Looking at picking up the Xoom real soon but...
The Wifi version of the Xoom has just recently come to Canada, and I've been looking at this nice piece of equipment since it's unveiling with Honeycomb earlier this year. If all goes well, I'll be able to pick it up within a week or so assuming the stores closest to me replenish their stocks quickly enough.
In anticipation of this, I've been doing a lot of reading -- reviews and some of the issues that people have been having with it and Honeycomb itself. You see, I'm completely new to Android -- my latest phone is a Windows 7 phone which I love very much so I have never played with Android. I understand that Honeycomb is a different beast but, while I am not someone who is likely to be scared off with the occasional quirks it might throw at me, there seems to be a fair number of them which could significantly impact on my enjoyment of this device.
Naturally, I realize that it's a heck of a lot easier to hear about the problems and issues than the good things. This is part of the reason I signed on and I'm hoping to find out a lot more of what is what when it comes to this tablet. Perhaps gain a bit of better insight from people who use it regularly.
04-13-2011 11:16 PM
imo you should play with one for yourself.
i was on the fence to, then i went into a costco and played with one for about a good hour
everything i read about bugs and stuff was completely untrue.
i have an andriod phone so i knew my way around the xoom easily, and i like to do things fast
everything was really smooth, nothing forced closed on me.
wifi speed was good, im picking one up today.
i suggest you play with one, buy it and worse case scenario you take it back the next day
give it a shot
Welcome to the forum. I'm not disappointed however one thing lacks, is the SD card itself. Unlike the ipad u can do a lot more with android. Quality is great, had no issues at all. Tethering is awesome
Aloha from the Hawaiian Xoom
I am new to Android as well. My Xoom has been great.There is a small learning curve but if you don't mind that then I think you will find yourself very happy with a Xoom.
I heard a lot of grumblings about the tablet so I walked into a store and put it in my hands. It didn't take very long to realize that this is a solid tablet that offers huge possibilities for future growth. IMO most reviews I read were entirely too harsh and often lopsided. I walked out of the store with one that same day and absolutely love this thing. I have zero regrets.
Welcome! So far no issues for me. With android you an keep it stock and be happy or you can root it and have access to many different features. I rooted mine and now I have a 1.5ghz dual core processor, SD card support, USB hosting capabilities, as well as I am able to back up my apps data.
When I first migrated to an Android phone the transition was easy and natural. Coming from years of WinMo, Android was a welcomed change - wonderfully simple and elegant. A bit like relief from an abcessed tooth. Enjoy!
Xoom 4G LTE and I HATE the typing lag on this forum!
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No issues for me, just waiting for the great capabilities that our Xoom will have. Android is pretty easy to learn, I came over from Blackberry and LOVE andriod.
Thanks folks... I pretty much decided to pick one up, though now I can't seem to get my hands on one. I would love to say that they are REALLY flying off the shelves here in Canada but I half suspect that there is just a mismanagement of what is being brought in to the various stores here in Canada (thus far we are talking Best Buy and Futureshop) and generally low numbers. It did give me a chuckle when the store rep tried to sell me something else earlier this week:
Me: "Do you have any Motorola Xoom's left in stock"
Rep: "No but the Playbook is coming out tomorrow"
Me: "Sorry, but the Playbook doesn't meet my needs. Will you be getting any in tomorrow"
Rep: "Maybe but I can't say for sure"
Me: "Can I put a deposit on one now?"
Rep: "Sorry, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis. You know, we have some iPad's in stock"
At that point... I refused, thanked him, and walked away. What got me chuckling was that he wasn't even offering me an iPad2 but an original (un-discounted) iPad. I went to another store (same chain) and while there were none in stock there too, he completely understand my preference for a Xoom over what was available or the Playbook that was coming out.
The good news was that I actually handled one for a bit. As a Windows user, and someone who is relatively new to a 'touch screen experience', it was very smooth and a pleasant experience all around. And that was considering that there was no wifi connectivity even setup for the unit!! I have a Windows 7 phone (which I love) and was never fond of earlier Android handsets but I do enjoy what I saw and was able to do with Honeycomb. Congrats Google! And congrats to Motorola for a very attractive and solid looking device. Hopefully, I will be the proud owner of one tomorrow.
You kept your composure quite well! I would've flipped if i had to beg to buy something. lol