Comparison Chart: Xoom, Transformer, Galaxy, TouchPadKEY SPECIFICATIONSNOTES• Apps: Specific apps/compatible apps - For instance, the "0k/6k" for theTouchPad shows no apps specificaly for the tablet yet but 6,000 apps will be compatible. The iPad lacks Adobe Flash.
• HDMI: Allows HD output to a TV or projector for home theater or business presentations.
• microSD: Keep your favorite movies, music, and photos with you. Key to Backups. 16 GB ~$26 - 32 GB ~$55 & 64GB
• Keyboard: The Asus Transform turns into a netbook with the optional keyboard. The HP TouchPad wireless keyboard, Apple iPad keyboard dock and wireless keyboard, Xoom keyboard, and Samsung keyboard are available at an addition cost.
• CPU Speed, dual cores, and memory alone do not show how fast a device will be. Kernel, skins, ROM, and services also affect overall speed.
• Multitasking: Compare Multitasking, Android Multitasking, Apple Multitasking Cards/Video.
• iPhone notifications pop-up and require you to open the app right away. webOS, PlayBook, and Android let you see and respond later.
• Voice Control: Palm Just Type is similar to Android Search and iPhone Spotlight (customize). Android Voice Actions and iPhone Voice Commands accept voice commands.
• Proximity Transfer allows nearby devices to transfer information. Bump (2009) transfers contacts, songs, photos, events, money, friends, and apps between iPhones or Androids. The Nexus S and S 4G and Galaxy S II offer similar 2009 Near Field Communication standards. HP Touch-to-share (2011) transfers URLs, text, or calls between devices with the same HP profile. BlackBerry Bridge (2010) offers similar sharing with a BlackBerry phone.
• Asus Transformer Website - Amazon UK - Android Central: Review - Availability
• Acer Iconia A500 Official Website - Android Central Review - Best Buy
• Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - Samsung Site - Android Central - Keyboard
• Apple - iPad Official Site - Actually made by Foxconn
- - Keyboard - Wireless keyboard
• Xoom Official Site - WSJ: Xoom Costs $278 - Bill of Materials
- - Made by Foxconn - CES: Xoom specs | ZDNet - Keyboard
- - BGR: XOOM not a flop - Xoom orders drop - zdnet: Sales underwhelming
• Toshiba Official Site - Amazon - Android Central - cnet - Phone Arena
• HP TouchPad Official Site - TouchPad Palm Website
- - PreCentral.net: TouchPad vs iPad 2 - Review - Ad - Hands-on -Changes
- - Touchstone Technology Expands: Exhibition, Touch-to-Share
• RIM BlackBerry Playbook - Best Buy - No keyboard option
- - DOA: PlayBook to Ship Without Mail, Messaging or Contacts
- - RIM PlayBook's Big Weakness: BlackBerry Required
• PDAdb.net Mobile Device Comparison
• iPad 2 vs. Xoom vs. TouchPad vs. PlayBook -Engadget
• Comparison Chart: Motorola XOOM vs. iPad (Updated) - Droid Life
• Apple iPad 2, Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi, HP TouchPad - Phone Arena
• HP TouchPad, 4G PlayBook, Galaxy Tab 4G LTE - Phone Arena
• Phone Arena: Galaxy vs Asus
See our sister site, TiPb, for more on the iPad and iPad 2 and PreCentral for more on the TouchPad. Also see the Android Getting Started Guide for more on Android features.
- 04-08-2011, 07:19 PM #2
CPU speed can be a good indicator when comparing devices with the same OS and skins. But that is not our case here. The other performance factors are just as important if not more so.
- 04-08-2011, 07:59 PM #4
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- 04-08-2011, 11:27 PM #9
yes I have a xoom. To be frank I don't know too much about DLNA specifically and I saw there is a thread on here about it but you have to download third party apps? So it may have DLNA but it's not supported by either Google or Motorola as there is no app or no setting that I could see and it's not listed on the tech specs on the Motorola site.
The Moto site in January did say DLNA but it has been removed!
So either it has yet to be enabled or never had DLNA.
Either way, they took it off for now and so did I. The chart is updated to remove DLNA.
Great feedback. Anything else?
- 04-08-2011, 11:53 PM #11
well with the HDMI out I think it's worth noting that you have to purchase an accessory for the iPad in addition to a cable for that to work. So far in all the pictures I've seen of the Galaxy Tabs I've not seen an HDMI out either, it actually looks very similar to the iPad in that it's a proprietary connector.
- 04-09-2011, 01:37 AM #12
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- 04-10-2011, 02:33 PM #15
One thing I would like to note is that the Samsung 32gb tablet is the same price as the Xoom. Hopefully when the 16gb Xoom is released it will match the Samsung tablet or be cheaper.
Also, the opening post is updated to add the Acer Iconia A500 that will be coming out in just a few days.
If you are OK with a tablet that is thicker and heavier like the Xoom, the Asus Transformer is $399 and the Acer Iconia A500 is $449.
If you want a tablet that is thinner, lighter than even the iPad 2 while matching or beating all the other specs, there is the Galaxy 10.1 at $499.
It is an exciting time!
- 04-11-2011, 05:37 PM #17
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- 04-12-2011, 10:02 AM #21
Forgot to include screen quality - contrast ration, viewing angle, etc. The iPad screens (and any other IPS screens) have a significant advanatage.
Netflix compatibility and app availability is also important - although not hardware related
- 04-12-2011, 10:06 AM #22
Rooted. Amazon UK listing.
The Asus Transform does include a keyboard that turns it into a netbook so keyboard prices should be included in the comparison.
At $399 with the netbook keyboard, how can anything compete with the Asus Transform? That's nearly the price of the 7" Samsung.
- 04-12-2011, 11:13 AM #24
Milo, pay attention to the navigation buttons at the bottom of the transformer. They are different than the ones on the Xoom. I could be wrong and things could have changed, but those buttons indicate to me that ASUS has done some OS customization.
Edit: I checked all of the link you posted and none of them show a clear image of the transformer running a non-skinned version of honeycomb. In fact the hands on demo showed the transformer running a skin. I was hoping the unboxing video would have showed more that just the device turning on.
- 04-12-2011, 12:09 PM #25