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Old March 23rd, 2011, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I really wish it would speed up. I know that they only released the code to developers right before they released the xoom but I just expected more apps a month later. Especially considering that most of the apps will be ones that already exist and work on android phones. I'm not a developer nor do I play one on television, so I could be way off base on this. Let me know your take.

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What kind of apps? While some of them may not be tablet-optimized yet, pretty much all the apps I use on my Droid2 work just fine on my Xoom. Are there specific apps you're waiting for? I've been seeing a lot of updates lately saying they were updated to work with honeycomb, so it seems like the apps have been coming.
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What kind of apps? While some of them may not be tablet-optimized yet, pretty much all the apps I use on my Droid2 work just fine on my Xoom. Are there specific apps you're waiting for? I've been seeing a lot of updates lately saying they were updated to work with honeycomb, so it seems like the apps have been coming.
Well one app in particular that I would like to see is a full functioning version of the Xfininty TV app by Comcast, not the scaled down version currently in the market. When I just look at the section of the Android market dedicated to tablets I only see 48 apps listed. If there are more maybe I'm doing a poor job searching but I would think the apps should be listed in the tablet section. I tried downloading different games randomly but it is hit or miss whether it works.
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Yeah definitely don't just go by the tablet section, many of the other apps work as well especially if you download spareparts so you can make them stretch to the screen size.

apparently my comcast cable box isn't compatible with the app (getting a new one this week maybe that'll help?) so I haven't tried the xfinity app on the xoom. What does that one not do that it should?
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Ok, I will have to check out spare parts. I'll also modify my searches.

The Xfininty tv app that's on my wife's iPad (I know, I know) allows you to watch movies and shows just as long as you are a subscriber to those channels. the version in the android market only allows you to set your DVR and serves as a tv guide. Can't watch movies or shows with it.
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I really think the release of more Honeycomb devices will bump up the number of apps that become available. Samsung and HTC ate coming soon b
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No google voice app? Are you kidding me
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The Google voice thing is most likely Verizon's fault more than Google. As for streaming movies, they're probably running into the same DRM issue that Netflix has (and the reason why no real Netflix app for android). Basically the movie studios don't trust android to keep you from recording the content while it's streaming. Not that we would ;-)
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The Google voice thing is most likely Verizon's fault more than Google. As for streaming movies, they're probably running into the same DRM issue that Netflix has (and the reason why no real Netflix app for android). Basically the movie studios don't trust android to keep you from recording the content while it's streaming. Not that we would ;-)
So in your opinion we will never see them? By the way what would verizon have to do with my wifi xoom?
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I find the DRM issue somewhat suspect as there are more ways to record a streamed Netflix movie on a PC than you can shake a stick at.
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featured apps? whats the big deal? "featured" apps are just that. does not mean the other apps are no longer supported. what is your angle here sir/ma'am? i dont follow..

are you saying the other apps have vanished from the market all together? is your meaning they are no longer supported for honeycomb? just looking for clarification..
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featured apps? whats the big deal? "featured" apps are just that. does not mean the other apps are no longer supported. what is your angle here sir/ma'am? i dont follow..

are you saying the other apps have vanished from the market all together? is your meaning they are no longer supported for honeycomb? just looking for clarification..
I'm saying that when you go to the Market and click on featured tablet apps (Honeycomb) it use to have 59 apps now today there are 52. I would think that the tablet apps would increase..not decrease....right?
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I know for a fact that there are tons of tablet optimized apps that aren't in the featured tablet app section. For instance, the Citrix Receiver app is completely different when on a phone compared to the Xoom. It's not the only one. Keep your eyes open.
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No Google Voice? I thought Google voice was kind of built in with the google searchbar in the top left hand of the homescreen...

And on a different note; does spare parts even work for the Xoom?
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No Google Voice? I thought Google voice was kind of built in with the google searchbar in the top left hand of the homescreen...

And on a different note; does spare parts even work for the Xoom?
Yes, spare parts works wonderdully.
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I'm saying that when you go to the Market and click on featured tablet apps (Honeycomb) it use to have 59 apps now today there are 52. I would think that the tablet apps would increase..not decrease....right?
Does not featured mean doesn't work with the Xoom? Of course not. The pad has a featured app section, doesn't mean they list all 6 billion apps.
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Hmm How about games? Are there many games that work on 3.0?

I'm a little confused about how I would get my game into the 3.0 featured section. It has tablet ready graphics, but I dont see any special way for saying it works on honeycomb
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I am a little surprised at how slow many "main stream" apps have been in updating to work well with the Xoom. I have search multiple times for tablet only versions of my apps in cases they are not just updating my regular apps. For the most part - nothing.

Some examples that I have that "work" - but are clearly not optimized, or just plain suck are:
- SI Magazine
- Score Center
- CBS Sports
- AP News
- NPR News

These are all main players in the market and I am surprised they have not jumped on board yet.

I know I can browse to their main web sites via the browser, and some of these I do. But I love the app experience because I can one click into the proper news source rather than 5 click to it through favorites.

I am really bummed there is a lack of good sports apps for the tablet. Free anyway.
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I just made an update to my game to support xlargescreeens and honeycomb. It doesnt scale up graphics, it includes full res graphics in the apk.

Could one of you try it for me please? There's a free version, no ads. (Check my signature, or market link to free version is here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.base2.walkaboutdemo ).
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I just made an update to my game to support xlargescreeens and honeycomb. It doesnt scale up graphics, it includes full res graphics in the apk.

Could one of you try it for me please? There's a free version, no ads. (Check my signature, or market link to free version is here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.base2.walkaboutdemo ).
I just did the first two levels - so no in depth review here. But the graphics fit nicely on the screen and everything seemed to work smoothly.
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I returned my Xoom, and picked up an ipad 2. I really do like the ipad, mostly because of the well-developed apps but I definitely miss the whole "android experience" and am avidly watching the market for a tablet that I will want.

I'm curious about the number of apps now for HC. Are those increasing more rapidly now that HC has been out for a few weeks?

Secondly, is the market still landscape only? Can you rate / review the apps now?

EDIT: to keep on topic there is a discussion about the SD card and LTE: http://androidforums.com/motorola-xoom/317735-waiting-4g-sd-card-update.html
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I just went to the market via web browser and saw that there are now 66 tablet specific apps which means they've added about 10 since I sold my Xoom about 3 weeks ago. Go to market.android.com to see for yourself.
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I just went to the market via web browser and saw that there are now 66 tablet specific apps which means they've added about 10 since I sold my Xoom about 3 weeks ago. Go to market.android.com to see for yourself.
Hmm, I see 66 "featured tablet" apps, but I don't think that is all of them, is it? I thought those were the apps where the dev paid extra to be "featured?" Searching on "Xoom" produced 426 results, but those aren't all JUST for HC of course.

I also forgot to ask....does the market now correctly show those apps in the grid which you've already purchased or do you have to open up the app first?
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I don't if you're still following this thread, but my kids love your game. I have to admit as an adult is can be a bit fun. But my two kids think its great.
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Hmm, I see 66 "featured tablet" apps, but I don't think that is all of them, is it? I thought those were the apps where the dev paid extra to be "featured?" Searching on "Xoom" produced 426 results, but those aren't all JUST for HC of course.
Correct. I'd guess at thousands of apps that look just fine (or better) on the tablet.

Hundreds at least have the built in tablet controls (the menu button at the top right instead of soft coded into the bottom bar).

66 have paid money to be in the "featured" section.
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Your game is very cute and looks nice on my Xoom, now give me a hint for the 5th level. I'm too dumb to get it, lol.
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I've been playing Stupid Zombies for the past few weeks. A ton of levels, 500-600 I dont remember. And fun, try to get 3 stars on all levels make's it even more fun.
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Your game is very cute and looks nice on my Xoom, now give me a hint for the 5th level. I'm too dumb to get it, lol.
Walk up and all the way round the top first, and then finally down the platform. It will reveal more of the board!

Thanks for all the support guys!

BTW a very small number of people are having a weird issue where it freezes after each level. If this happens to you PLEASE PLEASE pm me, or take a logcat and send me the log. I'm desperately trying to fix this issue but its so random its really hard to track down. It happens on both the paid and lite versions but for only a few people
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At the market I typed in Xoom and got 482 apps and randomly selected 20 that either said "Works for Xoom" or ones that I tried that worked wonderful. Don't get caught up in 'featured apps'. They're just a paid service for people that want to come up first. (Stand corrected in why apps are featured) But the point still remains, lots and lots of apps work on the Xoom.
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FYI featured apps on Android Market are not paid promotions. You can't buy your way into the featured list.

Google select some apps to promote there and contact you to ask you if you agree to be featured. In order to be featured your app must abide by some guidelines and its UI be consistent with with what they expect. It has to handle suspend and resume properly for example. (eg if you get a phone call the game should pause and allow you to resume when you bring it back to focus. It should also respect events from the OS that tell it to quit)

Generally a featured app will be of good quality and not cause you many issues or they wouldn't feature it. That said it doesn't mean every user will like every type of game featured! Obviously their featured list is a little on the safe side as it has to appeal to as many users as possible and not have too much violence for example.
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FYI featured apps on Android Market are not paid promotions. You can't buy your way into the featured list.

Google select some apps to promote there and contact you to ask you if you agree to be featured. In order to be featured your app must abide by some guidelines and its UI be consistent with with what they expect. It has to handle suspend and resume properly for example. (eg if you get a phone call the game should pause and allow you to resume when you bring it back to focus. It should also respect events from the OS that tell it to quit)

Generally a featured app will be of good quality and not cause you many issues or they wouldn't feature it. That said it doesn't mean every user will like every type of game featured! Obviously their featured list is a little on the safe side as it has to appeal to as many users as possible and not have too much violence for example.
Great to know, I always thought it was based on rating the app has and for how long has it had that rating for.
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Just got my hands on the Samsung galaxy 10.1 and am sooo disappointed to see that very little has changed since the last posts. First of all the market itself doesnt give you compatibility info (I had to use the web version to find out) because all the market does is tell me it can't find the requested app.
More importantly several basic apps seem to be incompatible almost a year after this OS' release, and I'm not sure we can blame vz for the deficiencies across the board. By now I would expect that at a minimum all google apps would be compatible by now (gvoice in particular)
For other 3rd party apps I'll just say its unfortunate that apps I've come to rely on aren't available on these android tablets....
Hopefully this post will be obsolete soon (wink wink google, please don't make me get an I pad)
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Old September 20th, 2011, 04:12 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I really think the release of more Honeycomb devices will bump up the number of apps that become available. Samsung and HTC ate coming soon b
Yeah you are right, There are very few apps for the honecomb tablets in the android market. Also all of them are not compatible with all tablets. Like google earth not working on my honecomb samsung 10.1 tablet.
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