Excerpt: My WiFi-only Motorola Xoom arrived last Tuesday, two days before my belated iPad 2, so I’ve been testing it extensively over the past week and thought I’d put together a thorough video review of the Xoom in action. So far I’ve been very impressed with the Motorola Xoom.
Excerpt: Now that the Motorola XOOM has officially been released and has started selling from stores like Verizon, Amazon, and Best Buy, a number of tech sites are starting to post in-depth reviews and videos of the Xoom in action.
Excerpt: It’s time for another comparison review, this one between the ASUS Transformer and the Motorola XOOM, two of the best Android Honeycomb tablets on the current market. Given the similar specs and same operating system, these two tablets are more alike than they are different.
Excerpt: Well, it’s finally finished. Here’s the link to the full Motorola Xoom review. The review includes over 30 pictures and screenshots, a 25 minute video review, and covers all the main features of the Honeycomb-equipped Android tablet, with a special focus on electronic reading.
Conclusion: The Motorola Xoom is a solid product, but it is difficult to recommend it over similar Honeycomb tablets. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a lot lighter and the Eee Pad Transformer has that optional keyboard dock, for instance. I do like the slightly smaller footprint that the Xoom has (compared to the Eee Pad), but if you wanted smaller, you likely would be considering an 8.9 or even 7.0 inch tablet instead.
Conclusion: The Motorola Xoom right out of the gates is one of the most amazing pieces of hardware we have ever reviewed. We review tablets almost weekly here at Good e-Reader, along with e-Readers. The Motorola Xoom right out of the box had everything working positively towards it being the premier Android tablet of 2011. Not only has it not crashed within the first few days of using it, but all of the applications and games took advantage of the dual core Tegra 2 processor.
Conclusion: This is one sweet piece of hardware and we give you the low down, as only Good e-Reader can. If you want to check out our full written review of the Xoom, that gives you the entire hardware specs and everything else, click HERE .
Motorola Xoom MZ601 - Betrayed by its apps ecosystem
29 August 2011
Summary: There's a lot to like about the Xoom, especially after tweaks and updates collectively make it a much better device. The biggest problem isn't the Xoom, but the dearth of tablet-friendly apps - it seems only iOS is hot when it comes to this class of device form factor. The Xoom is a good tablet, but really, tablets are little more than the sum of apps that run on them, and at the moment, the iPad has a much better ecosystem.
Pros: Well built and finished, Some elements implemented differently - power button placement, for example, Steady performance - didn't slow down even with background apps, Not locked to any cellular network, A web browser that can actually multi-task properly
Cons: Pricey, Extremely glossy - accumulates too many fingerprints, The display of white colour isn't very clean; more off-white than white, Battery disappoints - discharges quicker than the iPad 2 under same usage, Bulky charger- more like the one we get with a netbook, Not enough tablet-optimized apps on Android