No, Xoom tablet doesn’t copy iPad, says German court

Apple wasn’t the only loser in the ruling. It was ultimately a loss for both parties since the court also disagreed with Motorola’s previous claim that Apple’s iPad design patent was invalid. As a result, both parties have to cover court costs generated by the dispute.

Google updates Android on Nexus phones, Xoom tablets

Google is rolling out Android 4.0.4 software upgrades to several devices: the GSM Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S handsets as well as Motorola’s Wi-Fi Xoom tablet will all see the software delivered over the air. Other devices will see it soon but that’s not comforting.

Android 4.0.3 now hitting Motorola Xoom tablets

Motorola officially announced on Wednesday that it’s now upgrading its Xoom Wi-Fi tablets to the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android, effective immediately. Google Android version 4.0.3 will be an over-the-air software upgrade, starting today, in stages, for all Xoom tablet owners.

What makes Motorola’s Xoom 2 tablet better than Xoom?

Motorola introduced two new Xoom-branded slates for the U.K and Ireland markets. The Xoom 2 and Xoom 2 Media Edition both run on Google’s platform for tablets, but won’t ship with Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Didn’t Motorola learn from the first Xoom?

More CPUs won’t solve Android’s tablet problems

Asus is showing off the first Nvidia-powered quad-core tablet, which may intially run Google Android Honeycomb. I welcome advances in computer chips, but the time of “most powerful hardware” being best are long over. Today, top devices also require great apps and a solid user experience.

Kindle Fire on pace to outsell all Android tablets?

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is on pace to be the best selling Google Android tablet of the year, even though you wouldn’t know it runs Android. Leaked sales figures reported by the Cult of Android site show that Amazon has already taken more than 254,000 pre-orders.

HP can already say “We’re number 2!” with TouchPad

The most appealing tablet these days is clearly Apple’s iPad, but HP’s TouchPad is a surprising second choice, beating out the many Google Android tablets and RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook in a survey of potential tablet buyers. It may be too soon to call it the “OuchPad.”

Motorola Xoom LTE upgrade reportedly due in September

Seven months after launching with the promise of using Verizon’s LTE network, the Motorola Xoom tablet is going to deliver. In September, the Android tablet will be upgradable to 4G mobile broadband at no charge, although owners may be without their Xoom for 6 business days.