Talk:Motorola Xoom

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Naming Problem[edit]

The device should be named the Motorola XOOM MZ600 as this is how it is referred to by Motorola. Should Motorola choose to release another model of the XOOM, there will be problems. (talk) 03:07, 27 February 2011 (UTC)

You are correct. However, this article refers to the Motorola Xoom, not an individual model. The EVDO, GSM, and WiFi models do have different model identifiers, but since this article encompasses all three, I believe that it should be changed back to simply stating "Motorola Xoom." However, we can add a section detailing the differences between the various models. Dylanstaley (talk) 01:50, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
there is now a new Xoom version out there, the Motorola Xoom Family Edition. Apparently only sold thru Best Buy, it has different hardware. I took a look at one recently. So its not just the original one with less memory, its newer and slimmer hardware. ~emb021 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:26, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Capital letters[edit]

ALLCAPS? Should the word "Xoom" actually be all capital letters (e.g. "XOOM"). It appears this is Motorola's naming convention for the XOOM devices. Andage01 (talk) 17:31, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

It should not be in uppercase. Please, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Trademarks.--KDesk (talk) 23:06, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

Use of Press Images[edit]

I believe that the use of press release images in an article is a violation of the owner's rights. These images are not released under a compatible license, and should not be uploaded by end users claiming that they are the original owners. As such, I've removed the infringing image until an image with a compatible license can be found. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dylanstaley (talkcontribs) 22:34, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Someone please take a photo of the Xoom, and upload to Wikimedia. • SbmeirowTalk • 06:52, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello, I am a member of the Motorola Mobility team and we'd like to submit an updated image to this profile. Is this possible? MotorolaHQTalk May 19, 2011

I believe (I'm no expert with images) that you'd have to release the image(s) you wanted into the public domain in order to upload them to Wikipedia or Wikimedia Commons, which is where public domain files usually go so that all Wikimedia Foundation projects can use them. The relevent instructions are at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials (there is also a somewhat simpler version at Wikipedia:Contact us/Photo submission); if there's something there that's unclear, I'd advise asking questions at Wikipedia:Media copyright questions (I think you'd get the fastest response here) or emailing If you have any other questions, there is a more general help desk available as well. Best wishes, C628 (talk) 21:41, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Super Bowl Advertisement Controversy?[edit]

Aside from the originator of the Do Not Disconnect video complaining that the Motorola commercial is similar, is there any real controversy to this? It seems to me that the person who made that video just put that section into this article. The language describing the two videos doesn't seem very neutral to me either. It certainly tries to paint the two videos as very similar (in my opinion, they are only passingly similar; neither video pioneered the idea of the iPhone/iPad homogenizing people and culture). From an online search this 'controversy' only seems to exist in the form of identical comments across different articles and a few forum/blog posts. Should this be removed? I'm not a heavy Wikipedia editor so I don't feel comfortable making the call. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:23, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

When I read this segment for the first time, I didn't even understand what the controversy was. This section either needs major revision or removal. Ryan31S (talk) 03:23, 10 February 2011 (UTC)
I'm going to remove it for now then. If this does become a real controversy with some real sources, then it can be added back in later. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:03, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

No reviews?[edit]

Really? It's been out for a month or so now, and there's nothing about it in the article? EVula // talk // // 02:26, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Mmkay, how about this? C628 (talk) 23:43, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
Fantastic. Thanks. :) EVula // talk // // 05:31, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

units of power, energy, &c[edit]

power is energy per time . . eg. joules per second
 - the unit is `watt`  ( 1 watt  =  1 volt . 1 ampere )
energy (in electronics) is power times time (pt) . . a battery capacity is in energy
 - the unit is `joule` 
listing mAh`s as power isn`t correct, it isn`t even incorrect . . .

its like saying you went the gas station and got 6 square feet of gas

 .. and mWh is indirect (and goofy, introducing 3600 from a time when people were afraid of comets and the concept of zero was cutting edge math)
I expect my parents to have trouble with this, but tech savvy young people should know this stuff - yes, i know many of the tech blogs use these units/non-units also . . but were at least a decade past the point of such scientific illiteracy, especially in the tech sector . . rise up poeple !  —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ebmkhfpfclbkjkjpefepoeoiaggoaonh (talkcontribs) 19:38, 11 May 2011 (UTC) 
I know it may seem goofy, that's just the convention used by battery makers. Pick up almost any rechargeable battery and you will see: The normal operating voltage and the current x hours. Multiplying the two values will give you the maximum energy storage capacity of the battery. --Salimfadhley (talk) 22:57, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

usb port[edit]

is it capable of usb port? Is it device-only or usb OTG? `a5b (talk) 15:28, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Lack of Honeycomb 3.1 updates outside of USA[edit]

There probably should be some kind of information or commentary related to Motorola's refusal/unreadiness/inability to supply Honeycomb 3.1 updates for Xoom owners outside of the United States. It's been about 8 weeks since the 3.1 release and I believe no territory outside of the US has the update as of yet. I'd like to add a reason for the delay, but Motorola isn't talking ( or I can't find the reason, at least ). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:57, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

I've tried to make some changes in order to address this issue. Motorola have not stated why the 3.1 update was not made available outside of the USA. If I were permitted to guess I'd suggest that non-American sales were not sufficient to justify the project. That's conjecture. --Salimfadhley (talk) 22:53, 14 June 2011 (UTC)