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Comparison Chart: Motorola XOOM vs. iPad (Updated)

Update:  To those of you heading here looking for iPad 2 comparison, check out our new chart!

The price of the Motorola XOOM has been quite the topic of discussion over the last couple of days so we thought we’d drop some additional information into the conversation.  Here is a comparison chart of the XOOM ($699) to the 32GB 3G iPad ($729).  Yes, we actually compared it to the version of the iPad that matches up closest rather than to the $499 Wi-Fi-only model that so many keep referring to.  This battle isn’t even close.  Chart after the break.     

Looks like a steal to me.  And yes, consumers do care about tech specs.

Update:  Why would we not compare this to the iPad?  It’s the leading tablet on the market.  Normally when you do comparisons, you find the top product on the market and see how yours stacks up.  Some of you people are silly.  When the iPad2 comes out, we’ll make another chart.  We’ll also do charts for the G-Slate, the Toshiba Tab and the Galaxy Tab 2.  Chill.

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  • Cfagan98

    is the xoom better then the ipad???

  • There’s a lot more that goes into a tablet than simple hardware specs, but for all you hardcore spec nerds out there, Engadget compiled
    a trusty comparison chart that should satiate your appetite for obscure
    specs. One metric not listed, however, and of no less importance, is
    price. As Jobs explained during yesterday’s presentation, competitors
    just can’t compete with Apple on price.

    http://refurbished-computers.ca/

  • Very nice chart! I personally like the Android platform. Have a Droid phone and love it!

  • Sjones

    Is no one noticing that the SD card slot is non operational and the supposed FLASH support is also non operational? And what about HTML5?

  • fevanson

    Geez 1gb ram in a tablet already. That’s twice as much as my old win xp.

  • ……

    it would make you look much more intelligent if you compared to motorola xoom to the ipad 2 being as that would be an accurate comparisons with technilogical advances since the original ipad came out,,,

    but yea the xoom rules

  • Anonymous

    I think once the wifi only model of the Xoom is released you will really start seeing the sales. I know I am not going to buy one now when I have no intention of signing a contract with verizon. http://www.xoomtabletcover.com

  • guest

    could be updated again with the release of iPad 2 on March 11

  • this needs updated. A) Your pricing model for the xoom is with a carrier contract.. it actually costs more if you buy it outright (like the price model you chose for the Ipad).

    Also.. the IPad 2 is its competition.. not the Ipad 1.

    Sort out your facts before spewing them on the internet.

  • Anonymous

    OK, iPad 1 not even close, now iPad 2…

  • Twilkinson

    I was on this page from my Android phone the other day and I booked marked it. I recalled a few documents, which I believe were PDFs, that had come comparisons of varying devices and carriers for the devices. I came back to the page on my device and computer and did not see these links. Does anyone recall what I am referring to and perhaps can share the link to these?

  • Nkeaton

    In all honesty I like the ipad, i have a few friends who have one themselves and they like it. BUT…they have no clue about technical specs and such, I know plenty about the specifics. Apple is and always has been way overpriced, yes they build decent computers and ipods and the like but for the price/performance not even close to what you can buy that’s usually better from someone another manufacturer. I have always liked motorola products the phones I had from them held up well and I never had problems. And lets face it android os is clearly superior over apple’s mobile platform ask anyone who has owned a droid and an iphone. Im amazed so many people are on the apple bandwagon but its a trend…lol

  • Chris

    This is by far the fairest comparison of the two pads. I’ve read reviews after reviews where it was obviously biased toward the iPad. Trying to find the worst of the Xoom just to to save face of the iPad. And you are right on the money with the models of the iPad they compare too. It’s always the lower end models of the iPad they use for examples when they beat on the Xoom for its price. For what the Xoom offers, i think it is reasonably priced and you can’t really argue against. I am an iPad owner and without doubt I think it is a great device for what it’s intended for. But the fact it is locked down and lacks flash support does hurt it and annoys me at times. It is “JailBroken” and does allow for a bit more freedom, but without having to buy and modify more accessories to get features offered by other tablets doesn’t help it any in which those hacks don’t always work great for the iPad. From my own opinion, until the Xoom came out, there really was no other Tablet that could compare. I’m just glad that someone(Motorolla) actually took the time to build a good quality tablet instead of rushing like so many before them(Samsung) to compete with the iPad. iPad is nice and even if iPad two is a killer it’s biggest issue is its creator and the limitations it places on its devices. I will most likely be getting the Xoom to replace my iPad. No point in waiting for more “powerful” devices because lets face it, how many apps have you seen that need much power to run in the first place? The Xoom offers a great tech package that should no doubt last for years to come and still be a device to be compared to when clone wars continue.

  • Dosman!

    Doesn’t run on 4G networks. Quit lying.

  • Anonymous

    Where is the weight and battery life?

  • Nevermind

    i actually love that the Xoom looks like 2 times bigger than the ipad. it just shows who is the big guy. utterly fanatic ipad fans, sit!

  • Raddudetommy

    Good article, now please redo with the newly figured $1200 price tag.

    Such a shame, I was totally going to get one before today.

  • Zonedj

    One of the major questions to ask is, all tech specs aside, will Motorola be able to get the app support and software developers behind it in order to truly make it competitive. That is where the true issue lies.

  • Zonedj

    One of the major questions to ask is, all tech specs aside, will Motorola be able to get the app support and software developers behind it in order to truly make it competitive. That is where the true issue lies.

  • Zonedj

    One of the major questions to ask is, all tech specs aside, will Motorola be able to get the app support and software developers behind it in order to truly make it competitive. That is where the true issue lies.

  • you forgot some lines:
    Sold units: 0 15,000,000
    Customer service and support: none best in class (any class)
    Weight: XOOM is heavier
    Battery life:
    Ecosystem: questionable quality android market iTunes App Store

    One more thing… you cannot compare processor and RAM between two different OS. Android needs more muscle compared to iOS. You cannot run Android on the iPad spec, but as you can see iOS does it just fine…

  • dan

    I would never get an ipad. i’m actually considering the xoom as it blows the ipad out of the water.

  • Anonymous

    I think that the XOOM is going to be the tablet that is going to crush the iPad. I have almost bought an iPad twice but I personal like the Android OS better than the iOS. Another plus to the XOOM is the 1080p playback. I am mainly looking for a tablet to use for the DISH Network DISH Remote Access app (DRA). With the DRA app and my Vip722k with my Sling Adapter, I can stream live content to my phone or tablet via 3g or wifi connection. Now that I know the XOOM is in 1080p I am glad I waited to get the best picture possible. As a DISH employee I can tell you that the DRA app is free. Check out DISH.com and search TV Everywhere.

  • Fwjackson

    does Xoom have a phone?

  • bagel252

    umm, $800 there buddy… plus one month 3g sub to “unlock” wifi. jog on

  • bagel252

    umm, $800 there buddy… plus one month 3g sub to “unlock” wifi. jog on

  • Gamlekungen

    Good stuff. What about the size and weight. It also matters

  • Dario428

    Now please update for the new price of $799

  • What is the battery life of both of them?

  • I think you also dont realize its priced at 800, not 699. This is such a biased comparison. And you are comparing a tablet thats been in a market for a year, to one thats coming out in days.

    Not only that, but they (unless this is edited) is going to be requiring you to have atleast a 1 month data plan with Verizon to be able to have wifi activated.

    Source: http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/06/verizon-locking-wifi-on-motorola-xoom-until-you-buy-one-month-of/

  • Jayson

    Android haters cant get enough of the Communist APPLE company telling them how to run there life why buy if you got to jail break what a bunch of dumm ASS people Steve jobs shits out an inch you would eat a foot….

  • Gtrtchr120

    There are going to be some really disappointed Xoom fanboys when iPad2 comes out.

    • Jack

      theres gonna be some really dissapointed iPad2 fanboys when the xoom 2 comes out.

  • Insipidatheist

    Something I’d like to say is this: if the iPad’s specs were announced for a new Android tablet, all of you Apple fans would call it low-end and worthless. Same applies for vice-versa. Let’s be honest, the only reason any of us have a side is because of the OS. Without it, there would most likely be a definitive winner in the tablet world. Which one? We’ll see by the end of Q2, I suppose.

  • Jwalk

    Moto. Please confirm the launch date, price & when wifi only will be available. The LG Optimus is starting to look pretty good.

  • Rexlperry

    A video camera on a tablet is just plain stupid! Now, if it had a port so I could run the tablet as a highly portable video monitor, I’d be more impressed. Tablets are for people who consume media, not those who create.

  • Anonymous

    Man I pray that when this is released that MOTO has the price listed at 499.00 instead of 700.00. If they do that, I’m sorry this is going to take all of the market share.

  • JohnDoer

    For JohnDoey,
    pull out ur stocks or share from apple while u still can..

    It’s a good thing that apple has some competition now coz if not , apple is just going to add an FM/AM radio receiver on the future
    iPad 3 and call it an update.
    Look at iPad right now. They could have had put the front and rear camera but they didn’t. Instead they put it in the iPad 2 and call it a huge update. So just shut up ok….. Thank u

  • Anonymous

    I unlike the typical Fanboy (Android or Apple as it were) have the ability to put the shoe on the other foot, or flip the script so to speak. Lets have a little exercise shall we? I want each of you to look at the chart above, and mentally cut and transcribe the words iPad and Xoom over each company’s specs in the chart. You will then find that every Apple fan will instantly herald all of the iPads features as strengths over the Xoom, and all of the Android Fans will then say that the chart is comparing a new iPad to an older 1st generation Xoom. Once you envision this in your mind, it becomes all to evident why Fanboyism is a very childish and ignorant stance to take when showing support of any company, whether it be Motorola, or Apple. What the intelligent, mature user will do is look at both devices and compare the features without the blind bias, and hatred that is a character of Fanboyism, and make an educated decision on which device he/she prefers based on his/her needs.

  • I am an Apple Fanboy and I love your chart. I will wait for iPad 2 before making any real judgements of course, but I love that Android is really putting the pressure on. We all win!

  • Ziffrus

    Including a weight comparison would be helpful as well as overall dimensions.

  • Hal1999

    vaporware vs real product

    • Vaporware???
      Attention folks: All of of the Tech Media has been misinformed. YOU have been misinformed.
      Trust Hal instead.
      It doesn’t exist because Hal said so.
      You know what happend last time anyone trusted HAL?
      People died!

  • Hal1999

    what about the apps

  • Hal1999

    what about the apps

    • Anonymous

      what about the apps? Google already designed the key OS apps (gmail, calendar, etc) and some key development companies received the beta 3.0 SDK weeks ago. Granted, there’s only going to be a small handful of android tablet apps at first, but there is still all the regular android apps available. How many tablet apps existed when the iPad was released… here is a hint.. a small handful.

  • Abjomijay

    Pretty useless ‘analysis’. Specs? They matter, but how are you showing the comparison of the most important specs: software titles, entertainment titles, and # of units sold (the two are related)?

    • Well… since it has not been released, it can’t be sold so I’ll concede that more iPads have been sold than XOOMs. :p

  • A refreshingly intelligent comparison chart accompanied by a coherent assessment! The choice between the two slates is blindingly obvious; except perhaps for some mind-altered devotees of the cult of Apple.

  • Chethammer

    I had a conversation just last night with a fellow coach who was sporting an Ipad. We were in a meeting and he took out his Ipad to play games. I asked him how much productivity do you really get out of it. He said that he uses it to surf the web while watching television and play “cool” games that cost $.99. Anyone else I’ve ever talked to that has one says the same thing. Why would I pay $500 minimum for a device that I play games and surf the web? Why do I need 3G/4G with it for extra money. I’ve looked at the Ipad breakdown and how much it costs to manufacture. The most expensive one is $900 and costs $275 to manufacture. The $500 model is in the $240 range. Apple takes between 30-50% of all app sales. The thing is a MONSTER profit machine for them.

    I’m not a shill for Motorla Xoom either. I’ve owned tablets (good ones) and sold them all. The benefits just don’t outweigh the cost. If you ask me you’re all playing a game that you can’t win.

    I will say this. I loved my Ipod touch. It was great, had wifi, bluetooth, played music, surfed the web. LOVED it. Then Steve Jobs showed me how much he cared about me as a consumer by saying “don’t hold it that way”. In other words “we know we have a faulty product, but we (a multi billion dollar company) don’t have the stones to admit it so it must be YOUR fault!” I sold as many of my apple products that I could unload after that. There are companies that actually care about the people that buy their products and want you to have the best user experience possible, Sorry to you true apple fans, but Apple isn’t one of them.

    • Then again, how many people bought a computer and spent 80% of their time playing solitaire? You buy a deck of cards for under $1.

  • meh

    I think I’m in love.

  • Bud Mudd

    Does it have GPS?

  • Bailey554

    Finally found a comparison chart! Thank you, thank you! I have an iPhone 32GB and love it but don’t enjoy reading web pages or emails on it. I’ve played with the iPad for 2 weeks and returned it to the store. I have issues with no flash support or usb port. I had planned on using the iPad while I travel and need the usb to upload photos. (I take an average of 700 photos on vaca) Have been waiting for iPad 2 to come out but I am really impressed with the Xoom. Hope to compare Xoom with iPad 2 before I leave for Europe on April 15th! Your comparison chart will make the final decision for me! Thanks again!

  • What you can do is not an answer to what an iPad can do.

    Your Honor, I would like the record to show that the witness is unresponsive. 🙂

  • Proving that playfulness is a sign of intelligence.

  • Jayc126

    Useless comparison you cannot compare à 6 months old tablet with à tablet still To come. Rediculous…….

    • Anonymous

      clearly an iDrone, you can of course compare two tablets that are selling at approximately the same price point.

    • Anonymous

      clearly an iDrone, you can of course compare two tablets that are selling at approximately the same price point.

  • Steven574

    The only thing is the Ipad 1 is older tech. I would like to see the Xoom compared to the Ipad 2 which is announced next month.

    • Alex Sirman

      So if the i*ad2 is not released at the same time as the Xoom they cannot be compared?

      So if the Xoom is released in Feb(17th) and the i*ad2 is released in April(17th) then they cannot be compared? Xoom would be a 2 month old tablet verses a newly released tablet.

      Some of you need to look at what you are saying and see how crazy it sounds… Anything can be compared at anytime. I’ve seen comparisons of 1GB HD from before 1990 to a current one. It is what it is and leave it alone. Xoom vs i*ad! Maybe they are showing the improvements in technology that have been made in the past year?

    • Alex Sirman

      So if the i*ad2 is not released at the same time as the Xoom they cannot be compared?

      So if the Xoom is released in Feb(17th) and the i*ad2 is released in April(17th) then they cannot be compared? Xoom would be a 2 month old tablet verses a newly released tablet.

      Some of you need to look at what you are saying and see how crazy it sounds… Anything can be compared at anytime. I’ve seen comparisons of 1GB HD from before 1990 to a current one. It is what it is and leave it alone. Xoom vs i*ad! Maybe they are showing the improvements in technology that have been made in the past year?

    • The comparison was provided, I’m assuming, to show the advantages and disadvantages of one over the other in reference to a device that has cornered the newly found tablet market for some time (iPad) and one that is highly anticipated to be an equal (or better, depending on your stance) competitor.

  • NouveauConservative

    Umm, last I checked, the XOOM was still vaporware….as in, NOT YET RELEASED! Save the comparison chart for the 8 week window between XOOM availability, and the release of the iPad 2…thanks assholes.

  • Bulloch

    Will I be able to watch all my Kevin Bacon movies on the Xoom?

  • LuvMyDroid

    Its all about personal preference. I love my iPod, but I just can’t buy into the many other devices that Apple pushes. Since getting my Evo…I’ve fallen in love with the Android system and I look forward to having a Droid tablet (for the right price).

    Funny thing is, many folks complain that the charts are slanted…but as a business man, you have to measure against what is in the market! What is the iPad 2 never comes to market? The measurements (based on speculation) would be worthless…so be released today or a year ago, the iPad is the dominant tablet on the market, and it will remain the tablet that others measured themselves against, until iPad 2 comes out. Its just that simple!

  • Shindo107

    can i order pizza on it? cause thats all i really need it to do…

    well…that and porn.

    • Anonymous

      ROFL!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Apple has already proven that it’s not just the hardware that counts, it’s the software that distinguishes one product from another. If touch isn’t as responsive as an iOS device, it loses.

  • Iwantonenow

    I’m very exited about this one I was waiting on the iPad 2 to come out but now is looking more and more likely that I will be choosing this baby. What bothers me everyone so exited about the 3G/4G on it and yet no news about the wifi only. I already have a data plan for the iPhone and really don’t feel like having another one for the Xoom. I bet a lot of ppl are thinking the way I’m thinking. I hope motorola doesn’t just releases the 3G model and leave the people who just want wifi on it hanging in the wind

  • kodiak

    My question is why does everything have to turn into a war, and why are people who buy the iPad automatically labeled as sheep? I like reading a good debate, but a lot of the arguments here have degraded into unnecessary trolling. This is an Android site, the authors have a lot of passion in the Motorola brand, and not everyone likes the same things. This post was supposed to be more fun than anything.

    Kellex is right to compare the iPad to the Xoom as the iPad is both the leading tablet, and is comparable in size, shape, and weight. My concern is that the iPad offers a lot more choice when it comes to what model you want: a consumer might not need a 32GB model with 3G – $499 turned out to be a good price point for early adopters who wanted a WiFi model. I’d personally like to see the Xoom hit multiple price points with a variety of 3G and WiFi offerings – I’m looking forward to an official announcement. The biggest set back for me would be the contractual obligations around it: I’m not gonna shell out for a Xoom if I have to get a two year contract with it – not for what I’ll use it for (e-mail, web browsing, reading). I have read that the Xoom could have have a pay-as-you-go model, but nothing is set in stone just yet.

    Really, I just want a tablet I can bum out on the couch with – I don’t know what everyone else wants out of a tablet, but that’s what I use mine for. I bought the first generation iPad because I’m an early adopter, and it’s pretty okay. I don’t know if that 256 MB of RAM is going to affect my ability to read Flipboard or watch Hulu, but I do get annoyed when pages refresh in the web browser as I flip around (Apple’s tab implementation blows). It feels good in the hand even if it is a little heavy, and developers are making some very cool stuff for it – mainly I’m addicted to things like TweetMag and Aweditorium.

    The Xoom is appealing to me because it is the first Honeycomb Android tablet, and because (again) I like to adopt new things (and Motorola makes good stuff: my Droid is still running strong). Google is integral to my personal life, and personally widgets are a big reason Android appeals to me since I can get a quick overview of useful information. That aside, the thing I like about the Xoom is that it isn’t aluminum. Granted, the quality of the iPad is top notch – it feels good…but it’s so good that sweaty hands require a case – aluminum doesn’t grip. I don’t think I’d have that problem with a Xoom was soft to the touch. Too, the speaker dock Motorola has planned for the Xoom looks like an excellent addition that would remove a pair of unnecessary computer speakers from my desk (oh the joys of a plastic iPad dock). By the way, just think about how awesome LauncherPro would be on a Xoom.

    I think the Xoom is exciting, and I can’t wait to at least try one in a Verizon store. I think the scorn against the the iPad is unnecessary (for both sides btw), and I don’t necessarily understand why we can’t just call it what is: it’s a popular tablet that’s consumer, and got us thinking about how to make even better tablets — I think Motorola has a good answer, and competition between Android and iOS is great: ultimately it betters consumers no matter what device they choose.

    *I did read a comment that iOS developers were lazy for not moving applications to Android. I don’t think developers are lazy: too they have a choice of whether or not to support Android and its revenue model. Some of those apps have taken a good year to develop – I think that argument is a bit unfair. Besides, we have our own great developer community, and the last thing I want to encourage is iOS developers directly portig their apps to Android: we’ve seen it a few times, and the last thing I want to see is an iOS interface on an Android screen – to me that speaks more about the developer than their decision on whether to support a platform.

    • I agree, it doesnt need to be a war. Buy what you want, the comparison is to compare what features are available for each product so buyers can make good choices. Someone might love everything about the Xoom but it doesn’t run ios4 so they get the i*ad.

      That being said, I cannot wait for the Xoom. I would like the price to be under $700 though!

  • Too bad Android has crap for apps to install. iPad wins hands down until that changes. Its like having a brand new shiny Porshe that runs on 10 carat diamonds. Sure they are around somewhere but good luck getting one. Trust me, I really want Android to win but that app store is utter crap.

  • Anonymous

    Except you are comparing the XOOM–which you can’t try out yet, much less buy–to a product that has sold 15 million and that is very close to the end of its life cycle.
    You have no real world testing of the battery life, the user experience, how easy it will be to upgrade or how long it will take for Honeycomb to arrive.
    These kind of charts are just silly until the ZOOM is actually in the stores.

  • Anonymous

    Except you are comparing the XOOM–which you can’t try out yet, much less buy–to a product that has sold 15 million and that is very close to the end of its life cycle.
    You have no real world testing of the battery life, the user experience, how easy it will be to upgrade or how long it will take for Honeycomb to arrive.
    These kind of charts are just silly until the ZOOM is actually in the stores.

    • Anonymous

      while i agree with you about comparing things until they’re both out and testable…unless the ipad2 is going to be in stores by the time xoom comes out…it is a valid comparison comparing the ipad with the xoom

  • JBF

    You are right. It’s not even close. You can buy an iPad!

  • Jlcalhoun

    I do not see battery listed anywhere… Why not?

  • These people that say it is not out yet are the same ones that run around saying the next iPhone is the shit when something leaks about it. I have a iphone 4 and EVO 4G and my EVO kills my iPhone 4.

  • I see a lot of fanboys posting in this mofo.

  • Let’s have a comparison of the XOOM to the Notion Ink Adam, that’s a more suitable comparison IMO.

  • Anonymous

    The comparison is invalid because that is the 2010 iPad and the 2011 Xoom, and the Xoom is not even released yet. If and when it is released, it will likely meet the 2011 iPad in the market, so it may never even compete against the original iPad.

    Further, the Xoom price has been leaked and it is $799, not $699. Motorola is expecting people to pay more for a generic iPad clone from an unprofitable company that may not even exist throughout the whole 2 year lifespan of the device.

    The single most important feature is battery life, which for some reason you totally missed! Is Xoom getting 10-12 hours like iPad? I guess since it is vapor we don’t know.

    And you missed a lot of other important features while trying to gloss over the Xoom’s many weaknesses compared to iPad:

    • desktop-class native C apps: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • GPU-accelerated user interface: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • direct automatic OS software updates on the day of release: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • free in-person support at a worldwide network of retail stores: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • $15 data plan: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • a la carte data plan: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • number of full-size desktop class apps: Xoom zero, iPad 75,000
    • number of mini-apps: Xoom 100,000 Java applets, iPad 400,000 native C apps
    • Netflix: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • iTunes: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • Hulu: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • desktop sync: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • desktop backup and restore: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • audio video streaming to other devices: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • wireless MIDI: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • multichannel audio audio editing: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • HD video editing: Xoom no, iPad yes
    • multitouch quality: Xoom 5-point 5v, iPad 11-point 10v
    • availability: Xoom no, iPad yes (9 months ago)
    • installed base: Xoom zero, iPad 17 million
    • accessories: Xoom none, iPad thousands
    • cases: Xoom none, iPad hundreds

    Maybe 1% of iPad users know how much RAM is in there. That is just not as important as running Netflix. Try to sell someone a Motorola music player based on how much RAM it has. Users still choose iPod. If an iPad can do that much more with less RAM, then advantage: iPad.

    So the story here is really how poorly this year’s Motorola tablet stacks up against last year’s iPad. The iPad 2 will absolutely murder the Xoom.

    • Alien

      Android does not run on Java Applets. This is as ignorant as confusing Java with Javascript. Therefore, difficult to take your hyperbolic assessment seriously

    • Anonymous

      i would love to know what the ‘point’ of the 11th point is…

    • Anonymous

      i would love to know what the ‘point’ of the 11th point is…

    • Anonymous

      i would love to know what the ‘point’ of the 11th point is…

    • Anonymous

      i would love to know what the ‘point’ of the 11th point is…

    • Anonymous

      i would love to know what the ‘point’ of the 11th point is…

    • Anonymous

      i would love to know what the ‘point’ of the 11th point is…

    • Anonymous

      i would love to know what the ‘point’ of the 11th point is…

    • Anonymous

      i would love to know what the ‘point’ of the 11th point is…

    • Your post is VERY bias and some things are listed with very little truth. How do you know the Xoom will not have direct automatic OS software updates?

      I’ll make a list of my own similar to yours but supporting the xoom

      • camera: Xoom yes, iPad no
      • 2 cameras: Xoom yes, iPad no
      • Records Video Xoom yes, iPad no
      • Runs HoneyComb Xoom yes, iPad no
      • Made by Motorola Xoom yes, iPad no
      • 4G option Xoom yes, iPad no
      • Runs Android Xoom yes, iPad no
      • Has a 10″ or more display Xoom yes, iPad no

      I could go on playing your game. You are nuts.

      • NotAnotherSN

        Alex, you have no idea what you’re talking about. Look, I love the Android platform and what it is doing for independent developers. It is a high quality platform and it’s awesome to run, but John here makes excellent points. The chart here is just as “bias” (it’s called “biased” dude) as John’s, if not way more. Let’s look at it this way: how can you put “Flash Support” on a chart (because as we all know, only Android has that) and not put something that only iOS has? John here is actually trying to compare two pieces of hardware based on ALL aspects, not just the ones XOOM excels in. I understand that this is an Android fan site, but let’s not blindly follow the Android platform as quick as Michael_NM is saying the Apple fans follow “a control freak, brain-washing, pop-culture, pseudo-religious fruit factory.” Talk about pseudo-religious fanbases, huh?

        • Dempsy

          Amen!!!

        • Michael Marian

          Well they are religious. I would know as I used to belong to the Apple parish. I dropped the iPhone and Mac last year. Love Windows 7 and Android. Flash is relevant. It’s a big part of the web. Jobs is a business person on that point, cause Flash was a threat to his apps platform. Flash left unattended would allow work arounds no question. But Jobs turned it into a video question. Flash is way more about application development than just video. By many of us buying Android we’re voting with our dollars for innovation around Apple’s walled garden. Good for us. Good for music. Good for developers. Good for movie makers. Good God, would you want one company dictating our digital world? Apparent so. One control freak loving another I guess. People wonder why a whole nation followed Hitler. Well there you go. The power of a warped idea.

          • NotAnotherSN

            I’m not saying I back Apple to my death bed. Do I like their products? Yes. Am I getting an iPhone? Hell no. I love the openness of the Android platform. I love what it is doing to for the community. I hate how hypocritical the users on this site are, however. You can’t possibly call this chart fair when someone can give a list of some very important features (and some, admittedly, not) that the iPad has that the XOOM does not and then call that person out for being a blind supporter. Pot, meet kettle.

            Am I getting an iPad? No. Am I getting a XOOM? No. I don’t need a tablet. Even though this is an Android fansite, people need to stop getting so worked up about a brand and a piece of hardware. It’s really out of hand here.

          • Anonymous

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law

            apparently this godwin dude was right.

          • Welcome to the light

            Welcome to the light my friend!

            I started off with a MacBook in the early 90’s then went to Windows because of software and working with others. Had to work on a MacBook Pro last year with OS X after using Win7 and I can say that OS X was just like being back in the 90’s–bloody thing crashed all the time, didn’t run nowhere near as good as it should for the specs, frustrating as all get-out for file management and getting files onto something that could be read by the rest of the world. It was the first time I ever praised Microsoft. Win7 has been stable as a rock and as easy to use as any OS.

            But I like Android and hope it does well. . . stays open, gets wide adoption, and continues to increase in functionality and user friendliness. . .

          • Welcome to the light

            Welcome to the light my friend!

            I started off with a MacBook in the early 90’s then went to Windows because of software and working with others. Had to work on a MacBook Pro last year with OS X after using Win7 and I can say that OS X was just like being back in the 90’s–bloody thing crashed all the time, didn’t run nowhere near as good as it should for the specs, frustrating as all get-out for file management and getting files onto something that could be read by the rest of the world. It was the first time I ever praised Microsoft. Win7 has been stable as a rock and as easy to use as any OS.

            But I like Android and hope it does well. . . stays open, gets wide adoption, and continues to increase in functionality and user friendliness. . .

        • SuperBiasedGuest101

          John is trying to compare 2 pieces of hardware based on ALL aspects??? Wow… perhaps you’d like to read through the listed points that covers ALL aspects again.

          • direct automatic OS software updates on the day of release:
          • availability:
          • installed base:
          • accessories:
          • cases:

          Tell me how these show “ALL” aspects? You know well he is merely listing something that’s based on what’s available right now for one and not doing a real comparison of things that are readily available for both. Cases? Accessories? Updates? How are you so sure that Xoom won’t have these when it’s launched? Please don’t go do selective reading and labelsomeone as biased. As if you’re not yourself.

          Blah!

        • I’m going to go with NotAnotherSN here – I love the Android platform (I own an original Droid), but both lists here are biased. Of course the Xoom is going to beat the iPad in technical specifications – one, Android devices in general have geared towards having impressive specs, and the the Xoom is a brand new device. Running comparison charts at this point is little bit useless – especially when you’re picking hardware specs that change on a year-to-year basis (if not faster then that).

          That said, I’m excited to see what the Xoom can bring to the tablet market, though I have to say I am a bit dubious. I have a few friends at Google who’ve played with a prototype and didn’t came away too terribly impressed – what the iPad brings is a highly polished, integrated user-interface and thats two pretty vital intangibles.

          But again, better to wait a few more months and see what happens before making any definite statements.

        • OpenMinded

          I’m on board with this statement. I am a technology junkie and a gadget lover. I may not have the money for all of them out there, but i do own an iPhone 4, my wife has an incredible. I like both phones for different reasons. I also use “PCs” with Linux installed, as well as Linux installed, but I also have a MacBook Air, why? because its SUPER light, SUPER fast and is very enjoyable to use while out and about. Electronics and gadgetry are mostly tools to help us stay connected or get work done or help us play. I say just pick the tool that fits the job and does it the way you are comfortable and happy with. Ive never sided with any company or manufacturer because its not worth it, i dont want to miss out on something cool simply because i dont believe in it or something.

          On topic with the posting, I agree with some and think this will be better of a comparison with the ipad2. we could add other things to these lists too, how about this one

          Availability: Xoom no Ipad Yes (9 MONTHS ago)

          Everyone just needs to chill out, it’s not the end of the world.

          • OpenMinded

            EDIT: Was supposed to be Linux installed as well as WINDOWS installed.

        • Seductive_daeva

          Although I agree on not being biased, I have to point out that noting flash support is not a biased statement. The world knows the dominance of flash in web and Apple has been a biatch not making an effort to put it in the IPAD. If only they had, I would’ve had a usable Tab 9 months ago like JohnDoey pointed out 🙂 … (or sometime in between then and now if they secured the compatibility)

        • Stonecoldgodjira

          Flash Support… yeah that is only a feature that people have been asking for, if not outright demanded for their smart phones for the past few years. Android was the first mobile device OS to support it. With so many people asking for it, even the apple customers on their forums, why not put it in the chart. The demand for it was know well before the ipad came out, yet apple has yet to give flash support on the phone, pad or pods.

      • Gollum

        Alex – the comparison to Ipad and not Ipad 2 was supported because ‘how do we know’ the full specs of Ipad 2. So it’s a bit hypocritical to have a crack at john Doey for using only the facts available today. Extending your logic to it’s nonsensical conclusion – why not just compare IPAD 6 with the Xoom 12? Your argument is not valid.

      • Anonymous

        Keep in mind that the original iPad is almost a year old and the next one is likely due up in a month or two so the comparisons are uneven until the iPad 2 is officially out.

        • Michael Marian

          Well I’d say that the Xoom is positioned to challenge the iPad2. Apple is already losing smartphone market share to Android. That will make Apple better and perhaps they’ll win back my business. Till then hello Android and Windows 7

          • VZ iPhone. It Begins.

            Market share could very well change in the next year or two, now that the iPhone is available on two carriers. I’m not going to make any predictions just yet, but should see some significant changes now that iPhone has turned to the big red!

      • S Mooran

        Who is going to carry around a tablet to take pictures and videos…..nobody!

      • Lemjoedi

        wouuuuwww kereenn…

        http://www.paowpaowshop.com

      • Jamboy34

        Where can I purchase the Zoom?

      • The Seeker

        I look at Motorola site, they already have a bunch of hardware accessories.
        About editing video, you can do that too right out of the box.
        Netflix soon will release its Honeycomb version once XOOM is released in the market.

      • if you have to put Runs HoneyComb, Made by Motorola and Runs Android on your list, you are truly lost… who will buy an iPad running Android/HoneyComb? why is it a good thing?

        Made by Motorola vs. made by Apple? I can sell a 3 years old iPhone for $300, for how much will you sell a 3 years old Motorola/RIM/Nokia/Sony smart phone? A 3 years old Mac Book Pro is sold for 70% the price of a new one, how about PC laptops? Apple products are just better and retain their value.

        • …<{».«<}

          honestly if you can sell a 3 year old iphone for $300 santa must be shittin luck on your doorstop cause no one would buy it for that because you could buy it for 80 bucks of ebay or amazon thank you for imputting your incompetence next time consider reading the comment you post rather than typing incoherent babble

        • .as./dfa

          oh and i just sold my nice 2 year old hp laptop for 75% original price take your 70% and stick it where i don’t have to read it

      • Anonymous

        >scanning profile…
        >username…
        >profile_picture…
        >[FANBOY DETECTED!]
        >execute “comment_ignore.exe”

        My work here is done

    • Novcloud

      haha JohnDoey, it’s people like you who give apple fanboys a bad impression… you want to sound like you know what you’re talking about, but in reality, you have nothing to argue for… thanks Alex Sirman for pointing this out earlier.

      • Michael Marian Media

        As an x and former excellent macfanboy I agree. Hail the Android. I’ve crossed on over to the dark side!!

    • Nick F

      The Motorola Xoom obviously doesn’t have iTunes…

      • Nick F

        Also, although the Xoom may not have native C apps, it has Flash, meaning it can play tens of thousands (or maybe hundreds) of Flash games.

        • Anonymous

          Android most certainly has native C apps, the moron has no clue what he’s talking about.

    • Dempsy

      You have a few misstated facts, a glaring one in iPad does NOT support HD in its true form. It down converts it prior to playback.

      This in no way shows my support or lack of support for either the Xoom or iPad. Just think that people should always have facts prior to posting. From your 22 point weakness comparison, 13 are not factual.

    • Anonymous

      Keep in mind that the original iPad is almost a year old and the next one is likely due up in a month or two so the comparisons are uneven until the iPad 2 is officially out.

    • Steven574

      Just to correct you, the Xoom will go for $699 through Best Buy. The $799 price is the lowest Verizon will be selling.

      The Ipad has the Iphone and Ipod Touch to account for its success so it already has a a large library. Android has been out for, I believe 3 years now where as IOS has been out for almost 5 I think. Not to mention the name.

      You speak of RAM. The reason the Xoom has so much is for multi-tasking. The sheer amount of RAM will allow for a greater number of apps to stay open at once.

      Keep in mind, the Xoom hasn’t even been released yet so most of your comments really mean nothing until it is and has been out for a year or more. No one knows right now what it can do for sure. Most of it is speculation. This article compares mostly known hardware.

      .

      • Michael Marian

        Steven, you say “…means nothing till it’s been out a year or more”. What?! Assumptions about iPad were made with in months by the fashionistas. Xoom won best product at the recent electronic trade show because it was great to use. Where Android lacks is in licensing music and movies cause Apple’s got a choke hold on the music industry. Well the music industry is not loyal in the least to Apple. It’s a contract that beholds them. That will come to an end.

        RAM. I don’t see the point. Some apps need more RAM, specially video and yes for running more apps. I don’t see a debate here except that 256MB seems a bit shy for serious computing. Also, why shouldn’t a tablet computer rock out anyway?

    • A123

      What hole are you living in? I can get Netflix, Hulu, automatic backup and restore, over 100,000 FREE apps, automatic direct updates, free in-person support at more stores than Apple has, an a la carte data plan, and no nasty messages from Jobs on my Droid. Do you really think that these will not be on the Xoom? Come back when you actually know what you are talking about.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, nonsense and false fanboy claims aren’t real. Most of what you listed is incorrect and/or a total joke. You fail, we are all dumber for having read your post.

    • simdude

      The comment about accessories is big too. People complain about “lack of choice” on iOS compared to Android. The smaller set of products makes developing accessories much easier. I can find 1000 options for every one option my Droid X co-worker has. Most of the developer sites I’ve followed talk about how much easier it is to target iOS and more importantly, make money doing it.

      I love all the expert commentary on the web. Everyone is much smarter than the over controlling Jobs and Apple. Yet somehow, people love their products. This article talks about how people care about specs. To some degree, yeah, but specs alone don’t define a product. There were a hundred better mp3 players than the iPod when you compared specs years ago. How many still survive? A product is sometimes more than the sum of it’s parts. It’s how everything works together. My Droid co-workers will admit their phone doesn’t scroll as nice as my iPhone but say it’s not a big deal. It is to me. I want a device that is polished. Apple stuff is not perfect but it works well and it’s obvious they spend more time with the details than other OSs.

    • XOOM’D

      A comparison is a comparison, not a review, -just solid facts, even if you compare it with a 89′ GRiDpad, it’s all valid…

      Further, you called the Xoom Tablet a “clone” of the iPad –funny, Pepsi cans look a lot like Coke Cans, Hondas look like Toyotas, Oaks look like like Maples… so looks like they are all clones, huh?

      Now, after reading your incredibly falsified and overreacted biased bullet points, I made some of my own points of the technological fails present in the iPad:

      •2 cores of 1GHz nVida Tegra II graphics & processing power: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •1GB of RAM making practically every App faster, from games to default apps: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •Dedicated tablet Android OS (Honeycomb) w. widgets for optimal user interface.,: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •4G LTE under Verizon Droid branding w/ speeds up to 10 x faster than 3G.,: Xoom yes, iPad no*
      •Numerous “optimal desktop” class apps for tablet PCs (for Honeycomb): Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Approx. 300.000 Android apps + Java apps w. Open Development!!! : Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •HDMI support for monitors: Xoom Hell yes, iPad no.
      •Larger 25.65cm (10.1in) screen: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •1280 x 800 (160 dpi) resolution: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •5 mega-pixel main camera w. dual LED flash: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •2 mega-pixel front-facing camera: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Legitimate multitasking: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Widgets: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Customization of home screen: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •USB 2.0: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •32GB micro-SD removable storage: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •720p video recording.
      •1080p video playback.
      •Includes sensor technologies of barometer, accelerometer, & gyroscope: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Direct Flash support: Xoom yep, iPad nope.
      •GPS (VZ navigator): Xoom duh, iPad nah.

      …now after all those “minor features” were compared to the iPad, you might wanna revise your false pro-Apple biased (and BS’d) little points:
      •There are definitely software updates for Android 3.0, manual or automatic.
      •Netflix and Hulu (and similar) are all coming to the Android market, what now?
      •There’s obviously going to be video editing apps on it –get real!
      •Instead of iTunes, an Android Honeycomb player will debut w. desktop syncing.
      •Installed base? Well, maybe you haven’t realized the Xoom did not come out yet…
      •Accessories? It didn’t come out, and yet there are already tons of accessories for the Xoom! What BS!
      •Cases? look above.

      Maybe 1% of all future Xoom users know what the hell a GPU-accelerated user interface is. That is just not as important as viewing webpages normally (FLASH?). See, “JohnDoey”, what really bothers me is the sad mentality you Apple fan boys have. Instead of accepting and perceiving the mean the truth, you drink Apple Juice from Steve (B)Jobs “Fruit” (so to speak), even when its clearly evident who’s superior here (such as how the Xoom owns the iPad on practically every level). Now, Apple makes some very decent devices, such as the Macbooks, iPods, iMacs, OS X, etc. –I’m not a hater, but the iPad is just a enlarged 2G iPod Touch, but the Apple fan boy mentality for the most part is “whatever is shiny and made by Apple I will buy.” Now the iPad 2 which the Xoom is meant to compete will be another predictable and common “Apple re-invention” of everything all over. Cameras? better resolution? 2 cores? who’s copying who? Unless it packs 3D or similar and it sells like the 1st iPad, it is mostly because of the ignorant fan boy mentality Steve hypnotized you in. The Xoom will be sold at Best Buy for $699 USD, and no one ever said it will only be for Verizon (it might even be WiFi). The Xoom, money-wise is expensive and troublesome with the 2-yr VZW contract, so I’m not saying its perfect. But in general, some people need to change there iPads and open there eyes.. oh well, forgive me if I took this too far, but it I think the point was clearly directed.
      Have a nice day! 🙂

      P.S. –If my tablet PC was named after a feminine hygiene product (absorption –there’s an app for that!), I’d keep a low profile, not speaking about defending it…

    • XOOM’D

      A comparison is a comparison, not a review, -just solid facts, even if you compare it with a 89′ GRiDpad, it’s all valid…

      Further, you called the Xoom Tablet a “clone” of the iPad –funny, Pepsi cans look a lot like Coke Cans, Hondas look like Toyotas, Oaks look like like Maples… so looks like they are all clones, huh?

      Now, after reading your incredibly falsified and overreacted biased bullet points, I made some of my own points of the technological fails present in the iPad:

      •2 cores of 1GHz nVida Tegra II graphics & processing power: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •1GB of RAM making practically every App faster, from games to default apps: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •Dedicated tablet Android OS (Honeycomb) w. widgets for optimal user interface.,: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •4G LTE under Verizon Droid branding w/ speeds up to 10 x faster than 3G.,: Xoom yes, iPad no*
      •Numerous “optimal desktop” class apps for tablet PCs (for Honeycomb): Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Approx. 300.000 Android apps + Java apps w. Open Development!!! : Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •HDMI support for monitors: Xoom Hell yes, iPad no.
      •Larger 25.65cm (10.1in) screen: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •1280 x 800 (160 dpi) resolution: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •5 mega-pixel main camera w. dual LED flash: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •2 mega-pixel front-facing camera: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Legitimate multitasking: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Widgets: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Customization of home screen: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •USB 2.0: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •32GB micro-SD removable storage: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •720p video recording.
      •1080p video playback.
      •Includes sensor technologies of barometer, accelerometer, & gyroscope: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Direct Flash support: Xoom yep, iPad nope.
      •GPS (VZ navigator): Xoom duh, iPad nah.

      …now after all those “minor features” were compared to the iPad, you might wanna revise your false pro-Apple biased (and BS’d) little points:
      •There are definitely software updates for Android 3.0, manual or automatic.
      •Netflix and Hulu (and similar) are all coming to the Android market, what now?
      •There’s obviously going to be video editing apps on it –get real!
      •Instead of iTunes, an Android Honeycomb player will debut w. desktop syncing.
      •Installed base? Well, maybe you haven’t realized the Xoom did not come out yet…
      •Accessories? It didn’t come out, and yet there are already tons of accessories for the Xoom! What BS!
      •Cases? look above.

      Maybe 1% of all future Xoom users know what the hell a GPU-accelerated user interface is. That is just not as important as viewing webpages normally (FLASH?). See, “JohnDoey”, what really bothers me is the sad mentality you Apple fan boys have. Instead of accepting and perceiving the mean the truth, you drink Apple Juice from Steve (B)Jobs “Fruit” (so to speak), even when its clearly evident who’s superior here (such as how the Xoom owns the iPad on practically every level). Now, Apple makes some very decent devices, such as the Macbooks, iPods, iMacs, OS X, etc. –I’m not a hater, but the iPad is just a enlarged 2G iPod Touch, but the Apple fan boy mentality for the most part is “whatever is shiny and made by Apple I will buy.” Now the iPad 2 which the Xoom is meant to compete will be another predictable and common “Apple re-invention” of everything all over. Cameras? better resolution? 2 cores? who’s copying who? Unless it packs 3D or similar and it sells like the 1st iPad, it is mostly because of the ignorant fan boy mentality Steve hypnotized you in. The Xoom will be sold at Best Buy for $699 USD, and no one ever said it will only be for Verizon (it might even be WiFi). The Xoom, money-wise is expensive and troublesome with the 2-yr VZW contract, so I’m not saying its perfect. But in general, some people need to change there iPads and open there eyes.. oh well, forgive me if I took this too far, but it I think the point was clearly directed.
      Have a nice day! 🙂

      P.S. –If my tablet PC was named after a feminine hygiene product (absorption –there’s an app for that!), I’d keep a low profile, not speaking about defending it…

    • XOOM’D

      A comparison is a comparison, not a review, -just solid facts, even if you compare it with a 89′ GRiDpad, it’s all valid…

      Further, you called the Xoom Tablet a “clone” of the iPad –funny, Pepsi cans look a lot like Coke Cans, Hondas look like Toyotas, Oaks look like like Maples… so looks like they are all clones, huh?

      Now, after reading your incredibly falsified and overreacted biased bullet points, I made some of my own points of the technological fails present in the iPad:

      •2 cores of 1GHz nVida Tegra II graphics & processing power: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •1GB of RAM making practically every App faster, from games to default apps: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •Dedicated tablet Android OS (Honeycomb) w. widgets for optimal user interface.,: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •4G LTE under Verizon Droid branding w/ speeds up to 10 x faster than 3G.,: Xoom yes, iPad no*
      •Numerous “optimal desktop” class apps for tablet PCs (for Honeycomb): Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Approx. 300.000 Android apps + Java apps w. Open Development!!! : Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •HDMI support for monitors: Xoom Hell yes, iPad no.
      •Larger 25.65cm (10.1in) screen: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •1280 x 800 (160 dpi) resolution: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •5 mega-pixel main camera w. dual LED flash: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •2 mega-pixel front-facing camera: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Legitimate multitasking: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Widgets: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Customization of home screen: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •USB 2.0: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •32GB micro-SD removable storage: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •720p video recording.
      •1080p video playback.
      •Includes sensor technologies of barometer, accelerometer, & gyroscope: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Direct Flash support: Xoom yep, iPad nope.
      •GPS (VZ navigator): Xoom duh, iPad nah.

      …now after all those “minor features” were compared to the iPad, you might wanna revise your false pro-Apple biased (and BS’d) little points:
      •There are definitely software updates for Android 3.0, manual or automatic.
      •Netflix and Hulu (and similar) are all coming to the Android market, what now?
      •There’s obviously going to be video editing apps on it –get real!
      •Instead of iTunes, an Android Honeycomb player will debut w. desktop syncing.
      •Installed base? Well, maybe you haven’t realized the Xoom did not come out yet…
      •Accessories? It didn’t come out, and yet there are already tons of accessories for the Xoom! What BS!
      •Cases? look above.

      Maybe 1% of all future Xoom users know what the hell a GPU-accelerated user interface is. That is just not as important as viewing webpages normally (FLASH?). See, “JohnDoey”, what really bothers me is the sad mentality you Apple fan boys have. Instead of accepting and perceiving the mean the truth, you drink Apple Juice from Steve (B)Jobs “Fruit” (so to speak), even when its clearly evident who’s superior here (such as how the Xoom owns the iPad on practically every level). Now, Apple makes some very decent devices, such as the Macbooks, iPods, iMacs, OS X, etc. –I’m not a hater, but the iPad is just a enlarged 2G iPod Touch, but the Apple fan boy mentality for the most part is “whatever is shiny and made by Apple I will buy.” Now the iPad 2 which the Xoom is meant to compete will be another predictable and common “Apple re-invention” of everything all over. Cameras? better resolution? 2 cores? who’s copying who? Unless it packs 3D or similar and it sells like the 1st iPad, it is mostly because of the ignorant fan boy mentality Steve hypnotized you in. The Xoom will be sold at Best Buy for $699 USD, and no one ever said it will only be for Verizon (it might even be WiFi). The Xoom, money-wise is expensive and troublesome with the 2-yr VZW contract, so I’m not saying its perfect. But in general, some people need to change there iPads and open there eyes.. oh well, forgive me if I took this too far, but it I think the point was clearly directed.
      Have a nice day! 🙂

      P.S. –If my tablet PC was named after a feminine hygiene product (absorption –there’s an app for that!), I’d keep a low profile, not speaking about defending it…

    • XOOM’D

      A comparison is a comparison, not a review, -just solid facts, even if you compare it with a 89′ GRiDpad, it’s all valid…

      Further, you called the Xoom Tablet a “clone” of the iPad –funny, Pepsi cans look a lot like Coke Cans, Hondas look like Toyotas, Oaks look like like Maples… so looks like they are all clones, huh?

      Now, after reading your incredibly falsified and overreacted biased bullet points, I made some of my own points of the technological fails present in the iPad:

      •2 cores of 1GHz nVida Tegra II graphics & processing power: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •1GB of RAM making practically every App faster, from games to default apps: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •Dedicated tablet Android OS (Honeycomb) w. widgets for optimal user interface.,: Xoom yes, iPad no
      •4G LTE under Verizon Droid branding w/ speeds up to 10 x faster than 3G.,: Xoom yes, iPad no*
      •Numerous “optimal desktop” class apps for tablet PCs (for Honeycomb): Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Approx. 300.000 Android apps + Java apps w. Open Development!!! : Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •HDMI support for monitors: Xoom Hell yes, iPad no.
      •Larger 25.65cm (10.1in) screen: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •1280 x 800 (160 dpi) resolution: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •5 mega-pixel main camera w. dual LED flash: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •2 mega-pixel front-facing camera: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Legitimate multitasking: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Widgets: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Customization of home screen: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •USB 2.0: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •32GB micro-SD removable storage: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •720p video recording.
      •1080p video playback.
      •Includes sensor technologies of barometer, accelerometer, & gyroscope: Xoom yes, iPad no.
      •Direct Flash support: Xoom yep, iPad nope.
      •GPS (VZ navigator): Xoom duh, iPad nah.

      …now after all those “minor features” were compared to the iPad, you might wanna revise your false pro-Apple biased (and BS’d) little points:
      •There are definitely software updates for Android 3.0, manual or automatic.
      •Netflix and Hulu (and similar) are all coming to the Android market, what now?
      •There’s obviously going to be video editing apps on it –get real!
      •Instead of iTunes, an Android Honeycomb player will debut w. desktop syncing.
      •Installed base? Well, maybe you haven’t realized the Xoom did not come out yet…
      •Accessories? It didn’t come out, and yet there are already tons of accessories for the Xoom! What BS!
      •Cases? look above.

      Maybe 1% of all future Xoom users know what the hell a GPU-accelerated user interface is. That is just not as important as viewing webpages normally (FLASH?). See, “JohnDoey”, what really bothers me is the sad mentality you Apple fan boys have. Instead of accepting and perceiving the mean the truth, you drink Apple Juice from Steve (B)Jobs “Fruit” (so to speak), even when its clearly evident who’s superior here (such as how the Xoom owns the iPad on practically every level). Now, Apple makes some very decent devices, such as the Macbooks, iPods, iMacs, OS X, etc. –I’m not a hater, but the iPad is just a enlarged 2G iPod Touch, but the Apple fan boy mentality for the most part is “whatever is shiny and made by Apple I will buy.” Now the iPad 2 which the Xoom is meant to compete will be another predictable and common “Apple re-invention” of everything all over. Cameras? better resolution? 2 cores? who’s copying who? Unless it packs 3D or similar and it sells like the 1st iPad, it is mostly because of the ignorant fan boy mentality Steve hypnotized you in. The Xoom will be sold at Best Buy for $699 USD, and no one ever said it will only be for Verizon (it might even be WiFi). The Xoom, money-wise is expensive and troublesome with the 2-yr VZW contract, so I’m not saying its perfect. But in general, some people need to change there iPads and open there eyes.. oh well, forgive me if I took this too far, but it I think the point was clearly directed.
      Have a nice day! 🙂

      P.S. –If my tablet PC was named after a feminine hygiene product (absorption –there’s an app for that!), I’d keep a low profile, not speaking about defending it…

    • Ay0oitsj0e

      lol why do you sound so frazzled? Nervous of a little competition?

    • GMobile

      I prefer a Xoom (or any droid tablet) over an Ipad specially because I don’t have to use that intrusive iTunes… So that point isn’t making any marks. And for most of your points are flawed! “when programming in C or C++. If you write native code, your applications are still packaged into an .apk file and they still run inside of a virtual machine on the device. The fundamental Android application model does not change.” Who cares if it’s native if it stell works the same?! It just gives developers an extra platform to develep on (java or C)

      And for things like syncing or (HD) video editing, I’m sure are quite a lot of applications available so users have a choice in the interface, something apple never gives their users in any of their devices.

      To me other things are import like battery life (we still have to see about that for the Xoom) and compatibility with other devices such as smartphones, desktop PC and other tablets. Here the droid devices win it from apple any time cause apples only communicate with iTunes (hate it!) But I agree when you say that the comparrison should be with the iPad2…

    • Cal
    • Roccoh

      Okay so your obvious biased list is long.

      1. When you say Netflix do mean a app that plays netflix? because I can play netflix on my flash enabled Droid.
      2. HD video editing – how do you get video on the iPad? You sure don’t capture it.
      3. If RAM isn’t a issue whey does apple sell 3 different models?
      4. iPad 2 = vaporware still. So you want to slam the vaporware Xoom with your vaporware iPad 2? Nice try.
      5. Where are the USB/Firewire ports on the iPad? Oh yea, they are on the vaporware iPad 2.
      6. Why are you trying to do desktop productivity on the iPad? Who need native C apps? Trying to shoot a robber with a cap gun?
      7. Where’s the camera on the iPad? Oh yea, on the vaporware iPad 2.

      No the story here is how poorly you have made your case. Especially, when you try to bring up the vaporware crap and go further to make your case with iPad 2 which in itself is vaporware.

      Lame.

    • Valid points but getting rather nit picky sir. The comparison is per released specs of the current existing top selling device. If the “iPad2,” which is just rumor, had released specs I think the author of the article would publish those specs. Additionally, by its very nature the points you raise are invalid. The in-person support is negated because the device is not released yet. The iTunes issue is negated because Android can get music from multiple sources such as Amazon, MP3.com, Napster etc. Availability, installed base, accessories, cases, data plans, all are invalid by your main point because the device is not released. Respectfully I would submit you have missed the entire point of the article. That is that is if for potential users who are considering if they should buy an iPad now or wait for the Xoom. If the specs for the fabled iPad2 were released then the situation would be the same. Buy now or buy later… I love competition. The iPad2 may just be better because Motorola has upped the stakes. Android has already pushed Apple to fix issues they have ignored like no MMS and only one carrier for their device. As I have said before. You are welcome to your Apple devices and I will be happy with my Android devices. If you wish to worship at the feet of the All Mighty Steve Jobs, enjoy my friend.

    • Anonymous

      • iTunes: Xoom no, iPad yes ??? Android market?
      desktop sync: Xoom no, iPad yes ??? 3rd party apps (isn’t this the whole point of android devices???)
      desktop backup and restore: Xoom no, iPad yes ??? same as above
      audio video streaming to other devices: Xoom no, iPad yes. Xoom can stream data
      multichannel audio audio editing: Xoom no, iPad yes . If there’s not already an app one will surely be developed.
      HD video editing: Xoom no, iPad yes. same as above
      accessories: Xoom none, iPad thousands. There are already some accessories on the website.

    • Travisdollard

      You are the biggest idiot known to man going stroke it to your imaxy pad, furthermore there is no prove in anything you’ve said and I hate to tell you the xoom can get netflix and RAM is a big deal when it comes to video streaming or multitasking i suggest maybe a class on computers thats all for now thankyou

    • you blabber on about the same thing again and again. By the way what is the advantage of a device that can only play back 780p and not record video when you want to edit video? Oh, by the way honeycomb, not just the xoom, can edit video and pictures made on the device with many more options than apple would ever allow!

    • Truth is, on iPad the web experience is completely broken. Just try visiting Fox.com, abc.com, bloomberg.com, charlierose.com, etc. etc. etc. on your iPad.
      The iPad is completely AWOL. One of those sites mentioned has actually gone out of their way to write its own proprietary media player (downloadable from AppStore specifically to make up for Apple’s shortfall) to allow users to watch videos from their website. Sad.

      Android’s support for Flash and the full web experience is highly refreshing. That feature alone is enough to sway some of us from the Apple to the Android camp 🙂

      And BTW, Netflix has already announced it’s coming to Android devices.

    • • desktop-class native C apps: Xoom no, iPad yes You’re saying that 1% of ipad users care about ram. I’d say that about .01% care about this.
      • GPU-accelerated user interface: Xoom no, iPad yes Look again, the Xoom and Honeycomb do have GPU acceleration
      • direct automatic OS software updates on the day of release: Xoom no, iPad yes I know people who are still on iOS 3.2. Also, the xoom doesn’t need software updates. If you have a product that already does everything you want it to, then why change that?
      • free in-person support at a worldwide network of retail stores: Xoom no, iPad yes If you can’t figure out how to use a tablet yourself, then you shouldn’t buy one.
      • $15 data plan: Xoom no, iPad yes You only get like 250 megabytes. Try watching a netflix movie on that.
      • a la carte data plan: Xoom no, iPad yes
      • number of full-size desktop class apps: Xoom zero, iPad 75,000 New product
      • number of mini-apps: Xoom 100,000 Java applets, iPad 400,000 native C apps Android has more than 100,000, and its a faster growing market than the app store. Also, android has the whole web because it supports flash. And it has more than one market
      • Netflix: Xoom no, iPad yes Netflix is coming to android early 2011. I guarantee it will be on the xoom.
      • iTunes: Xoom no, iPad yes I don’t even see how you think of this as a plus.
      • Hulu: Xoom no, iPad yes The xoom has flash, so you don’t even need hulu plus. So free vs. 8 bucks a month
      • desktop sync: Xoom no, iPad yes Yes you can on the xoom.
      • desktop backup and restore: Xoom no, iPad yes On android you can backup everything onto a microsd card (or a backup) in more ways than you can on the ipad.
      • audio video streaming to other devices: Xoom no, iPad yes Xoom has HDMI to the tv without needing wifi or a 100$ product in addition to the tablet
      • HD video editing: Xoom no, iPad yes you mean iMovie? That’s a horrible app. There are already video editing apps on android and I’m sure there’ll be more.
      • multitouch quality: Xoom 5-point 5v, iPad 11-point 10v Give me one point in time where you’ve ever touched the screen in more than five different places.
      • availability: Xoom no, iPad yes (9 months ago) Wait 3 weeks.
      • installed base: Xoom zero, iPad 17 million Who cares?
      • accessories: Xoom none, iPad thousands
      • cases: Xoom none, iPad hundreds

    • Fellow,

      just a few updates to your list and a few comments over it.

      • desktop-class native C apps: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Here you missed NDK support on Android.
      • GPU-accelerated user interface: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Here you missed the NVIDA Tegra chipset from Xoon
      • direct automatic OS software updates on the day of release: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Here you missed Android and Motoroala sw upgrades.
      • free in-person support at a worldwide network of retail stores: Xoom no, iPad yes
      I don’t have a clue about what you tried to say here…Are you complaining about the fact Xoon is not on retail market ? For how long do you believe that would stand ? Besides, this is Carrier and mkt decisions, not device related
      • $15 data plan: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Carrier and market decisions…NOT device related
      • a la carte data plan: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Same as above
      • number of full-size desktop class apps: Xoom zero, iPad 75,000
      Again, you are not considering Android Market apps
      • number of mini-apps: Xoom 100,000 Java applets, iPad 400,000 native C apps
      Again, missing NDK and Android Market apps
      • Netflix: Xoom no, iPad yes
      • iTunes: Xoom no, iPad yes
      • Hulu: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Don’t see those as advantages, mainly iTunes…but I believe it is a matter of opinion.
      • desktop sync: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Missing Android’s cloud sync…adn also Android MKT apps that allow you to do so…
      • desktop backup and restore: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Missing Android MKT apps
      • audio video streaming to other devices: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Do you mean DLNA ?
      • wireless MIDI: Xoom no, iPad yes
      • multichannel audio audio editing: Xoom no, iPad yes
      • HD video editing: Xoom no, iPad yes
      Mkt apps….
      • multitouch quality: Xoom 5-point 5v, iPad 11-point 10v
      • availability: Xoom no, iPad yes (9 months ago)
      Finally…something pro iPad here
      • installed base: Xoom zero, iPad 17 million
      • accessories: Xoom none, iPad thousands
      • cases: Xoom none, iPad hundreds
      Well…iPad on its lounch also have nothing of it…same as market would be inflated of accessories and cases for Xoon….

      I don’t believe that iPad2 will have such large advantage as you clame…I believe that would be a hard fight, and by its openness (OS, apps, etc…) I see Xoon in advantage….

    • Anonymous

      Very good point, to some people, the internals dont matter as much as the overall user experience. To others, they matter very much. I believe this to be the main difference between the average mac user and the average pc user. I for one straddle the line.

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  • Xis

    Hmmm…so one is real and tangible and the other is, uh, well where is it? And Android 3.0? How can it ship when the operating system hasn’t even been released? How about comparing real products against the iPad if you can find any. Yeah yeah Galaxy Tab but that runs A2.0 which isn’t designed for slates/pads. Again, compare genuine product to the iPad. Found one shipping yet with an OS designed for it?

  • Xis

    Hmmm…so one is real and tangible and the other is, uh, well where is it? And Android 3.0? How can it ship when the operating system hasn’t even been released? How about comparing real products against the iPad if you can find any. Yeah yeah Galaxy Tab but that runs A2.0 which isn’t designed for slates/pads. Again, compare genuine product to the iPad. Found one shipping yet with an OS designed for it?

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  • Anonymous

    what about WiFi????

  • Mr. Schmidt

    You forgot the most important line:

    Usability: Android 0, iOS 4
    Quality of Apps: Android non-existant, iOS 4: good up to brilliant

    Now before all the haters bash me for this: I have been using Android for nearly two years now. And as much as I like some things, it’s a piece of crap in comparison.

    • Anonymous

      The quality of a lot of apps is definitely on the low side, but there are some better quality apps out there. As for usability, that’s debatable. I’d say that category should be called simplicity. They can both do the same things, but iOS makes them simpler, Android lets you customize how to do it.

    • What useful app does ios have that Android doesn’t?

    • Anonymous

      if by good up to brilliant you mean apple has complete control over what apps come out and what apps will run on their product, you have a +1 to apple i guess

  • Hi. I’m a current Ipad user who loves his device but am not a fanboy of any particular company/platform. To me Apple’s biggest contribution is proving that there is a market for this type of device. I have been waiting almost a year for some good competition in the space. To me there are three missing comparative points, can anyone clarify them for me? 1-Battery life 2-weight for the Xoom 3-Is there a content store to compete with iTunes? I’d appreciate any answers and look forward to devices that beat the current Ipad. We win when there is competition…

  • Is it me or comparing a device that was on the market for almost a year with a device that wasn’t even shown running OS yet (Xoom was only shown playing video of the OS, not running the OS itself) is kinda, sorta, stupid thing to do?

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  • Keithsmnr

    I posted this chart on Facebook and an Apple lover posted “Yeah but the iPad has X app and X app.”

    So I guess that makes up for a whole list of lacking features *rolls eyes*

  • Tombomdoodle

    Why would Apple sell the iPad at $729? *Checks US store* Oh, wait, that’s what it is now. Well, hopefully the iPad will be available in WiFi only and 16GB as well, so the minimum price should be around $499-$549. Apple said they want as many people as possible to get iPads – I doubt it will rise too much higher than it is now, even if it does have 2 cameras.

  • comparison between motorolx xoom vs ipad:
    ipad: exists.
    xoom: doesn’t exist.

    • Roberto Taylor

      The XOOM doesn’t exist? So it’s all a figment of our imagination or something?

      I think what you meant to say is that it hasn’t been released yet, but all the specs listed are accurate therefor you CAN compare the two.

  • I saw other reports saying that the Xoom would be over $800.

  • Anonymous

    It’s funny how every time something better than an apple device comes out, you get a bunch of winers..

    • Anonymous

      You are correct if it is really better than iPad, only time will tell…..

  • Rlrson_Mn

    I have a original droid and IPad 16 gb wifi only. I have no need for a connected system since the vast majority of the time I have access to a open wifi network. In those time where there is no wifi network available to me my droid fills in quite nicely. I keep all of my necessary files on DropBox for ease of access. The Zoom is way more than I need for a tablet device. If it was close to the IPad that I currently have with just wifi I would consider it but that is not the case at this time. If memory serves me correctly the vast majority of the IPads sold to date have been the wifi 16gb version.

  • tc

    Two significant errors in the comparison chart above…

    If the XOOM’s screen resolution is in fact 1280 x 800 then it CAN NOT do 1080p, which requires 1920 x 1080 resolution.

    Also, the iPad does have a port, as I’m sure the writer knows. It can provide charging, data, audio and video.

    • Anonymous

      Any one of those functions requiring proprietary plugs/adapters, purchased at a premium price from Apple.

      The Xoom – I could plug my digital camera into the side of it when the cable provided with the camera. I can take the card out, put it in the Xoom. I can take a flash drive, plug it right into the Xoom. That external hard drive, plugs right in. In fact, pretty much everything I have sitting on my desk right now thats connected to my desktop, can plug right into the Xoom without me having to tithe more to the cult of apple.

      According to the specs on the motorola website, the Xoom plays video at 720.

      • The Xoom isn’t even released yet so the connectibilty of the Xoom to other devices like you are talking about isn’t even know. Just because it has a usb port doesn’t mean it will magically work with everything.

        My comcast box has a usb port on the front that does nothing.

  • Anonymous

    the price leak was $800. I dont see where you made up that number from. This char is missing alot of specs too, battery life is not there, number of apps, 60,000 for the ipad, 0 for the xoom. Since you are saying you will compare the ipad 2 to the xoom when the ipad 2 is out, i think it’s not fair to put 4g in the comparison yet. That’s not till spring. Another crucial spec you are missing out when it comes to tablets, is the thickness and the weight. Flawed chart.

    • Anonymous

      The price leak from Best Buy was $699.

    • 0 apps? lol?

      What is the Android market?

      • Android market works on SMARTPHONE SIZED SCREENS aka up to 4 inches. We are talking about a 10 inch screen here. All the apps will look pixelated and fuzzy. Apps already do on the Galaxy Tab.

      • Anonymous

        they are phone apps, not tablet apps.

  • DroidDaddy

    I think the iTunes store should be mentioned as an advantage for the iPad. Even though I’m an Android user it’s the one thing I miss greatly (basically the videos available, movies and tv shows). Currently there’s nothing even close for video other than the Zune marketplace but MS doesn’t have a WinPhone 7 tablet and Windows tablets are too heavy/expensive since they’re running actual pc operating systems. I wonder if Honeycomb will introduce the Google music store we’ve heard about.

  • Derkk

    Until Moto Opens up, they are just a wanna be Apple in my book. I won’t be moving to any platformed that is locked so heavily. At this point it’s easier to modify iPhones/iPads then it is the latest Moto Phones. Right now Moto, Apple, and Samsung can kiss off. My next phone will be LG or HTC for sure.

  • Racingmaniac

    Wish WiFi only one will be cheaper….

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  • Doc

    A proper comparion would be against the iPad2. You are comparing the not yet released XOOM to a product that is about to be replaced with the iPad2 at around the same time as the XOOM is also released. You can’t compare a 2011 model against a 2010 model.

    • Post the iPad2 stats so they can compare them correctly!

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  • Anonymous

    Did the i*ad apologists make a field trip over here? Sorry to say that its not even close, the i*ad is a piece of garbage compared to the Xoom. Specs don’t lie.

  • vadimr

    What are battery life times for those devices?

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  • Jskim Jac

    Why not comparing with iPad 2 since both are not in the market?
    iPad did a great job as a year old device to match up with a device that’s not even out yet.

    Again, biased comparison, droidlife.
    Again, another disappointment.

    • Anonymous

      Apple wont give many specs about the iPad 2. All thar we know is that it will have at least one camera, has a screen that is almost 10″, might have an SD card slot, and maybe an apple A5 processor.

      If you do not like the way that Droid life writes, just don’t read it.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, Apple won’t actually give -any- specs on any future devices. It’s all speculation at this point. Another point, all signs point to this being released in a month, which puts it several months ahead of the iPad 2.

      • Jskim Jac

        I understand your point.
        My point is, which I already made few days ago as well, that many of Kellex’s recent comparisons are too biased and so immature.
        Don’t get me wrong. I really was really proud of this website as a OG droid user.
        I was able to root my droid through this website.

        All I’m asking is a critical view based on facts, not one person’s emotion.

    • It didn’t do that great of a job. Single-core versus dual-core, cameras (back and front-facing) versus none, a good amount of RAM versus hardly any, USB versus Apple’s special connection, etc.

      Now, before anyone replies to me, we all know iPad 2 specifications have yet to be announced. But, my comment is in reference to the iPad doing a “great job” in comparison to the Xoom.

  • For me ipad shines in its screen and battery life (the rest is crap). We’ll see how XOOM compares.

  • Ej

    Normal users don’t need 32gb of flash ram, and most probably don’t need 3g, so until motorola comes out with a less featuredul model, sales won’t compare to Apple.

  • If consumers cared about Tech Specs then I guess we’ll see Motorola sell 17 million Xoom’s the first year then won’t we? Apple understands that consumers want products that are easy and fun to use much more than they give a damn about specs. The Xoom may appeal to those who intentionally run Android, but probably not the accidental Android users who fell for any of the “2 for 1” phone offers. You’ll never see Apple do that. Apple isn’t desperate.

  • Michael

    If the XOOM came with an IPS display it would be great but since it comes with what looks to be a low-tier TN panel, Motorola shouldn’t charge over $500 for it.

    • Anonymous

      Uh, where are you getting this information? No where does it say what type of panel the Xoom uses. Or are you just making up reasons to trash it.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know why the competitor of apple can make a high-configuration tablets with lower or equivalent price to apple. And why did Jobs declare that ipad isn’t support flash while all of its competitor didn’t do this? In my opinon, apple won’t give a out-edging hardware without considering the factore of usability, and each features they recommend to you are useful different from its rivals knoking together high-configuration.

  • Content is King

    Where are the available apps, available movies, available tv shows, and available music columns?

  • Content is King

    Where are the available apps, available movies, available tv shows, and available music columns?

  • Anonymous

    Well, this Comparison must bcz the news read that Motorola Xoom to make February appearance.
    But, this is the several tablet to be after iPad? “Come with Google’s Android Honeycomb operating system for tablets, a dual-core processor, a high-resolution (1,280×800) display, dual cameras, and the Verizon 3G (and soon-to-come 4G) network. ” I would say all this is an imitation of the iPad, though the iPad now don’t have these features, but who can tell why the tablet should get dual-core, it’s iPad, and high-resolution display , along with dual cameras, all these are bcz the one who used iPad think it’s lack of this features, or can be stronger(better in this field), so I’d to say iPad is the king, and now the iPad 2 is on the road!

    Yup, I’m waiting for iPad2. if Apple really do release a greater than Full HD screen on the iPad 2, then amazing! Even though now the 1gen iPad is also not bad with 9.7-inch high-resolution screen, perfect to me for watching HD movies, music videos(though sometimes need the help from iFunia video converter as lack of flash support) and playing around with thousands of iPad apps and iPad games.

    Well, it’s Apple creates a tablet market, so it’s no need to scared of the competitors, I believe Apple will be dominant for at least two years and probably far longer.

    P.S. watch movies and vieos on iPad freely

  • Anonymous

    i want an 8 inch version of this.. 🙁

  • RoninX

    Is there going to be a better way to download movies than the POS Blockbuster app? I love my Droid 2, but the Blockbuster app is crap.

    • Anonymous

      yeah rip your dvds.

  • Does anybody knows anything about the Battery life of the Xoom?

    • Anonymous

      Only what Moto has stated, supposedly 10 hours of video.

  • Rob

    Spec comparison is completely hollow without…. selling date, mature OS, no ecosystem support nor content, no profit from selling apps, untested OS in the ‘real world’, superseded OS and hardware in a few months like all android devices… fragmentation merry-go-round.

    • Rob

      P.S…. no mention of battery life huh… that spec was left out by Moto… and a pretty key item in the comparison no doubt which will be thoroughly tested in the market.

  • One important difference … One has a huge library of beautifully designed, feature-full apps like Pages and Keynote, while the other, for the most part, only has apps designed for phones. That can and will change over time, but it’s a significant advantage for iPad right now.

  • You can’t just compare the tech specs and then say device A is better than device B. What about the software? Is there anything remotely similar to iTunes for the XOOM? No.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, Amazon.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, software is key. Did you know I can’t even hook my iPad up to a computer and have it act as a flash drive? It demands I use this bloatware called “iTunes” just to put some damn music or pictures on the thing. My Incredible on other is more or less a drag and drop affair, so so so much simpler.

    • Anonymous

      this was basically covered by the guy below, but why would we want iTunes? how’s that flash working for ya?

  • Darwin

    There are alot of silly things about this comparison. By the time the Xoom is out so will the iPad 2. Even more importantly the iPad has a wealth of apps. We dont know how the Xoom will be in practice. Its still vaporware.

    • DBK

      i*ad 2 = Summer

      Xoom = in 2-3 weeks

      Demos prove that the Xoom is a pretty decent piece of tech.

      Think first, type later, avoid foot in mouth.

  • Anonymous

    the ipad is the undisputed champ right now. the moto xoom looks like the #1 contender. just hope the xoom isnt a “great white hope” ( boxing references ).

  • Charbax

    The leaked price of xoom is $799, why do you write it as $699?

    • Rob

      Exactly the point… http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/21/motorola-xoom-priced-at-800-at-a-minimum-according-to-verizon/
      Yes let the comparison be accurate for a change huh?
      Or was it artfully dodged to suit the article…

      • Anonymous

        It went from $800 to $700, or did you not read the update on the same page? Either way we’ll know when Verizon or Moto decides to reveal it in the next couple weeks.

        • Rob

          From the Engadget Story and the Android story MAKE NO REFERENCE to price drop from 800 to 700…
          “Wow, insider tipsters are getting efficient! Verizon appears to have only just added Minimum Advertised Pricing for the Motorola Xoom to its internal systems, but already it’s been leaked out by more than one source. Android Central has the damning evidence, which lists an $800 levy for any prospective owners of the flagship Android Honeycomb device. It’s accompanied by a listing of the HTC Thunderbolt at $250, with the logical conclusion being that the Moto tablet will come unsullied by subsidies while the HTC LTE handset will probably cost that much on a two-year deal. That makes plenty of sense to us — the typical smartphone price is $200 and Verizon can point to the 4G goodness the Thunderbolt brings as justifying its $50 premium, whereas the Xoom’s cost seems to be in line with the Galaxy Tab’s pricing. Now, how about some launch dates, leaksters?”

  • Nick

    This looks very good. If they are honest about their battery I would buy it without any second thinking. The “flash” issue with apple is really ridiculous and more of an ego war than a technical one, a war, you apple will have to fight on your own.

    good thing about the apple products is that they are well designed and know where to place their priorities. Wouldnt mind buying them if they werent so closed and protected. The rumour about them changing the screws on the iphone to avoid 3rd parties using 3rd party hardware or fixing them is, if true, a great shame for a innovating company.

    • Anonymous

      Everything they design they design to be serviceable only by them so that people have to pay 20 times the price. That’s not the half of the little tricks they pull to maximize revenue and shut out the competition. I’m telling you, Apple is an evil little greedy sack of a corporation.

  • Bruce

    The other thing to remember is that, the ipad has been out for quite some time now. Everyone and their brother has tried to “one up” this device, and now that Motorola (the first and only competitor right now to the ipad) has come up with an “ipad killer” the new ipad 2 is rumored to be out soon with even better specs…

  • Posted by CmdrTaco on Tue Oct 23, 2001 01:20 PM
    from the well-thats-not-very-exciting dept.

    The BrownFury writes
    “At an invitation only event Apple has released their new MP3 player called the iPod. iPod is the size of a deck of cards. 2.4″ wide by 4″ tall by .78″ thick 6.5 ounces. 5 GB HDD, 10 hr battery life, charged via FireWire. Works as a firewire drive as well. Works in conjunctions with iTunes 2. Here are Live updates”

    . No wireless. Less space than a nomad. Lame.

  • DevStar

    In fairness you do need to also add apps available and apps targeted to it (tablet apps, not phone apps). You also need to add battery life and weight, as those are pretty big factors for a tablet.

  • One has an Apple on it, the other doesn’t. Game over. Branding matters, and though Motorola is building a name with the Droid line of phones, nothing resonates well with the masses more than Apple. It’s a fact that can’t be argued, and the Verizon iPhone sales will reflect this.

  • Leebase

    One is a real product that’s been shipping for 9 months, sold 15 million units, invented it’s category and is going to be refreshed within a couple months.

    The other is ONLY a list of specs at this point. A version of the OS still in development, the “product” shown at CES just ran a VIDEO of what the device will look like.

    I like Android, love the competition and what it’s bringing to the market for everyone. But even Fandroids aught to be calling “Barbara Striesand” on this article.

    Lee

    • DBK

      There was a demo of the device at CES as well and another demo at the Luncheon (sp?), which shows Honeycomb running flawlessly. Think first, type later, avoid foot in mouth.

    • Anonymous

      “Invented it’s category”

      Forgive me if I LOL!

  • I surely would like to see this comparison republished when iPad2 comes out. I’ll be watching Techmeme.

  • Well done, Motorola, considering you are ONE YEAR LATER.

  • Joseali

    Apple invent things that the People love always. Techcrunchies: best tablet 2010: iPad. Why? Same reason.

  • Alexportman1200

    It’s just technology and for one Apple stands by their products and for Android I would say not always. This is being done on my iPad right now. I don’t care about flash or other things that Android might do better, I like iOS 4 and Android. I’m a lover of both worlds. I got the Samsung Continuum. So people don’t freak out and hate. Star Trek inspired it all. Lol ^_^

  • Colin

    What are the xoom’s dimensions? Battery life? Just asking?

  • The unexplainable interest in tablets is clear evidence we’re doomed as a nation.

  • Anonymous

    I am hesitating which one I should buy. By the table know XOOM is cheaper and more Multifunctional. But It seems that iPad is very very hot now. which one I should choose>? http://www.aneesoft.com/tutorials/ipad/index.html

  • Tyler Durden

    Thanks for the update. Its only fair that way. IPad v2 will also be insane from the leaks I been reading. It will be close.

  • Anonymous

    FAIL!!!!!! iPad two will freaking own this. Duo core, 260 dpi, ios 4.3, cameras, and access to Apple’s app market. This device is barely competition for the current iPad let alone the second gen. Also, nothing in here about battery life… I would be curious about that. Also, what about weight and general feel? What about it being more expensive than iPad? (This is out of my budget because it offfers no low end deal.) Many fails here, while it will boast 3.0, when will 3.0 be available? So many questions, and so few answers. I’ll stick with my Apple devices. Although, flash would be nice…

  • BarZaTTacKS

    Great thank you for doing this… please include the Notion Ink Adam in these comparisons. Thank you 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Wow people are being really silly here. We know these are the specs that the XOOM will have, and we know its coming soon. By the end of February you’ll be able to walk into BestBuy and buy one of two 10 inch tablets; the iPad or the XOOM. To say that this isn’t fair is to ignore the fact that people will still be buying the original iPad up until the iPad 2 comes out, and for current prices at that.

    On other note, holy f*ck the XOOM has a barometer? A barometer?! That’s…. interesting.

    But yeah

  • Bestberet

    Forgive me if this is a dumb question but does the Xoom make phone calls? Does the Ipad? Maybe that should be on your chart too unless the answer to both is “no”.

  • WakeUp

    Stop comparing the unreleased XOOM to a product released almost a year ago.

    • DBK

      Way to miss the point entirely.

    • DBK

      Way to miss the point entirely.

  • I would buy a tablet that allows stylus input in a heartbeat. REAL stylus – not those stupid pogo pens or those other bizzare looking styli I have seen.
    Writing with your finger is too much like fingerpainting. You can’t see a fine line under your finger.
    I want one that I can take handwritten notes on. Like the Fujitsu Stylistic Slate I used 6 years ago.
    For now, I will stick with my Fujitsu Lifebook convertible tablet running on Windows 7 which allows me to use a real stylus (and my fingers).
    Yeah, I said Windows 7.

  • So Chris…
    Thanks for the heads up.
    So.. the iPad 2 will have expandable memory?
    an HDMI port and a usb port? (not just one proprietary port?)
    1 GB of RAM?
    a user replaceable battery?
    Will it be open source?
    Will I be able to install apps that aren’t approved by Apple?
    Will it support Flash?
    Awesome!
    I can’t wait! 🙂

    • Anonymous

      No need
      No need
      prolly
      FAIL
      FAIL!!!
      FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a huge advantage that iOS has over android…
      ok… 🙂

      260 dpi?
      duo core?
      Didn’t think so…

      • I just have to LOL at this! Your lack of common sense is funny.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, you are a no nothin.

  • Anonymous

    To be honest the xoom beats the current ipad hands down, it’s almost unfair. A better comparison is to compare the ipad2 when it’s announced and even then the ipad2 still has a disadvantage. Only way apple can compete this year is to double the screen resolution, use dual gpu’s, add cameras and beef up the processor. And even then it’s going to lack hdmi.

    • Anonymous

      What’s the deal with HDMI? Airplay is the way of the future anyway.

  • Dk

    You should also post release date and current sales to date. I think people want to know how much they actually sold.

  • Gabriel

    Apple Made in USA Motorola Xoom not

    • Anonymous

      apple….designed in usa….made in china……yah uhhuh sure, your not wrong, you just don’t know your facts.

    • Anonymous

      Either your a hard core Android fanboy or a hard core Apple fanboy. I can’t tell.

  • I’m an Android fan and still think it’s kind of ridiculous to compare a product that has almost been out a year to the yet to be released Xoom. You know how pissed we would be if an Apple site put out a comparison chart of the supposed specs of the iPhone5 vs the Droid X. A comparison chart of the speculated specs for the Ipad2 would be a more fair comparison. If Android is indeed superior as most of us believe, we should be confident enough to let it speak for itself against current rival products.

  • I’m an Android fan and still think it’s kind of ridiculous to compare a product that has almost been out a year to the yet to be released Xoom. You know how pissed we would be if an Apple site put out a comparison chart of the supposed specs of the iPhone5 vs the Droid X. A comparison chart of the speculated specs for the Ipad2 would be a more fair comparison. If Android is indeed superior as most of us believe, we should be confident enough to let it speak for itself against current rival products.

  • Chris Nimon

    By the time the ipad2 drops we’ll be looking at the next generation of Android pads. I hope they are released on the same day so all the B.S. stops.

  • Rohicks

    On a chart xoom wins for specs.
    For money both lose.
    I’ll never buy a tablet for that much. I can buy a computer for as much as both of those cost.

  • Rlarson_Mn

    In general most of the IPads that Apple has sold are in fact the wifi version. It is also a fact that many of those buyers have used their phones to supply a 3G connection when out of wifi range and I am one of them. Unless the Zoom is sold as a wifi version I for one would not look for it as a replacement for my IPad.

  • It’s biased because Droid-life used to showcase new features of Android, new leaks ect. Now that the Verizon iPhone is announced the author is in defense mode and will attack iphone whichever way he can. It’s funny how this was a 100% android site until Verizon get’s a droid competition. Now it’s downgraded.

    Funny how Android Central is a strict android site and they don’t knock apple at all. They give apple it’s deserved credit and keeps it moving.

  • Jawshua

    Wow! That is amazing! I mean that just definitively shows how much better the Xoom is, it wins hands down! The only factor that I could see that would make someone choose the Ipad over it is if you like the operating system better.

    • Anonymous

      For many people the fruit logo means more than anything else.

  • Djstar2k2

    my question is why do apple fanboys go to android sites and chime in? im not hating and love the debates but its like ur looking for trouble. i love stevo the magic man and how he has build a niche product and an eco system around apple. being an android purest i hope uncle googs can do the same but hell its only been 3 yrs so the groth of android is amazing. but i do agree with so many androids on every carrier its hard for a noob to tell the difference of whats good whats not. but thought for my ole skool heads the black eye peas have sold more records than nas but does that mean they r better rappers?

  • Joker

    you all are idiots he is comparing these two for price reason only. He wants to show everyone complaining about price that the ipad was priced the same way but now you have better specs i dont understand why all the arguments about this not being the ipad 2 we all know that its about pricing get your heads out of your @ss

  • Anonymous

    I have a couple of questions for everyone complaining about the price: Are you complaining because this is a technology that you would like to own but cannot afford (at the $699 price)? Or is it because you do not think the technology is that great?

    Please correct me if I am wrong but in my opinion this is the DroidX of tablets. Sure the iPad was great for people who just want a big iPhone without the phone, but in my opinion this is a great price for a great piece of technology- especially for those of us with many other android devices. You are buying a piece of technology that has a fair market value of $699. Sure, you may be able to get it cheaper subsidized from Verizon if you get a two year contract. But if you guys are as smart as the average consumer you will see that the two year contract will end up costing you more than if you just use wireless tether or pdanet and pay the $699.

    • Anonymous

      The hardware isn’t the problem, $700+ is just quite a bit of dough to plop down on a tablet, the value of which is still rather dubious to a lot of people who can get a full fledged laptop for about the same price. I wouldn’t buy a tablet for any more than $500, maybe $600 max, personally, just can’t justify it.

  • I think people will listen to you.

  • As I once mentioned to a friend of mine, have you even ever opened up an apple product box? The smell alone is like walking into Sak’s Fifth Avenue. Other products I’ve opened smell like a back warehouse of Wal-Mart or something…. just sayin. The Xoom might be like a Target warehouse though. I’ll give it SOME credit. 🙂

    • Hahahahaha!
      Now the Apple products smell better!
      Can we add that to the chart? jk

    • Anonymous

      Wow, I’ve heard it all now.

  • Dsim91

    Wow I cannot believe how ignorant some people are, the comparison was made to show the worth of the zoom that’s all, seriously cool off on all the fanboy stuff.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Kellex that we are getting alot of Apple fanboy hate on this site. As I keep reading the comments more and more of these Apple fanboys are raising thier dumb heads. Yes, we all know that the latest iCrap has been out for sometime but a comparison of the latest iCrap isn’t even out yet. So how can you compare something thats not even out??

    The Xoom is by all standards a better tab and until the full reviews are in (which I am sure they will support ) Go back to your iCrap Genius loving fanboy sites and and drool what you don’t have

    Signed,

    DROID FAN 🙂

  • Tomat88

    What about weight? A lot of people find the iPad too heavy. If Xoom is the same weight (isn’t it?) many will wait for iPad 2 or other alternatives.

  • Anonymous

    Spec-wise, XOOM definitely wins. You pair Apple against any if it’s competitors in any of the markets they compete in (MP3 player, smartphone, tablet, computers, etc.), the competitors almost always wins spec-wise. I think almost everyone expects this.

    But people seem to forget that software is half the equation. For me personally, game support is what I look for. And iOS has a much better library of games and third party support. The lack of Chillingo and PopCap games, two of the best casual gaming companies, on Android kills me.

    Hopefully with Nvidia backing up Android with Tegra 2 hardware and TegraZone, the Android gaming landscape will change. Hopefully.

    • Jakers

      Well said. That huge library includes apps like Netflix, which is fantastic on the iPad.

      I’ll bet that for a lot of folks, once they realize a tablet doesn’t run Netflix, they won’t give it a second glance, even if it does look great on paper.

    • Anonymous

      That’s all well and good if you care about games, lots of people don’t. Besides, who’s fault is it really that developers like PopCap ignore android. Developers are largely lazy people who would rather develop for one device and a market that offers more profit and no refund options. Great for devs, not so great for consumers.

  • Anonymous

    These comparisons are like saying green is a better color than blue and then naming all the cool things that are green. Pointless. Yes people care about specs, but its not all they care about – and probably not the ONLY thing they care about unless it is a gift from a non-tech person.

  • Fbmail

    Looks like Droid-life is trying to be like BGR… what a shame. Stick to covering just Android PLEASE.

  • The !Pad does have a single port <_< Fix that?

  • Aukitten

    I’ve never owned a tablet……..i have a dinosaur laptop and a pc….all i want is to download games from the internet and maybe a few videos……so should i buy a tablet? a new lighter laptop? Need something easy to carry on trips……….

  • Worm4603

    I am going to change topics here. I am a voice over artist looking to build up my resume. Trying take my career to the next level. I looking to show my diveristy. If any of you need any voice over work for your websites, business, and any other venues feel free to contact me a [email protected]. Demos can be sent to email address. Kellex and crew that goes for you guys as well. I would do this site for free, just for the exposure and because I am huge fan.

  • HOOGA

    lol I love seeing Apple products getting raped

  • Roshizzle

    once again were comparing unrealeased technology to last years technology. kind of pathetic if you ask me.

  • Lol iPad got OWNED in every way shape and fourm

    • Anonymous

      You, sir, are taking this article wrong. They are comparing price/configuration for products that are a year apart. It’s not like they are comparing the iPad 2 to the Xoom. That would be more precise and well…….fair. And by the way, the iPad has been out for a year. This Xoom tablet is coming out when the iPad’s life is almost over. iPad 2 should be compared to the Xoom. It’s like comparing Apples to Apple Juice. You can’t do it.

      • Anonymous

        The iPad came out in April, it’s about 9 months old and it’s also currently the best tablet by far according to the media and all the iFans. What tablet would you suggest other than the purely vapor ipad2 with no available information.

  • Out of everyone’s comments here. Yours is definitely the best answer. The “general” public wants exactly what your saying in a device. Everyone that complains here is adding a rom, or a skin, or theme or whatever. But most people don’t do this. Most are older adults, business women and men, etc. So next time you guys try to judge apple. Take it with a grain of salt. Both have there pros and cons. In this specific topic though, It is clear that android wins for specs, but once again the “specs” doesn’t influence every person.

  • VZ iPhone. It Begins.

    Once again, an Apple product that’s a year old is STILL compared to “the latest” gadget of Motorola today!

    To me, Apple deserves much recognition and credit. Keep the competition going! Can’t wait to see what iPad 2 has in store for us!

  • Tojiro

    Well, I must say that after some disappointing one-upmanship with your iPhone comparisons this one seems pretty reasonable. And yeah, the XOOM looks like it beats the crap out of the iPad spec wise, which is good to see. Though I think the most important comparison is one that can’t be made yet, and that’s how well Honeycomb stacks up against iOS for tablet use. It looks great, but I’ll wait till we can actually play with it to pass judgement on that front.

    And then, of course, there’s always the rumored iPad 2. I hope that Apple feels threatened enough by now to pull out the big guns and really wow us. When tech companies start competing like this, the real winner is always the consumer!

    • SOOOOOOOOOOOO TRUE! =)

    • VZ iPhone. It Begins.

      wow, thank you for pointing out the most valid point! Andro-boys are raving about the Xoom based on the video presentation and the specs, yet no one has had hands-on experience with it and manages to claim that it’s better than the iPad.

      I’m going to LMAO if Xoom turns out be a big letdown. Let’s be rational about this, until we get our hands wet on Xoom and iPad 2, let’s not make any ass out of u and me.

  • NjamesB2jr

    What will they say when the ipad 2comes out? I think they should of future proofed it and stop building to just be better then the next. Build to go beyond expectations

  • QDOG8

    So now when the iPad 2 comes out with dual core and front facing cameras, we can finally say what Android fans have been wanting to say for a very long time. ..
    APPLE COPIED ANDROID!

    • Anonymous

      They already have many times by adding features like wallpaper, folders, half assed multi-tasking, copy/paste and even iAds (lol).

  • Totally biased Android fanboy article. The Xoom isn’t gonna compete with the iPad. Its going to compete with the iPad 2 which will destroy the Xoom with pricing, specs, etc.. Wait til the iPad 2 is announced, then rewrite this article. That chart will look a LOT different.

    -Chris (Android lover)

    • DBK

      That is probably what he is going to do, since the i*ad 2 will be available then. But right now the tabs available/soon to be available are these two, so the comparison is valid. Way to not have an open mind.

      • I have a very open mind. I’m not a fanboy. I just don’t think you’re getting it. The Xoom isn’t release yet. iPad has been out for a full year now.

        iPad 2 is soon to be released. Just like the Xoom. Makes sense to compare THOSE 2, no?

        Unless of course the person who wrote this article did it for one reason only. To show how Android is better than iOS/Apple. Which I’m sure was the intent here.

        P.S. The Xoom isn’t even priced correctly! ($800)

        • DBK

          1) We don’t have specs for the i*ad 2.

          2) The i*ad 2 is not coming till mid summer. Xoom is coming in a little over 2 weeks.

          3) He’s comparing what’s going to be available and reasoning out the price.

          4) It’s $699 at Best Buy, no contract. price is accurate. Do some research.

          In the end, this comparison makes sense. Plus, you have further proven how closed your mind is, or you would understand that. That, or you are just not willing to understand, which would be worse.

    • Anonymous

      Which will destroy the Xoom? Huh? Do you have a magic crystal iBall that can see into the future of Apple?

  • Monique

    I think it would be better to compare the next iPad to the XOOM being that the ipad is almost a year old so of course the XOOM specs will kill the current iPad. Also the XOOM can have greater specs but will it be as fluid as the iPad. That remains to be seen since honeycomb isn’t even complete yet. I love Apple and Android the same so I’m not a fangirl of either. I think Android tablets will have a long way to go in order to compete with the iPad. And its different than the battle between the iPhone and android phones because the iPhone was tied down to one carrier in the us. It’s different with tablets because u won’t be tied down to a carrier. I think Motorola has to offer a 16 gb wi-fi only XOOM that will cost the same as the comparable iPad in order to compete with the sales of the iPad. And honeycomb will also need a ton of developers in order to have apps that are comparable to the iPad.

  • The way Droid Life has degraded it’s once resourceful site is upsetting to me. It seems now, on DroidLife, if it doesn’t run anything Google, it’s junk. Ipad is the reason the XOOM exists. Lets face it. iPad is the reason CES had all those tablets. The iPad is a good device for those who don’t want extensive menus or customizations.

    NO, consumers don’t care about specs author. It all comes down to the UI and how it can be used. A middle aged woman or man who wants a browsing device won’t say “hmm, no barometer. I don’t want it.” They want software that will sync their mail, photos, apps ect smoothly and efficiently without much work.

    Thumbs down for the biased attitude that has now plagued this once credible site.

    • Anonymous

      How is it biased? It’s called droid-life, not Android and iOS Life. If you want a universal approach, go to Engadget. This is news from the perspective of Android users on Verizon. You make some good points about iOS and the iPad, but all this post was for was to compare the products. It’s not biased just because the Xoom came out on top spec wise. We can’t even compare the usability of the two because no one has had any legitimate hands on time with the Xoom’s final product. All we have are specs, and that’s where the comparison began and ended on this page.

      • Anonymous

        Not sure you’ll get universal from Engadget either 😛

        • Anonymous

          Probably not, but between them and Gizmodo I’d recommend Engadget every time.

          • Anonymous

            I’ve never been to gizmodo but that’s sad if true.

          • Anonymous

            I really like Engadget. I hate Gizmodo’s website layout and have trouble trusting them after the whole iPhone 4 thing.

      • Anonymous

        Not sure you’ll get universal from Engadget either 😛

  • CIFchamp24

    But let’s be honest and say the real comparison will be between the xoom and the ipad 2…

    • Anonymous

      Yes, we will do another chart when that comes out.

      • CIFchamp24

        I have no doubt. I hope they’re real close so it stays competitive! We love choices. Cause right now, it would be hands down, the xoom.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, we will do another chart when that comes out.

  • This will all change. Just wait until the iPad 2 is announced and destroys the Xoom with specs and pricing. =/

    This is kinda biased by the way. Comparing something that’s not even released with something that’s been out for a year now. Just sayin’…. =p

    • Anonymous

      That doesn’t make it biased. That’s the information we have. When the iPad 2 comes out with official specs then we can compare those. When the Xoom is released next month, these will be the two main choices for consumers.

  • Anonymous

    This place has gotten ridiculous. Why not compare it to the iPad2? The xoom and ipad2 will both be around at the same time.

    Real comparison here is xoom vs ipad
    ipad wins as xoom isn’t even out.

    I’m all for android but kellex, you have been a tool. You scared?

    • DBK

      i*ad 2 won’t be out for a while. Xoom is coming out in around 2-3 weeks. It’s a valid comparison for those who want to buy a tablet now. Think first, type later, avoid foot in mouth.

    • @BrianWM
      Using your logic, the ipad2 vs Xoom comparison chart would be pointless. They both aren’t out, so it would be a draw. No one wins!

      Am I missing something?

    • Anonymous

      Why not compare the ipad 2 to the Xoom 2 while we’re at it!

  • Worm4603

    Here is a real issue to discuss. Where are all you Iproduct fans when Mr. Jobs and people from his company are bashing android. You Ifans get up in arms when anyone saids anything about Iproducts, but never take into consideration that none of this is coming from google. Let Apple say something (untrue) about android and you guys start amen-ing like crazy.

    • Anonymous

      They’re among those bashing android.

  • Viper76269

    is $600 the subsidized price? where is that coming from?

  • Joker

    noone complaining about money anymore wow crazy how one day goes by and everyone is back on the bandwagon

  • FrankO

    As an iPad owner, the Xoom is much better, but $800 IS a bit steep… I may buy still buy it though…

  • Jake

    It costs nothing to add a 3G radio to a phone or tablet that has WiFi. Additionally, memory is dirt-cheap. Therefore, I don’t buy the argument that pricing of the XOOM should be compared to that of the 32GB WiFi + 3G iPad rather than the basic 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad. Those iPads are overpriced. If reducing the XOOM’s internal storage to 16GB and dropping 3G will reduce its price to less than $499, I’ll take it. I can buy a 16GB or 32GB micro SD card for cheap if I need more storage space.

  • Anonymous

    As long as we are comparing tablets, why don’t we compare the Xoom with the iPad 2, both tablets that don’t exist yet.

  • Anonymous

    As long as we are comparing tablets, why don’t we compare the Xoom with the iPad 2, both tablets that don’t exist yet.

    • Dinofan01

      your definition of exist is off. I think youre looking for the word available.

      • Anonymous

        It’s not even available. We have no solid information on the iPad 2. All rumors, nothing from Apple. Motorola has released the specs – that’s official. Until Apple releases the iPad 2 specs we have nothing to compare.

        • Jakers

          And until the Xoom actually ships, the specs are just words from Moto sales and marketing.

          • Anonymous

            Along with all the units at CES and the fully functional demo of one during the Verizon keynote.

    • Amen.

    • Anonymous

      Go back to iNgadget.

  • I’m excited for the Xoom as much as anyone here; its announcement turned me from iOS to Android in the first place; I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the experience these past couple weeks. But it seems a little odd to me that you’re comparing the Xoom to a tablet that came out a year ago and is about to be refreshed. How about we wait until its actual competition, the iPad 2, is announced?

  • I’m excited for the Xoom as much as anyone here; its announcement turned me from iOS to Android in the first place; I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the experience these past couple weeks. But it seems a little odd to me that you’re comparing the Xoom to a tablet that came out a year ago and is about to be refreshed. How about we wait until its actual competition, the iPad 2, is announced?

  • Iceman

    Comparing to first gen iPad. Smh.

  • Alvinm 77

    I really dont understand why there are SOOOOO many Apple users are on Droid Life anyway. Stop hating on us Android users site. We aint on Apple site bashing you guys. We have no need to see what crappy product you guys are getting. NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE, NONE…. need I say more?????

    • Anonymous

      First of all, there are a TON of android fanboys bashing apple sites. While I agree that if a person comes on and says android sucks and apple is great they are trolling, I don’t think that an apple person shouldn’t be able to point out the obvious flaws in things like these comparisons. I use apple and android, not everybody only uses one type of phone.

      • Alvinm 77

        Your’e right. I have both products. I own the latest iPod. My reason for not getting an iPad. I own a couple of Android devices. One of them being stock so I also have no need for a Galaxy Tab. I actually own my own cell phone business that deals with higher end Android devices and iPhone 3GS and 4’s for people who want to buy a new or used device without upgrade below retail…. I guess I got annoyed with the trolling. I prefer Android over Apple but I dont bash Apple users on there sites. I did on here because it amazes me how the spec are right in front of there faces and they “STILL” are very blind smh. I just dont get it and never will.

        • Jakers

          Two words: Netflix. Games.

          That, plus my aging relatives can use their iPads, but have given up on 2 Android phones so far, a G1 and a Droid. Android has some real positives, but it seriously is not the best option for the Jitterbug crowd.

      • Anonymous

        I seriously doubt there is this level of trolling on any apple site. Please do correct me with a link though.

  • Klewis Kkl

    Well its too late, already got my Ipad, and i am very satisfied with it.

    • Bikee4

      goody for U…now go back to playing games on your iPud and STFU

  • Scea0512

    LOVING this Tablet and cant wait to get my hands on it ASAP !! And with my relatives MOTO discount I will get an additional 25% off as well !!!!!

  • Worm4603

    let’s put a side by side with the toshiba tablet and xoom.

    • Anonymous

      Once that puppy becomes official, we surely will.

      • Worm4603

        I think there may be some comp. between these two. I haven’t seen anything about a flash for the rear cam yet and that will be a deal breaker for me.

  • I really like the Xoom but I also really like the G-Slate, it’ll be hard to decide which to buy for myself.

  • Non – Zealot

    I want to start by saying that I have a bias toward android products and the typical hardware that runs them. So, keep that in mind as you read this.

    I saw a similar comparison when the droid came out last year. The droid beat the iphone in almost all categories and was priced better. I purchased a droid and my wife purchased an iphone. The droid lived up to its hype in the tech categories that were presented. However, the iphone had some important functionality that the droid just didn’t have. For instance, if I wanted to watch a video on a plane, it was simple with my wife’s iphone. Everything was easy. On the droid, you have to convert the video. It isn’t difficult… unless you are stuck in an airport and want to download a movie for your 5 year old daughter that can be viewed on the next flight. As well, the droid had some weird bugs/bad features. If you accidentally dialed a number, it was almost impossible to hang up the phone. I know some of these issues are resolved, but apple ios always seems to be more polished than android. They add new features *AND* test it well before releasing it. Apple had a disaster with its antenna, but that is the exception rather than the rule. Even iOS version 1 was fairly polished.

    So, I am imagining the same usability gap between the xoom and the ipad2. iOS just seems to be coded tighter. Apple seems to think through feature integration and how those features are consumed.

    None of us on this board have seen honeycomb (I am assuming). So, it may be better than anything apple could produce. Yet, history seems to show apple consistently provides a better experience with less hardware.

    I am undecided on whether I would buy a xoom or an ipad/ipad2, but the scales are not tipped so heavily for the xoom as this chart implies. Usability is important to most people. This includes people who are technophiles. I think usability will play a huge role in how well xoom is received versus the ipad/ipad2.

    • DBK

      The problems with Android phones usually stems from the UIs placed on them and not the OS itself. the OS is pretty solid. The Xoom should be stock Android (Honeycomb) so it should be as polished (if not more so) and provide a better experience than anything *pple.

      • Let’s not forget the the stock messaging app contained the SMS bug on every version of android, even stock gingerbread. Apple never had that problem.

        • Anonymous

          No apple had many other problems!

        • DBK

          One, don’t think I ever encountered that bug, so I don’t think that is a generic incident. Two, true, but there are other sms apps to choose from.

          Even though *pple may not have had the software problems that Android had, it has had many hardware problems, something that Android has yet to have (iirc).

        • Anonymous

          Uh, you mean the SMS bug that affected 1% of all android users? The bug that I never experienced in the year I’ve had my Droid? That bug? How about the daylight savings bug the iPhone had that affected 100% of its users? How about the alarm bug after the new year that affected most of its users? There’s a thread in the Apple forums many pages long of people complaining about their iphones resetting during calls.

          Yeah, Apple never has problems (that’s sarcasm fyi).

    • Anonymous

      “If you accidentally dialed a number, it was almost impossible to hang up the phone.”

      I’ve had a Droid since early December of 09 and never experienced this. You press the end call button on the screen. Alternatively you can set the phone to end a call by pressing the power/lock button in the settings under accessibility.

  • Anonymous

    kellex, dude. your wattage is reducing big time. brilliance is fading.

    • Anonymous

      stfu

  • Emailmeatloaf

    The market will decide which of the two is better. We’ll see by the end of this year.

    • Anonymous

      we will see within 3 months of launch. fanfare will be seen on launch day when there is not a single news report of the XOOM being sold because nobody cares.

      • Anonymous

        ^ is trolling (realkingofallmedia’s comment), people will care just not to the degree of the iPad. Android on tablets is new and will take time to gain traction, if google and manufacturers work together we could see great things, if google lets manufacturers take the tablets and ruin them like they do with many phones, we may have some problems.

    • Anonymous

      No, marketing will determine the winner which is very likely Apple.

    • Anonymous

      No, marketing will determine the winner which is very likely Apple.

  • Anonymous

    Oh yeah, there is definitely no comparison spec wise, even though specs don’t matter that much. It will be interesting to see what the iPad 2 brings though, which should be announced sometime in the next month or so. It is rumored to have a dual core CPU, at least 512MB of RAM, two cameras and an insanely high resolution screen. If it does then this becomes a real fight. The iPad is close to a year old so this comparison isn’t really fair.

    And most customers don’t care about tech specs, but in this case the specs are so overwhelming different that they may matter.

    • they already announced that the screen wont be the high res they were talking about and it will come with 1mp cAMERA both front and back

      • Anonymous

        We’ll see. I had heard about the resolution thing as well as the low MP
        cameras. I doubt the iPad resolution will be as high as the original rumor
        (would take a stupid amount of processing and graphical power), but I am
        expecting at least a small bump.

        The camera thing seems fake to me. A 1MP rear camera would just be dumb. It
        isn’t like there are any space concerns, I’m expecting a 3MP camera. A front
        VGA camera makes sense though, no need for it to be super high resolution.

        There is way too much rumor surrounding the next iPad, my point was that you
        shouldn’t put too much stock in those specs because the announcement of the
        iPad 2 is like a month away.

  • crucifix13

    just one spec i wish we could all know would be battery life…. im just curious as to how long the XOOM would last with those specs. that is the only downside to my OG DROID and my DROID PRO is the battery life. and i dont wanna purchase an upgraded battery… 🙁 anyone got an idea on this spec?

  • Anonymous

    This chart is a hoax. The best selling ipad is the $500 model. Comparing to any other version of the ipad is misleading.

    • Do You Have A Better Chart We Can Look At?

      • Anonymous

        A three year old could type up a less bias chart.

    • its not about the best selling iPad, its about comparing apples and oranges. Why would you compare a 32gb memory device to a 16gb memory device. Obviously the 32gb will cost most, as well as having the 3g capability as well.

      Doing what you are suggesting is like comparing a Honda Accord to a Toyota Corolla….they may appear to be the same, but 2 totally different classes

      • Jakers

        Because there isn’t a $500 version of the Xoom? Sure, it’s not a fair comparison, but that’s exactly what people will be comparing at WalMart.

        Worse still for Moto, within a few months of the Xoom shipping (assuming it does indeed ship mid-February), the iPad 2 will likely be out, and the iPad 1 will undoubtedly be selling at a lower price than it is now.

  • jboy06

    Since the Xoom is so much better than the iPad, it will of course blow the iPad’s sales numbers out of the water. Too bad only delusional Droid fans believe that. The Xoom will fail just like Droid failed. Verizon isnt even using the Droid brand on their new Android phones. Verizon has decided to go with a winner instead…the iPhone

    • Anonymous

      Just to clarify, Android has exceeded iPhone in US marketshare, and Verizon has not dropped the Droid branding at all (see: Droid Bionic).

      • DBK

        And the DROID Incredible 2. DROID X2, and DROID 3……The Reign continues!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Another misinformed ifan.

    • wow really take time out of your day to say this people need some doctors

    • Anonymous

      Oh look, another delusional iZombie in the rdf.

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I always felt that biggest failure with the iPad was that it docked and essentially defaults to portrait orientation. Unless i’m wrong, I haven’t seen any evidence that this will be different with the iPad 2.

    • Jakers

      You can lock an iPad into landscape orientation, or let it autosense. I much prefer landscape and rarely use portrait.

  • Alvinm 77

    LMAO…. “NONE” iPad for me lol. Cant wait to get my XOOOOOM!!!!!!!

  • dup post

  • Really? I love Moto and all, but this is like comparing the Droid X with the 3GS. Not a fair comparison IMO

  • OK…how do you get 1080p playback on 1280 x 800…am I missing something? You need 1920×1080 for 1080p playback…shenanigans!

    • Anonymous

      via hdmi i believe

  • Anonymous

    It’s only a matter of time until there is a 16GB WiFi only model, just take a deep breath.

  • Anonymous

    How about time on market?

  • Anonymous

    will it do ad hoc without being rooted?

  • Tgallo

    Ok this is silly. I love android but this is not a fair comparison. Your comparing an I#ad that has been out for a year with a device that doesn’t have a release date. We don’t even know the actual price of the xoom yet… Wait for the second gen I#ad to come out and then make a chart.

    • DBK

      Feb 17th. $699 at Best Buy. Yes, yes we do.

      • Jakers

        No, no you don’t. Stop pretending that you know for facts that this will ship on time, ship in large enough quantities that you can actually buy one, and really run Android 3.0 on launch day.

        • DBK

          The question was about the release date and pricing, which we know. Never mentioned, or even insinuated that other stuff. So…uh…..STFU? FU? GBY?

      • Tgallo

        Oh wow another price change… I’m shocked!

    • Anonymous

      According to the media and every apple fanboy on the planet the ipad is the only tablet that matters, so why can’t there be a comparison?

  • 131313

    The comparison is fair. He is comparing what’s available now/very soon. Simple as that. No need to point out the ipad 2 comparison, that’s obvious and will be done. But you can be sure of a few things with that comparison already… ipad2=no flash, no usb, no 4G… seems to me the Xoom would still win.

    • DBK

      Couldn’t have said that better myself. The sheer number of people blind to this (intentionally or unintentionally) is mind-blowing.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously, at least someone understands this whole concept. Thank you for this comment.

      • DBK

        It’s unfortunate that very few people understand this (or want to understand this).

        I feel bad for all the crap your getting for this (and other comparisons you’ve done).

        • Anonymous

          It’s just the iFans lashing out whenever they feel threatened. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    • Monique

      Yeah but you say that he’s comparing something that’s already out to something that isn’t even released yet. So why not compare the XOOM to the iPad 2? Neither of which have been released, nor have OFFICIAL release dates or OFFICIAL specs.

      • DBK

        Man you are blind. The Xoom has a release date (Feb 17th) and specs (see above). Think first, type later, avoid foot in mouth.

        • Jakers

          Take your own advice, DBK, and stop acting like these are cold hard facts until you can actually buy one.

          • DBK

            The specs and release dates are facts. The experience, though, will be different to each person. Maybe you should take my advice, too. Or you could just STFU.

      • DBK

        Man you are blind. The Xoom has a release date (Feb 17th) and specs (see above). Think first, type later, avoid foot in mouth.

      • Anonymous

        Haha, are you really trying to deny the Xoom’s specs that Motorola themselves have released? The date is also very likely or within a couple days of it, there is ample evidence to make such a conclusion.

    • Roshizzle

      so when ipad 2 comes out should they compare it to galaxy tab?

  • Anonymous

    The problem I have with all these tablets is that my new Toshiba laptop would wipe the floor with these things and cost the same as these tablets.

  • XOOM FTW!! Doesn’t matter if you’re comparing a product (the XOOM) of next generation to a product (the iPad) of “last generation” the specs are there, the prices are there, and if the XOOM does release at $699 it is a steal compared to what the iPad is selling at. Motorola will have a huge winner on their hands with the XOOM

    • Anonymous

      If 29 extra dollars is going to brake your pockets after dropping $700 on a tablet in the first place, then you don’t need to buy a Tablet.

  • wow
    why dont we just compare it to the 2003 ipod instead ? it’s a whole year apart kellex, come on man. wait and compare to the ipad 2 to at least make it a fair comparison.

  • fourbells

    Looks like a steal and an a$$ handing to me..The #pad 2 needs to step up! I love how android just gives us everything we need at once and not little by little as each new generation comes out. O you want a camera..no no not until our next gen..o you went a flash nope not till next year…GAY! LOL !

  • Maybe next you can compare the iPhone 5 to the original Motorola Droid. That should be about as relevant.

    • Anonymous

      Come on Jeff…you are smarter than that comment.

    • Anonymous

      Come on Jeff…you are smarter than that comment.

      • Anonymous

        Unfortunately, this is exactly what you are doing.

        • DBK

          No he’s not. He is comparing the top two options that are going to be available for people who want to buy a tab now. It is completely relevant.

          • Jakers

            …when he should be comparing the two lowest-cost options! Hey, I agree with you on something!

          • DBK

            Seriously, STFU already. You’re getting annoying and are becoming a borderline troll.

          • DBK

            Seriously, STFU already. You’re getting annoying and are becoming a borderline troll.

          • Anonymous

            XOOM isn’t out yet, iPad 2 will be out around the same time.

          • DBK

            i*ad 2 will be out in summer. Xoom will be out in 2-3 weeks. No they won’t. Comparison is valid.

      • VZ iPhone. It Begins.

        and you’re smart enough to know what he meant. iPhone 4 vs Bionic? Come on Kellex….you are smarter than that post you had made couple weeks ago.

  • Can you hook an external hard drive up to one of these?

    • Adecker246

      do you see “USB slot” in the specs…

      • Sure, but one thing does not necessarily mean the other… hence, the simple question.

  • Anonymous

    You’re comparing a last generation product with a next generation product.

    Compare it to the iPad 2 and this will be much more even.

  • Anonymous

    Ouch Charley!!!!!

  • What would be more fair is to compare a product that gets released on the same EXACT day. Or else you’ll get people to say “you need it to compare it to Product B version 2”.
    So you need to wait for iPad 2. Oh, but then you’ll have to wait for Xoom 2. Oh, but then you’ll have to wait for iPad 3. Then wait for Xoom 3.
    You know what the problem is? These companies need to stop releasing products on DIFFERENT SCHEDULES!! Seriously!! Tell them to stop the madness and release products on the SAME DAY so that we can do COMPARISONS! Sheesh. It’s so obvious.

    P.S. On a serious note – In my opinion – consumers do care about tech specs, but there is also brand value. Many people will pay extra for brands that they value more. No, I’m not one of them (I’m 100% tech specs – especially hardware – since software *can* be improved without replacing the hardware). I definitely do not buy based on what my friends have either (they have zero influence on me) – I have zero interest to be “like others” and am perfectly capable of making my own research and decisions. That’s also why there is this thing called “different target markets”. We aren’t all the same – and we should be happy about that. 🙂

    • Anonymous

      No, one would usually compare two products released in the same time frame, in this case you have two products released 10 months apart. A comparison of the iPhone 4 and original Droid would be more objective than this.

      • DBK

        He is comparing the current top two options for tablets, which makes sense. This is plenty objective. His commentary may not be, but the specs don’t lie.

  • Anonymous

    It also comes down to if you pefer Apple (some cases people have all Apple products) or the new android. Of course people on this site will want the Xoom.

  • Anonymous

    UUnfortunately the comparison isn’t too valid because consumers have the option of foregoing 3g on the iPad, but as of now they don’t on the xoom. I don’t understand why MOTO and Sammy didn’t release WiFi only versions at launch. I’ll be waiting to see what the iPad 2 is like before I make my decision.

    • The problem with wifi only versions if that if circumstances change and you change your mind, you’re screwed – you have to buy a whole new device.

      • Anonymous

        Except most of us with Android tether

        • Yes, but when we’re talking sales numbers, we can’t just consider the rooting community, and verizon’s tethering option is a rip off.

  • DP

    Nice. Prices makes total sense now. But Ipad 2 will be the mark to beat.

  • Anonymous

    Better resolution, but does the Xoom have IPS?

  • Spyderman89460

    Nice comparison! Makes me wish the Zoom was available now…

  • Is there any pricing info on wifi only? I’d like to tether my D1 to it.

    • Anonymous

      Probably somewhere between $499 & $599

  • Anthony G

    I’ll just wait until the ipad 2 and then I’ll see which one I’ll choose.

    • Anonymous

      That should be a closer battle.

    • Endisky

      Gotta love Apples marketing,— Product 1.0= Completely Gutted Unit (i.e. no camera) — Product 2.0 = Introducing industry standards and calling them Inovative (i.e. picture messaging!)

      • Ryanwoofs

        Of course, Apple released theirs a year ago when Motorola had…? in the market?

      • Anonymous

        Ha, or we could be like motorola and make a tablet with cameras and a slightly higher resolution screen than a tablet that has been out for eight months, put a new operating system that is called revolutionary even though nobody has gotten to touch it (except those in that youtube post a couple of days back), have almost the same weight as the iPad except make it out of plastic, make it as thick as an iPad, and call it revolutionary. Cameras in tablets WEREN’T AN INDUSTRY STANDARD when the iPad was introduced. I hope that google and motorola nail the tablet and make it something amazing, but stop saying its revolutionary before you have even touched it.

        And once again, good job kellex. You make a chart comparing an eight month tablet to a tablet that nobody has used yet. I bet you won’t be making this chart again when the new ipad comes out, or if you did it might look something like this.

        Has Android Operating System
        XOOM – Yes, iPad – No
        guess XOOM wins again.

        • Joker

          great reply since we all know the specs of the ipad 2 if you read the story he put up the chart because so many people were complaining about price and comparing the pricing to the ipad so the chart makes since, he was showing people that it is a good price but since you are not smart enough to read the article again you look like a troll that is unintelligent

          • Anonymous

            I tried to make sense of what you are saying even though the lack of any punctuation (except for one comma) makes it difficult. I think you are arguing that Kellex posted this to show the readers that the price of the Xoom was not that expensive. However, Kellex could have achieved the same thing by listing out the features of the Xoom but instead he had to bring the iPad into it and list out all of the things that the eight-month old ipad cannot do. I am not a troll, try and read my other comments.

          • Joker

            well your complaining because its not fair that he compared it to last years ipad all kellex was doing was showing that the ipad was priced around the same amount with lower specs so people that were complaining about the price would understand that even last years ipad with lower specs was priced accordi gly and i did read your comments all your doi ng is complaining and sorry that you cant read brotha

          • Joker

            well your complaining because its not fair that he compared it to last years ipad all kellex was doing was showing that the ipad was priced around the same amount with lower specs so people that were complaining about the price would understand that even last years ipad with lower specs was priced accordi gly and i did read your comments all your doi ng is complaining and sorry that you cant read brotha

        • Anonymous

          Make it out of plastic? How would you know since by your own admission “nobody has gotten to touch it”. You also didn’t seem to understand him, he said Apple will add cameras to the iPad 2 and claim it as innovative, disregarding the fact that other products had it before them just as they did with facetime on the iPhone 4, a feature that had been available on phones (at least outside the US) for many years. Suddenly it was a must have feature. Or how about the “retina” display, talk about a slightly higher resolution than the Droid before it. You sure act like an Engadget mod.

  • you really compared a year old product to a product that hasn’t even been released? kill yourself.

    • Anonymous

      Yes by this is what big red decided to release. Not chowing to wait for the ipad 2, whenever that comes around. So yes Kelex is comparing a product that is a year old to one that has yet to be released.

    • Still Read Alotta People Praising How GREAT The I*ad Is So Why Not???

      • Anonymous

        Why do you have to be so childish to the point where you have to type i*ad? Like seriously. I just hope Kellex can manage to put up an iPad 2 and iPhone 5 comparison charts. But of course he probably wont… at least not until next year.

        “And yes, consumers do care about tech specs.” <— An clearly they don't lol seeing as though the iPad1 is still spanking the Galaxy Tab.

        • Because I Am A Kid. So Being Childish Is My Specialty.

          • Anonymous

            I’m 17 and that still doesn’t give me an excuse to act like an idiot fanboy.

          • Who Said I’m A Fanboy?

          • Roshizzle

            when i woke up this morning fanboy wasn’t in any dictionary i own where did you find that?

          • Anonymous
          • Who Said I’m A Fanboy?

          • Get off this site troll. We don’t need anymore of you people here.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I’m the troll. The fact that you guys are celebrating the victory over a piece of technology thats a year old is pretty lame and pathetic to me. But your right I don’t want to come to this website anymore because all it is now is Apple bashing. ‘Ill head over to TiPb where they at least have the decency to fairly compare technology and I cant wait to chuck my Droid X across the room on Feb 10th.

          • Anonymous

            You said it man! Power to ya!

          • Anonymous

            And my comment was “flagged for review” lol this whole website should be “flagged for review of excessive fanboyism”

          • Anonymous

            Well that is an iPhone blog. 😛

          • Anonymous

            But after your update I realized that you do have a good point. I really do love Android but honestly the fact that people act like there’s nothing coming around the corner from Apple is a bit ridiculous, this time last year I hated the huge ego iOS users had but now I suppose its Androids turn to go through that phase.

            “Its kinda like putting a really OLD, ugly woman on her deathbed and comparing her & placing next to a Drop Dead Successful Gorgeous woman” <– I mean come on -_-, but I do apologize Kellex.

          • Ragon

            Who cares really about what the Android fanboys and the Apple fanboys say anyhow? I mean, whatever you tell them, there not going to listen anyhow. I don’t see why people have to bicker and fight on the posts all the time. If you don’t like it, say something, but if they continue to fight, just leave them alone. You most likely aren’t going to change there mind and there just going to call you a troll anyhow. I’m a personal fan of Android, I wouldn’t ever get Apple product cause I just don’t like Apple because of the technical prospective, but I’m not going to bash Apple cause there obviously good at what they do and have some very good products. Haha. I personally like Android much better and encourage people to choose Android over Apple, but I won’t criticize anyone for choosing a Apple product.

          • Anonymous

            I completely agree.

          • Joker

            lol once keelex steps in now you change your attitude your too fake homie hahaha comon man he was comparing it for price reasons not comparing it for which one to buy. using this as a model because so many people were complaining

          • Anonymous

            “remember this android is a little over a year old where as apple has had a 10 year jump on them. give it time and you start seeing loyalty change i dont see how you can compare a 1 and a half year os to one that has been around for 10 yrs all i say to people like you is just wait just because you all are scared of the fact that android is picking up steem and some of it comes off as jealousy”

            Your clearly an idiot and Kellex this is a good example of my reply to you. Lol I still cant believe you called me jealous… when I HAVE a Droid X. And I have no problem disagreeing with Kellex but he did leave a good point that no one else on this post gave. Everyone was just saying “Oh yea no competition” or “stupid piece of iS*it” fanboyism at its best I suppose.

          • Really because your attitude totally changed like you got in trouble from you dad or something lol. You know when your wrong when the person has no comeback except your an “idiot” I dont care what phone you got if you do not understand the article then don’t comment on it

          • Anonymous

            I was wrong I though Kellex was being an ass like he was with the Droid Bionic Vs. iPhone Vs. Thunderbolt comparison. Thats the difference between me and the fanboys on this website. Ive out argued at least four people in this post and not one of them has admitted that I have a point.

            And the only reason I reply with a basic your an “idiot” is because I had already proven it in the argument we had above this thread. If you don’t care what I have to talk about or what phone I have then don’t click the reply button pal. And how do I not understand the article? Its a comparison between a product that has yet to be released to a product that was released nearly a year ago to show “competition” I understand it completely…

            Next in line step up. Lol

          • DBK

            At least you understand now. That’s more than I can say for some of these other people. *Pats you on the back*

          • jason w.s.

            Damn Kellz, i dunno if its just me, but it seems like since the minute Big Red announced that theyre carrying that iphone, your site has been flooded with apple Fanbois, spewing their crappy 2 cents about every little post and comment on here on a regular basis,lol…i dont get it man. It actually feels like things have changed around here because of it, an it kinda pisses me off. Please, just keep on doin what you do buddy, and you know just like i know, everything will be “all good” 😉

          • VZ iPhone. It Begins.

            well said.

          • Anonymous

            LOL, there you go, let out your true feelings. You might want to take another look at the title of this website. At least it makes no claims of being anything other than a fansite, unlike certain other tabloid journalism hiding behind another name.

          • Anonymous

            I looked at the title of this website, its reads “droid-life” so why is it that when you go to the search bar and type in “apple” you get 10,000 articles? LOL

            And don’t worry after February 10th I won’t come here, at least until VZW can get a decent stock device.

          • VZ iPhone. It Begins.

            iWeb, if you can hold out until June wait for the iPhone 5. As much as I want the iPhone 4, I have to let my will power to take over and wait it out cause I know I will be missing out on all its new features when June comes around.

            Also, all your posts on here definitely serves justice and it’s quite obvious you know what you’re talking about. I too am a Droid owner and a mac user, iPod touch owner myself, simply because Apple;s product fits my lifestyle professionally and personally.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I know if the 5 does come out for VZW this summer im gonna sell my iP4 and just pay full retail for it if they don’t allow some probational discount like they did with Vodaphone I think.

            And I also plan on getting another Android device to by trading in my X. But I briefly had a iP4 on At&t but couldn’t stand their service, so I already know that the iPhone fits me a little bit better.

          • VZ iPhone. It Begins.

            if you don’t like what he says, then just don’t read it and move on! who are you to tell him to get off this site? just cause you can’t handle his valid points regarding Apple products doesn’t give you any excuse to be a jackass.

        • Anubis15

          Just like android would never catch up to the iphone? Arguments like yours as silly. And why wait till next year? At least they have already announced their future phones. REAL 4g phones like the Bionic, etc. Plus, rumors are already swirling re: the Droid X2, Incredible 2, etc. It’s why apple has put itself in a bind. The android model exacerbates evolution of their phones, whereas Apple’s model is the opposite. Apple’s products are decent. No one can say otherwise. But everyone knows why certain people buy their products blindly: Marketing.

          In response to “EngadgetMod”: that’s just ridiculous. I can say the same thing. I have certain apps and things (web browser) which respond much better and faster than the iphone. And to say otherwise would be crazy. Good job picking and choosing to serve your own argument :-/

          • Anonymous

            How is my argument silly? The fact that Apple can wait 2 weeks before the release of a device to announce it and STILL have it sell out the first few days is proof that Apple hasn’t put itself in a bind. The week of the Verizon iPhone announcement was the week directly after CES where all these REAL 4G phones where released and the funny thing is that no one gave a flying Houdini about any of them all that week. And its funny that you say apples phones are the opposite of evolution form generation to generation “The android model exacerbates evolution of their phones, whereas Apple’s model is the opposite.” because the iPhone has never been downgraded.

            Verizon marketed the hell out of Droid to the point where it began a Android revolution and it still can’t hold up against Apple because whether you and every other fanboy on her likes it or not Apple products are usually done very well. A 3GS owner right about now isn’t worrying about whether or not he’s gonna get iOS 5 or last month (before the iPhone announcement) whether or not I was going to get 2.3 let alone Honeycomb and Ice Cream sandwich.

            I love both platforms just look at my name, but the level of fanboyism on this website has reached a new level of ridiculous and surpasses anything Apple fanboys were able to produce.

          • Joker

            remember this android is a little over a year old where as apple has had a 10 year jump on them. give it time and you start seeing loyalty change i dont see how you can compare a 1 and a half year os to one that has been around for 10 yrs all i say to people like you is just wait just because you all are scared of the fact that android is picking up steem and some of it comes off as jealousy

          • Anonymous

            Don’t give me that complete BS! I iOS has been around for 3 years. And that’s no excuse because Android was pushed really hard last year, everyone already knows what it is. The fact is Apple products are TOO popular to beat by specs or oven the heavy marketing for the average consumer. Maybe if you took your ass out of your head you’d have looked at my comment three spaces and below and see where I said “so I can chuck my Droid X…” so wtf do I have to be jealous of? I have one of the best Android devices out right now. Lol Im scared of android.

          • 3 years really since the first iphone came out when 2007 so thats 5 yrs in june then the ipod debut in 2001 so I think your a little off with that fact. No your comparing a product that has been around for since for your sake we will say 2007 so a 5 year head start of course it is going to be more popular then on top of that you bring in apple which has been around for decasdes all I am saying is give it time and android will be polished every product has its problems. Then why are you commenting so harshly if your not scared? what does it matter to you if android grows and puts out a top notch tablet I jsut dont understand why people care as much if you like it buy if not then dont

          • Anonymous

            Lol iPod =/= iOS. Apple is a popular company PERIOD and I always Apple has always been looked at as an extravagant company, give Android 10 years and people are still going to pick the iPhone because of that fruit on the back. PC’s are a good example. PC’s sell more than Mac’s but really how many people want a PC over a Mac?

            I’m not scared and once again I have no reason to be. Am I supposed to be afraid of my own phone? Android is going to grow but to act like apple is finished or even close to it is nothing but naive.

          • Roshizzle

            actually that’s 4 years in june and only a year and a half headstart since android has been out for a couple of years already smart guy.

          • Anonymous

            What’s ridiculous are your comments. I don’t care if you have a Droid or claim to love everything, what you just said speaks wonders about how you really feel and how oblivious you are to what makes Apple as popular as it is.

          • Anonymous

            Whats funny is you know everything im saying is true. That’s what you have to fall back to the “if you really liked android so much you wouldn’t be critiquing it” im not a fanboy and a fanboy by definition is someone who blindly supports something denying it’s faults. Even if I didn’t have a Droid it wouldn’t make my comments any less true.

            I love Apple products and I like Google products too. So your right. But I don’t see how that matters to anything.

          • Anonymous

            “The week of the Verizon iPhone announcement was the week directly after CES where all these REAL 4G phones where released and the funny thing is that no one gave a flying Houdini about any of them all that week.”

            Fanboy drivel and completely incorrect.

          • Anonymous

            I will give you the browser, the browser on android destroys the one on the iphone.

    • Anonymous

      Go back to your impoverished Slavic country of origin.

    • trumpet444

      Kill yourself? Really? Holy crap Adam, get a grip. We’re talking about tablets, not human rights violations.

      • Anonymous

        well it sure seems like we are with the way some people on this site defend android as if it is their child.

        • We Only Defend Against People Who Don’t Have A Valid Point Or Argument. When The Others (Trolls) Come Running Through That Just Pisses “Us” (Droid-Life Community) Off And Will Just About Say Anything To Shut Them Down.

          • Why Do You Capitalize The First Letter Of Every Word? Dumbass

          • MK17

            I stopped reading his reply just because of that… drives me nuts

          • Roshizzle

            actually the first comment in here was anti apple so what was he defending against?

        • That is the main issue for me. Being an Android fanboy is just as bad as being an Apple fanboy. It is all simply technology. The good products we use the bad products we do not. Getting into these little camps and bashing everything from the other camp is childish. In a consumer product market there is only one spec that really matters and that is sales. Moto expects to sell 800,000 in the next 6 months. Apple sold almost 8 million in the last 3 months. Facts are facts even if you don’t like them.

          • B Oliver

            Your point that Apple will outsell Motorola immensely only proves the point of arrogance over what you actually get for your money. People buy the iPad for more money despite the fact that it is technically inferior in every single aspect. Kudos to Apple for creating such a following that will blindly buy whatever they make without looking at it logically or logistically.

          • Halosant

            In that respect, it’s kinda like religion… Apple = religious sheeople Android = Scientific Awesomeness!!!!

          • Anonymous

            Look at this community vs the apple community, both are hell-bent on making sure everybody knows their phone is the best and will defend it to the grave. Anybody who truly believes in being open to new ideas will buy the phone that is better for their needs. Personally, I have a droid and am buying an iPhone and will switch off between the two, both are amazing pieces of technology.

          • I like this guy (see above). He’s got a good head on his shoulders =)

          • Testing..

          • Anonymous

            I agree but, I can’t see myself buying two phones, even though I can afford it. I have an iphone touch that I take to the gym, for music purposes. Yes, both techonologuies are great. I just wish that Moto and Verizon could learn about the customer retention aspect from Apple. Even though Apple gives it to you “THIER WAY” 🙂

          • Lemuel

            Go Android! Die Apple!

          • Anonymous

            Look at this community vs the apple community, both are hell-bent on making sure everybody knows their phone is the best and will defend it to the grave. Anybody who truly believes in being open to new ideas will buy the phone that is better for their needs. Personally, I have a droid and am buying an iPhone and will switch off between the two, both are amazing pieces of technology.

          • Fridiee

            You probably don’t have a girlfriend.

          • Fridiee

            You probably don’t have a girlfriend.

          • Dan

            I like to think you are wrong, apple’s products are not simply ‘inferior’ in every aspect. The one reason I would choose the iPad over any other tablet out there right now is iTunes and Apples customer service. Those are two things that I believe are great when it comes to Apple. It is all personal preference though, I hate when people bicker over this BS.

          • Irish22022

            I worked for apple for years. Never owned an iphone. I love my droid x. I think it’s the best phone on the market, bar none. The xoom is better then the ipad, no question. BUT, I will say this about apple: it’s more user friendly and easier to just open the box and go. You can’t debate that. Blur is a joke, everyone knows it, and it has nothing on apple’s OS. After getting launcher pro, rooting, customizing, my iphone friends are jealous, but out of the box, they are far from it.

            And say what you want about apple. I’m typing this on a macbook pro from 4 years ago, and it still runs flawlessly, I still run Final Cut Pro and edit HD video flawlessly. Love them or hate them, it’s crazy to say they don’t make a good product. The thing is, apple only makes good products. They aren’t the best (android has at least one device on phone and tablet that is better), but they are all really good. When you have a product line that consists of only good products, you’re going to sell a lot of products and gain a lot of loyal customers. Android has some crappy devices in the line up. I’m sorry. They do.

          • DBK

            Uh Blur is the UI, not the OS. Android is the OS and is as solid as iOS. The crappy UIs these companies are forcing on Android is what is making the experience not as smooth as iOS. But if you compare stock Android to iOS, the experience is about the same.

          • reachthesky

            yeah but it doesn’t matter to the end user who made the device run however it runs. they don’t care if the skin was applied by google or the manufacturer. if they don’t like the experience they don’t like the experience. that is what irish is saying. i love my android phone, but i am also typing this on my mac. not everyone reads xda and mods their phone. some (read: the majority of consumers) people just want to turn it on and go. apple does a great job at making this possible.

          • DBK

            Oh I agree. He was just faulting Android for the crappy devices when it’s not Android, but the companies that sell it. I was simply correcting him. Android works for some, *pple works for others. Android has some phones that the “turn on and go” attitude applies to. I have a D2 that is stock (the only things I change are wallpapers and ringtones). It works beautifully. Android is getting there (if Honeycomb is any indication). The companies that sell them need to stop trying to hold it back.

          • Mdc242

            flawlessly.

          • Anonymous

            I have to disagree with you Dan…I have an iPad 3g wifi only (a gift, 1st and last apple product i will ever own) and when I tried to get some help with iTunes and a problem with a movie loading onto it, I got the run-around from Apple. Even was transfered to customer service for the iPhone in Canada (French Quebec also). Also, the app store is a joke to me. Hate the way it’s laid out. To me, the iPad is just an oversized ipod touch. Not impressed at all. I will be UPGRADING to the XOOM when it comes out too.

          • Lemuel

            One of the main reasons I will never buy an iOS ever again is itunes. if you dont have itunes, your iOS device is practially useless. I’m ready to get a Xoom when it comes out.

          • Anonymous

            People trust apple, when people buy their products apple keeps supporting them. If you buy from an android manufacturer you may never see an update again. You point out that the iPad is inferior, however the hardware depends on the software, and honestly once skins are attached to your phone from manufacturers your phone will become slower. Apples software is designed for the hardware which is why iphones are so fast. Let me put this in perspective for you, I had a droid x and an ipod touch. For both I bought dungeon defenders, guess which one ran smooth. Guess which one has a faster home screen, guess which one has better battery life, guess which one receives updates, etc. My point is not that android is bad, my point is that the general public wants something that they can count on, most people don’t care about a 1ghz processor vs an 800mhz, they want something dependable and apple has had a history of fulfilling that need.

          • Anonymous

            MG siegler ….is that you with all this iReliability crap….

          • Anonymous

            LOL, I think it is.

          • VZ iPhone. It Begins.

            you’re already contradicting yourself with your id name so what credibility can you offer?

          • Hold on a minute.
            I had an Gen 2 iPod Classic that crashed in less than a year. Fortunately, it was covered under warranty because it was under a year old. The replacement crashed 5 months later. It was covered because I paid for an extended warranty. That replacement crashed 4 months later and I did not have an extended warranty. The repair would cost me 1/2 the price of a new iTouch so I bought an iTouch.
            It took iTunes more than 8 hours to transfer about 5,000 songs and the iTouch freezes up if I try to upgrade the OS. That’s after 4 hours of trying to apply the upgrade through iTunes. I gave up trying to upgrade it. Don’t talk to me about Apple reliability.

            I can take my SD card with all my songs out of my Droid and put it in a new Droid in less than five minutes or transfer my songs to other media in an hour. Now that’s user friendly.

          • Anonymous

            Apple updates keep coming, android manufacturers don’t. You had a couple of isolated incidents, I have had more problems with android than with apple products.

            Regarding media, at least there is one place where everything can be backed up and synced, and I have never had a sync take 8 hours and that alone makes me not believe anything that you are saying. Maybe you are using a usb 1.0 port.

          • It took 8 hours to move my music to each replacement iPod and iTouch.
            The iPods were connected by firewire but I did try USB 2.
            The iTouch is connected by USB 2.
            I reinstalled iTunes to see if that was the problem – nope.
            I even reimaged my computer and then reinstalled iTunes – no luck
            Mind you, I can install a new image with iTunes and all of my music from my server to a new computer in 25 minutes but if I wanted to transfer the same music from my iTouch to my computer, it always takes at least 8 hours.
            I can copy my music from a computer to my server in 1 hour (gigabit connection).
            iTunes must do a bad job at indexing music.
            Apple may not be as perfect as you want to think.
            I never claimed that Android was perfect but it sure beats the pants off of iTunes at moving music from one device to another.

          • nzgeek

            Apple isn’t really all that great at supporting their products. They seem to have a cut-off point of around 3-4 years, beyond which you’re expected to upgrade your hardware at great expense.

            You want examples? When OS X Snow Leopard was released in 2009, it only supported Macs with Intel CPUs. So much for those expensive G5s that Apple were selling only 3 years earlier. And everyone knows that iOS 4 won’t work with the original iTouch or iPhone models, despite those only being about 3 years old at the time of the iOS release.

            Apple are also no better than any other electronics manufacturer when it comes to reliability. I don’t have links handy, but I have read reports from retailers attesting to this fact. It makes sense when you realise that much of the componentry is made in the same Foxconn factories that make Dell and HP parts.

            Apple really are no better than anyone else. They just have a better marketing image, and followers who will believe the hype.

          • Actually people buy the iPad because it is out – and the Xoom until it is released is just Vapor. What really matters is not Xoom vs iPad – but Xoom vs iPad 2.

          • DBK

            But the Xoom is coming out first and will be the option along side the i*ad. The i*ad 2 won’t be out till summer earliest, so people will be looking at these two as options, thus the comparison.

          • guestly

            “summer earliest” – maybe. but more than likely spring, april – may would be a better bet.

          • DBK

            Agreed. It’s still a big gap between the release times, though, which was the point I was trying to make.

          • guestly

            “summer earliest” – maybe. but more than likely spring, april – may would be a better bet.

          • True but I think by then Samsung would bring something better than IPad 2.
            The thing is Apple releases a new version of its device every 1-2 years. It works in Desktop world as that is controlled by Intel processor upgrades and so far has worked in the mobile world.
            But with so much competition Apple will will b unable to stay ahead of the pack when it comes to hardware specs for more than a month or two as most of the phone manufacturers are used to rapidly improving and releasing devices with better specs every few months

          • Totalvid

            That’s the problem, releasing a new phone or a new device every few months. Do you upgrade your phone every few months? Whether you agree with Apple’s way of doing things or not, every product they make have longevity and they just simply work well and the customer support is the best in the business and that is important to a lot of people.

          • Majeed Belle

            A potential buyer should also consider the ecosystem surrounding said device. I’m an Android guy but I see that Apple has a great ecosystem around their products. The Motorola Atrix could shorten this particularly wide gap though. Just get rid of the Motoblur.

          • Mr Burns

            As of right now, the iPad is still the best tablet available. When the Xoom launches, it will be vastly superior to the iPad. The problem is that Apple is about the introduce the iPad 2 will will most likely match or exceed the Xooms specs. Follow that up with their superior marketing and hype machine and yes, Apple will sell more iPads than Moto will sell Xooms.

            You don’t have to be a fanboy to see that.

          • GadgetGeek

            Not true, people buy the Ipad/iphone for the experience and the availability of apps. So far until the product actually ships and I use it, it is vaporware.. however as experience has told us it does not matter what comes out now.. Apple will continue to innovate and lead the market.. droid and the rest can simply try to duplicate and then improve upon the innovations that Apple has done.
            Everyone is rushing to market now, why? Because Apple has opened the door and let everyone through… is it the best tablet out there? Yes.. will it be in a year or 2? Maybe or maybe not..
            However the only thing I see other companies do is play catch up.. Apple will come up with another gadget that will cahnge the market will android or any other? No.. they will wail till Apple invents it.. then try to duplicate and capitalize on those innovations..nothing more.. it’s business.. Why spend money on R&D when you can take what someone else has done.. and try to add your own spin..

          • Totalvid

            It’s easy if you don’t innovate and wait for someone else to do all the work then fill in the gaps with things that are not usable to get the “dumb” consumer to buy it. Apple leads the rest follow, that’s that way it has been for years and that’s the way it will continue to be.

          • Anonymous

            I agree what Apple has done in the terms of customer service and loyalty, building a culture around thier products. As a Android fan mysrelf I would like to see Verizon/Moto do the same with thier products. For some reason, it’s been about sales only.

            As a Director of Sales in the software industry. it’s more than about sales it’s about people and product in the consumer space. As well as the realtionship. Which Apple has done very well. Moto/Verizon needs to do the same. Better support, cusotmer and loyalty will translate to surpassing the numbers that you’re referring to.

          • Darinw

            From what I have seen Android fanboys are much worse. Their comments scream insecurity and they rarely know much about the Apple products they try to denigrate.

        • Dlsoops

          Yes, but i have yet to get a PM reply about pairing my original Motorola Android up to ‘Straight Talk America’. I’m too techonologically challenged to fight rooting. Got NO help from here.

          • Irish22022

            that’s surprising, and actually I don’t believe you actually tried. between these forums and androidcentral forums, I don’t believe if you posted a request for step by step help to root your device, that you wouldn’t get people helping out. I did, and I was rooted in an hour. Later when I got cocky and tried something, I thought my phone was bricked, posted an emergency, and got 10 responses in 10 minutes, problem was solved.

            Regardless, if you’re technologically impaired, you’d have an easier time with apple for now. Moto is still working on the user friendly thing. Just know that you’re device will be limited to what apple approves of, where as Android you can do anything you want.

        • Dlsoops

          Yes, but i have yet to get a PM reply about pairing my original Motorola Android up to ‘Straight Talk America’. I’m too techonologically challenged to fight rooting. Got NO help from here.

    • You first.

  • BOOM! XOOM wins with a headshot!

  • Anonymous

    I think one important spec is missing… One tablet is made by a control freak, brain-washing, pop-culture, pseudo-religious fruit factory. The other is not.

    • AMEN to that, friendo!

    • Anonymous

      i think its weird that release date isn’t in this chart..

    • Lmbrocks

      I have a Droid X and and Ipod touch. Both are cool and work well. I will get the Xoom assuming it gets good reviews after it has been out for a while. With the Xoom you get more for your money! I have played on an Ipad and it is nice too.

      • I also have a Droid X and iPod touch. One of those platforms ENTIRELY outperforms the other in terms of media playback and gaming while the other does everything else better.

      • I also have a Droid X and iPod touch. One of those platforms ENTIRELY outperforms the other in terms of media playback and gaming while the other does everything else better.

      • I also have a Droid X and iPod touch. One of those platforms ENTIRELY outperforms the other in terms of media playback and gaming while the other does everything else better.

      • I also have a Droid X and iPod touch. One of those platforms ENTIRELY outperforms the other in terms of media playback and gaming while the other does everything else better.

        • guest

          I find it funny that you are comparing a portable media player to a phone and claiming that one does the media playback better while the other does everything else better. They are not comparable products. This is just silly!

          • Poopchute

            They are comparable products. You’re just silly.

          • Poopchute

            They are comparable products. You’re just silly.

      • I also have a Droid X and iPod touch. One of those platforms ENTIRELY outperforms the other in terms of media playback and gaming while the other does everything else better.

      • I also have a Droid X and iPod touch. One of those platforms ENTIRELY outperforms the other in terms of media playback and gaming while the other does everything else better.

      • I also have a Droid X and iPod touch. One of those platforms ENTIRELY outperforms the other in terms of media playback and gaming while the other does everything else better.

    • Darwin

      Whatever your problem is its not Apple. Seek therapy.

      • Anonymous

        I find it quite ironic that you’ve posted under the name “Darwin.” It’s (notice the correct punctuation here) ironic that your sense of humor hasn’t “evolved.” Since you’re free-wheeling with the advice, here’s some for you: Seek an inner-source for lightening up. Finally, thanks for caring enough to prescribe therapy for me. It touches my heart to know that you care. 🙂

        • Anonymous

          NO! He is giving you good advice.

          Living to hate any particular corporation is seriously lame and you deserve a better life than that, best of luck with your recovery!

        • Anonymous

          NO! He is giving you good advice.

          Living to hate any particular corporation is seriously lame and you deserve a better life than that, best of luck with your recovery!

        • Anonymous

          I thought the shit was funny.

      • DrDavePepper

        Wow im Glad you figured out he wasnt talking about S. Jobs at all…. way to make your i*hone slaved ass look even more stupid God I love android and the people who love it as much as me

    • The spec that is missing is RELEASE DATE, 2010 vs 2011. And we didn’t even see a working Xoom, just a dummy playing video of the OS.

      • Anonymous

        pretty sure many of us have seen working videos… in fact the video from CES has been posted multiple times

      • Michael Marian

        duh. You’re not paying attention. the Xoom was demoed by users at the CES. It won best product cause of how it was to use. It wasn’t a dummy

      • Nevermind

        who cares about release date? ok, you… 🙂 you are funny. price/performance ratio is the key buddy. 😉 i still don’t have ipad, still alive and still feeling just fine. i can wait a bit more to get a really rockin piece of technology for my money.

    • Anonymous

      “control freak, brain-washing”

      Yes control freaks are always trying to brain-wash other into adopting their perceptive. So good job. Now look in the mirror!

      • McMurphy

        If, by your standards, Michael_NMs post comes anywhere near brainwashing, then you truly have a very weak mind. Grow up.

    • Michael Marian

      Hey Michael_NM. Totally funny. I’ve been a fan of Apple since the 80s beginning with the Mac Plus and it’s now incredibly small screen. We used it for music then but it led me into graphics. All this to say that I have been a long road with Apple. So the fact that I use Android and Windows 7 today is not cause I hate Apple. It came down to using the best tools available. Same reason I used Apple in the 80s and 90s. That Apple has wide appeal now is bothersome not because of Apple but because of the crowd Apple now hangs with. They used to be the darlings of the artists. Now they hang with anybody. Boring.

    • “One tablet is made by a control freak, brain-washing, pop-culture, pseudo-religious fruit factory. The other is not. ”

      you are joking right? You are talking about the Google “do no evil” Android? the company that is being sued by more governments, companies and individuals for spying on users, stealing technology and breaking privacy rules?

    • PanJarek

      Look at it the other way. One is made by a company that’s been leading the market in innovation for the last ten years or so. The other is by a company that’s lost its relevance around the time Razr was killed by iPhone and been struggling ever since to show they’re stil alive and kicking. And uses an OS they didn’t develop, so no bragging rights there.
      Still, Xoom looks quite nice for an iPad knock-off.

    • Scott Gibbons

      Grow up, and use the best tool…Apple will always lead the way on tablets and phones, because they care about the user experience. The “Xoom” (horrible name) is a copy of the iPad.
      When iPad 2 comes out, Motorola will take it apart and attempt to copy it…good luck.

      • Guest

        Actually, as a employee of Apple, I can assure you that we do not really focus on the user experience in the way that you’re likely perceiving. Yes, we care about the customer; that’s because we want you to feel as comfortable as possible with what you bought. We care about marketing to appeal-vulnerable audiences. We make more of the name than the product. What you’re doing right now is stretching the name over the product like an appealing, colorful blanket over a group of obsolete, aged hardware.

        Honestly, they’re good at getting you to buy crap for a lot of money. Why do you think they still charge over $1,000 (minimum) for computers that are stocked with processors that employ decade-old technology? They’re so cocky about Mac OS X that they’re willing to charge you an extra $700 (+150% of its worth) just for wanting a “simple” OS.

        • I like how an ’employee of Apple’ went from talking about Apple using ‘we’ to then getting angry and using ‘they’ instead… hmm…

          • Orbfish

            lol I noticed that too. But then again, I’ve done that with my employers also.

      • Luckyjoy1985

        it’s the 28th of june 2011. the ipad2 is out. and guess what… xoom has a flash drive while ipad2 doesn’t have. xoom has 5 and 2 megapixel cameras while ipad2 doesn’t have. xoom has multitasking while ipad2 doesn’t have. and all these specs have been demonstrated in front of my very own eyes. SO WHERE IS THE COPYING FROM IPAD YOU HAVE MENTIONED?

  • DJ FLAVOR

    There really is NO CONTEST here people.
    And there really is no need to complain about the Xoom pricetag.
    It IS fair, and you definitely get what you pay for.
    Not to mention, the Xoom comes with an open source operating system…
    As well as the new Honeycomb OS.
    Oh look, it even has an sd card slot.
    Some other companies don’t know the importance of one …
    Or Flash for that matter.

    But I guess if anyone feels compelled to buy an ipad, go ahead.
    IDon’t (<— See what I did there) want a large ipod with a browser, that you have to sync everything through itunes with.

    Go grab a real piece of hardware and mobile computing,
    And get the Apple toys, candy corn, and whatever other child novelties out of your heads.

    • Spyderman89460

      Agreed! Xoom has way more to offer. Open source is definitely the way to go.

      • Anonymous

        Blur or no blur?

        • Alvinm 77

          ZERO BLUR!!!!!! Pure stock Google/Android Honeycomb

    • DJ FLAVOR

      Did I mention how silly IT IS, to compare apples to Terminators??
      People, you complain about how much the Xoom is…when you’re all out running around wanting to pay MORE for a toy, spec & feature-wise that Is a joke.
      Something that is sooo good at “DON’T”
      Kellex really made a good point, STOP comparing the wifi ipad to the Xoom.
      Is it really nece$$ary to do so?
      I must admit, its funny to put the ipad next to the Xoom.
      Its kinda like putting a really OLD, ugly woman on her deathbed and comparing her & placing next to a Drop Dead Successful Gorgeous woman
      ( Enter Scarlett Johannson LoL!)
      There IS no contest!

      Kellex, keep cranking out the wonderful world of Droid-Life…
      No Limits!

    • fourbells

      Well said sir! Well said!

    • Jakers

      Thanks, but I bought my iPad waaaaay back in April 2010. It’s been great. Good to see that it only took Google and Moto like, what, almost a year to come up with a clone that has a few extra features. Oh, yes, absolutely, you’re right, no contest.

      • Actually, I think you’ll find that apple spent 10 years working on the iPad. Before the first iPhone even. I don’t know how much time was spent on the Xoom, but I’m willing to bet it was a lot less than 10 years and, to me at least, it looks a much superior product. Especially since it doesn’t seem to be intentionally stunted.

        • Jakers

          Yup, looks like it has a couple of extra hardware features. But beyond that, no one outside Moto knows if it’ll be a winner or an also-ran. Meanwhile my iPad is going great, running the latest version of iOS, still just as responsive as when it was brand-new. Will the Xoom be good enough to beat the iPad 2? Will it be good enough to beat my year-old iPad running the next version of iOS? We’ll see.

        • Roshizzle

          so from pictures you determined it looks like a much superior product? you should be a detective when you grow up.

          • Anonymous

            There’s video of it running as well as its features numbnuts. Not only is it far more capable but its hardware is superior. Such would be obvious to anyone with half a brain, ie. not an iZealot. Tell me, what does the ipad do that the Xoom can’t? I can name off a list of things the Xoom can do that the ipad can’t. By the way, having the fruit logo doesn’t count as a feature.

          • Anonymous

            “Tell me, what does the ipad do that the Xoom can’t?”
            You can walk into a shop and buy one today.

            Oh and 60,000 apps already.

          • Anonymous

            Wow. So, buy an iPad because you can’t wait two weeks for a superior product.

            Man, I’d love to be a car salesman when you walk onto the lot.

          • Anonymous

            @Mechagodzilla TRANSLATION: You are saying I am wrong.

            So far these “leaks” are rumors. It still doesn’t fix the most important thing:

            At CES, a mere six weeks from the launch, these things were so fragile that no one was allowed to touch them, even the ones that were only running a video on a loop. But in the six weeks leading up to the launch these things are perfect, bug-free. Awesome.

            This sounds to me like the high ups told the techies when the release date was and they are not going to miss it. There are many issues with this approach when the tail wags the dog.

            So what will happen is that come release date we will see the thing launched to mediocre reviews as it fails to live up to the promise. And then we will see Motorola send in the fire brigade to say – well there is a new software update that will increase the battery life from the 3 hours you are getting to the 10 hours we promised etc. etc.

            As I said – you can walk into a store and buy an iPad today and you know what it does. All we have on the Xoon front is a list of unproven promises.

            “So, buy an iPad because you can’t wait two weeks for a superior product.”
            You can buy an iPad based on facts and a huge library of apps or you can wait two weeks to see if a competitor lives up to the hype.

          • Anonymous

            Ahaha, it always cracks me up when someone states what will happen in the future as fact. Then why don’t you go buy a lottery ticket instead of wasting time here jackass.

      • Anonymous

        Clone, lol. You’re quite the clown.

    • Roshizzle

      it might be fair but it definitely won’t sell like ipads at that price. sorry.

  • Eric Richardson97

    And unless the iPad2 drops very soon after the Xoom, then Xoom will have enough time to rack up lots of consumers. From some of the preliminary specs on the iPad2 though, it doesn’t sound like it’ll be too much better.

    • From what I heard, iPad 2 is gonna have even higher resolution than the first, and a dual-core CPU and GPU. Front and rear facing camera. Video editing. Etc.

      • Anonymous

        Do you remember all of the rumored specs of the ipad before it came out. It was going to make breakfast too. No one knows what apple is going to release until they want you to. Until then it is all speculation and wishful thinking.

        • Anonymous

          But it did ship. At the moment the iPad still comes out on top. They missed one important line off the chart:

          Available: Not Yet, Now.

      • No already confirmed the Ipad 2 is not going to have higher resoltion they said probably for the Ipad 3 they will and cameras are 1 mp

  • Anonymous

    DAMN

  • Beneathonyxskies

    Yes, it is indeed a clear cut winner against that model of the iPad, but I am quite certain that most people don’t buy the top of the line model. If Moto can’t compete at the bottom of the price range as well, they’ll be in trouble. Even if its less than the iPad and way, way better, $700 is still a ton of money. Money that the average consumer wont want to spend. They need a lower price point version as well.

    • Anonymous

      If you sign a 2 year contract you can get it cheaper. And yes, people will do it without thinking long term, just that they will walk out paying way less for a device, feeling like they got an awesome deal.

    • trumpet444

      The average consumer can’t buy a 64 or 32gb ipad either but I don’t see Apple dropping the price any time soon. Same goes with any semi luxury item

      • Jakers

        Well, except for Apple refurbs, $430 for a 16 GB WiFi is hundreds less than this gonna-ship-real-soon wanna-be iPad killer. Oh, wait, we don’t REALLY know how much this clone is going to cost, do we? Or when it will really ship. Or how awesome Android 3.0 is going to be.

        http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipad

        • DBK

          Honeycomb = god

          Feb 17th

          $699 at Best Buy.

          You = Fail.

          • Jakers

            Honeycomb = unknown

            Feb maybe, or maybe June, or maybe later.

            $Unknown at where ever

            You = Shill.

          • DBK

            Wow, four replies religiously denying those particular facts (except the Honeycomb one – that was personal opinion). You are seriously blind.

        • trumpet444

          Refurbished 16gb ipad? Apples to oranges. For a true comparison put it beside a 32gb 3g+wifi retail ipad. Hell, put it beside the assumed specs of the ipad 2. I guarantee the ipad2 will not have expandable memory, apple will never give consumers that option

      • Beneathonyxskies

        True, but a lot of people CAN afford the bottom of the line iPad and if people can pay less and still get something that works, they will. Why else does the Wii sell more than the PS3? The PlayStation kills the Wii in every technical way possible, but a lower price and brand popularity makes a huge difference in sales. I like the PS3 and would much rather have the XOOM, but the average consumer, I am not…

  • Eric Richardson97

    Should definitely change the flash: none on the iPad to flash: never

  • no offense, but the xoom has to compete with the ipad2 🙁 I’m a big fan of android, moto and so on, but I think the ipad2 will be superior to all android slates which will be released in the near future 🙁

    • Yes, but the iPad 2 won’t be available for months, and the XOOM will be available in a matter of weeks, so I think XOOM can still compete with the Original iPad.

    • Anonymous

      Sure thing. Give us the iPad2 specs and we’ll compare them … waiting … waiting … Duh.

  • gafrican

    dang… when you put it that way

  • Anonymous

    that’s a lot on “nones” on the iPad side

    • Anonymous

      Most of those nones will go away with the iPad 2. Gotta milk those suckers who bought the first on by adding what should of been there already. Planned obsoleting. 🙂

    • Michael Scrip

      What amazing tablet apps will be available in the Android Market when someone brings home a shiny new Xoom tablet on February 17 ?

      • I predict that there will be lots of fart apps just like the iPad. 🙂

        • Michael Scrip

          You look like a pretty smart guy, John….

          Are you really still using the “fart app” argument?

          • It’s not an argument. I am looking forward to them. (every guy likes a good fart app)

          • Anonymous

            You do know that the head of the Apple App Store got his start by making fart apps for iOS, right? I’m not kidding.

      • There will be just asmany fart apps as the iPad has. So we have that to look forward to.

      • Anonymous

        It has access to all 200,000 apps in the android market plus a few designed for tablets from Google and third parties, including games. Android started with only a few hundred apps, now look at it.

        • Michael Scrip

          I was asking rhetorically…

          Moments before the iPad launched on April 3 2010, there were already 1,348 iPad apps in the App Store… http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/02/ipad-apps-defining-experiences-from-the-first-wave/

          Will the same thing happen on February 16th of this year for Android?

          I mean… developers didn’t jump on the Galaxy Tab because they were waiting for the *real* version of Android.

          Well… it’s 3 weeks away…

          • Anonymous

            We know it was rhetorical, but there’s still an answer. Not that you care; your mind is already made up. Why people swear allegiance to an electronics company is beyond me. I love my Droid, and all (and I’m drooling over the Xoom), but if Apple or MS or Nokia made a better product for the money I would buy that one.

            You know Apple is only loyal to your wallet, just like every other company, right?

          • Michael Scrip

            What’s my allegiance?

            The only Apple product I own is an old 2nd gen iPod Nano.

            But, I can sit back and observe the history of Apple’s first music store for their iPod… their app store for both their phone and their tablet… etc. Apple builds an ecosystem around their products.

            There were plenty of MP3 players that were “better” than the iPod… but none of them had a music store built right in.

            Yeah, the Xoom’s hardware absolutely destroys the iPad. I mean… look at that chart! But I was just asking a serious question about apps.

            Another day has passed… and I have yet to hear from “insert major developer here” about their plans for a Xoom version of their software.

            BTW… Google is loyal to advertising… which in turn make them money from your browsing habits. They’re not giving away their software to be nice…

          • I’m not sure that anyone is under the impression that Google develops Android because they love us. We all know that Google makes its money through ads, and so does Apple (in addition to the hardware/software). For some reason Google’s ads are bad, yet iAd is perfectly acceptable. They both target ads, and I’ve yet to hear of any horror stories about either company destroying anyone’s life from software that analyzes keywords from my web history.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.

      • These that were already demoed on CES: Google maps, GMail, tabbed browser. These that matter.