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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by faith4more, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. kennychaffin

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    It will only use the 3G if there is an app doing something. Like polling the weather (weatherbug) or checking gps location etc.
     

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    Always defaults to wifi.
     
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    True but his question was abt without wifi...
     
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    Trying to be helpfull, wanted to know it would be on for no reason.
     
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    Understood and you are absolutely right. That's one thing I was unsure about before I got mine and saw it working. ;)

    I'm loving my Xoom more every day I use it! :D
     
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    well you can just shut it off over night while charging to...
     
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    That's why I bought 3g, gives seamless connectivity and will not cost much with alittle discipline.
     
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    I've had mine for about a week, but I'm 50/50 on keeping it. It's awesome. Don't get me wrong. But I'm not sure if it's worth the $800. I love Android but 3.0 feels very incomplete. The Market UI is extremely fragmented and flaky. No update on when we might be getting flash. (I REALLY WANT TO TRY PLAYON WITH THIS THING!)

    I don't use it for much except playing jet-car stunts on it. I might browse the web on it a bit, but even the web browser is kinda jacked. Dolphin doesn't work 100%.

    I know all of this stuff will eventually get ironed out. I like being an early adopter, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be keeping this one. Might just have to bite the $70 re-stocking. I don't know. I'm going insane on whether or not to keep it.

    I really only want to use it for video and occasional games. I think the Archos 101 might be a better choice, at less than half the price. Yea, it's not as great a tablet but it does what I need it to do. I wish they would come out with Flash within the next 7 days to make this decision a lot easier. Come on Motorola! I believe in you!
     
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    [QUOTE=dbldwn02;2399669]I've had mine for about a week, but I'm 50/50 on keeping it. It's awesome. Don't get me wrong. But I'm not sure if it's worth the $800. I love Android but 3.0 feels very incomplete. The Market UI is extremely fragmented and flaky. No update on when we might be getting flash. (I REALLY WANT TO TRY PLAYON WITH THIS THING!)

    I don't use it for much except playing jet-car stunts on it. I might browse the web on it a bit, but even the web browser is kinda jacked. Dolphin doesn't work 100%.

    I know all of this stuff will eventually get ironed out. I like being an early adopter, but I'm not sure if I'm going to be keeping this one. Might just have to bite the $70 re-stocking. I don't know. I'm going insane on whether or not to keep it.

    I really only want to use it for video and occasional games. I think the Archos 101 might be a better choice, at less than half the price. Yea, it's not as great a tablet but it does what I need it to do. I wish they would come out with Flash within the next 7 days to make this decision a lot easier. Come on Motorola! I believe in you![/QUOTE]


    Man up and keep it just think soon it will do this... LINK HERE Watch near the end of the video
     
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    This is a well balanced and interesting Xoom review.

    More...
     
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    Maybe the one at my local VZW just had a bad screen. It was running some kind of verizon app. I did browse around on the home screen and played angry birds though. Doesn't the text on the homescreen look like it's made to fit similar to the way texts look when you put your browser to 90% zoom? It also just looks a bit dim and grainy compared to the iPad's lower res screen.

    Then again, it might just be a defective unit based on how no one seem to have an issue with it.
     
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    I came across the below article and wondered what everyones experience with Honeycomb itself has been on the Xoom?

    Honeycomb 'Unstable, Poorly Designed' Says Analyst - www.enterprisemobiletoday.com

    While I am asking about Honeycomb, I am asking here in the Xoom forum because the Xoom is the only place (legit anyway) that has Honeycomb.

    Are you finding Honeycomb to be unstable like the article says? If not unstable, are you have honeycomb specific issues?

    Just curious - so much of the threads so far have been about the Xoom specificly but I am not sure I have seen much discussion on Honeycomb on a tablet experience chatter.

    Thanks all.
     
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    I haven't had much of any problem with mine. I've had the rare force close but it hasn't been but two or three times since I got it. Honeycomb and the Xoom just work for me.
     
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    I have had only a few force closes. Runs pretty much as good as any other Android device I have owned. Market appears to be the only really buggy app.
     
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    I have never had to engage a hard reboot, but I have had to reboot it a couple times. Mostly because the web was slow. I think we need to see more apps made specificially for honeycomb before we call it a failure. Also Google will support there OS and we will see improvements.
     
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    Awesome! Thanks guys! It sounds like some Apple wank going overboard with unfounded critism then. The article really made it sound bad and I had heard no such thing. Made me wonder if I had missed some thread about honeycomb stability.

    On a side note - I have an iPod touch. Damn apps crash all the time. On apple products they don't call it a force close. they just freeze up and then disappear. Or worse, just freeze up.

    Thanks again!
     
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    I am on my second xoom. The first one was jacked up and I had to return it, it was crashing every time I shut it off and iHad to do a hard reset every time I wanted to use it. This one is great, there are a few programs that don't work properly but they are probably designed for a phone not a tablet.
     
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    Did you really think anyone in that line would endorse a Xoom, lol?

    Like asking a line of fans at Fenway how the Yankees look this year.

    Day 2 with my Xoom and I am still as impressed as I was when I turned it on. I really love the notification when an email comes in, very nice touch.
     
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    Just purchased a Xoom. It's a super tablet. The display is gorgeous and the speed of the browser is amazing. :D I don't understand why so many people like the iPads. Don't they bother comparing the specs? :thinking:

    If you like Android, I would recommend getting one.
     
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    This is indeed an excellent review. The two sentences I took away from it are those:

    I guess what they are saying is that the Xoom/Honeycomb combination is not ready for prime time. It is probably smart to wait a few months before dishing out $800.
     
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    That's a fair bet. Hopefully in that time the price will have come down enough or the WiFi version will be available for folks.
     

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