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The Motorola Xoom: Visual QuickStart Guide by Bart G. Farkas

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2. Customizing with Apps, Widgets, and Wallpaper

What drives a tablet? Technically, what drives a tablet computer is the operating system—in this case, Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). But the real driving forces behind a tablet like the Xoom are the apps that the user installs to make the device do exactly what’s needed.

Apps can be anything from games to work-out programs that help you lose tummy flab. Installing and updating apps is an important part of getting your Xoom to be the best it can be for you personally. Currently, thousands of apps are available in the Android Market. For most users, the biggest problem isn’t finding an app that does what they want, but choosing ...

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