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    Mar 25, 2011 11:35 AM GMT
    I had ordered an iPad 2 but when I saw that Motorola had FINALLY fixed the issue so that the Xoom could start running Flash, I made the switch and purchased a Xoom instead. I'm enjoying playing around with it so far.

    Do any of you have a Xoom? What sort of cool things have you been able to do with it?
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    Mar 25, 2011 1:34 PM GMT
    The Xoom was released before the iPad2 was announced...its an inferior product. If flash is a priority for you then you still can return that Xoom and get yourself the new Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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    Mar 25, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    Yeah, I was really digging the Xoom. But after I saw the new Galaxy Tab.. wow. I generally like Motorola hardware. But after they split off their mobile division, I'm not sure about their future. Samsung has their corporate issues too. But they really seem to be going full force in Android product development.

    Hopefully, more Honeycomb native apps will be coming this year. And I think Amazon's Android app store is a good indicator of things to come.
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    Mar 25, 2011 7:03 PM GMT
    Guys, thanks for the input. I'm not sure I understand - I looked at the Samsung Galaxy Tab as well, and I decided on the Xoom because I thought it was the only one with Android 3.0 (honeycomb) OS. It looks like the Galaxy now has it or maybe will have it soon. I just did a web search but couldn't tell if this if the Galaxy Tab with Android 3.0 has already been released. Anyone know?
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    Mar 25, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    The current Tab runs Android 2.2. But there is a new model coming out.. new sizes, new design, and Honeycomb.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/22/samsung-galaxy-tab-8-9-and-new-galaxy-tab-10-1-thinner-than-the/

    From left to right.. Original Tab -- 8.9" tab -- 10.1" tab -- ipad 2

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    Mar 25, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    Just saw that the release date for the new Galaxy Tab with Honeycomb will be June 8.

    http://www.phonesreview.co.uk/2011/03/24/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-and-8-9-prices-and-release-date-revealed/


    Damn, that looks nice. Now, I'm tempted to return the Xoom and wait for the thinner, lighter Galaxy.
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:45 PM GMT
    I've had the Archos 70 running Android 2.2 with Flash 10.2. Videos play fine. Cost: $279

    Now c'mon Carlito, tell me how inferior it is. Inferior for what, I'd ask.
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    Personally I like android alot but I love the 10+ hour battery life of the ipad and the durability of the metal/laser glass combo of ipad made me pick it over the android tabs at the time. But one day when the android devices have similar battery life and hardware design I'll trade.
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    Mar 26, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    Also I let my cat play with my ipad alot :p

    this is not my cat but same idea

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    Mar 26, 2011 4:38 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI've had the Archos 70 running Android 2.2 with Flash 10.2. Videos play fine. Cost: $279

    Now c'mon Carlito, tell me how inferior it is. Inferior for what, I'd ask.


    Fine ill tell you! Archos is not competition icon_razz.gif its a very cheaply made tablet running Froyo(outdated OS for a phone) and so far no support whatsoever to run Honeycomb(OS for tablets). Archos arent good tablets move on! Youre making me repeat myself over and over icon_evil.gif
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    Mar 27, 2011 6:08 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    wrestlervic saidI've had the Archos 70 running Android 2.2 with Flash 10.2. Videos play fine. Cost: $279

    Now c'mon Carlito, tell me how inferior it is. Inferior for what, I'd ask.


    Fine ill tell you! Archos is not competition icon_razz.gif its a very cheaply made tablet running Froyo(outdated OS for a phone) and so far no support whatsoever to run Honeycomb(OS for tablets). Archos arent good tablets move on! Youre making me repeat myself over and over icon_evil.gif

    I agree with charlitos on this one. Archos devices are incredibly SLLLLOOOOOOOOO O OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! It's like having Jeff Gordon drive in a 69' VW Beetle. Horrible hardware performance cannot keep up with the powerful OS and its softwaresicon_neutral.gif

    Although I disagree with Froyo being outdated as it's used on almost every phone out in the market. Updates haven't been rolled out and is projected to be released until the end of Q2. In addition to the Nexus S as the only phone that has Gingerbread, can we say that Gingerbread is now obsolete now that Honeycomb is out?
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    Mar 27, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
    The Froyo update for my phone only became available a few months ago.
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    Mar 27, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    cturtle saidAlso I let my cat play with my ipad alot :p

    this is not my cat but same idea


    omfg this is so cute, if i were to get an ipad it would be just so i could do this with my cat
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    Mar 28, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    paradox saidThe Froyo update for my phone only became available a few months ago.


    blame that on Android's fragmentation.
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    Mar 28, 2011 4:49 PM GMT
    gravityrunner said

    Although I disagree with Froyo being outdated as it's used on almost every phone out in the market. Updates haven't been rolled out and is projected to be released until the end of Q2. In addition to the Nexus S as the only phone that has Gingerbread, can we say that Gingerbread is now obsolete now that Honeycomb is out?


    Gingerbread is the most recent Android revision for smartphones. My point wasnt mainly about Froyo being outdated but the fact that both Froyo and Gingerbread arent designed for tablets. Tablets represent a totally new challenge and this is where Honeycomb comes in. The real difference between a tablet and a smartphone comes down to interface(software). Being that said, any tablet without an OS for tablets is simply a bigger phone.
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    Apr 03, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    Well here is the update. After taking the Xoom home as for a test drive I decided I liked the Flash capability but, in every other respect, I liked the iPad 2 better. So I took the Xoom back and got an iPad2 instead. It just seems like it has a more elegant OS and is more intuitive although part of that may be that I'm used to it from using the iPhone.

    Right now there doesn't seem to be any tablet that has all I want but the iPad comes the closest to it. Maybe in a year or two the iPad will have Flash or the competitors will come up with something as good in other respects.
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    Nov 05, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    I think there's a lot to be said for using a tablet that is comparable to your phone. It makes compatibility and integration between the two so much easier.

    I have an android phone and I just bought a motorola xoom. And I am really liking the motorola xoom tablet. Along with a bluetooth keyboard I could see this being the computer that I use 90 percent of the time.

    Of course if you have an iphone it probably makes more sense to have an ipad.
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    Nov 05, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    xoom xoom xoom... capoeira mata um...

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    Nov 05, 2011 9:20 PM GMT
    Xoom 2 is coming soon. Now that Google owns Motorola's mobile division, I think we can expect to see better support/upgrades. Hopefully.

    http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/03/motorola-xoom-2-and-xoom-2-media-edition-get-official/