Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 review: Stopgap or worthy Xoom successor?

Is the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 a stopgap or something worth signing up for?

The Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2's 4G LTE speeds are impressively fast, but it may not be worth a 2-year commitment. Josh Miller/CNET

The original Xoom arrived in a pre-iPad 2 world. Given that context, Motorola's original tablet was well-designed, with great hardware, and since it marked the debut of Honeycomb, it was arguably the first Android tablet with a capable operating system.

So, as we prepare to enter yet another year of constantly advancing technology, the release of the Droid Xyboard 8.2 demands the question: did Motorola push the design, performance, and features of its follow-up to the Xoom far enough to make it worth considering, or is this a stopgap on the road to something far more impressive?

Reading the full review grants you the gift of the answer!

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Eric Franklin leads the CNET Reviews editors in San Francisco as managing editor. A 20-year industry veteran, Eric began his tech journey testing computers in the CNET Labs. When not at work he can usually be found at the gym, at the movies, or at the edge of his couch with a game controller in his hands.

 

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