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    Talking 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.
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    Why so much hate?

    I love my Xoom, and can wait a few more weeks for flash. I can also wait for SD card support.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by p08757 View Post
    Why so much hate?

    I love my Xoom, and can wait a few more weeks for flash. I can also wait for SD card support.
    Thank you so much, I am getting so tired of the impatience.

    /sigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff327 View Post
    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.
    Sorry, sometimes my sarcasm doesn't come through in my posts.. this thread was more tounge in cheek than anything else. Surfing around the interwebs you see over and over and over posts saying the xoom sucks because it doesn't have flash or sd card support.

    I did end the post by pointing out that those things aren't enough to make me unhappy with my purchase.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorWu View Post
    Sorry, sometimes my sarcasm doesn't come through in my posts.. this thread was more tounge in cheek than anything else. Surfing around the interwebs you see over and over and over posts saying the xoom sucks because it doesn't have flash or sd card support.

    I did end the post by pointing out that those things aren't enough to make me unhappy with my purchase.....
    What's worse are the people who crab about no Flash and no SD card then say they are getting an iPad....or even worse iPad 2, both of which will never have either. (I think the iPads are fine devices...I still own an iPad). It's just flawed thinking to be so torqued that the Xoom doesn't have these things and then get an iPad.
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    Eventually is better then never.
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    Add that Honeycomb is unstable (crashes and freezes). This was really rushed prematurely to market. Hopefully they get an OTA out soon that fixes the main problems.
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    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.
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    Meh, let people whine, if they don't have anything better to do with their life then at least they can feel like they have purpose.
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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 :-)
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorWu View Post
    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.
    Try this if you have an iPad. Note what the battery level is at and charge it with the wall adapter that came with it, time how long it charges to full capacity. Now drain the battery down to the same exact percentage it was at before charging with the wall adapter and now plug it into your PC and charge it and see how long it takes...you'll be waiting a long long time.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    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.
    The charging pin is a HUGE plus for me. If you had to rely on charging the battery in the Xoom over USB, you'll be waiting a loooooooong time. Using the charging pin with a higher wattage charger...this thing charges real fast...how is charging fast a con?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorWu View Post
    ... 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
    ... and a 5V battery. Ours is 7.4V.

    "some crap about voltage", my ***. They could have put in a weight-adding, device-heating DC-DC converter, but they wisely decided otherwise and went with the current solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joelist View Post
    Add that Honeycomb is unstable (crashes and freezes). This was really rushed prematurely to market. Hopefully they get an OTA out soon that fixes the main problems.
    I have never had a crash or a freeze since I got mine at 9am on day one. If you are getting that many crashes/freezes, exchange yours, it is not normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcman73 View Post
    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.
    And my point is that there's no reason Motorola couldn't have done the same thing to make it compatible with all the other micro-usb charging stuff already on the market - give it a trickle charge or even NO charge through a PC port but let me utilize a single outlet with 1 power brick that can charge my phone, my e-reader and my Xoom, and let me keep one 12-volt car charger in my car that I can use for any device so I don't have to carry and switch plugs all the time.

    Still again - not a deal breaker for me, just would have been nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    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.
    #1 -- It charges doesn't it?
    #2 -- Lift some weights
    #3 -- I don't think so
    #4 -- Get an eye exam
    #5 -- Give it some time MR1 should resolve most issues
    #6 -- It will come
    #7 -- It will come
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    Quote Originally Posted by p08757 View Post
    #1 -- It charges doesn't it?
    #2 -- Lift some weights
    #3 -- I don't think so
    #4 -- Get an eye exam
    #5 -- Give it some time MR1 should resolve most issues
    #6 -- It will come
    #7 -- It will come

    #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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    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.
    Lol. Charging pin give me a break plug into wall or get car adapter.
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorWu View Post
    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.
    The iPad and nook can barely manage to charge over USB. In fact, my nook to standard AC charger can't even maintain, much less charge. When connected to the computer, it does not charge at all. I needs to be connected to it's own AC/DC converter, and have it's own proprietary USB port (needs to be longer to have more charging pins). The XOOM's battery is massively larger, so even that probably wouldn't work. The iPad has a 30 pin, again, moto could have done that. But then you would complain about a proprietary plug.

    "Some crap about voltage" is just not accurate.

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    #1 Yes it does charge, but the skinny design is prone to breaking off. It's just a matter of time.
    My netbook has the exact same pin, a pin that has been tossed into bags, smashed by massive textbooks, stepped on, kicked, etc for two years. Not even bent.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    My complaints in no specific order.
    The charging pin is an epic fail.
    This doesn't affect me as it is on a dock all day at work and all night at home, but that is extra cost most are not able/willing to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    My complaints in no specific order.
    Way too heavy.
    Lighter then my netbook which it has fully replaced.

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    My complaints in no specific order.
    Way too thick.
    Thinner then my netbook which it has fully replaced.

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    My complaints in no specific order.
    The screen seems out of focus, almost blurry at times.
    I haven't noticed this.

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    My complaints in no specific order.
    The OS is unstable. Crashes and Freezes.
    I have yet to have an OS freeze when I wasn't using a app that I knew was not designed for a tablet.

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    My complaints in no specific order.
    No Adobe Flash.
    Eventually!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    My complaints in no specific order.
    No SD card.
    Eventually!!!



    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!
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamSTi View Post
    My complaints in no specific order.

    The screen seems out of focus, almost blurry at times.
    Uh, what? LCD screens don't get blurry unless 1) the image you're looking at is blurry, 2) condensation built up between the glass and the LCD screen, or 3) you're wiping greasy slices of pizza on the screen. Do you mean that the colors don't seem as vibrant? That's just due to the color temperature being a bit on the high/cool side, which can be changed through a software update. It could possibly be due a lower than average color gamut, but I doubt it.

    Honestly I wish these devices allowed multiple color temperature profiles and contrast settings, but I doubt I'll ever see the day.
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