problems with Exchange support on a Xoom running 3.1, a Google employee said, “There should be a 3.2 update coming within days, and that should help those of you with the Xoom.”
On the other hand, Motorola may just be looking for a fresh start. The original Xoom didn’t do well in terms of sales and very recently underwent a $100 price drop — for the Wi-Fi only model — bringing it down to $499.99. So perhaps Motorola is moving away from its only months-old tablet and is already looking to greener pastures; only time will tell.