I am an absolute Android fan, loved the OG Droid, the DInc and DInc II, but I bought the Xoom for my Dad for Fathers Day. Nothing but reboots and freezes. I went through 2 returns (Best Buy) and they all did the same. At first, I thought is was my Dad or Nieces playing with it but I had it for a week trying to get it to work right. Nothing but freezes and reboots, eventually it just stopped completely and that was on the third one with no one touching it but me. Now it won't even turn on. What a JOKE!! I love this platform but the Xoom is putting a bad taste to it. I will try out the Galaxy Tab 10.1 for him next but if that doesn't work "As Advertised" then I hate to admit it, but he will be getting an iPad 2. He's in his sixties and just wants something the he can browse and email from. Anybody else have these problems? Reboots and freezes on the honey comb screen?
Did you buy open boxed xooms? Just curious...I had two of them and no issues. Landed on a Galaxy Tab 10.1...better for me but your mileage may vary
First & second were Boxed New, third was refurbed (thought I'd give it a shot), same story. Why would Moto or Best Buy allow this type of product to be sold? It's gotta be costing them both a Boat Load on returns!!
Makes me wonder what apps you are running. Had my Xoom since day one and I don't have that issue. Of course that would not explain why it won't turn on.
No Apps, what so ever. The only thing I did on the first was connect to wifi and set up my Dad's gmail and made sure it was working properly. It rebooted after i set up his device and didn't think anything of it. he called me two days later and explained what was happening (to myself I laughed and thought user error). I couldn't get over to see him for a few days and my nieces and nephews had played with it ages 12 & 13. nothing downloaded but they said the same thing. It rebooted or froze every minute or two. Took it back, got another NIB, roughly the same issues which shocked me, I fired it up, did the update myself and BAMN running good for about 5-6min, they reboot, honeycomb freeze, reboot. i couldn't even get it to reset. Tried one more refurbed and will be taking it back tomorrow. I'm sad because it has everything I want for my Dad with the ports and MicroSD but come on the Instability of this thing is ridiculous!!!
Day one 3G here absolutely no issues. Really strange to get 2 xooms in a row with same issue. Sorry to hear you had this experience. Honeycomb is really awesome when its running properly...don't give up on android.
I've had my 3G Xoom since Feb. One scare after about a month when it wouldn't boot up (learned the holding volume up, followed by powering on trick). Since then, I use my Xoom extensively, and have had just a few application lock-ups (stock browser, usually), but other wise trouble-free use.
Perhaps the one Best Buy in question got a shipment of some problematic Xooms. I'd be curious to know if that store saw an unusually high rate of returns due to defects?
As for the iPad 2 being a better bet for the non-tech savvy, I did a quick search for "ipad 2 locked up". Sure seem to be a lot of iPad 2 owners experiencing lock-ups. It's no panacea.