Top 20 things wrong with the Xoom
To sum up the Xoom's failings for anyone new to the Xoom, I've created this simple Top 20 list:
1. NO SD CARD 2. NO FLASH
3. NO SD CARD 4. NO FLASH
5. NO SD CARD 6. NO FLASH
7. NO SD CARD 8. NO FLASH
9. NO SD CARD 10. NO FLASH
11. NO SD CARD 12. NO FLASH
13. NO SD CARD 14. NO FLASH
15. NO SD CARD 16. NO FLASH
17. NO SD CARD 18. NO FLASH
19. NO SD CARD 20. NO FLASH
If I had to come up with 21 I'd add USB charging but I know they can't fix that with software so I'll suffer through. And don't give me some crap about voltage....the iPad has a USB charger - yes one end is their 30 pin icrap, but the other end is standard USB. Also - the Nook uses USB to charge.
Other than those 20(21) things, its perfect and none of those are deal breakers for me. I'm happy to own it and won't be returning it.
- 03-10-2011, 10:43 AM #2
- 03-10-2011, 10:57 AM #3
the iPad has a USB charger - yes one end is their 30 pin icrap, but the other end is standard USB.
The I Pad will also never have flash or an SD card. So you really should get an I Pad. You can at least have the USB charging and you will still be made about your top 20 but at least 21 will be off your list.
- 03-10-2011, 11:13 AM #4
I did end the post by pointing out that those things aren't enough to make me unhappy with my purchase.....
- 03-10-2011, 11:26 AM #6
- 03-10-2011, 11:47 AM #7
- 03-10-2011, 12:00 PM #8
- 03-10-2011, 12:07 PM #9
My complaints in no specific order.
The charging pin is an epic fail.
Way too heavy.
Way too thick.
The screen seems out of focus, almost blurry at times.
The OS is unstable. Crashes and Freezes.
No Adobe Flash.
No SD card.
With that being said, I cant wait until they polish up 3.0. I ended up taking my Xoom back the other day, for $800 I expected better. Oh well, maybe next time.
- 03-10-2011, 12:09 PM #10
- 03-10-2011, 12:31 PM #11
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Come on guys...get your sense of humor in gear. Clearly tongue in cheek :-) And by the way I have had next to 0 instability issues with Honeycomb in a week of heavy use while traveling. And no app crashes. No freezes. And the screen is sharp as a tack...brilliant really. The charging pin is shall we say, less than optimal but I can live with it. Wouldn't it be really nice if when we send in our Zooms for the 4g upgrade they came back with a charger that plugs into the USB? Just dreaming :-)
- 03-10-2011, 12:41 PM #12
I mentioned the instability because I have seen it in action. The Browser closes with process error messages for no special reason, the UI locks up on occasion. It all points to an immature OS.
I also still wonder why they did not simply port Chrome over to Honeycomb instead of trying to upsize the Android browser? Chrome already runs on Linux so it should be pretty simple and it already supports Flash and is very stable.
- 03-10-2011, 12:46 PM #13
Even though it has a USB port on the end of the cable and it plugs into the apple power block, the wattage coming out of the apple power block is much much higher than a standard USB charging brick.
- 03-10-2011, 12:49 PM #14
- 03-10-2011, 01:07 PM #15
- 03-10-2011, 01:11 PM #16
Still again - not a deal breaker for me, just would have been nice.
- 03-10-2011, 01:36 PM #18
- 03-10-2011, 01:54 PM #19
#1 Yes it does charge, but the skinny design is prone to breaking off. It's just a matter of time.
#2 Are you kidding me?
#3 Engadget says the same thing, I guess we all have bad eye's.
And this is a thread to post what you dont like about the Xoom, not a thread for the fan boys to come in and defend every post. Some people need to get a life, really.
- 03-10-2011, 03:38 PM #20
- 24 Posts
Too heavy? Someone needs some excercise.
Too thick? Thats a joke right? What do u want paper computer?
Screen out of focus? Maybe you should put your glasses on or clean the smudges off the screen.
Unstable OS? Mine has no issues and all devices have the potential for issues thats why we have patches.
- 03-10-2011, 05:30 PM #21
"Some crap about voltage" is just not accurate.
- 03-10-2011, 05:44 PM #22
I don't know what's worse the xoom whiners or thunderbolt whiners! geeze the xoom is more a pc then a phone. micro use is mice but it can't handle the larger battery. FYI everyone was aware of the short falls no flash no lte no SD card no micro usb charge it was a little heavy. but u still went out and bought it.
- 03-10-2011, 07:51 PM #23
I am very pleased with this purchase. 2 days before it came out I thought I was 90% not buying. I am glad I did! I understand though that this is not for everyone and I hope one comes out that meets your needs. Keep pushing the market for the tablet you desire and we will all reep the rewards!
- 03-14-2011, 08:17 PM #24
This is a new product. It is basically a 1st Gen Android tablet, so there are bound to be glitches. How many 1st Gen devices have ever came out without bugs, etc. I purchased this device because of it's potential. OTA updates will take care of the majority of issues. Apps will get better once more developers get on board. I for one absolutely LOVE this device, and coupled with my Atrix, Motorola is now my daddy!! For all the whiners, please do return yours, and go with Crapple devices, that way there will be less complaining from the people who really are behind this product. That's what a return period is for.
And to the OP, I for one got and appreciated your sarcasm!
- 03-14-2011, 09:24 PM #25
- 142 Posts
Honestly I wish these devices allowed multiple color temperature profiles and contrast settings, but I doubt I'll ever see the day.