Jul 13 AT 5:20 PM Alberto Vildosola 26 Comments

Rumor: Motorola working on 10-inch tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich, high-res screen

Not very happy with the reception its Xoom tablet has received in the market, Motorola seems to be kicking things up a notch with its upcoming Android tablets. According to a rumor from the folks at Fudzilla, Motorola is already testing an Android tablet prototype running Ice Cream Sandwich. But that’s not what will make this tablet stand out.

No, it’ll be the crazy 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution this tablet will supposedly launch with. That’s almost double the number of pixels compared to the 1280 x 800 resolution the Xoom has. Madness, I tell you. Interestingly, the tablet will also have a 4:3 aspect ratio. We have no idea why Motorola would do such a thing, but hey, it’s not like we get paid to design tablets. So what do we know?

Fudzilla speculates that NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 ship could be a likely candidate to power this monster of a tablet. And we kind of have to agree with them. Unless Motorola decides to go with a Qualcomm chip, Tegra 3 would be the obvious choice. This “Xoom 3″ is expected to launch around Christmas or early 2012. In other words, this will be one of the first devices to launch running Ice Cream Sandwich. Mmm. We can almost taste it.

And that’s about it. Hopefully we’ll find out more about this tablet in the near future. Maybe a blurry photo of the device? Make it happen, Mr. BlurryCam.

Source: Fudzilla

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • keridel

    never buying a motorola product ever again.

    they are one of the worst companies i have ever had the misfortue to meet. ever.

    • http://Website Tito!

      Agreed. Motorola = #Overrated

  • thel0nerang3r

    The resolution seems very optimistic on the rumor. Could you really appreciate it at the size? What about battery life? How are current apps going to look on it?
    I maybe alone on this, but I wish tables came in a 16:9 ration. Would get rid of the black bars when watching wide screen movies.

    • http://Website elitebattlefield

      The thrive tablet is 16:9. I recently picked mine up and love it.

      • http://lettersfromdave.wordpress.com daveloft

        The Thrive has a 1280×800 16:10 display.

    • http://lettersfromdave.wordpress.com daveloft

      If the tablet was 16:9 then you would have black bars on the left and right. Remember the bottom bar willy always take space. Because of that bar the 16:10 tablets make the most sense.

      If their going to go higher resolution I would like to see them stick to 16:10 and go with 1920×1200 or 2560×1600.

  • http://Website AdamJ

    The Xoom was such a disappointment, especially since it was the first Honeycomb tablet. The hardware just felt lazy.



  • http://Website Ryan

    I call total BS on the resolution. That is almost the highest resolution of most “high end” 30″ computer monitors. No way they are cramming that into a 10″ tablet, and honestly there is no reason to.

    • http://Website Raptor

      Wrong. There IS exactly the reason even for higher resolutions then that and i am glad they are fixing this major fault of all tablets. Having 2560×1600 though would be better, then you’d finally not notice gargantuan pixelation. I also hope this is not a pentile matrix scam

    • http://Website Mark

      No, this resolution is very likely, because it’s also very likely that this is the same resolution of the retena display on the next iPad.

    • NPHHaru

      Call BS all you want. I have _2_ ultra-high res tablets sitting on my desk right now – it’s crazy how clear they are, and both have Honeycomb. The panels are out there, and makers want to start pushing at Apple’s frequent forays into commercializing tech before others. At the end of the day, in almost every case, Apple’s parts come from companies that are making products that compete with Apple – the 2 on my desk being prime examples. It’s actually funny to see Honeycomb with ‘finger’ sized icons again.

  • http://Website Mark

    I can tell you that this rumor is most likely false. Why? No mobile gpu in this generation or the next will be able to process that many pixels at an acceptable frame rate.

    • http://Website CactusCat

      Gee Mark, doesn’t look like you’ve been doing your homework. Here’s you a sample of whats in store in the VERY near future.

      This is about the soon to be released Tegra 3 chip.

      “Today at Mobile World Congress (MWC) (this was March 2011), we demonstrated this little beauty running in an Android tablet. We not only showed that it was alive. We showed it browsing the Web, running games and streaming amazing video. This wasn’t your average amazing video. It was 1440p video content running on a 2560×1600 panel. That will enable mobile devices to output to the highest resolution monitors or tablets equipped with a 10.1-inch display with 300 DPI.”

      So there you have it Markey boy. This Tegra 3 (code named Kal-el) (a clever reference to Superman since you probably won’t get it otherwise) has quad cores and 12 Geforce GPUs on it. It will EASILY handle the above mentioned resolution. Do some Google-ing… Google is your friend.

  • http://Website chris

    by almost 2x pixels you mean over 3x as many pixels. (2 048 x 1 536) / (1 280 x 800) = 3.07200

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com max

    do you guys think buying a galaxy tab 10.1 was a bad idea

    • http://Website Alex

      Not at all

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  • http://Website Anon

    Better be at least thinner and lighter than an ipad2.

  • http://Website ¸

    10-inchers are way too big says my gf

    • http://Website CactusCat

      That wasn’t what she told me.

  • http://Website Mil

    After Motorola miss-sold the Xoom in non US markets by selling them as google experience devices but later denying this. I will not be buying a Motorola device. NON US Xoom have yet to receive an update from 3.0.

    • http://Website CactusCat

      That’s not what she told me.

  • http://Website Mike C

    As a non US customer I can say: It will be a cold day in hell before I buy another Motorola Android device. Reason: No support, no updates. Want proof: Check out the non US motorola XOOM forums on Motorola support site.

    • http://Website Peter

      Come on now the non US Xoom is only 2 major releases behind. It could be worse, you could be stuck on Froyo. Then again I guess Froyo tablets cost a lot less than the Xoom. Hell everything costs less than the Xoom.