Motorola Teases a Tablet… Google Shows it off on Video

Posted on 21 December 2010, Last updated on 21 December 2010 by

motorola veilMotorola recently posted a rather humorous video teaser for an upcoming tablet product on YouTube. Their video isn’t too original with its play on the tablet pun as it runs through various “tablets”, from the Rosetta Stone to the 10 Commandments. There’s a brief and humorous sentence about each tablet, including the iPad “It’s like a giant iPhone but… it’s like a giant iPhone” and the Galaxy Tab “Android OS, but Android OS… for a phone”, then the video pans over to a veiled product with a Motorola logo beneath it. A bee flies out as the video comes to an end, complimenting the video’s description, “we’re buzzing with excitement to be the next chapter in tablet evolution”.

I’m going to say, with a decent amount of confidence, that this device is going to use Android 3.0 (aka Honeycomb).

motorola tabletI suppose I can’t actually claim to be guessing, as I’ve already seen the tablet shown off on video, thanks to’s heads up. During Andy Rubin’s interview at the 2010 D: All Things Digital conference, he whips the device out and takes it for a spin. We’ve got a larger version posted inline for your convenience.

The video is the first time I’ve seen some quality Android 3.0 action, and I’m very surprised how similar to Windows parts of the interface are. Have a look and let me know if you also think you could ask better questions than the moderators in your sleep.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Matt says:

    I don’t know who that woman was, but she made herself out to be an idiot. I mean really, who takes the prototype tablet with the unfinished os out of his hands? Good grief.

    But, the video of Android 3 looks interesting. The demo tablet looked snappy, and the lack of physical buttons is a good thing. I hope that someone makes a retail device in that form factor when Honeycomb comes out.

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