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Motorola XOOM Review

0. phoneArena 24 Feb 2011, 10:00 posted on

So now comes yet another so-called “iPad killer,” the Motorola XOOM, but rather than finding a super-sized smartphone, it actually observes all of the qualities that consumers would like to experience on a tablet. For starters, Google and Motorola have taken the time, and man power, to seemingly conjure up an entirely different Android experience that might come off as being foreign...

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posted on 25 Feb 2011, 17:13

26. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I love how people see bias when a reviewer likes an apple product.

posted on 25 Feb 2011, 19:56 1

28. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Its not just about liking apple products. It's about treating every product from Apple like it's the second coming, and all other devices must be compared to it. Not to mention the feeling I get that the reviewers always see a magical something in apple products that makes them better than competitors, no matter what Apple's products lack.

posted on 25 Feb 2011, 09:28 1

23. Hallucinator (Posts: 387; Member since: 24 May 2010)


I am a apple fan, but you guys need to quit comparing this to a first gen Ipad. One, it is kind of a false comparison ecspecially with the Ipad 2 around the corner and 2 it diminishes the Xoom. I am very impressed with this and think it looks like a great tablet, but if it keeps getting compared to the original Ipad it just make Apple look that much better when the Ipad 2 comes out.

posted on 25 Feb 2011, 11:23 1

24. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I do agree to an extent, but seeing as how Apple has deliberately pushed the release of the iPad 2 back, they will be able to throw on features that they may not have before so they appear to be better than the XOOM.

Leaks about new features of upcoming Apple products only seem to come after its competitors announce their own specs and features. For instance, there was nothing about the iPhone 5 having a dual core processor or a bigger screen until other phones with the same got a great response at tech shows. Why would they suddenly change the screen size when for the past four years it's been the same? Apple isn't usually fond of drastic design changes; you still have to turn an iPhone sideways if you want to know what generation it is.

Anyway, I'll be paying attention this summer to see how the phone wars pan out.

posted on 25 Feb 2011, 17:11

25. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


You have an excellent point. Why compare it to a product that's almost a year old. Wait for the iPad 2 and bash that for all he things YOU think it a hold have.

posted on 25 Feb 2011, 19:49

27. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Great Video review thanks for clarifying the "wow factor" part with the video this review got much better toned

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 03:19

30. Mike (unregistered)


responding to comments 23 and 25.....in that case dont compare the ipad 2 to a xoom....wait for the xoom 2!!!! you can only compare to what is currently out, not what might be....ipad 2 is second generation ipad...true...BUT that doesnt automatically make it the best!!!!

regarding no flash....apple products will NEVER have it. "Wow Factor"? what did you guys expect to have on it?

even if the ipad 2 matches the xoom in specs....its ipod operating system doesnt come close to a fair battle.

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 12:01

32. rayjones09 (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)


Screen transition effects?! I don't believe it!!!

posted on 26 Feb 2011, 15:34

34. silverfang77 (Posts: 7; Member since: 21 Nov 2010)


Is this that Android tablet that doesn't support Flash, or is that another one?

posted on 27 Feb 2011, 14:27

37. Galen20K (Posts: 541; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


meh, I want the G-Slate.

posted on 28 Feb 2011, 10:46

38. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


All the android fan boys on here are annoying. PA gave this tablet a fair review and gave it a good rating, but apparently it is unacceptable to some of you to say anything that isn't 100% positive. As far as why is it being compared to the Apple product? The tablet market didn't exist before Apple. They made a prodcut that made tablets attractive and now other companies are trying to get in the game. And yes to some of you design is different than specs. Motorola generally makes ugly products like the droid 1 and 2.

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 00:03 1

39. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


motorola products are ugly huh? well how about you give us an example of something that looks better to you?

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 15:29 2

42. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


feces would be a start. anything is better than a motorola product.

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 16:15

43. Misanthropos (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Aug 2010)


a maggot covered corpse

posted on 01 Mar 2011, 23:01 1

45. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


hm, i'm pretty sure some people is gonna disagree with you there including PA, Engadget and plenty of other tech sites with any kind of prestige.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 15:31

47. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Verizon is playing favorites. Now that it paid all that money to Crapple it has to sabotage the xoom by taking away the 4G and flash so it will be on par with ipad 2 when it comes out. That way they will sell more ipads and get a return on their crappy investment. Damn Verizon!

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 22:18

48. kbayer (Posts: 19; Member since: 08 Feb 2010)


Non functioning SD card, no Flash, gotta mail the tablet back to Samsung for hardware upgrade to handle 4G... WTF?

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 11:05

49. rgsniper1 (unregistered)


you have the price points mixed up in the video review.
2 year contract is $600.00
Full price is $800.00
The prices are switched around.

:)

posted on 19 Mar 2011, 14:53

52. LXH (unregistered)


how amazing XOOM can handle multitasking

web browser, some games etc ...

AMAZING !!

so what's the point of xoom getting 8 score o_O ??

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 03:51

53. Jennifer Wade (unregistered)


Google works as energy drink, each company that drinks this energy drink it gets high speed. Motorola is already a well known product company now with the merge of android it has built a strong name in tablet world as well. Other name such as Ozitechnology and Samsung have also shown their skills so well in android devices.

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