Doing anything with Xoom has become a chore
My Xoom was lightning fast when I first got it. It was a pleasure to use. It is now frustrating to do just about anything on it. Very slow, programs not responding, just generally glitchy.
This is not limited to 1 application. I am a pretty basic user. Almost exclusively internet browsing, email, twitter, etc.
The browser is often very slow. Not all the time, but most of the time. Like over a minute to load a website. Any website. It also crashes on me fairly routinely.
Even something as basic as updating apps in Android Market is extremely slow and sometimes doesn't work.
Any ideas what's going on here? Anyone else experience this? I want my Xoom of the first few weeks back.
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I returned my Xoom today and got the Galaxy Tab. I just couldn't stand the bugginess of it. The browser was glitchy and there are jot a lot of apps available for it that I use. I'm glad I did. While this is a Samsung product and everyone knows about the lack of support that Samsung gives to its products this is more along the lines of what I was looking for.
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- 04-13-2011, 10:48 PM #11
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- 04-13-2011, 11:12 PM #12
It's still fast for me, have about 80 apps... browser still crashes like crazy, that NEEDS to be fixed, I need Google to make this browser REALLY fast, it is but it's just SO buggy, and the UA string needs to be fixed too. Still, I don't know how its slow for you. Mine is fast when it isn't crashing.
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I agree that Flash seems to be the leading culprit of Browser crashes. There's still quite a bit of lag in places, seems like the hardware acceleration isn't fully baked yet. I'm still pretty pleased with the overall experience though.
The Nexus S was seriously unstable at launch, but a couple of updates later it's solid. I'm sure the Xoom will be fixed up soon enough.
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- 04-14-2011, 05:13 AM #18Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
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I tried switching to Dolphin HD, but that browser crashes on a fairly frequent basis too. And honestly, I'm tired of having to try new apps to accomplish something the built in browser should be able to handle.
I appreciate the solutions people have posted in this thread, but what a headache. Clearing caches on a weekly basis and having to root your device just to get a half-decent experience?
I was a big fan of the Xoom. Pre-ordered and bought it on the first day. But now that the novelty has worn off, I'm just left frustrated.
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- 04-14-2011, 02:04 PM #24Devices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
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