Last Updated: Mar 19,2011
I'm sorry, but that is just a "crock of #%$*". I'm glad you put a question mark on the end of that.
Here we go with smoother again(you want icons or widgets)i believe thats the smooth difference...all honeycomb tabs are guna run pretty much the same so to say moto screwed up is funny to me...the stuff your bitching about android or hc.
iPad 2 rocks and has already sold out of channels twice. If Apple were to allow Flash, this would kill Android for all but lower end eReader type devices. The device works very well. Still, no USB host, no likey for me.
Not to mention the video codecs, game emulators, Flash, etc. No need to jailbreak the gTablet or Xoom for those things
Still, for most consumers, the iPad 2 is IMO a better option. Sales results are hard to argue that this is not the case. Even though the Xoom will sell a LOT more with the wifi-only version, it is still relatively small to the iPad 2. Very small.
What codecs? The lack of proper codecs to support high profile HD video (which is 99% of what's out there) is what kept me away from the Xoom. To my knowledge this hasn't changed yet. VLC player has been out for iOS and works great. Where is Android's?
Seems like this thread is turning into an other iPad vs Xoom thread. maybe a merge is in order.
Talking mpeg, avi and divx mainly. I could care less about hidef vid on any device below 32", yet alone a small display running on a battery- not to mention hidef vid takes up a bunch of space.
Considering the Xoom sales can not be low unless compared to the leader, it would head that way regardless.
Lower sales are due to a combo of iPad sales, iPad 2 launch and the $800 price.
Sure, iPad has a high price device too, but it has 64gb, an appreciated app ecosystem and they have lower cost options.
Xoom wifi-only will be a nice test to see if price is a factor
I prefer Android tabs, but most consumers do not see the advantages.
Apple is well known for engineering shortages at launch... Every device Apple has released "sold out in hours". The launches are designed that way. Generates "hype" for them.
If the Xoom only shipped 6 units to every outlet, they'd be able to claim that as well.
Yeah, you are probably right but it's still is annoying. It does seem like the touch screen on the Apple tablets is better IMO as well. I experienced the same on the I-phone but not to the same degree.
As far as Moto screwing up, I am more talking about the launch of the product. They should have had a wifi only version available right at the launch to get over the price issue.
That's about how many Xoom's were shipped to most places I went to when I went looking for mine.
While I am not disagreeing with you that they like to generate "hype" however they still sell a very large quantity during launch.
That would be on par with a location like mine. High-ticket items don't sell so great in a blue-collar town.
However, I'm sure in other areas, they shipped many more. Best Buy in my area had a line for the Xooms, as well as a comparable line for the iPad 2.
We don't know that until many months after launch. Apple is very slow to release sales numbers, and instead relies on headlines like "Product X sold out in hours!"
Who said anything about praising the glory? There is a difference between praising the product and outright fanboyism against it.
You have yet to post anything that tells us the actuall number of Xooms sold. The link you posted proves NOTHING. All your posts seem like flame bait to me. Until Motorola releases sales numbers its all speculation and nothing more. When you have FACTS to post then (and only then) can it be a topic of discussion that's not flame bait.
Both are good tabs, but for different wants and or needs.
I completely agree. There are different opinions and I don't care that iPad outsold the Xoom, I bought the Xoom because I wanted it, not because it was popular.
And I don't care if people want to buy the iPad, I mean my fianc
This is to be expected, the Xoom is the pioneer of Android tablets, ppl are media whores, the xoom doesn't get anywhere NEAR the media attention apple/ipad does. It will take a good year before any android tablet will get good sales.
+10 for your name here
"Wake up, and smell the ashes..."
I hate to break it to you but the tablet market is not the same as the phone market. Android doesnt have the advantage of Apple with only one carrier and can flood the market with Android tablets. This is more of the ipod market where Apple took control early and never looked back. You can buy an ipad at the same places you can buy an Android tablet. I dont care how many different android tablets there are they all do the same thing and will provide the same experience. Its going to take Android years to catch the ipad, if at all right now.
let's make a note of this and come back to it same time next year.
I hate to break it to you chief but you are wrong. Apples ipad market share fell from 93% to 73% in the fourth quarter of 2010 with the Samsung Galaxy Tab accounting for 17%. So if the lowly Galaxy Tab could take 17% from Apple what do you think is going to happen when the market has a few top spec honeycomg tablets? That's right, the same thing that's happened in the smartphone space. Come back here at the of 2011 to eat your crow.
iPad market share plunged 20 percent in Q4 2010 | Tech Gear News - Betanews
OK I'll agree with your last statement.
that might be true also but that is not what the report i linked to said and that was the link you asked for
Ill be here next year with a crow sized spoon if Android tablets do not account for a significant chunk of total tablet market. By significant amount I mean 30% or more. Will you do the same?
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