iFixit has posted their teardown of the Motorola Xoom, the tablet computer from Moto running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) that may very well be the first such device to be capable of standing its own against the iPad. We did a review mix yesterday and posted our own hands-on with the device, and left feeling that while Honeycomb shows promise, it may be a while before we decide to buy an Android tablet.
Still, a device like the Xoom is necessary in the current market as it takes the first step towards creating the ideal Android tablet. We need to see more companies step up to the plate and deliver notable rivals to Apple’s ultra-popular tablet computer if we want to see these more casual-style computers become better machines. That just doesn’t happen very fast when one company has control over a market like Apple has with the iPad for nearly one year.
Hit the jump for a few pictures and the link to the teardown:
Above is a front view of the motherboard:
(orange) Hynix H8BCSOQG0MMR 2-chip memory MCP
(yellow) AKM 8975 Electronic Compass
(Green) Qualcomm MDM6600 supporting HSPA+ speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps
(Blue) Nvidia Tegra T2 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU and ultra-low power GeForce GPU.
(Purple) Texas Instruments 54331 Step Down SWIFT DC/DC Converter with Eco-Mode
(Black) Samsung K4P4G154EC DRAM
Back view of motherboard
(Red) Qualcomm PM8028 RF Power Management IC
(Orange) Atmel TINY45 8-bit RISC-based Microcontroller with 4KB in-system programmable flash
(Yellow) Toshiba THGBM2G8D8FBA1B NAND Flash
(Blue) ST Ericsson CPCAP 2.2TC22 DC Power Management
And the final layout for the teardown:
Check out iFixit for full details: Here.