PEOPLE?, It's a xoom forum if you don't like them or use them. Why are you here?
This is all going to boil down to what people want. Some don't care about hacking/rooting or having total flexibility. They want an appliance where you turn it on and it just works. The Xoom (really Android HoneyComb) won't do that 100% at this time with all the bugs.
I have been playing with both the Xoom and iPad and I certainly love the no restrictions rules on the Xoom but it's damn frustrating with many apps not being HoneyComb compatible right now. The iPad is a polished tablet but restricted. And of course there is iTunes which many dislike including myself.
I think a lot of people buying a tablet are not computer savvy. Those should stay away from HoneyComb tablets for now. Apple has the edge right now until all the kinks are worked out of HoneyComb.
If you are the kind of person that is going to buy a new tablet every year (Like me) I am seriously considering the iPad 2 for right now. Why? Because it works and all the apps are compatible. I think a year from now Android is going to rule but right now it's beta. I don't want to lay down $800 bucks and have to work through apps that don't run right and install hacks to enable USB and SD functionality. And then having to mail the Xoom back for the 4G upgrade is absurd. They should have waited until the hardware was complete.
If you can unbrick it then it never was bricked, if it never was bricked then you didn't unbrick s#!t
First of all, why'd you post that link? I didn't say iOS had MORE users I said they had a higher % of return customers.. meaning happy customers...
Also, building towards the future is ridiculous in the mobile tech industry. By the time you can send in your Xoom to get your LTE radio installed there will be newer, better, and cheaper tabs available...
Had they just omitted the things that don't work, then the Xoom may have released at a reasonable price.
Instead you are "future-proofing" for no reason. If you want all those features why pay such a high premium when you could just wait until a tablet releases that actually has those features working??
You buy the iPad 2 and you are not paying for anything that doesn't yet work.
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The Xoom benchmarks have shown that HoneyComb needs a major tuning overhaul. The Xoom CPU is fine but the OS is not very tuned. Even if you give the Xoom a 23% boost in the numbers because of the extra pixels it has to process (1280x800 vs 1024x768) the Xoom performs poorly. Now that could change down the road but right now it's not very fast. That's my point, why invest in something that could easily take a year to catch up.
There are virtually no dedicated Honeycomb apps and many of the Android apps don't run well or at all on Honeycomb. It's gonna be a waiting game. I was not very impressed with the laggy keyboard response and the rotation delays that the Xoom had. I can't see spending $800 and waiting when the iPad 2 is rock solid with thousands of dedicated apps for it.