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Old May 19th, 2011, 07:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default nook outperforms the xoom

Why is it the nook can run netflix but the xoom can't?
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If I'm not mistaken the issue is not performance related... it's actually all about hardware compatibility. The initial version of the Netflix app was supposedly written specifically to support the Snapdragon processor. Until they expand their code base to include more processors the app will only run on Android devices that have Snapdragon processors in them. The Nook Color does... the Xoom does not (It's got a Tegra 2).
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If I'm not mistaken the issue is not performance related... it's actually all about hardware compatibility. The initial version of the Netflix app was supposedly written specifically to support the Snapdragon processor. Until they expand their code base to include more processors the app will only run on Android devices that have Snapdragon processors in them. The Nook Color does... the Xoom does not (It's got a Tegra 2).
Nook Color doesn't use a Snapdragon, it uses an OMAP. The Android Market Netflix app doesn't officially support the Nook Color, so I'm not sure how it's on there (rooted? official?).
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"outperforms" is the wrong term.....

a civic with xm radio.... vs ... an M3 that does not have xm radio...

does the civic outperform the M3?
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unofficial, i believe it was a build prop edit to spoof the nook to be recognized as a different device or phone. I'm pretty sure the xoom has it running also unofficially

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^^^ yes..that is true
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Nook Color doesn't use a Snapdragon, it uses an OMAP. The Android Market Netflix app doesn't officially support the Nook Color, so I'm not sure how it's on there (rooted? official?).
Well then I stand corrected on the CPU...
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Well then I stand corrected on the CPU...
You're right about everything else. Makes me curious. On one hand, I don't care, and on the other hand, I want to know if it's running in an official capacity. If it is, it can be modified to run on Motorola's Droid 1/2/X/Pro.
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Only 2100 for Quadrant?

My personal best is 2923, (but I had to hit it about 20 times to get that high).
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"outperforms" is the wrong term.....

a civic with xm radio.... vs ... an M3 that does not have xm radio...

does the civic outperform the M3?
depends on whats done to the civic
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No matter what you do to it it is still a Civic.

Still, I never understand when people make these car analogies. A Civic and a M3 cost what? 15,000 and 30,000? A Xoom and a Nook Color cost 600 and 250. The Xoom is no M3.
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^^^ LOL...

i will bite my tongue
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Whatever floats your boat. lol
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No matter what you do to it it is still a Civic.

Still, I never understand when people make these car analogies. A Civic and a M3 cost what? 15,000 and 30,000? A Xoom and a Nook Color cost 600 and 250. The Xoom is no M3.
Try more like 20k and 60k, fully optioned.

The NC is great, I have it and love tweaking with it. But it is no Xoom, which I also have.
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I guess I just don't really understand what it is the Xoom can do. The iPads for that matter either.
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u will notice the difference when using the internet to load a complicated web page. something with a lot of flash.

thats when the processors will really shine. but the root will also help if you dont have the processor, so if the xoom was rooted it would be drastically faster.
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but the root will also help if you dont have the processor, so if the xoom was rooted it would be drastically faster.
No, it won't. Rooting by it self does nothing to effect performance or anything else besides giving you admin permissions.
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Ok. So I'm between keeping my NC and rooting it, or keeping my ipad2. Bought both, trying them out till return date runs out. Rooted NC sounds awesome. My only concern is with possible memory. Can I put in a bigger card?
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The only "memory" you can replace is the sdcard and all that does is get you more room for storage (apps, pics, media, backups, etc). It does not drastically speed up the NC.
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Ok. So I'm between keeping my NC and rooting it, or keeping my ipad2. Bought both, trying them out till return date runs out. Rooted NC sounds awesome. My only concern is with possible memory. Can I put in a bigger card?
Out of the box, the iPad2 is going to be a signifigantly better experience.

Since you haven't "rooted" your NC, you have in no way seen what it can do. I suggest getting a uSD card, and following one of the guides in the root section on loading Phiremod onto the SD card.

Reboot your NC with the card in it and take a look and see if you like the full Android Gingerbread OS. This will give you a much better idea of what a fully opened up NC can do. Keep in mind, running on the SD card does make it a little slower, so it will only get faster if you install to internal memory.

By doing this, you don't risk violating your warranty and will be able to return you NC. Just power down, take the card out and when you reboot, you're back to completely stock.

B&N will not take back a rooted NC. Depending on your level of computer knowledge, you certainly can unroot it or put the stock ROM back on, but I still suggest installing the aforementioned uSD card because it's easier and gives you a much better understanding as to what you'll really be able to accomplish.

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"Rooting" just means opening up the base OS files so you have more access. Nothing looks any different, you can just do more such as use the Android market and install apps.

ROMs are files that overwrite the base OS, and can make the device look and act completely different.
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well the color nook, once it has been rooted, out perform the XOOM in any way; speed, performance, etc.?
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well the color nook, once it has been rooted, out perform the XOOM in any way; speed, performance, etc.?
The XOOM has a 1ghz dual core Tegra 2 processor with 1gb of internal RAM and 32gb of flash.

Motorola XOOM CDMA specs - Phone Arena

The NookColor has an 800mhz OMAP 3621 processor with 512mb of internal RAM and 8gb of stacked flash.

https://nookdeveloper.barnesandnoble.com/product/nook-color-specs.html

From a raw performance standpoint the XOOM's hardware will likely be faster. It also has more internal memory and more flash.

If you root and overclock the Nook Color you're gonna have yourself a horse race. Personally, however, I'm happy with both my NC and Xoom just they way I have each configured...
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