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    TechCrunch: "Xoom stinks. Unstable, buggy, crashes.. not recommended."

    The OS is a buggy confusing mess. Within 15 minutes of playing with the device, I had 4 apps crashed on me. The browser took me to mobile sites instead of the full websites for some strange reason. Gee, why does it default to mobile sites when it has a large 10.1' screen?

    One of the things I thought would be improved with Honeycomb OS is the lag and choppiness when moving from screen to screen. I was surprised to see Xoom having the same problem with choppiness, especially with its beefed-up specs (gig ram, dual-core etc). iOS is just so much more optimized that you don't experience such problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xune
    Yeah. I read that. And some other observations about the Xoom. Not pretty.

    Don't people know that "Xoom" = the sound they make in returning it to the store?

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    Not ready for primetime

    After an hour of crashes, mostly resulting in full reboot, despite being entirely stock, right out of the box (i.e. no extra apps installed) I give up. Will be returning in the morning.

    I'm very much looking forwarding to an android device to rival the iPad 2 (or even the orginal iPad).

    Sadly, unless I happen to have a bad unit, the Xoom wifi is not it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b1u3 View Post
    After an hour of crashes, mostly resulting in full reboot, despite being entirely stock, right out of the box (i.e. no extra apps installed) I give up. Will be returning in the morning.

    I'm very much looking forwarding to an android device to rival the iPad 2 (or even the orginal iPad).

    Sadly, unless I happen to have a bad unit, the Xoom wifi is not it.

    This specifically.
    I'm very much looking forwarding to an android device to rival the iPad 2 (or even the orginal iPad).
    I was the same as you. I hated apples want to lock you out of key features (root access, customization, third party software) so I wanted a good android tablet. I bought my first ipad 3 days after launch because I wanted to play with it first before buying it. After playing with it for 15 minutes at work, I had to have one. I went out and bought one that day.

    I got bored with the ipad after a while. The novelty wore off completely and I sold it because I was going to get the Galaxy Tab. I thought "Yea this thing looks bad ass, total ipad killer."... wrong. This thing was such a pos that I didn't even walk out of the store with it. I ended up buying another ipad (for cheaper than I sold my first one for) to hold me off until the next big tablet came out.

    Fast forward to the Xoom. I wanted it. when I first heard about it, I wanted to get one. I was sold on it because I have the Droid X and it's also made by Motorola and it's great. Very solid phone, good hardware, good software, the Xoom has to be good right? Well this was before the ipad2 was announced. The day the ipad2 was announced I no longer wanted the Xoom. Android tablets are so far behind right now that they aren't going to gain any ground if they keep making sub par products for ridiculous prices.



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    I'm an ex-android fanboi that wanted an android tablet to compete with the ipad that has come to the realization that apple is top dog and they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. I've lost almost all faith in android.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trky View Post
    I bought my first ipad 3 days after launch because I wanted to play with it first before buying it.
    I want an iPad3. How come you get an iPad3 and I don't.

    I want one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trky

    This specifically.

    I was the same as you. I hated apples want to lock you out of key features (root access, customization, third party software) so I wanted a good android tablet. I bought my first ipad 3 days after launch because I wanted to play with it first before buying it. After playing with it for 15 minutes at work, I had to have one. I went out and bought one that day.

    I got bored with the ipad after a while. The novelty wore off completely and I sold it because I was going to get the Galaxy Tab. I thought "Yea this thing looks bad ass, total ipad killer."... wrong. This thing was such a pos that I didn't even walk out of the store with it. I ended up buying another ipad (for cheaper than I sold my first one for) to hold me off until the next big tablet came out.

    Fast forward to the Xoom. I wanted it. when I first heard about it, I wanted to get one. I was sold on it because I have the Droid X and it's also made by Motorola and it's great. Very solid phone, good hardware, good software, the Xoom has to be good right? Well this was before the ipad2 was announced. The day the ipad2 was announced I no longer wanted the Xoom. Android tablets are so far behind right now that they aren't going to gain any ground if they keep making sub par products for ridiculous prices.

    TL;DR
    I'm an ex-android fanboi that wanted an android tablet to compete with the ipad that has come to the realization that apple is top dog and they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. I've lost almost all faith in android.
    I've had my hands on both the Xoom and the Tab. I love Android...on a phone (I have an EVO 4G). On a tablet, it's rather disappointing. I agree with your observations. These really are products that have so much potential but they clearly lack the innovation of the iPad.

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    Saw that vid when it first came out. I know siegler's a fanboy but his host was clearly pissed with the xoom. Think I would've been too.

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    Poor Xoom. Must be tough being him.
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    I loved Andy Ihnatko's description...
    "The Xoom tablet is trim, light, and very pretty ... but when you place it next to the iPad 2, it looks as though it was designed and built by angry Soviet prison labor instead of by Motorola."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasty
    I loved Andy Ihnatko's description...
    "The Xoom tablet is trim, light, and very pretty ... but when you place it next to the iPad 2, it looks as though it was designed and built by angry Soviet prison labor instead of by Motorola."
    Priceless!

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