Motorola Xoom Arrives - Early Thoughts on the Xoom

xoomI'm trying to play with as many iPad challengers as possible in my little Tablet Talent Show. So far I've got a Touchpad from HP, a Playbook from RIM and now a Xoom from Motorola. The Xoom just arrived yesterday.


The Xoom arrived running Android 3.2 Honeycomb, which makes it the first Android device I've ever had the opportunity to test drive. Right away, it wanted my Google account info so it could fully integrate with the Google services I already use.

Because I'm a Google bigot, who swears by Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Reader, etc, I welcomed this. We were off and flying in seconds flat, and my Google Account even gave me access to the impressive Market of Apps available for an Android. I quickly installed apps for Google+, Twitter, Facebook, IMDB and other staples of my web life.

Both the Playbook and Xoom reigned supreme over the now unsupported Touchpad when it came to apps, and all three seem to handle multiple concurrent activities better than the iPad.

I'm happy to try other iPad competitors during this Tablet Talent Show, so drop me a line if you can hook me up with a Transformer, Galaxy or whatever else is out there. There's room for more.

xoom 004

Share this entry

Comments (3 - click here to join in!)

T.L. Realtor

Give it up. With umptemillions sold, the iPad is, and always will be, KING.


August 27, 2011 @ 5:11 PM

Ajax Mike

Ahh, the irony of virtual keyboards.

August 27, 2011 @ 9:44 PM


i bought a NookColor when it came out and use an sdcard hack to use it as a tablet. i love it for email, calendar and LIGHT surfing, but i am envious of the tablets you have tried out. they are alot quicker than the modded nookcolor.
@ajax mike- too funny.

August 28, 2011 @ 11:44 AM

Leave a comment

Only 3 comments? C'mon, we can do better... Leave a comment above and let's keep this conversation going!

« Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic, Dead at 81 I Cannot Unsee The Horror I Witnessed at Skydome »