Another day, another Motorola tablet rumor…
This time the rumor mill indicates that Motorola is prepping a 10-inch tablet with a whopping 2048 x 1536 display resolution, and the tablet will run the next major version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Motorola’s first Android tablet, the Xoom, has a 10.1-inch display and 1280 x 800 resolution.
The 10-inch tablet, which was not identified as the Xoom 2, is said to be thinner than the Xoom, and sport a 4:3 screen format, which differs from the original Xoom’s 16:10 ratio. In addition, the rumor source claims prototype devices are out in the wild and the tablet might be out this year, or early next.
Google claims that Ice Cream Sandwich is the Android operating system version that will bridge the gap between Gingerbread, the latest smartphone Android build, and Honeycomb, Google’s tablet OS, ultimately unifying them in one OS scalable for all devices.
Google partnered with Motorola as the device builder for the first Honeycomb tablet, the Xoom, and previously worked with the company for the Droid, which many consider the first Android smartphone to compete with the iPhone.
The source did not provide any additional details about the device. However, previous rumors indicate that the next Xoom, or Motorola tablet, will feature a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core chip codenamed Kal-El.