Google and Verizon

LAS VEGAS--Part of Verizon's keynote address this morning was devoted to one of the more talked-about devices to come out of this year's CES: the Motorola Xoom.

The much-anticipated Xoom is the first device to run on the tablet-optimized version of the Android operating system, called Honeycomb. During Verizon's talk, we got a look at the tablet and the software it runs on.

Here, Mike Cleron (right), principal software engineer at Google, joins Verizon President and Chief Operating Officer Lowell McAdam (left) and Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha during the address.

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Motorola Xoom desktop Honeycomb

Here is a view of the Motorola Xoom desktop running Honeycomb with three widgets--Gmail, Google Calendar, and Bookmark--with additional apps along the bottom.
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Motorola Xoom desktop Honeycomb

Accessing the settings panel, you can see a preview of available widgets that can be dragged up to the five available desktop panes.
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Motorola Xoom desktop Honeycomb

A view of Google's Chrome Web browser on the Honeycomb-powered Xoom showing The New York Times' Web page.
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Gmail in Honeycomb

A version of Gmail specially built for Honeycomb shown running on the Motorola Xoom.
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Task switching

Task-switching in Honeycomb shows the previous five applications used on the left.
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Dungeon Defender

During a demo of games running on the Xoom, Cleron played what he says is one of his favorites, Dungeon Defender.
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YouTube in Honeycomb

Panel view of YouTube video grid in Honeycomb.
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Virtual nightstand

Google Books running on Honeycomb, your "virtual nightstand."
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A view of reading on the Xoom

A view of reading on the Xoom. The virtual button of the tablet disappears automatically so you can focus on the content.
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Google Chat

A view of Google Chat on the Xoom.
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Front facing camera

With a front-facing camera, you can do a full-screen video chat with any of the millions of people with Gmail addresses.

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