UPDATE: The Motorola Xoom Android tablet is getting a global release, we’ve confirmed, so we should see it in the UK some time soon.
The Motorola Xoom Android tablet is official: it’s up on Moto’s website right now. We’re live at Motorola’s CES press conference which is kicking off right now, so keep refreshing more updates as they come.
The Motorola Xoom is the official name for the slate Google’s Andy Rubin teased a few weeks ago, and it’s certainly impressive. It runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb on a dual core processor (presumably Tegra 2). There’s a front facing webcam and a five megapixel rear camera, and it’s capable of playing back 720p HD video on its 10.1-inch 1280×800 touchscreen. A DLNA app for wireless media streaming is also included, and there’s a HDMI output for pumping 1080p video to a flatscreen.
Motorola claims the Motorola Xoom will eventually support 4G LTE on the Verizon US network for zippy web surfing and downloading, while memory is served by a beefy 1GB of RAM. In the US at least, it’s out Q1 2011, with the 4G upgrade coming in Q2.
No word yet on price, but Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha is on stage at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas right now, introducing the new line of Motorola Android devices to go up against other tabs such as the iPad and Samsung Galaxy tab. He’s announced the Motorola Xoom, and is showing off Google’s official promo video of the software we saw earlier today.