my wife has a question about the xoom's browser
We are most certainly buying a xoom but there is one question my wife has that I am curious to see if anyone has the answer to. Now over ces motorola kept saying the xoom offers a full desktop browsing experience with full html 5 and flash 10.1. My wife works in the medical field and her organization uses a website to track information and orders. Sometimes my wife has to access this website at home. We only have macs at home and they can only access portions of the site and no orders can be placed. Same situation with her og. Droid. However on a windows computer she has full access. Can it be safe to say the xoom can offer compatibily with a website such as this. Either way we are going to try the website on a xoom at Verizon before we buy. We're just curious in the meantime. Thanks guys!
- 01-14-2011, 10:50 PM #2
- 01-14-2011, 11:23 PM #3
I agree with Baconator. It should be able to perform all of the same functions that a full web browser on a PC or MAC can perform. I'm not 100% on this because hell, we've seen stranger things, but that's my assumption.
- 01-14-2011, 11:59 PM #4
- 01-15-2011, 12:25 AM #5
On the windows machines it has worked with IE and an MSN browser. I downloaded google chrome onto one of our macs. I am going to have her try to log into that later. That might give us a better idea if it will work with the xoom since I remember hearing its browser is close to chrome. Or maybe the fact its still on a mac means it wont work?
- 01-15-2011, 12:15 PM #7
- 01-15-2011, 01:29 PM #8
Well Chrome, Safari and Android are all built on WebKit - I've noticed when things sometimes work in IE/Firefox but not WebKit that there might be a cookie problem (related to timezone settings, in my experience).
- 01-15-2011, 06:44 PM #9
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The website is probably only fully accessible under IE6/7. Many enterprise organizations (such as mine) have coded their mission critical apps in such a way that only these versions of IE work. Of course, where I work they have realized that this is stupid and are fixing things to work with all browsers. In time more large enterprises should do the same.
- 01-16-2011, 03:30 PM #11
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- 01-18-2011, 09:53 AM #13
Yes if Chrome works then that is a good sign. One caveat. If the sight relies on mouse hovers, etc then you will have issues. Remember no mouse pointer to hover over any fields, etc. Generally not an issue, but something to be cognizant of.
- 01-24-2011, 01:18 AM #15
I have the same issue with my work website and do hope that the Xoom will allow me to take advantage of my ordering online. It is a shame that we have issues like this because I would like to use Tabs/Pads or whatever full time but can't until this issue is resolved. Firefox on my Mac works fine for my work website but have not found any others that do.
- 01-24-2011, 01:33 AM #16
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- 01-24-2011, 09:11 PM #19
- 01-25-2011, 09:50 AM #20
That is my question I need IE for my company and if none of these tablets can do it ill have to wait for a windows 7 tablet that has IE. And yes I've tried the other browser and none can work with my company sight. So any good hybrid tablets that run windows7 and android?
- 01-26-2011, 01:20 AM #21
- 01-26-2011, 01:39 AM #22
Instead consider this, get the Xoom, or other android tablet, and any of the multitude of RDP clients (pocket cloud being a worthy option). Then anytime you need to access your work site just remote into your Home PC and use IE off of it. This way you still get all the benefits of the Andorid tablet when you don't need to use IE.
Edit: didn't see rickt152's post when I responded. I agree with his suggestion.