Question from an iPad 2 owner
Ok please no flaming, this is a serious question and I want a serious answer lol
Have any of you xoom owners ever used an iPad 2 and prefer the xoom over it? I have the iPad 2 now, and I love it, just don't love how it's locked down hard and no flash.
How are the apps/games? I know it's still really young, but are they coming pretty nicely, or slowly?
I'm considering selling my iPad (which I'm wondering if it's a sub-conscious decision I don't like it) for a lot of money lol and wanna see if the xoom is what I need.
Thanks for the answers guys!!
03-20-2011 11:41 AM
I love Widgets so I don't like the ipad. I've only played with both for couple hours at the store I don't own either but I have xoom preordered. I'm not concerned with apps because a new product is not going to bbe released with 65000 apps. It needs time to grow and it will grow.
Widgets are the deal breaker for me. With the xoom screen size I can load so many Widgets on home screen .. audible, music, email, bookmarks ,etc make it much quicker and efficient to use.
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Yup. I have my home screen VERY functional via widgets,,, That's a just small part of why I love my Xoom...
Originally Posted by bobjenkins
Had an og I pad and it was OK but the xoom seriously dominates it with my time spent with the device. Never use the desktop at home anymore. The I pad2 still makes me think of my first generation IPod touch which s nearly three years old. Ios def needs a refresher for me to consider it ever again.
Moto DX, D2 global and Xoom!
I think both are awesome devices but one will be better for you depending on your needs/wants. I can't tell you which is better but I can tell you why I prefer the Xoom. I only have a little experience with the ipad though. I'll admit I'm not an apple fan but I do think they have great portable devices, loved my touch and nano and I probably would have an iPhone today if Verizon had had them 4 years ago. (ATT was terrible in my area, I hear they are better now.)
Anyway, if you're new to android the Xoom is gonna have a learning curve. Hell, even if you are not new to android there's some stuff to learn! Xoom is fantastic for customizability and uniqueness. Google integration (email, calender, contacts, docs, maps/nav, Chrome, etc) is the "killer app" for me, having been a Droid user for 18 months, I cant see losing that. Widgets are also pretty big but I probably use fewer than most, I like to run my devices lean. For instance, I installed and almost immediately removed the Facebook app because its far inferior to just browsing to the website and getting the full experience. Same with IMDB and other sites that have their own mobile apps. With the Xooms excellent "Chromish" browser they're all redundant to the point of being useless.
Thank you for your response, and to every one else as well. I just put my iPad 2 up on eBay, and if i can make my reserve for it I will most likely be getting the xoom. Probably the wifi version though, won't need the 3/4g.
Originally Posted by FuturePrimitive
I will let you all know what happens lol
I'm an iPad 1 owner with a Xoom now. Played a round a bit with the iPad 2.
I don't like Apple or iTunes, yet picking the Xoom was a pretty difficult choice.
What I liked about the iPads is they are much more comfortable to hold. Even though the weight difference between the iPad 1 and Xoom isn't that much, the Xoom still feels noticeably heavier for some reason. And I'm sure it's an even more profound difference between the iPad 2 and Xoom. The iPad corners are angled so there are no 90 degree corners and the iPad 2 has rounded corners. The Xoom has 90 degree corners around the bezel that digs into my thumbs and fingers when gripping the edges. The 4:3 ratio is pretty nice for viewing websites, books, comics, and such in either landscape and portrait modes.
Also iOS is just smooth and rarely crashes or requires rebooting. I've had my Xoom two days and the browser, YouTube, and Market apps have crashed more than a dozen times. Which is kinda becoming more than annoying.
But so far I think I'll still deal with Honeycomb's shortcomings and the Xoom's less comfortable design over having to live anymore locked down in Apple's world and tethered to iTunes. I LOVE that I can plug my Xoom into my desktop, have it show up as an external drive, drag my files, music, etc over, and easily play that media with whatever app I want on the Xoom.
I like the app drawer with Android that contains all my apps, alphabetically sorted and I get to choose what I put on my Android desktop. Not a fan of how iOS dumps every app on your desktop and can get hard to find stuff once you install lots of apps.
I don't really play a lot of games on either the iPad or Xoom. It looks like the iPad has an advantage of selection, but there seem to be plenty of quality games on Android these days too.
Xoom will also have a microSD card slot, so I'll be able to infinitely expand my storage capacity with SD cards, along with how easy it is to drag/drop files between desktop and tablet. Where as the iPad is locked down to only it's internal storage and a chore to move content back and forth.
Overall, I think the iPads when in comfort, ease of use, and stability. But the Xoom wins in functionality, features, and freedom. Kinda wish I didn't have to give up so much comfort and stability going with the Xoom, but maybe a gel case and some software updates can fix the Xoom, iPad you get what you got.
I've still got my iPad, my wife mostly uses it now though. They each have their positives and negatives, but the difference is, for most of the negatives the Xoom comes with, a fix is in the works, or the developers at XDA will handle it once they get their hands on a functioning SD slot. The Xoom's minor problems can easily be handled with a software update, and the overall experience can be improved with custom kernels and roms. The iPad is pretty much stuck where it's at, it has some amazing apps that I wish we had on the Xoom, but even my jailbroken iPad with all the highly rated jailbreak apps doesn't come close to the flexibility and general freedom that Honeycomb provides.
I'd getting a discounted iPad 1 and a Xoom provides the best of both worlds, but if you can't afford it, Xoom only.
Yeah, screw you thanks. Im trying to be an adult here, and get good reasons to switch. FAIL
Originally Posted by BAWLZ
Btw, sold my iPad 2 32GB wifi on ebay for $1,100 about an hour ago Its xoom time lol