View Poll Results: Is your Xoom going back?

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  • Yeah baby, Xoom is going back. Transformer here I come.

    23 11.68%
  • Yes, thinking about it. Waiting for more details on Transformer.

    20 10.15%
  • No way in the hell. Xoom is a keeper.

    147 74.62%
  • Returning and not getting a honeycomb tablet yet. It's not ready for primetime.

    7 3.55%
04-25-2011 11:39 AM
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  1. zach_alt's Avatar
    People still think the ASUS doesn't have working GPS?

    04-23-2011 11:57 PM
  2. dogg's Avatar
    Ill take a better camera, flash, a working GPS, and a solid feel over the I PS screen and a dock.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk

    A better camera.... Who honestly uses their tablets to take pictures?
    04-24-2011 02:28 PM
  3. ravizzle's Avatar
    Read the anandtech review and now I think I will be returning my xoom to costco on Tuesday for the transformer.
    04-24-2011 02:34 PM
  4. farwest's Avatar
    Who cares about a camera on tablet? Just a useless function for most users that merely adds weight and cost. But give me a better screen, USB that supports flash drives, has a working SD card and my two Xooms are going back (the Wifi version is already on its way back and my 3g will follow in a few weeks back to Costco).

    The Xoom will soon be forced to cut its price below the equivalent Asus due to lower specs. And where is the promised SD card functionality and 4g pray tell? Two months since release and no update is BS. MOTO screwed the pooch and I suspect Google isn't about to choose them again as a preferred partner anytime soon.
    04-24-2011 03:19 PM
  5. stray's Avatar
    Who cares about a camera on tablet? Just a useless function for most users that merely adds weight and cost. But give me a better screen, USB that supports flash drives, has a working SD card and my two Xooms are going back (the Wifi version is already on its way back and my 3g will follow in a few weeks back to Costco).

    The Xoom will soon be forced to cut its price below the equivalent Asus due to lower specs. And where is the promised SD card functionality and 4g pray tell? Two months since release and no update is BS. MOTO screwed the pooch and I suspect Google isn't about to choose them again as a preferred partner anytime soon.
    You do realize the USB ports are only on the dock, right? In context I'm not sure what these "lower specs" you're talking about are aside from the IPS screen, which most people haven't even been able to judge side by side...

    Honeycomb is borked... from what I gather Moto is at the mercy of Google and Google is... hell I don't know what they're doing. I do think it's funny how many people seem to think the Asus is going to be the answer to all their problems with the Xoom, when reviews are still saying that Honeycomb on the Transformer is... "immature," to put it lightly.

    The Transformer does look kind of neat, but I'm not really interested in something with a netbook form factor. I'll give Google (and Moto) the rest of my 90 day Xoom return policy to fix up Honeycomb, else I'll probably write off the platform until after Ice Cream Sandwich. I don't know if tablets can really gain developer traction until or unless there's a common Android OS scaling from phones to tablets.
    04-24-2011 04:36 PM
  6. jnewell's Avatar
    The big plus I see with the Transformer is the IPS screen. The negatives I see are the laggy screen and the use of a proprietary cable interface rather than a micro or mini USB interface.

    I'll be interested to read real world experiences after people purchase and start using them.


    Read the anandtech review and now I think I will be returning my xoom to costco on Tuesday for the transformer.
    04-24-2011 06:32 PM
  7. zach_alt's Avatar
    The big plus I see with the Transformer is the IPS screen. The negatives I see are the laggy screen and the use of a proprietary cable interface rather than a micro or mini USB interface.

    I'll be interested to read real world experiences after people purchase and start using them.

    laggy screen?
    04-24-2011 06:33 PM
  8. jnewell's Avatar
    laggy screen?
    That's what the Anandtech review said. <- Edit: Endgadget.

    Edit - I was remembering a different review. Will post the correction in a minute.

    Here's a snip from the Endgadget review:

    ASUS has worked in its own onscreen keyboard, one that gives you a number row at the top, tweaks button arrangements, and includes single-button input for smiley faces, but that's only an optional extra -- the default Android Honeycomb keyboard is but a couple of taps away. We found the ASUS keyboard most useful when putting in passwords, as we could enter full alphanumeric strings without having to switch between keyboards, though on the whole we found neither option entirely satisfactory. We were never able to feel entirely comfortable or in control with the Transformer's software text input. There's a small delay in responding to your taps -- something that's missing on the iPad, whose virtual keyboard feels an epoch ahead of what we're dealing with here -- which leads to uncertainty as to whether letters have been registered, eventually resulting in an inconsistent and frustrating time for the user.

    A lack of responsiveness is also evident throughout the Android UI. Aside from a delay in activating the function you've selected, there are also troubling instances where input isn't registered at all. That leaves the user with no less than three potential scenarios when she doesn't see an immediate response -- she could be looking at lag, an unregistered tap because of software, or an unregistered tap because the physical input was too light. Such uncertainty doesn't build a great user experience and the Transformer, unfortunately, doesn't offer a great user experience. Much of that is, regrettably, down to Honeycomb itself. It's not a finished product yet. It's actually a fair distance away from a finished product. Some apps are done to absolute perfection while a lot of the "glue" bits, the stuff that goes between the apps and basically makes up the OS, is either confused, not responsive enough, or broken in some other way. Let's take these things in turn, starting with the good parts.
    04-24-2011 06:36 PM
  9. ravizzle's Avatar
    That's what the Anandtech review said. <- Edit: Endgadget.

    Edit - I was remembering a different review. Will post the correction in a minute.

    Here's a snip from the Endgadget review:
    "Much of that is, regrettably, down to Honeycomb itself."
    04-24-2011 08:14 PM
  10. zach_alt's Avatar
    Not to mention the engadget review was utter crap. Facts wrong, and using the non updated firmware.
    04-24-2011 08:50 PM
  11. freeky1's Avatar
    I watched some videos of the Transformer. I'm not sure about the form factor. I don't think I would ever use the keyboard. The proprietary data port and lack of USB port on the screen itself would be very inconvenient. I'd hate to have to take a proprietary cable with me everywhere I went. It would be like owning an Apple device.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk
    04-24-2011 11:02 PM
  12. Suntan's Avatar
    I'd hate to have to take a proprietary cable with me everywhere I went.
    What does the mini usb cable on the Xoom get used for other than downloading stuff from a computer? I mean, how useful is the mini usb connection on the Xoom?

    The only time I used the miniusb was when I loaded a file (a movie) larger than 2 GB, because it wouldn't load with any of the free wifi transfer apps.

    I guess I don't see what the big deal is with the USB connection on the tablet. Anyone have a use case example where you'd need to connect with the data cable everywhere you went? help me out?

    -Suntan
    04-25-2011 11:03 AM
  13. jnewell's Avatar
    What does the mini usb cable on the Xoom get used for other than downloading stuff from a computer? I mean, how useful is the mini usb connection on the Xoom?

    The only time I used the miniusb was when I loaded a file (a movie) larger than 2 GB, because it wouldn't load with any of the free wifi transfer apps.

    I guess I don't see what the big deal is with the USB connection on the tablet. Anyone have a use case example where you'd need to connect with the data cable everywhere you went? help me out?

    -Suntan
    I use cables for transfer a lot on all my devices. My home wireless is N but with four other users in the house transferring big files isn't always a great idea. Outside the home, most wireless is too slow to make wifi transfer of big files practical. YMMV.
    04-25-2011 11:38 AM
  14. Maikai.Guy's Avatar
    What does the mini usb cable on the Xoom get used for other than downloading stuff from a computer? I mean, how useful is the mini usb connection on the Xoom?

    The only time I used the miniusb was when I loaded a file (a movie) larger than 2 GB, because it wouldn't load with any of the free wifi transfer apps.

    I guess I don't see what the big deal is with the USB connection on the tablet. Anyone have a use case example where you'd need to connect with the data cable everywhere you went? help me out?

    -Suntan
    This totally depends on how you use the tablet.

    If you're using your tablet for enterprise and are replacing a notebook, like me, it's a must have. I use well over 10GB of data that changes ever few days. I need this data at my fingertips. Even though I use Drop Box extensively (had to up my data plan because of it), I just can't waste my time with an air/cloud connection for the bulk of my data.

    A USB port, for me, is a deal breaker must have.

    Also rooting the device to gain OTG functionality is a big plus. There's just too many times where documents need to be shared across a table and a USB key comes out of somebody's pocket. Again, it's a matter of waiting a few minutes for 4-5GB of files to load onto a key or waiting who-knows-how-long for the data to dribble through the air.
    04-25-2011 11:39 AM
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