*OFFICIAL* Xoom vs iPad 2 Discussions


Last Updated: 2011-09-19 04:50:55
  1. aohus

    aohus Well-Known Member

    you know whats great about honeycomb though? its not HARDWARE specific. its not relegated to one hardware company. its for any hardware maker that wants android on their devices. All google wants is for you to run search/voice search on your mobile device. Google doesn't care about making money off hardware like Apple.

    This is only the beginning. Xoom is the nexus one of tablets. by end of the year, we'll see multiple variants of honeycomb on various hardware. i like that. i like choice.

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  2. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    doubletwist is so 2010, but it still works.
  4. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member

    This is what I did today. I am on the list to get a 16GB iPad 2 (White). Should have it next week hopefully (they expect a big shipment within a few days). Already paid for. For what I need the iPad 2 is perfect. I really wanted a tablet that could play digital copies of movies rather easily. I have a bunch of movies I have on my 32GB iPod Touch and can easily transfer them to the iPad 2 via iTunes. I played with one today and it is extremely fast and butter smooth. Plus I already have a bunch of Apps from my Touch.
  5. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member

    This will change when iOS 5 is released later this year (probably in the summer). iOS 5 is going to be a huge update (rumored). Will change alot about Apple's mobile OS (iPad, iPhone & iPod)
  6. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

    And Steve Jobs will introduce it like this

    "We are the first company to ever introduce widgets like this! They are an innovative way to interact with your home screens like NEVER BEFORE"

    Blah blah like they are the first ones to do it. And everyone will cheer and go crazy and the android world will be like...."yeah and ..... "
  7. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    The worst part is how the Media starts spewing Job's propagenda to the rest of the world. 'The iPhone4 is revolutionary, it has the ability to Multitask. That's INCREDIBLE!!! You can now do many activities at once.'
  8. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    God help them if they add a "section of the screen where useful information pops up from time to time out of the way of the main activity on the screen." You know "information pertaining to tasks that might be running in the background like emails, system or app updates, news feed updates, IM's" etc. I mean, THAT would be revolutionary! :rolleyes: :D
  9. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    An interesting iPad2 vs other tablets Linepack/Sunspider performances comparison. Not sure how accurate it is, but thought I'd post :)
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  10. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

    I don't know about you but my droid is all sync'ed up with music/pictures. So not sure what you're talking about.
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  11. duc916

    duc916 Well-Known Member

    i HATE the way notifications steal focus in iOS. Want to know how to make an iphone user crazy? send him 5 texts in a row while he's trying to do something else.
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  12. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    I'm FULLY aware of that which is what my tongue in cheek response was all about. :) "iOS 27. NEW, INNOVATIVE.....notifications that don't drive you absolutely frackin' insane!" LOL! This is one of the things that Honeycomb gets *ABSOLUTELY SPOT ON* IMO. Yes, ok, they kinda copied the Windows design on that. I don't care. It works. People are used to that design. I don't want things popping up in the middle of what I'm doing every 2 seconds. Google really did that one very well. It's one of the major reasons I'm sticking with the Xoom vs an iPad2.
  13. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    There seems to be a lot of that going around.
  14. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree Google should be working on it's own version of "itunes" because that's where they are lacking but in the mean time there ARE ways to sync music and pictures.
  15. duc916

    duc916 Well-Known Member

    One day iOS will really revolutionize the market with context menus, the way they did with the right mouse button. :D
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Totally agreed with both of your statements, said same thing earlier.

    FWIW - it's past rumor that Google is working on exactly that, as their iTunes-like app was seen briefly in the wild recently.

    Details seem to remain under wraps, so we'll see if or when it comes to fruition.
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  17. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member

    I am pretty sure Jobs will introduce it like this as well. He is a condescending A-Hole, no doubt about that. I just don't let those types of things prevent me from buying a device I know I will get alot of use out of. Widgets will definitely be Revolutionary and Magical:p
  18. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

    You should work for the media, you're great at taking half a sentence to spin it another way.

    While I agree Google should have their own proprietary application, doubletwist can sync WMP or iTunes, so that is no reason to prevent anyone from getting Android.
  19. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Well-Known Member

    Motorola Media Link - Overview - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA

    Or just use that. It's what I use. In any case, I don't see this as being an issue too much longer. Apple is pushing people into the "cloud" (don't get me started) with mobileMe. They're trying to get permission to put a user's music up there so they can have unlimited downloads and store all their stuff in a "cloud" solution. I could see Google doing something like that. Why "sync" when it can just be available in the "cloud"? The leaks we've seen from gingerbread's music service have shown something similar where your music gets copied to some unknown google "cloud" server and is available to you to stream at all times. So, syncing is unnecessary if this is the route they're taking.
  20. Ltgk20

    Ltgk20 Active Member

    The geek vs. consumer thing is getting interesting. I have several friends who own macs and ieverything and who get along just fine with Itunes. Strangely enough they're buying android phones (LG Ally and Droid X). Also, they own an Ipad and commented on how they liked my Xoom better. Strangely enough the built in GPS was one of the things they liked best. Apple will likely always have a following and will likely be quite profitable but over time I think they'll see things slip away a bit.
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  21. kennychaffin

    kennychaffin Well-Known Member

    I think you are right.
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    kennychaffin Well-Known Member

  23. ghodzilla5150

    ghodzilla5150 Well-Known Member

    What's funny is I'm the opposite. I am a Tech Geek and have a Rooted HTC EVO, Rooted Nook Color (running Honeycomb), Overclocked Radeon 5850 etc. etc. and I just want a device (iPad 2) that runs great out of the box without rooting and tinkering. I use my EVO for GPS/Navigation, Free Wireless Tethering so forth and so on. I am anxious to get my iPad 2 (waiting for BestBuy to get their next shipment, already paid off). My brother is definitely a consumer and owns an iPhone 4 and iMac. These are good devices for him because he does not have to do much with them. Just turn on and use.
  24. mobile1

    mobile1 Well-Known Member

    I finally made a decision tonight and purchased an iPad 2. I debated over it and took another look at the XOOM tonight but just wasn't convinced. The XOOM just doesn't seem ready for prime time and I would rather not wait for it to mature.

    I know I could root or tinker with it but the reality is I work 40 to 50 hours a week in IT and I just don't want to do that when I come home too. The iPad will work great and yes, I know there are limitations but I am fine with that.

    Also influencing my decision is I do own an iPod touch and like it and have about $100 in apps I have purchased for it.

    Finally, if something Android based does come on the scene that I want, my wife will be happy to have the iPad. If not, I have something I can use now.
  25. ctxx24

    ctxx24 Well-Known Member

    Like I always say....enjoy your icons

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