Motorola Xoom Tablet Features A Barometer, Let The Weather Fun Begin Now!
One of the best things that happened at CES 2011 was the Motorola Xoom tablet which is practically the tablet many people were waiting for a very long time. Even though the Consumer Electronics Show is over, we’re just discovering the great features of the Motorola Xoom tablet and one of them is the barometer support.
The barometer support is included in Android as of the 2.3 Gingerbread version, however, there aren’t any devices with the hardware that can use it. Well, the Android 3.0-powered Xoom tablet comes with a barometer along with a plethora of other sensors like a magnetometer, gryoscope, accelerometer, and an ambient light sensor. It’s like Motorola stuffed everything in there!
The Motorola Xoom release date is May 2011 at Verizon, but only with 3G support as 4G LTE support will be available shortly after. A few days ago a Motorola executive also confirmed that there will be a Xoom WiFi-only version which will be released in April 2011.
Now that the Motorola Xoom tablet with Android 3.0 Honeycomb sports a barometer it will definitely ease the work of the meteorologists. Tablets are becoming more and more important for a meteorologists because they are easy to use and very portable, and now there’s an extra reason why they should get one.