According to sources close to Android blog Droid-Life, Motorola’s hotly-anticipated tablet device will be called the DROID Xoom. Famously demoed on-stage at the Dive Mobile event in December by lead Android man Andy Rubin himself, the device is expected to run Honeycomb Android 3.0, the biggest update to the OS yet, along with Nvidia’s fire-breathing Tegra 2 dual-core processor.
As its rumored name implies, the Xoom will likely be a member of Verizon’s DROID franchise which includes Motorola’s current DROID Pro, DROID X, and DROID2. Sadly, Droid-Life reports that the Xoom won’t be able to access Verizon’s new 4G LTE network which is indeed a bummer. The tablet may not benefit all that much from 4G but it would be really sweet if it could act as a mobile 4G hotspot.
Still, with a name like Xoom which blatantly implies speed, one would hope Moto’s new tablet would have Verizon’s blisteringly fast LTE to match all that scorching hardware. Perhaps we’ll be pleasantly surprised at the show next week. Stay tuned for our CES 2011 coverage as we report live from the event.