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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.

  • 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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thescoot Scott Bedard

    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

    • http://twitter.com/SciJohn SciJohn

      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)?

    • http://twitter.com/SciJohn SciJohn

      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

  • http://www.twitter.com/greenuity Greenuity

    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.

    • http://twitter.com/SciJohn SciJohn

      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!

  • http://twitter.com/SciJohn SciJohn

    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. :)

  • http://twitter.com/SciJohn SciJohn

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/totalanonymityy Danny Rios

      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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Sirman/100000264949027 Alex Sirman

      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!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EM72SYS4FE2NRZIAAYAJ7V2CTE Manuel

    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?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712246254 Shawn John

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712246254 Shawn John

    I see a lot of fanboys posting in this mofo.

  • http://www.wjwoodjr.com Jarmer

    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…

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Sirman/100000264949027 Alex Sirman

      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!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1160220105 Chris Dhanaraj

          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.

      • http://twitter.com/ShoppingAndFun Chic Valley

        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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ibbarkingmad Brian Middleton

      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

    • http://twitter.com/tydro456 tydro456

      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!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Starkman-Key/100001904437872 Starkman Key

      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.

    • http://twitter.com/randomtruefacts Random True Facts

      • 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

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JFDCQC2T3TVL6GYON5C4RSWT6Q Marcos

      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.

    • Harmgrace
  • 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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-Sirman/100000264949027 Alex Sirman

      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

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JF4JITKDWN5C7Y4PJDO6RZI7LE aron

    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…

  • http://droidandroidgames.com DroidAndroid

    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.

  • http://www.mytbachim.co.il מטבחים

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/thebetterplanet The Better Planet

    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…..