Share this Story

Groupon Has the Motorola XOOM WiFi for $340, Vanilla Android Tablet at its Finest

It seems that the Interwebz has been pumping out deals left and right for Android tablets as of late. The newest to hit our inbox is Groupon’s listing of the XOOM WiFi for only $340. The XOOM will always hold a special place in our hearts, seeing as how it was the first and still remains to be one of the only true vanilla Android tablets ever made. It receives timely updates straight from Google to the newest versions of the Android OS and while being completely unlockable, has a healthy developer community to keep it kicking even after Google drops support.

Via: Groupon

Cheers Terris, Anthony, and Bladelaire!

  • JohnPA2006

    Site doesnt say if its Retail new, Factory refurbished….
    would be nice to know before placing order.

  • steveliv

    if only the timely updates applied to the 3g/4g version as well….

  • Got mine from a Staples fire sale. $300 clearance – $50 off any clearance laptop or tablet coupon – $40 in staples rewards = $210.

    This thing is great. Only time I use a computer now is at work and when im doing video editing.

  • Sven Enterlein

    Ordered it the day it came out because Motorola had the 25% off “mistake” since it was classified as “accessory”. I liked it but I sold it when the ASUS TF101 came out. I am much happier. $340 is a lot for its age.

  • djf

    Bought my WiFi Xoom 15 months ago – and have had ICS since January and 4.04 for about a month. It has been the best tech purchase I have every made – and I paid $600 – it is just too convenient. I have a 22″ desktop, 18″ laptop, 12″ chromeos, 9″ asuseee and both nexus phones – but the Xoom and ICS is the best combination – from all horizontal positions 😉

  • anonymous-x

    @ Dan checked your advise but bought the Xoom for starters. Thanks for your reply.

  • pseudonym_b

    “has a healthy developer community”? where…? over at xda theres rarely an update on anything. maybe a new version of a rom once a week (for all roms, not individually). seriously, if there is, i want to know where it is, as my xoom is getting bored of its rom from march (i like codename, nothing seems better as of now).

  • Bionic

    No thanks this tablet is old news. I’m still waiting for nexus tablet or if asus sells the 370t directly.

  • anonymous-x

    @ Dan where you get the ASUS for $60 more at? Leave a link or I’ll get this Xoom.

    • cpeter753

      Amazon.com. sorry I didn’t look up the link but I saw them this afternoon while I was looking up accessories for my Transformer. Got to say it’s a great tablet.

  • just picked this up! cant wait for it to come in

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Good deal… Xoom rocks! Make sure first thing you do is accept the software update or search for software update — gotta get the ICS lovin’ !

  • thereasoner

    Don’t get me wrong, i do love my Xoom but ” timely updates “? Not on my Xoom, still waiting for ICS. I would recomend the Xoom2 with a better screen, mine is useless outside or get the lowend Transformer if you’re looking for a bargin on a full sized tab.

    • bakdroid

      They are taking about the WIFI only XOOM. Not the lame Verizon ones that don’t get support.

      • thereasoner

        mine is a wi-fi only but i don’t live in the US, we’re still waiting here in Canada.

        • teng247

          you could always root and rom with stock builds. You can even find the system files through the moto dev site and flash it to US version.

          • thereasoner

            Yes, i’m aware of that. Many have done that from what i’ve read online. I’m going to wait because Honeycomb will do for now. I just recieved ICS 4.0.4 on my Nexus S and i’m liking it so far, makes me want it even more now for my Xoom but i can wait. I’m fairly new to Andriod and i haven’t yet experimented with rooting ect., i will get into it one day though. Probably after i buy a new phone or tab, then i can use my old one as a guinea pig and gain some confidence that way. Until then the thought of bricking my device gives me the willies. Thank for your advice though, much appreciated !

  • $60 is weak

  • kixofmyg0t

    I bought my Xoom on launch day and still love it to this day. I use it more than my PC actually.

    • MotoRulz

      ^ that

    • buy this

      Here here, I got it after launch but it is tried and true. Great dev support and super functional. 300 is the most anyone should reasonably pay though.

    • Sobr0801

      After moving from the the original transform to the Xoom ill never look back, this thing is solid, and is even better with ICS.

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      Purchased mine on wifi launch day 03-27-2011… one year later and this thing is still a beast! Definitely a ‘daily driver’… the performance gain in going from Honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich was like going from a Ford to a Ferrari.

      • kixofmyg0t

        No joke. I didnt really like stock Honeycomb all that much. It was clunky and slow. ROM’s helped but ICS is so much better.

  • Dan

    Keep Dream Groupon! Try 150.

    60 dollars more and you can have a device twice as powerful and brand new technology. ASUS Transformer 300 Pad FTW!

    • kretz7

      In what way is this Groupon’s fault? They’re not going to offer the Xoom for $150 and take a loss on everyone they sell. I understand your point, but it’s not like Groupon are getting these for $100 and then putting the $340 price tag on them. Use your brain…

  • Good deal but still a shame. Should have been the starting point from Day 1. No? No?

  • Price is high

  • mikel61101

    2 Benjamins sounds better to me…

  • jak_341

    I would say the OG Transformer puts this to shame. You can’t beat Asus when it comes to Android tablets. Besides, no company with a locked bootloader on any of their products will get my dollars.

    • azndan4

      Agreed. You would have to pay me a lot of money for me to use a Motorola phone/tablet.

    • XBR360

      Not me. I’ve had both for an extended period of time and would pick the xoom hands down. In fact I sold the transformer and purchased a galaxy tab 10.1 to replace it, but kept the xoom too. I prefer the galaxy tab for web browing and stuff like that, but the xoom is great for on the go media entertainment. It has 32 GB on board and can accept a 64 GB sd card, as well as having a built in hdmi port. The screen is better on the transformer, but that is the only advantage that it holds, and that is only true if you get one without extreme light bleeding.

  • shdowman

    Still too much..


  • Allen

    Ice Cream Sandwich goodness.

  • BlackSSOE