So what's the advantage?
I can see clearly now from what I have read, that IOS is better when it comes to media art and gaming (currently ) but what are the advantages of Xoom? I can't figure out an advantage. Pretty much anything I come up with, it seems ipad2 can do the same things.
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Sounds like you came here to get talked out of getting an Ipad or talked into getting a Xoom, if you have that much pull for a Ipad you should just get that. Pretty straight forward either you like IOS or you like Android, either you want Itunes running you media life or you want freedom. Xoom is heavier with a little bit bigger screen, Ipad is said to have better viewing on the screen but a smidge smaller screen.
Ipad has some 60,000 apps designed specifically for the Ipad/Ipad 2, Android does not even come close to that. Ipad does not have the ports that the Xoom has (granted some are not "active" yet but they will be) ie 4g,usb,hdmi,micosd. So as others have said it is all matter of use and personal preference.
All of this info was gathered easily from reading many reviews on the best tablet on the market right now just a google search away. Think you need to get hands on both and make a decision on one that you like the best, bestbuy has both of them in stores.
Personally I have never liked Apple especially as of late because a vast majority of people by them just because there is an Apple on it and not because it is the best out there. They just get it because it is something new from Apple and they have been entranced to think they have to have it even though they still have something that is basically the same. IE...
Hope you come to a decision and are happy with it.
Id say flash is the main thing. IPad has the better apps. I took my xoom back once it couldn't do MLB at bat.
Some had luck getting MLB.tv to work but I didn't.
Sucks for me. I like android better. Maybe I just need to wait a year.
I also gave the flyer a shot. Really neat device. But no MLB.tv again. Ugh.
I'm a big baseball guy. Like watching it on the go.
Also Netflix wasn't there. Not sure about now.
heres one reason, the xoom isnt apple >:)
I don't care who makes it. I just want it to do what I like. I like Netflix and MLB.
The price tag is also too high considering the Asus and Iconia are a lot less with working ports.
I'm a little sour on motos. I went through 4 droid x phones.
2. Java support
4. Music Beta
5. Unlocked Bootloader
6. Tegra 2 Gaming
7. Android 3.1 with USB support
8. Better G Apps
9. Better Camera
10. Correct aspect ratio to watch movies
11. Chrome browser
12. Google Books
13. Updated Multitasking to support 15 tasks...I think, I forgot
14. Unlike the Ipad, I don't pay for my apps
15. Better productivity (with docs 2 go, or GDocs)
16. Better speakers
17. Cheaper than equivalent Ipad
18. SD card slot (when it's supported)
There may be more, but only things I can think of now.
PM me if you have specific questions.
I bought my Xoom on release day and was so excited to have it. Until I found the SDCard would not work, and you could not log in to a Cisco VPN, and you could not run Netflix, and you could not run Hulu.
My main reasons for getting it was to log into work if needed (it can't) and use as entertainment when on the road (it can't).
So, I tried to work around those things, but now is has just been gathering dust on my shelf for the last two months. Maybe someday the Android OS will catch up and make these things available, until then it is just an expensive paperweight... :angry:
This might help, sorry if it doesn't, I don't use any vpn clients :p
Originally Posted by kdanielson
New Motorla Xoom, any hope for Cisco VPN client? - Android Forums
My iPad does Netflix and Hulu Plus. I am not sure about Cisco VPN. Do you have a colleague that could verify? I'll swap my iPad for your Xoom
Originally Posted by kdanielson