Google's Xoom Tablet Coming in February

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Tech geeks rejoice! Very soon you will have yet another choice in digital gadgetry.

Google will try to give Apple i-Pad a run for its money with their very own electronic tablet, the Motorola Xoom.

The Xoom uses a brand new version of Google's android operating system, known as Honeycomb.

Designers say the new tablet will boast better graphics geared toward the gaming community.

"It's an entirely different experience. Android is different from all the other platforms out there. We have our unique character," explained Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google's director of engineering.

"This is the classic battle. Apple is a more closed system. This is open source. Google's trying to benefit and leverage all these great development resources they have," said David Needle, a journalist with Internetnews.com.

"Developers won't be drawn so much to make something that's really high end for the iPhone just because that's the only thing that can run it," added Dean Takahashi from VentureBeat, a technology website.

The Xoom is expected to launch in the next two weeks. CNN and Disney Mobile have already developed apps for the android-based tablet.

In response to the Xoom's launch, it is rumored by those inside the industry that Apple will release its new iPad2 around Valentine's Day.

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