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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