February 4, 2011 | by Michael Heller
I know this is going to sound weird, but I’m actually a bit sad that the Xoom tablet boots up so fast because the boot screen looks absolutely fantastic. Theoretically, after a while of owning the device the shine would wear off, but even almost a year later I still find myself watching my Nexus One’s boot animation. It’s actually a small, albeit fairly ridiculous reason why I never run Cyanogen for too long – I just like the stock boot animation (and yes, I know I could change it, but we’re already getting a bit off topic.)
TechCrunch got some video of the new boot animation for Honeycomb, and it is pretty sweet. As you’d expect, it keeps the Tron-like blue neon design and brings in a nice pulsating honeycomb design. And, thanks to the Tegra 2, the boot is extremely fast, clocking in at under 10 seconds.
The more I see, the more I think I’m going to break down and get an Android tablet sooner rather than later, even with rumors of quad-core Tegras hitting this holiday season.