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Ipad 2 just killed the Xoom

Discussion in 'Motorola Xoom' started by patfactorx, Mar 2, 2011.

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    Dual core tablet, lighter, thinner and a LOT cheaper. I think iPad 2 just demolished Xoom sales for the rest of the year
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    Not so sure about that. It still pretty much has the same limitations as ipad1. Yeah, its faster and lighter, and has cameras, but the UI is still not optimal for tablets imho. Still no flash, still no widgets, no real customization. I do agree, tablet manufacturers will have to respond on price.
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    Wait, the iPad OS isn't optimal for tablets? Really? I'm curious about that one.
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    Not in my opinion. Its the same ui as used on iphones and ipods. Just a series of screens showing apps four to a row. No widgets, no customization. Dont even get me started on how cluttered and ugly the folder icons are. They still have done very little to differentiate itself from an ipod touch.
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    Have you actually used an iPad? I mean beyond playing with it in a store? Because it seems completely optimized from what I have seen. What do you see that should be different?
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    What was the price on the new ipad?

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    By the way, you just described aesthetics, not actual use.
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    Actually with the addition of the cameras, it is just now catching up to the ipod touch.
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    That's Apples strategy. And Motorola shot itself in the foot by not releasing a wifi only version from the start.
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    Exact same price as the current iPad's from what I just heard.
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    Personal Opinion..... Xoom still crushes any iPad
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    I think aesthetics has alot to do with it. And I would certainly say that widgets are not just aesthetics. With Honeycomb, you have a new interface designed for a tablet.
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    Yeah, because it has flash. Wait a second, it doesn't. Well the Android Market and it's 151 pieces of Malware found today makes it better! It's open source!;)
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    I do have to say that the cover thing is pretty cool though.
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    You never answered my question, how much have you used one?
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    I have only played with an ipad. Never used a android tab yet but there is a lot to be said about the incredible smoothness of the iOS. Has anyone played with a xoom and an ipad that can compare the difference. I am interested to see how android improved on that with these new tablets.

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    I do not own one. I have spent a fair amount of time playing with a friends. I do admit, I have a bias against apple, and the way they do business, but I just find Ios to be lacking for me. Same reasons I choose Android for phone use is the same reason I choose it for tablet. Apple makes beautiful hardware, I just dont like being pidgeon-holed into the software. Apps are great, but most are way over-rated. Give me raw functionality, give me aesthetics, give me the full power of the internet. And for the love of Pete, dont clutter up my desktop!
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    Good think Best buy has 14 day return policy. I love the Xoom but got it because of the Dual Camera's. but since the iPad2 will have them and be cheaper gonna have to spring for that unless Moto drops the price a few hundred.
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    Been waiting for wifi only Xoom. Unless they announce one before iPad 2 comes out i may just get the iPad. Crazy how they improved it so much and kept price the same. I love my Droid - wife loves her Incredible - but i wont pay extra for something i'm never gonna use (3g/4g radio in Xoom).
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    So the iPad2 is better because it has a dual core processor? Does it now have a file system that allows me to drag and drop files onto the device without resorting to iTunes? Can I share files between apps? Let's say I have a PDF file and I want to annotate it through Goodreader...then can I open that same annotated file in PDF Expert and see those annotations?

    Can I now add and delete photos and sort them by directories?

    Can I now use the photos on the iPad to update my facebook profile?

    Can I now chose if I want to install flash?

    Do I need to keep going?

    All they did was speed up the original iPad. It did not need speed. It needed functionality.

    Ofcourse, if you liked the original iPad, great. I mean it is a "Revolutionary" device. But nothing in this change changes the fact that others will chose an android device so they can put a damned file on the pad...and then use it.

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