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Chart: iPad 2 vs. Motorola XOOM vs. LG G-Slate vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

After comparing the original iPad to the Motorola XOOM a few weeks back, we took a lot of heat on how “unfair” it was to do that to a product that was almost a year old.  The Apple enthusiasts came in waves and the cries for “Just wait for the iPad2!” rang out through the night.  Well peeps, here is your comparison to the newly announced iPad 2…nothing groundbreaking at all here.  Straight from their spec sheets.

Cheaper price and a thinner body.  That’s it.

We’ve already seen dual-cameras, dual-core processors and HD recording.  What we aren’t seeing on this new product though, is 1080p on-device playback, Flash support (hah!), 4G capabilities, or expandable storage.  And what’s up with that giant bezel?

*Note* – HD playback on the XOOM is now questionable.  Motodev site lists it as “Max” 1080p, but the regular consumer XOOM page says just 720p.

  • Inkweaver313

    I was going to get the iPad for a family member for Christmas…. however, the more research I do, the more it’s starting to look like the Xoom might be better. I’m going to have to lean towards that. Thanks for the comparison and helping with my research!

  • Snoogans

    These pads — none of them have the ability to be 1080p.  To be 1080p you have to have height of 1080 minimum… these do not, they have 800 max.  So the best they’ll ever be is 720 and that goes for both the android and the apple tabs.

  • Cangarita2

    i think I pad is better and can beat all tablet kwown

  • I’m not too sure if the people “fighting” over this topic are in a stable mental state. People are defending electronic products and firmware’s as if they were kids of their own. These people have no part in either company other than the fact that they buy their products. How about you stop your stupid little feud and enjoy what you have and stop trying to bring other people down about what they like.

    Seriously its not like proving your point over which piece of equipment is better is going to get you laid.

  • Cheaper price is a load of bollocks. In Europe, the price of a 16GB ipad2 is the same as a 32gb of ipad. So, Jobs is basically trying to make the money from outside the US by actually jacking up the prices. What a dreadful shame !

  • Will4503

    Well when the xoom dies in half the time of the iPad 2 you’ll understand why they don’t use flash, and the iPad do is capable of HDMI out and has mirror playback for gaming even. It’s sleeker and much sexier looking than the xoom, has much better apps being developed for it (garage band, bento, etc) And im even considering using it as my main option for computing.

    • Will4503

      But if you must, there are apps that can enable flash on the iPad 2.

  • Orbfish

    A larger chart (like the last one) would be really useful.

    BTW I’ve seen that iPad2 has HDMI.

  • I must say I really like it.

  • Truthyou

    Giant Bezel? I know! Samsung and LG need to fix that..

  • Anonymous

    The Xoom can play back 1080p pretty easily, as long as it is h264 baseline. There are test videos available that prove this, and I’ve done so.

  • Sad

    I have cancer.

  • CarterS

    I gotta say, I adore Android, and I am utterly relieved that the Ipad 2 is so, don’t kill me Apple fans, average. I have a feeling that Apple is running out of funds, and that Android has finally caught up, if not surpassed, Apple. Sorry Steve.

  • Aaron

    What about thickness? That seems like a pretty important comparison for tablets.

  • Some data/pointers for the iPad2 and Xoom columns:

    1. iPad front camera: 0.3MP iPad rear camera: 0.7MP
    Xoom front camera: 2MP Xoom rear camera: 5MP
    2. 32GB WiFi-only Xoom is $600, same as 32GB WiFi-only iPad2, but the Xoom has a GPS chip; iPad doesn’t

  • Pauldroidr2d2

    The comparison chart says that the Xoom has expandable memory support for up to 32 gig micro sd. I can’t seem to find that on my Xoom, does anyone who owns a Xoom know where its located?

    • Ff_opusx

      Yes, it is located on the top for the device. It sits in the same slot as the SIM card for the new 4G upgrade. It currently has a plastic place holder in it.

  • Jon Kleinman

    Having been an Apple user since the Mac Classic (which I still have and which still runs), currently using a MacPro and having owned various Mac laptops, I opted for a Droid when it first came out because of the advantage of staying with Verizon. I love my Droid (so much my wife later got the X) and expect to replace it with whatever’s the best when my two years are up. I got my wife an iPad a few months ago when she started chemotherapy and I figured it would be easier to hold and use for the six hours of treatment than her MacBook Pro. She immediately fell in love with it. We just passed it on to one of our sons to lighten his load (so he doesn’t have to carry his MacBook) while he spends the next month in Europe. He immediately took to it after showing his 93 year old grandmother how to use the one she got as a birthday gift. We would not have even lent him the iPad if the new version weren’t coming out so soon because my wife wouldn’t have been willing to be without it for that long. Now we will be getting two. I’m not willing to wait any longer for an Android-based tablet that will integrate with my Macs so easily. I know it has limitations but I’m willing to live with them because I don’t think they will matter to me, given how I expect to use it.

  • Steelbom

    “Cheaper price and a thinner body. That’s it.”

    I’d hardly say that. The iPad 2 maintains its 10 hour battery life whilst being 15% lighter, 33% thinner, gaining a dual-core CPU and apparently also having up to 9x faster graphics.

    I must ask: what is the point of 1080p on-device playback if the screen isn’t capable of 1080p? The iPad 2 can output 1080p video to a TV via the HDMI adaptor accessory, if that’s what it means.

  • Who said anything about “won”? Did you reply to the wrong thread?

  • manchild_reg

    only thing missing from this chart is the user-agents of each of the tablets. Does anyone have those?

  • nate

    price price price

  • I_am_tito_puente

    Michael_NM.

    stop.

    douche.

  • that samsung galaxy tab 10.1 is starting to seem like the top dog with the minimum weight. as long as they don’t try any bootloader crap i know where my money will be voting. to bad i wont see updates as fast as th XOOM. oh well, more battery, more camera, no HDMI (dont need anyway). Lets just hope the bottom barrel the price tag so that it becomes the device you cant live without. (Verizon please). Get it here soon before the rest of the world jumps to the next generation of Tablets

  • unhelpfullyannoyed

    Christ, you Android fanboys are just as annoying as the Apple ones.

    It’s like watching a Harvard vs. Yale debate. Get over it – and yourselves.

  • ViggS
  • Kaneszp

    Maybe i am missing something but how can a screen of 1280×800 play 1080p?

  • Kaneszp

    Maybe i am missing something but how can a screen of 1280×800 play 1080p?

  • Brandonv Gillis

    I feel as if I can’t shut up about this stupid chart but it is really irritating.I have been reading DL for over a year now and have frequented this site multiple times a day…. every day.

    I feel like Kellex really let us down and has been doing this for a few weeks now. This chart is a pure example of slanted journalism and shows serious immaturity from the writer. The only interesting blog is the person who tells it the way it really is, if I want an extremely bias opinion I will read the fanboy’s in the comments.

    Kellex, you only added lines for items in which the Android tablets beat the iPad2. According to this chart everything is better about the Android Tabs than the iPad2…. but realistically that is not the case.

    You failed to add “Rated Battery Life”…. which the iPad2 dominates, “Thickness” which the iPad2 wins by a significant margin, “Number of Tablet Specific Apps” which makes Honeycomb look like a complete joke (thanks Google) and you didn’t even try to do a serious price comparison…. a real chart would list all of the options because that is honestly what it boils down to….. choices, How about “Carrier Choices” iPad2 wins. Your flash support is misleading (as pointed out by lots of commenters) MicroSD is also wrong because the slot is not yet active on the XOOM.

    Bottom line, you slanted this horribly and you could have really used this opportunity to call out Google and Motorola for doing a poor job in creating a real iPad competitor. Please understand I love this site…. I just want it to maintain some credibility and make a real impact on the Droid world.

    Thanks.

    • of course Kellex would filter out all the actual facts! he will do anything to make Android look better. only thing that would justify his action is if was getting paid to do so, if not, then wow! what’s the deal with hatred for Apple?

      • Afrank_86

        I own a crap load of apple stuff and still think that the apple pad sucks. it is so closed up you cant do anything with it. yes they are all good but you have to look at the extra stuff you can do with the other ones. apple doesn’t have the miniSD port because they want you to buy the new pad that will come out in like a month that has more storage. You cant root or get into anything because they are so closed up. if you want an ip*d at a cheaper price buy a ip*d touch. That is all the new pads are. everyone will try to back up anything they love. I have both and look at both sides of it.

        • Afrank_86

          oh and another thing. it sucks when you think you have full range of looking at websites and you cant get to it because it doesn’t support flash. almost every website has flash. they lost out big time there!!

    • Oh yeah. You also forgot whiteness of bezel and magnetic case compatiblity.
      Melting point, specific gravity and floatbility would be good. 😉

      • Brandonv Gillis

        So rated battery life, carrier choices, available models, number of apps and other things are irrelevant?

        Your comment is ridiculous.

  • ChuBone

    If these specs are accurate… Well then the Xoom is it. Nothing to it.
    I assume people want to get the most for their dollar. Compatibility plays are part in that as well.
    If you have a mac, Id probably go with the iPad for that reason. If your a free spirit, then get the most for your money. Either way porn will probably look the same in either device since the clips are usually low quality.

  • Actually, iPad 2 has three storage capacities: 16, 32 and 64 gigabytes.

  • Mrborgs

    The Flash line is misleading – as of right now no tablet supports Flash – Xoom released without it and claim it will come later – we will see

  • Elhefe

    If you are going to throw in a row for Flash support, then there should be a row for # of apps available. All of a sudden the comparison becomes more interesting. Apps vs Flash – I’ll take Apps anytime.

  • Djstar2k2

    you know what Jay Z said it best ‘men lie,women lie numbers dont” so icap pad 2 is gonna sell more than xoom because of price regardless of specs so mr moto if your aim is to win not just compete slash 300 off the xoom

    • ViggS

      That’s not necessarily the truth, its probably just because there is a bigger cult following then with Android.

      • Djstar2k2

        yes you are correct but 300 dollar price difference is a major factor in selling units.

        • ViggS

          Not sure where you got that from…

  • jake

    Can someone tell me why Apple or Motorola never looked at Sprint to be there service provider…

  • Anonymous

    it’s good that apple had a head start… they’ll need it to stay relevant.

  • Gustavo

    Ha, the more i look at the chart the dumber it gets. Don’t tell us the battery size, tell us the run time. That’s what matters.

  • Gustavo

    They also didnt list the compass as a sensor on the iPad.

  • Jkyrlach

    why is archos not listed?

  • Jkyrlach

    why is archos not listed?

    • ViggS

      Don’t believe the have a tablet running 3.0

  • Grean

    What about thickness? Why was not in the chart?

  • Gustavo

    weird that the stats for xoom on device video playback say 1080p but the screen only supports up to 1280×800…
    1080p is 1920×1080. This is physically impossible.

  • Piquedram

    the xoom plays 1080p to an EXTERNAL screen, using its HDMI port. On its own screen 720p would be the max.

    • Gustavo

      Correct, but the chart says “on device”.
      Not possible

    • Gustavo

      Correct, but the chart says “on device”.
      Not possible

  • The iPad2 will have HDMI output (and I think they said 1080 out) via a cable/adapter, so “None” is perhaps wrong in the iPad2 entry for extra ports?

    iPad2 with 3G also has a GPS.
    All versions have a digital compass.
    The battery is “25-watt-hour” which slightly more relevant than “mAh”, but still quite useless when comparing products.

  • Bezel Patrol

    What’s up with the “And what’s up with that giant bezel?” comment? All these devices have a proportionate bezel

  • Peter

    No mention of thickness, or battery life. Yea, I get it. Skew the facts.

    Might be helpful to mention native 3rd party apps too.

  • Danieljroot

    I think Battery needs to be measured in hours, or at least add an ‘Average Battery Life’. A 6800 mAh battery in a device that slurps it down in 3 hours isn’t really that impressive.

  • This is awesome! I can’t wait to get my iPad 2!

  • Brandonv Gillis

    Here is the truth about the situation.

    $799 is simply too much money for a tablet. Tablets are just an entertainment accessory…. contrary to what Motorola thinks, tablets are not a necessity….. NOBODY sees it as absolutely can’t live without.

    $499 is reasonable for a simple toy, A $799 tablet will sit on the shelf because people can’t make themselves fork over that much money for something they don’t “need”

    All of the Android fanboys will bash me but 1 year from now the $499 iPad will have sold millions and the XOOM might sell 500,000 if they are lucky.

    • Anonymous

      It’s funny to me that you say the “truth” about the situation is that $800 is too much money for tablet. For whom is it too much? You? Ok then. Because it’s definitely not me. Your opinion doesn’t apply for everyone, just because $800 is too much for you to spend on a “toy” doesn’t mean it’s too much for everyone. Nothing against you personally, I just had to get that off my chest. A lot of people complain about the price of this tablet and it’s not because it’s an unfair price but because it’s one that “they” don’t want (or can’t afford) to pay.

      • Brandonv Gillis

        First, its not too much for me. I can afford whatever tablet I want.

        I was saying it is too expensive to attract every day joe. If people thought a tablet was really a necessity they would be willing to pay $800. But they don’t.

        Most people could part with. $500 for a tablet. And some who see a real need will be willing to pay a bit more. But the majority will buy the less expensive one.

        Mark my words and remember this a year from now… the $500. iPad 2 will outsell the xoom 10:1

        • Anonymous

          Well just because it’s not a necessity doesn’t mean people aren’t willing to pay $800 for it. There is no need to “mark your words” everyone knows the iPad will sell more than the Xoom. (Or any other android tablet for that matter)

          • Brandonv Gillis

            That’s the point. iOS is NOT better than Android!

            iPad will definitely sell more because Apple has beat everyone to the market and has more name recognition….. but it doesn’t have to stay that way.

            Motorola has botched the XOOM so badly that it will not even be able to compete….. Android could definitely capture some market share if it was done correctly (just like the smartphone market) but when you price your cheapest tablet at $300 more than the product that holds 90% of the market share…. you are screwing yourself.

            My point is that Motorola screwed the pooch and the XOOM is a joke. Not the hardware, not the OS, it’s is just a joke because it will NEVER compete with iPad 2.

            This is whyt he comparison that Kellex is putting up there is idiotic.

            Thanks for understanding.

          • Anonymous

            The fact that Motorola has botched the Xoom is your personal opinion I’m typing this response from one right now and I think it’s a great device. As far as your price comparison is concerned you’ve got it all messed up. It isn’t fair to compare the $800 3g/4g 32gb Xoom to the $500 wifi only 16gb ipad. If you want to compare apples to apples (no pun intended) then compare the 3g (with no upgrade to 4g) 32gb ipad to the Xoom and you’ll see the different isn’t $300 at all. And if you ask me and other sensible minded people the $70 difference is justified. In my opinion as far as this subject is concerned, you get what you pay for.

          • Brandonv Gillis

            It is not just my opinion that the XOOM was botched. It is indeed a fact.

            Motorola launched the XOOM with most of its “features” disabled. How can it be considered good business to put out a product that has a micro-sd slot that is disabled? or what about the fact that it has to be sent back to Motorola to enable the 4g? or the fact that it launched without flash, which was to be one of its biggest selling points. These things are completely idiotic, say what you want but it was ridiculous that they launched a product with key features disabled.

            If Apple put out an iPad with a micro-sd slot disabled, an Operating System that was clearly rushed (due to the lack of available apps) and then asked their cutomers to mail them back in to enable 4g…. everyone on here would call them idiots.

            About the price, the fact that Motorola does not even provide the option for a $500 tablet shows an arrogance and misunderstanding of the market for these “toys” You absolutely cannot price your only available option at 37% higher than the product with literally ALL of the market at this point.

            Botched.

          • Anonymous

            While I agree with you that the Xoom was rushed and does has “some” features missing I wouldn’t say “most”. First of all the lack of flash support is not Motorola’s fault, it’s Adobe’s. And personally “I” along with everyone else who purchased the Xoom would rather have it hand now and wait for Adobe to release an updated version of flash than have not have it right now. As far as calling it botched because it was not launched with all the it’s possible features available at launch is stretch. Mainly because if I remember correct didn’t Apple launch the original iphone without support for something as simple as copy and paste? Also so did Microsoft with WP7. So as far as launching a product without certain features and upgrading it later is concerned Moto was not the first and won’t be the last to do it. And they should have released it with sd card but it’s not like they tried to cover it up, it has been common knowledge for a very long time that it’s lacking that feature but it’s up to consumer to decided whether that’s a deal breaker or not. If you don’t like it, then don’t buy it, but for me and the countless other people who are happy with this device I can live with the 32gb I have until I get sd card support. And again if you don’t want to send your tablet back to moto to get upgraded to 4g then “don’t buy the 3g” wait until the 4g device is ready and purchase that. It all boils down to the fact that it’s up to the buyer whether or not the Xoom is right for them. If it isn’t right for then don’t buy it. You know what your getting before you fork over the cash. And lastly, you have to be kidding me if you think to os version that the original iPad launched with was ready for a tablet. All Apple did was enlarge their phone os, at least google took the high road and made an os specifically for tablets instead of leaving us with froyo or gingerbread. And who’s fault do you think it is that honeycomb doesn’t have as many apps as iOS? Moto’s? No. Google’s? No. The dev’s are the ones who make the apps and I can guarantee you that in a year from now Android will have as many or more tablet apps than iOS. But according to you we should all have to wait until then before we get to play with our $800 “toy”.

            Oh and I almost forgot about the price issue. I agree with you when you say that they should not have made this their only entry into the tablet battle. That is just not the smartest business decision, but from where i’m sitting (typing on my Xoom at this very moment) the release was far from botched.

          • Brandonv Gillis

            It is not just my opinion that the XOOM was botched. It is indeed a fact.

            Motorola launched the XOOM with most of its “features” disabled. How can it be considered good business to put out a product that has a micro-sd slot that is disabled? or what about the fact that it has to be sent back to Motorola to enable the 4g? or the fact that it launched without flash, which was to be one of its biggest selling points. These things are completely idiotic, say what you want but it was ridiculous that they launched a product with key features disabled.

            If Apple put out an iPad with a micro-sd slot disabled, an Operating System that was clearly rushed (due to the lack of available apps) and then asked their cutomers to mail them back in to enable 4g…. everyone on here would call them idiots.

            About the price, the fact that Motorola does not even provide the option for a $500 tablet shows an arrogance and misunderstanding of the market for these “toys” You absolutely cannot price your only available option at 37% higher than the product with literally ALL of the market at this point.

            Botched.

        • Brendan M

          If someone’s hedging at $800 for a tablet, I’d imagine they’d hedge for one priced at $700, $600, $500 [since when did $500 become pocket change to the average joe?]

          • Brandonv Gillis

            The people clearly spoke last year with the overwhelming difference in sales between the $500 iPad and all of the other models.

            They said:

            We would rather pay less and don’t mind having only 16gb of memory and no 3g.

            People clearly decided $500 was easier to part with than anything more.

          • Brandonv Gillis

            The people clearly spoke last year with the overwhelming difference in sales between the $500 iPad and all of the other models.

            They said:

            We would rather pay less and don’t mind having only 16gb of memory and no 3g.

            People clearly decided $500 was easier to part with than anything more.

  • All smugness aside, can you do multiple ipods/pads/phones on 1 computer? Fortunately I’ve transferred to multiple PCs, but that was part of the reason why. Just curious.

  • Anonymous

    with ipad2 you will also miss homescreen widgets and multitasking

  • Last time I checked, Flash wasn’t on the Xoom. They can say ‘It’s coming soon!” all day long, but it doesn’t matter if it’s not here right now. (Hah!)

  • Crc_error

    Ok. So we are all in agreement. Blackberry Tablet for the Win!!!!!

  • Headbanger51

    I realize I’m probably going to get ripped for “drinking the kool-aid,” but at the same time, I feel like sometimes the Android community is “drinking the kool-aid,” and so many refuse to acknowledge a decent device. I feel like Apple could cure cancer and people on this site and others would rather die.
    The unveiling and release of the Xoom has been so absolutely HORRIBLY mismanaged and disheartening that I think this might have been the last straw. You have a Google operating system on a Motorola device being sold by Verizon. Google doesn’t release Honeycomb in advance so there are hardly any apps for it on release. To say that there are bugs with Honeycomb might be an understatement but they’ll get worked out eventually, even though they should have been worked out before the release. Moto, to their credit, didn’t tamper with Honeycomb at all. Don’t expect that to last. And they don’t release a wifi only version. Instead, they sell a wicked expensive device and try to sucker you in by forcing you to sign a contract with Verizon that’ll have you paying way more over the long haul. Then, for reasons unknown, they begin to roll out a wifi only version…IN THE UK. With not even a mention of the US. And it still looks like it’ll cost way more than the ipad2. It’s just one clusterf&ck after another. A third grader could have handled this more efficiently. For whatever drawbacks Apple and iOS might have, I’m beginning to be convinced that they’re finally outweighing the best that everyone else can release, because everyone else is continually playing catch up while Moto and Verizon keep stumbling over each other. Android could absolutely bury Apple, if someone would just get their act together. But no one does. And watching the iOS unveiling yesterday, I saw a company with its act together. They might just have a new customer.

    • Cutillo

      I 100% agree. I will still be a die hard android phone user but they really screwed this up

  • Anonymous

    mmm, now apple fanboys are going to come from under the sewers to say iPad 2 is better LOL

  • CIFchamp24

    Ok so here’s the thing. I’m an android guy. I have a Mac laptop but all my mobile devices are android. But you wanna know how apple does all this “brainwashing” that makes people want there products. Just watch the Keynote for the Ipad 2. It’s not even the latest and greatest thing out there. But apple just knows how to connect with people and make you want something. They just show off the product sooo damn well.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly, something I have never understand is why they buy iPods instead of regular sony(to name a brand) mp3 players… also, I think people think Oh! it’s expensive it must be good!!.

      either way I accept Apple is great if not the best at marketing

  • You should have posted this in “letter” form.

  • You should have posted this in “letter” form.

  • “we took a lot of heat on how ‘unfair’ it was to do that to a product that was almost a year old.” Well Apple fanboys can suck it, because their fearful leader does the same crap, but in reverse: iPad has sold 18kajillion apps (I don’t know nor care what the real figure is), Honeycomb has only sold 800. WOW? REALLY YOU OUTSOLD A DEVICE THAT”S BEEN OUT FOR DAYS? CONGRATS! *rolls eyes*

  • “we took a lot of heat on how ‘unfair’ it was to do that to a product that was almost a year old.” Well Apple fanboys can suck it, because their fearful leader does the same crap, but in reverse: iPad has sold 18kajillion apps (I don’t know nor care what the real figure is), Honeycomb has only sold 800. WOW? REALLY YOU OUTSOLD A DEVICE THAT”S BEEN OUT FOR DAYS? CONGRATS! *rolls eyes*

  • Simon

    “Cheaper price and a thinner body. That’s it.”
    That’s it??? My dear friend that will be the knock out punch for most of those android tablets!
    Don’t get me wrong, i’m an android fanboy since my HTC Dream, but these babies don’t come cheap!

    I hope by the time the XOOM is released here in sydney, it’ll be bit cheaper so to compete with the IPad2

  • Anonymous

    Just like I thought, the iPad 2’s specs aren’t the greatest (was really hoping for that unreasonably high res screen but it was pretty obvious that would a battery and GPU killer) but they are good enough where it doesn’t really matter. Can’t play 1080p on the device? Who cares, the screen isn’t even high enough to display it and most download content is 720p anyway. 3D? LOL. 3G is a semi big issue depending where you are (apparently a lot of DL readers are in/near LTE areas while poor old me in Hampton Roads, VA isn’t) but for most people LTE isn’t available. And you seriously put battery size over the actual run time? Seriously? The Xoom has phenomenal battery life and hopefully the G slate and Tab 10.1 will as well, but the iPad is still at least equal to if not greater than the competition when battery life is concerned.

    Love that the pricing stayed the same on the iPad meaning that a Wi-Fi Xoom (that is coming to the States, don’t live in Europe) is all the more needed.

    That being said I still want the Xoom. I don’t mind that it is bigger and heavier (I love my brick of a DROID after all), I love the construction and design, I love the look and feel of Honeycomb, and I like Android overall more than iOS which is still ugly and childish looking to me. I don’t even mind the crashing I’ve seen in reviews, that should be fixed by updated apps and maybe a Honeycomb update. What I do mind is that price. The specs are now close enough where the only definitive thing Motorola can point to is that LTE upgrade, and I really don’t think most people are going to buy that as an excuse to charge more. Especially since it is seeming that only new Qualcom phones will only be getting the big two apps, Hulu Plus and Netflix legitimately. The app will likely not require the built in DRM (meaning that a ripped apk should be easy to get) so it may be as huge of an issue, but for normal people it will be. And we still don’t have an actual release date for it or anything.

    I don’t have the money for either tablet now so I’m still waiting. Hopefully Motorola will announce some U.S. details on that Wi-Fi Xoom soon. Otherwise it will be a real hard choice for me, and some of the benefits of the iPad (better apps, lower priced, generally smoother operation) will outweigh the disadvantages (less RAM, lower resolution screen, ugly and childish iOS scaled up from a phone, iTunes required)

  • Anonymous

    I will mos def get the Xoom over the *pad, and let everyone who asks me the Xoom is better.

  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but Xoom doesn’t have flash (yet), or 4g (yet), or microSD support (yet). And while iPad2 doesn’t have a port for HDMI, it does support it via adapter.

    • Treknologist

      You’re correct, the Xoom currently does not have Flash, 4G, or active microSD support; however, those are coming. None of those are EVER coming to the iPad 2. I don’t know about you but I’ll take “coming soon” over “coming never” any day.

  • Djstar2k2

    while agree that the icrap pad 2 (1.5) or wth ever is nothing new the magic man will out sell the xoom simply cuz of brand recognition and PRICE. lets been honest while xoom is far more advance 300 bucks is a major motivator. its seems stevo wants to double his money while mr moto wants to triple. while i want get the icrap pad that damn 300 buck difference would get me too. lets face it an icrap phone and a high end android phone both priced at 200 the decision is easy but 300 dollar gap wow

    • If you want to compare oranges to apples (teehee) you are paying $300 less for LESS things. it’s the 16gb wifi only ipad2 that is $499, not the 32gb 3G/wifi version which is what the Xoom offers. When the Xoom wifi only edition comes out I’m sure it won’t be priced at $799

    • I agree with you DJ. Unfortunately, there is no logic in mob mentality. Steve Jobs is a genius. He convinced 15 million people to buy something they didn’t even know they “needed” until he told them they did. Ya gotta give him credit for that.

  • Anonymous

    ta.gg/50h

  • Ummm I am pretty sure the ipad 2 has 1080P playback.

  • Anonymous

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  • As they said on CNET’s Buzz Out Loud. They should have named it the iPad 1.5. It’s just not that much of an advancement. Yawn

  • Lmbrocks

    I am wondering how the sales for the XOOM are? Has anyone seen any numbers yet? Now that will be an interesting comparison when we have both Ipad and XOOM numbers.

    • probably in line with the 32gb 3G ipad sales. Nothing special, but good enough

  • Johnnstl

    Just a couple of things – have any of the Android fan boys actually looked at iPad specs? You tout the expandable SD card slot as adding up to another 32 GB of storage (which will be slower than your standard flash memory) while the iPad can be had with up to 64 GB of storage built in!

    I do agree however that lack of 4G is a misstep.

    Oh, and stop bragging on the Flash support – not that big of a deal.

    • the expandable storage goes to 128gb, find me an i*ad with that!
      Also, I don’t know if you know this, but flash is on 95% of PC’s worldwide. People like flash. They use it. Its versatile and portable and not going anywhere. Yeah Its a big deal.

      • Vitodintino

        flash is a big deal to people because it’s a selling point over the apple products. in reality, flash is actually a pain in the ass. i dont want pop ups on my tablet, thats retarded.

        • Anonymous

          you don’t get pop ups in android… if you are using the stock browser you just set add-ons so that you have to tap them to start. No ads, just flash when you want it.

        • idiot

          no, you’re retarded. flash has nothing to do with popup ads, popup ads are created with javascript. there might be flash content in there but that’s not flash’s fault just like malicious popups aren’t the fault of the person who created javascript. that’s like saying we should hate pen manufacturers because someone drew a picture of something offensive once.

      • Anonymous

        People like flash or people have no choice but to use flash?

    • And the 64GB costs $30 more than the XOOM without a contract. And it cannot be upgraded for free or otherwise to 4G. And it will cost you $39 to get HDMI out.

  • Bsh

    iPad 2 sorry motorola 🙁

  • Wow. Another one bites the dust…another one bites the dust!

    And the XOOM strikes again!

  • I will repeat what Apple has said earlier at the conference:

    2010: Year of the iPad.

    2011: Year of the copycats!

    Once again, Apple delivered first official launch of the tablet in the market and everyone else followed the footsteps.

    In any case and more importantly, iOS slowly but steadily improves over time, Android is just continuous trial and error. Remember this people!

    • Sindeslroyer

      There were android tablets out long before the ipad so nice try but no…

      • HolyGrail

        Please enlighten us. What android tablets are those? What were they called?

      • Sindeslroyer? Can you reply to HolyGrail’s q?

        Regardless, Apple’s iPad hit the market as the first tablet and was a game changer for all the copycats out there. Face the facts, like it or not!

  • js

    Add me to the list of people waiting for the wifi only xoom at a decent price. ($500 is realistic). Although, I really like that new cover mechanism that the iPad2 is rocking. It looks like another company can duplicate it for other tablets. Although, I’m sure Apple has a patent on it.

    • It’s nothing new. The Blackberry has been able to go to sleep when you you put it in a holster with a magnet embedded. The technology is trivial unless one considers a magnet “magical”.

  • if moto made xoom cheaper then nobody would buy ipad

  • Mike808

    as an android fan, I really cannot justify the high price for the XOOM (the only quality android tablet available so far).
    Google should just make their own tablet, price it in comparison with the iPad2, and let the folks choose.
    All these manufacturers are killing the idea of owning an android tablet by jacking up the price.
    I will go with the iPad2 since it’s quality, price and NEW! did I say reasonably priced?!
    until everybody is in agreement that the android tablets are the way to go, they really should be affordable!
    that’s how you build market share.
    Just my $0.02 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Cheaper price and thinner body? If you mean cheaper price on the OLD iPad and thinner body on the new one, i’m with ya…

    • I think he means the i*ad 2 (32 GB/3G) is a bit cheaper and a bit thinner than the Xoom (though obviously lacking in other specs).

  • I have a XOOM. I have an iPad. Get an iPad 2.

    • Brian

      The iPad2 does look nice Koush 😉

    • anon-xoom-fan

      I have a XOOM and an iPad, too. Can’t expense the iPad2 unfortunately.

      Flash 10.2 is leaked for honeycomb, btw:

      http://www.mediafire.com/?zb8ydegus8qdu0y
      http://megaupload.com/?d=R50QGOI8

    • I want to get the iPad 2, but I won’t since I am content with my iPad. Yea, the XOOM didn’t own up to the hype in my opinion. Apple FTW!!!!!

    • Kylebeach1991

      You don’t have a xoom. Because If you actually meant what you justsaod you would have returned the xoom by now. So stop lying.

      Me on the other hand. I do have a xoom. And I do have an iPad. And I’m telling everyone. Skip iPad 2 and xoom. Wait for somethig better. If it’s about price get the iPad 1.

      • LOL. Do you know that is Koush who makes money from all of the Android users through clockworkmod? he has a xoom so he can create a recovery for and get more people to pay for his apps which provides his income. why don’t you check the download totals for his paid apps and I think you will find he can afford a sub $1000 tablet.

  • Jer85008

    An honest comparison must be made here, despite the lack of a few features that Apple will never include, the iPad 2 is a MUCH more marketable device than the Xoom. I spent some time at Best Buy switching between the iPad 1 and Xoom and came away fairly unimpressed with Honeycomb in general. The interface is slow and not nearly as responsive as iOS, and you just get the overall feeling that there isn’t much to do with the tablet. I hope this will change, but for now your average user has no incentive to pay $800 for one when you can have an iPad not only cheaper, but with many more accessories and apps.

    • B2R1982

      I agree completely with this post.
      Like Jer said:
      1) The smooth feeling of the iPad over the Xoom is a major thing to me. Dual Core vs. the A4 and I still prefer the feeling.
      2) I do agree with the price-point argument. I’m very leery of all the talk of the features that “should” be coming with the Xoom, but will they? Time will tell. But at $800 I think you should get those out of the box, and you do with the iPad 2.

  • Amen!

  • Anonymous

    Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 seems to be the best of all…
    screen size and resolution, weight, camera megapixel, and all. except no hdmi out… um, should i wait….

  • This is the thing that indicate how many fools are there in USA.

    • Yes, 15 million people can be wrong. 🙂

  • You forgot to mention 2 cameras

    • nepholex

      What?

  • m@

    How does the battery life on the Xoom stack up?

  • luigi90210

    kellex none of these devices support flash at the moment(ipad will never support flash)
    please fix this chart, your being as one sided as steve jobs

  • k well i am a fan of both apple and android tech devices, i have a droid x, macbook pro, and an ipod touch. let me just say….yes many apple customers have come to be idiots that just buy the products because they have seen and heard about the products, but its not apples fault they are popular and have made a name for themselves. their products are reliable, powerful and many times groundbreaking. but just because they are competition doesn’t mean you have to buy one or the other, and it definately doesn’t mean u have to stand up for one or the other(no one will ever be recognized simply because of funny statements they make about a competitior). simply state facts and leave it at that. but yes this is a droid site so everyone is gonna be appauled i said anything good about apple so go ahead, bring on the lolz

  • Anonymous

    What is the point of a tablet in a world of laptops, smarhphones, and netbooks anyway.

    • HolyGrail

      Tablet are instant on and ready to go. Great to have if you to stand in long lines. Most games/apps have a physic UI to them, that just whouln’t really work on a trackpad or mice. Tablets were never meant to replace laptops, or netbooks. They were meant to stand on their own.

  • Anonymous

    What happened to the comments???

  • joeD

    What is the point of 1080p playback on the device if the device doesn’t have a 1080p display? Sadly, I think the iPad 2 won this round in terms of overall features and applications.

  • can i just ask: why does the xoom have a barometer?

    • DroidzFX

      So you can skydive with it!!

  • Paul

    I really don’t get why 1080p on-device playback is a feature. None of the devices can display a 1080p picture, so what is the point? Hardware wise, I’m sure they can all decode a 1080p file and output it over hdmi to a connected screen. Past that, why does it matter when the screen resolution is sub-1080p anyway?

  • Stephen D

    I still have hope for the LG or Samsung tablets. The iPad 2 doesn’t change anything, it isn’t magical, it’s the same old iPad with cameras, a dual core CPU, and a gyroscope. It’s more like iPad 1.5. The XOOM is awesome, but too expensive. If LG and/or Samsung price their tablets right, then they could sell like mad.

  • Anonymous

    What sucks is that you can’t tether your droid to the LG…. Does it really only do 4G?

  • Anonymous

    LG is looking pretty good.

  • Conazo2003

    Apple will always screw up! Steve Jobs You Suck!!! Keep it up with your limitations!

  • Even though I heart Moto Xoom, price is a deal breaker.

  • Lucky04

    Can everyone stick to comparing the Android tablets and the iPad2 please. Nothing more, nothing less…..thanks management lol

  • My favorite feature on the iPad2 is its ability to bring down the price of the Xoom.

  • My favorite feature on the iPad2 is its ability to bring down the price of the Xoom.

  • I would rather have the Xoom, but to tell you the truth, between my Droid 2, laptop and desktop, there’s no need for me to get a tab, other than the cool factor.

  • I would rather have the Xoom, but to tell you the truth, between my Droid 2, laptop and desktop, there’s no need for me to get a tab, other than the cool factor.

  • Sparrkex

    I really think that all motorola has to do is make cheaper version and BOOM! the ipad would’nt be competition seriously they could just start at the 500$ price range and it would make great sense

  • Sparrkex

    I really think that all motorola has to do is make cheaper version and BOOM! the ipad would’nt be competition seriously they could just start at the 500$ price range and it would make great sense

    • Sparrkex

      plus also have smaller hard drive with cheaper versions

  • Eddy

    Nice write up but why is every site who comes up with a chart omits GPS? Also the Xoom has a light sensor as well.

  • Eddy

    Nice write up but why is every site who comes up with a chart omits GPS? Also the Xoom has a light sensor as well.

  • Techie

    If the Motorola Xoom had SD card support RIGHT NOW, it would be a beast and completely dwarfed the iPad.

    BUT because the Xoom is without SD support for the time being, that the Xoom is 32GB smaller than the top end iPad, it isn;t unbeatable and you would be sacrificing quality long term.

  • Derickmc

    Android OS will always win over anything Apple until Steve Jobs decides to pull the stick out of his ass and take a chance at Open Source Development… I dont want to spend hundreds of $$ on a product that i cant have MY way. Its Steves Way or android.. and I choose Android every time.

  • He who has the most gadgets does not necessarily win.That’s just bragging.

    All I said was that the Xoom specs are better than the iPad 2. The iPad fans said wait until the iPad 2 came out, it will blow the Xoom out of the water. It didn’t. – enough said
    Frankly, I expected someone to back-pedal. Thank you for not disappointing me. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    We still don’t know the price of the wifi only xoom

  • Derickmc

    lmao. I’m always amazed at all the apple fanboys that show up on here when there’s an i*hone vs. android comparison..

    Hands down, the specs are 10x better on a Xooom. Yes, its more expesive, as should be expected.. yes i think $799 is a bit high, but with a much inferior tablet priced at just $70 less, why wouldnt you get the better one for a little more money.. It just makes sense… $799 is a bit much for the Xooom, but that just means $729 is OUTRAGIOUS for the ipad2…

    • Anonymous

      How about a $499 iPad 2? Why would you get the $300 more expensive XOOM? A lot of people around here are acting like there is only one iPad 2 and it is $729 and it’s pretty ridiculous.

  • Brandonkassab96

    That samsung galaxy tab 10.1 looks pretty sweet

  • Brandonkassab96

    That samsung galaxy tab 10.1 looks pretty sweet

    • derickmc

      that it does! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    “After comparing the original iPad to the Motorola XOOM a few weeks back, we took a lot of heat on how “unfair” it was to do that to a product that was almost a year old. The Apple enthusiasts came in waves and the cries for “Just wait for the iPad2!” rang out through the night.”

    I don’t understand… Isn’t it just as bad to compare 1st Gen products to 2nd Gen???

  • Tojiro

    Come on guys, if you’re going to do a chart like this please take a moment to make it accurate. Just a couple of problems I spotted right away: The iPad 2 DOES support HDMI out (via an adapter), and can play 1080p content to an external device. And what on earth do you mean by saying the Xoom can display 1080p content “on device?” The screen doesn’t have the resolution for it. It may stream out 1080p to an external device, but so does the iPad 2.

    Shoddy work, guys. Really…

    • derickmc

      “via and adapeter” and “to an external device” … enough said.

      • Tojiro

        *sigh* Why do I even bother?

        As i pointed out in the VERY NEXT SENTENCE the Xoom is also only compatible of playing 1080p on an external device. Fact: You cannot play full 1080p content if you have less than 1080 vertical pixels. (that’s why it’s called 1080p!) The Xoom has 800, the iPad2 has 768. Neither of these numbers are greater than or equal to 1080, so therefore neither can play 1080p content “on device”.

    • Olgarcu7

      Yea for an extra $39 you can do hdmi. As for the xoom its included.

      • Tojiro

        Which should be highlighted by the chart! The point is that saying “Requires Adapter” for the iPad2 is honest and unbiased (and even makes the Xoom look good!)

        Saying “No” for iPad2 HDMI support is misleading and dishonest.

  • Mattgroves67

    HOLY S*$T!! Apple finally put out the rumored I*hone with a bigger screen still doesn’t make calls :p

  • Anonymous

    I think we can all agree that the US price on the WiFi Zoom should be $499. Moto may still sell them at $599, but probably to the fandorids. Price parity with the iPad 2 is necessary. If they’re smart, they’ll eat the margin and sell the 32GB at $499 and have an advantage over the 16GB iPad 2 and some chance with the value shopper against the $399 iPad 1.

    Moto, I hope you’re listening, we’d really like you to succeed with your tablet!

    • You never know. Motorola may still lower their price.
      Historically, Apple has only lowered their price on previous models when the new model is launched. (except for the time they reimbursed those early iPhone buyers)
      I doubt Apple will lower their price to compete. They will sit on their same old more apps story and watch android steal the market like they have for smart phones.
      I am counting on you Motorola!

      • Vitodintino

        please look up apples market share vs. android, than come back and tell me they’ve “won” something.

  • Anonymous

    To be fair, the iP2 does have a faster chip and better graphics, in addition to being thinner and lighter and having cameras. I’m still waiting for a Xoom, but I think we have to admit when the competition does some things right! The smart cover is pretty cool (I’d buy one for the Xoom if available), if pricey.

  • Petro Dragoumanos

    Let me start with that brought an Ipad a month after it came out last year and I was not impressed with it. I ended up selling it on Craigslist two weeks later and managed to break even. I brought the Galaxy Tab the day it came out and was so disappointed that I returned it the next day. I brought the Xoom on Thursday and have been extremely happy with it. I should add though I managed to buy mine from Motorolla’s webpage with the 25% off code so it only cost me $600 instead of $800. While given a choice though between a $500 Ipad 2 and a $800 though, if I was to buy one it would be the Ipad 2 and not the Xoom. I really think Motorolla made a mistake pricing Xoom so high, hopefully other manufacturers will enter the market with products priced to compete against Apple products sooner than later.

  • CB

    Hate to say, but the problem they have is Apple puts out a a cheap one…

    Most of the owners of these tablets will see 499 vs 799..

  • Anonymous

    Which ones have GPS?

  • Nonnymoos

    lol! You have flash but that should say “some day soon we hope”. 4G — some day soon we hope. Memory card slot – some day soon we hope it will work. Shipping tablet apps….16 vs. 65,000.

    Also we know the battery life is 10hours (and that the iPad did far better than the 10 hours Apple spec’d).

    And there is an HDMI port, though it’s extra, still brings the price in under that of the “shipped before it was really done” Xoom.

    No mention of the 16 and 64gig models? No mention that there’s a $499 iPad 2 and nothing close to that price in an Android 3.0 slate?

    Somebody’s been drinking kool-aid.

    Lee

    • Mustagme

      It kills them to know that no matter how many charts they put together, no matter much much propaganda they have, no matter how many specs the Android tablets are better, the iPad will outsell all of the Android tablets combined. Why? Because it is simply better.

      • I guess you buy in the “magic” aspect of it. So Apple treats their customers like children. “Our products are magic, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”

        I admit, it is a nice looking product and does beat the Xoom right now, but the community support of Android will blow the doors off the iPad2 and for those who want to most out of their technology, not just fairy dust (magic).

    • Mustagme

      It kills them to know that no matter how many charts they put together, no matter much much propaganda they have, no matter how many specs the Android tablets are better, the iPad will outsell all of the Android tablets combined. Why? Because it is simply better.

    • DroidzFX

      To each his own. Now be on your way thanks for dropping by and signing the guestbook.

    • DroidzFX

      To each his own. Now be on your way thanks for dropping by and signing the guestbook.

    • Bigsike

      Holy troll lol!

      • Nonnymoos

        I guess calling me a troll is better than conceding that every point I said was true. Yes, I like Apple products. But I like all cool tech products. I have linux on my computer and love open source. I like windows too for that matter.

        The Xoom all by itself is a pretty cool product. I’d sure like to have one. But in the comparison of the current state of Android in tablets, of which the Xoom is the banner product — Android is seriously coming up short when considering the experience in whole.

        And now we add to the first ridiculous comparison between a non-shipping product compared to last year’s shipping model a new chart that again doesn’t get it’s facts right — and is followed by adoring Android drivel as if some how the Xoom is light years better than the iPad 2. It’s not even light years better than the iPad.

        I look forward to the coming Android tablets, the coming of flash support, the coming of 4G, the coming of many great and wondereful “made for tablet apps”. But until they arrive, one aught to be able to acknowledge that Android at this point is still a good deal behind the iPad.

        But hey — at least you guys are way ahead of WebOs and RIM.

        Lee

        • DroidzFX

          The funny thing is the Xoom will get better with age. With developers introducing new features, overclocking, and Roms the xoom can stay relevant. ipad only gets older and less intriguing as time passes. Then apple has to release a new one with features that could have been in/added to the last. For example: that hdmi connector im sure could be integrated into the first version but you will never see that. He forces you to upgrade and thats fine if being bent over stuck in the rear is something your into.

        • DN

          iPad has no mention of 4G, flash support, USB support, SD card support. The iPad is thinner, well done. What I want in a tablet is a true multitasking OS, and ability to take on vacation and upload pics from my camera without a computer. So, Apple, once again does not fill my needs. They come out with a superior first line product, then immediately get leapfrogged on the next iterations and they keep their customer loyalty with superior service. So, I will be excited for my Xoom to arrive, at 200 bucks off via the coupon deal- though I was originally going to wait to see if the iPad 2 had any advantage. Overall it does not. For the 200 bucks and knowing 4G, SD, USB host support, flash are around the corners, its not even close. I am glad I didn’t wait for today.

    • Bigsike

      Holy troll lol!

  • Derickmc

    Apple barely changed anything.. they added a couple cameras and made it slimmer… The ipad2 wont even compete with the zoom, especually since for $70 more you can get a fully loaded Xooom with expandable storage, flash support, the fastest OS availible and expansion slots… you’d have to be an idiot not to get a Xoom.

    • Anonymous

      Why do you leave out the fact that a dual-core cpu was added? And stop with this “for $70 more” stuff. You can get an iPad for $499.

  • mepster

    Wondering how the Xoom can play video “1080p on device” with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800??

  • mepster

    Wondering how the Xoom can play video “1080p on device” with a screen resolution of 1280 x 800??

    • DroidzFX

      magic it plays it on a different display

  • what all of the apple fan boys in here…spec vs spec…the MOTO wins….you cannot compare 2 devices that have totally different specs, especially when that device has one that sells at a higher price with specs that are similar. So to everybody saying the $500 iPad is better….well spec wise the MOTO kills the iPad2 that it matches up with. What everybody is trying to do is compare a BMW 1 series against a Benz S class. You just cannot do it.

  • The Xoom should be $399. It’s definitely over prices, especially considering the build cost.

  • The Xoom should be $399. It’s definitely over prices, especially considering the build cost.

    • build costs the same as the iPad that is priced $729…why is nobody crying foul on apple…seriously people steve jobs does not run shit….

      • Then they all should lower their prices, damn money hungry corps…

  • °°°°°°°

    Steve Jobs, Oh Master of Sweaters!

  • Gregory

    You can post specs all day if you want to, but the only thing that really matters is the operating system. That is where the ipad succeeds and fails. Moat people who buy them don’t care about resolution, RAM, hdmi, etc.

  • Gregory

    You can post specs all day if you want to, but the only thing that really matters is the operating system. That is where the ipad succeeds and fails. Moat people who buy them don’t care about resolution, RAM, hdmi, etc.

    • Anonymous

      oh but wait, the 20 or so people on this forum do and know everything on which product will fail or succeed without even owning one of them….

      you are right btw,,,,iPad2 frenzy and iconic image at $499 will win the masses. look at moto’s stock….:O)

    • Anonymous

      oh but wait, the 20 or so people on this forum do and know everything on which product will fail or succeed without even owning one of them….

      you are right btw,,,,iPad2 frenzy and iconic image at $499 will win the masses. look at moto’s stock….:O)

  • To all those guys who said, “Yeah but you have to wait to compare it to the iPad 2…”
    OK. We waited. The hardware specs are not as good as the XOOM. Should we wait for the iPad3 now?

    • Anonymous

      since you have neither i am not surprised at you comments. i have Xoom and iPad 1 and yes the Xoom specs are better but the iPad display looks better on everything I use. why is that?

      specs are marginally better in areas that are of low bang for user experience. Oh sure, there will be the idiots trying to take a picture or record a movie with a large tablet but most use cases look better on iPad.

      • DroidzFX

        Your a clown who waste money on excessive products. Ifad and a xoom? Really? Your just confused and dont know how to conserve money. Take your xoom and give it to someone who will appreciate what it can do.

      • He who has the most gadgets does not necessarily win.That’s just bragging.

        All I said was that the Xoom specs are better than the iPad 2. The iPad fans said wait until the iPad 2 came out, it will blow the Xoom out of the water. It didn’t. – enough said
        Frankly, I expected someone to back-pedal. Thank you for not disappointing me. 🙂

  • Alp01z28

    APPLE= FRUITY HA! WASTE OF MONEY, XOOM AND ANDROID ALL DAY!

  • Eryk

    The LG G-Slate looks the best to me. (need to see the price though)

  • Now that the ipad is 729 dollars I think 799 for the xoom isnt too outrageous?

    • Anonymous

      One of the 6 available iPad 2 models is $729. The most popular model of the iPad 2 will be the 16GB Wi-Fi only version, just like the iPad. Poor comparison.

  • Anonymous

    Thoughts? Kellex should get a new job.

    1080P playback on a 10″ screen is a big don’t care. 1080P playback on hdmi out is a deal breaker if not there. but oh, wait. it is!

    Rest comes down to choice. Ability to root and modify to your liking or not. I chose Apple and Android so I have the best of both worlds. iPad2 is a nice upgrade but not revolutionary….still very nice.

  • Ynggun25

    Honestly, 90% of you people are commenting on products you don’t even own (whether it’s an I*ad or Xoom). I’ve sported an android phone forever and I’m a fan of the platform. However, I have had a I*ad for nearly a year and it’s a fantastic device too. I also just bought a Xoom and it’s a great device too. Having experience with both devices, I still put the i*ad 2 ahead of the Xoom because of it’s great apps, efficiency and insane battery life. If you think the i*ad 2 is not and awesome device you should pull your head out of the sand because the rest of the world thinks different. Likewise with The Xoom, it is just as good but is just missing some things apple is carrying right now (like apps, batt life, aesthetics, and an easy to use platform). That’s right people, not everyone wants to root there device and change it up. Most want something strait forward that they can operate easily, and that’s what apple gives them. The improvements apple has made puts it on par with the Xoom considering both devices strength and weaknesses. I’m not going to discuss price because I think we all know who wins there. With the addition of Garage Band and iMovie it’s going to be hard to beat apple right now. And I stress right now because both devices will be obsolete by the beginning of next year.

    I*pad 2 for me. But to each is own we are not measuring swords here. I’ll be keeping my android phones and using the 4g connection tethered to my i*ad via wifi to get the Best of both worlds…..

  • Okay – now if the Xoom would just get in line closer to the iPad pricing would be a good deal.

    The *only* other “disadvantage” I see to the Xoom is the weight… But quality materials almost always weigh a bit more.

    • Equal Opportunity OSer

      Don’t forget, Xoom needs about 59,000+ more apps as well.

  • Anonymous

    I have read that 90% of ipads are used WiFi-only with no monthly contracts. If Android tablet users follow the same pattern, then any Android tablet costing more than $500 contract-free is a big FAIL.

  • Yeah! and where’s the comparison to an Etch-A-Sketch? That’s what everyone wants.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll give Moto one month to come up with something.

    • Anonymous

      I hate to say it but you probably will be waiting longer than that. I really wish the XOOM was launched in two flavors. I have no need for 3G or 4G as I will just tether to my Droid X. A Wi-Fi only XOOM would have made my choice easy but I’ve learned over the years to not wait on Moto.

  • Brandonv Gillis

    And the number of available apps is not on here why? Come on kellex, you run thid blog like a teenage fanboy.

    Comparing the 32gb version is poor judgement and misleading. The ipad2 that everyone is interested in is the wifi only that is $499.

    If you pay $300 for 16 gb of flash memory and a 3g radio you have been ripped off.

    Bottom line is the appstore has over 15,000 tablet specific apparently and android market has 100.

    Have fun with your 4g radio.

    I love android as much as anyone but be realistic if you are going to be a journalist.

    • Brandonv Gillis

      Supposed to say apps. Droid x changed it to apparently.

    • Oh gimme a break fanboy…

      I have a rooted NookColor and can run any application from the Droid Appstore… I’ve yet to run across an application that didn’t rescale itself to the screen properly.

      The “100” apps you are quoting are *specifically* for Honeycomb. Many current apps work fine on Honeycomb, they just don’t take advantage of the new API’s.

      However, it won’t take long for most of the apps to update to Honeycomb…

    • not to mention android development has been outpacing apple as of late. I would imagine android market for tablets (especially with many choices out there) to outpace I*ad specific apps shortly.

    • not to mention android development has been outpacing apple as of late. I would imagine android market for tablets (especially with many choices out there) to outpace I*ad specific apps shortly.

  • I want a tablet with a REAL stylus. I might have considered the iPad 2 if it had one. I guess I’ll wait for the HTC Flyer. Besides, the Flyer fits in my cargo pants pocket.

  • Wait, the XOOM is expandable to a 32GB MicroSD card? WHERE?

  • Riverjao

    As the note on my XOOM lockscreen says: This is !$@(#*’s XOOM. If you want an *pad, then go ask your momma.” 🙂

  • Justin-123

    okay – not to be on the fence here but both devices (iPad vs Xoom) definitely have their strengths. I’ve played around with the Xoom and it’s awesome! I actually have the iPad and, I’ll be honest, was definitely tempted in getting a Xoom (maybe if I haven’t already bought the iPad). Apple has definitely changed the market with the iPad. I personally love iPad because it syncs really well with my Mac. I’m still almost tempted in getting a Xoom and use both. I think it really boils down to user preference – you can’t really go wrong with either device. Just my 2 cents

  • Joe

    So, as a long time Droid user, I have an iPad, and think that the price comparison is a little off, depending on what you’re looking for:

    Many of us rooted users have wireless tether on our phones. I was able to get mine off Craigslist new and unopened for $425 before X-Mas. At $800 I wouldn’t have bought a tablet…even at 425, it doesn’t get the use it should.

    I think entry price is a good debate, especially given the fact that these part out for ~250, and many users on this forum have the ability to turn our phones into little linksys-like assistants 😉

  • NC517

    I’m Android all day when it comes to cell phones, but Android is already behind in the tablet war, and the iPad 2 will only widen the gap. For my needs, I could care less about 4G connectivity because I refuse to be locked into another contract for data. All I need is Wi-Fi, and at $499 there is nothing on the Android roster that can even compete. If I decide to invest in a tablet in the next 3-4 months the iPad 2 will be my choice. Unless, Samsung or HTC are able bring a top-notch wi-fi only Honeycomb tablet to the table.

  • I am gonna to pick one of four, of course iPad 2 that i really want to pick!

  • Anonymous

    The pricing on the iPad is very attractive. Not to mention it’s an Apple product, so people will buy it blindly. If Moto wants to compete they gotta get the cheap WiFi only models out and drop the price for the 3G/4G. Your move Moto.

    • Xgolfer69

      I own MBP and iMac and iPhone, I will pick iPad 2 because I love the interface and altho I’ve never seen an Android phone I read they’re way over-complicated, which smells like Windows to me… so NO I’m not gonna buy it “blindly.” I owned 3 Moto phones before the iPhone and ALL were junk, so Moto can package up some new hardware and call it a tablet, never again

      • Anonymous

        i’d just like to comment on the over-complication point.

        Yeah, it’s got a steeper learning curve. No, it’s not more complicated. I think the main thing that throws people off when they pick up somebody else’s android phone is that if it’s customized, then they don’t know what to look for. If it’s stock, like iphones, then it’s really no different (okay, you have to press on an icon to get to your apps… but that’s about it).

        I have a friend who’s got a PhD in computer science (or a similar field, can’t remember). He programs all day but I had to help him out with his new HTC phone from sprint… some things aren’t intuitive and some people just need to be shown what to do first.

        That said, I have a heck of a time navigating my gf’s iphone. My brain instictively wants a button to go back, and I have to retrain it to look for the onscreen back button. Half the time I still end up hitting the physical button b/c I can’t find my way back and forth in an app. I have a hard time finding an app on her homescreen because half of them are stuck in folders and the rest aren’t. Since I don’t organize my app drawer with folders and everything’s alphabetical, it’s a PITA to find stuff.

        So as far as being complicated, it just depends on what you used to. If you used to mac’s then the iphone is going to be intuitive. If you’re used to android, then it’s hard to figure out imo.

    • Anonymous

      Not to mention that the resale value is very high if you ever want to change devices, especially with the rate that new tech comes out these days.

  • Eadsrc

    I love Android and have had an original Droid, Droid 2 and Droid X. I was at the Verizon store the day the Xoom was available and I have to say…what a disappointment! They had it on display and I was able to play with it for 15 minutes as no one else seemed the least bit interested in it. It was being displayed next to the iPad and the screen brightness and perceived clarity of the iPad was so much better. Also, the Xoom seemed very laggy and not very smooth, especially when compared to the iPad. I went in with the intention of walking out with the perfect Android tablet that we have all been waiting for, running the new 3.0 Honeycomb software, and was really disappointed. When you factor in the cost, it’s hard to believe that Motorola is hitting their sales predictions. Still a huge fan of Android, but wish the Xoom was a better contender.

  • djtann3r

    what I want from a tablet… stuff on the home screen

  • Jaskil1975

    It doesnt matter what specs either android or ios devices have, people will choose apple beacuse they like apple, people will choose android because they like android, arguing over what is better is an attempt to validate the choice you made in a product. I know this is an android site, so I fully expect the apple bashing, but seriously people just buy what you like and stop feeling the need to defend it. I have had and currently have both apple and android devices, both have pros and cons, neither is so overwhelmingly superior to the other.

  • Anonymous

    The problem is the lack of a chart for WiFi only models for Android. Without a <=$500 price point it's going to be a fail. Wake up Moto.

  • techtech777

    Apple just proved it sucks by saying they would try to better the iPad, but gave up once they realized Android is better. As it always has been.

  • John

    bottom line – android sucks

    • Treknologist

      Go be a troll elsewhere.

  • Perezcj

    Xoom is still a by far better product how can apple come out with such a lame product. I would like to buy an IPAD but nope not for such a crappy product. Seriously looking into the Xoom now, only cause my phone is an android and couldnt be happier.

  • Djspikezz

    LOL Ipad 2 is looking like it’ll be behind the rest.. Their phones and tablets may have started all the technology trends but they are falling behind.

    • Anonymous

      I’d be interested in why you think it is falling behind if you care to explain.

  • Anonymous

    i’m an android fanboy, but i will be buying the ipad 2. why? not because of the hardware, but because of the app store. the selection of apps is by far the biggest selling point for me. they’re more polished apps and make for an awesome overall user experience. and no 3g model for me, i’m going to tether to my og rooted droid.

  • Bill

    The chart is leaving off one huge important item: the 32 gb ipad 2 is releasing a Wi-fi only 32gb model for 599 in under 2 weeks! Apple is smart because they know most consumers want a wi-fi only tab, and they are realeasing it quickly.

  • DroidzFX

    Why do people compare sales? Honestly I dont care if Apple out sells android tablets. Are any of you getting a cut of that? No. I do agree the price for Android tabs needs to drop to compete but sales numbers of either end dont concern me.

    • Anonymous

      I’d like to see strong sales because it will lead to more manufacturers wanting a piece of the market and make them more confident to jump in. I also want to see *pple fail as much as possible. As much as I don’t like Motorola right now, I dislike *pple ten times more and will never like them.

      • DroidzFX

        I understand but others talk sales up like they are getting a piece of the pie. You aint getting squat. In fact your the one baking that pie. Just not a valid point to me and does not make me think they are any better because they sell more.

        • It’s just like rooting for sports teams. “We won! We won!” No YOU didn’t win, the team that plays in your town won. They are going to win or lose if you watch them or you don’t.

    • Anonymous

      More sales = more apps, more accessories and choices, more cross-platform application (iPad is even used in commercial airline cockpits), and assurance the device will be around next month.

      Just ask the Joojoo early adopters.

      • DroidzFX

        That dude better be flying the damn plane and not flying angry birds into pigs!!!

        and you just saw that pic at the apple conference.

  • Anonymous

    Come on now Moto….
    Give us a WIFI only version 16GB or 32GB and give it a price that puts it in the field of play!

    Jobs really called you out on that price point.
    You have no more excues left to pull from. Come on now save face with the masses.

  • nice chart, but its lacking screen size/ratio. I’ve only read one article that points out the ipad is 4:3 and majority of android tablets are 16:9.

    Also with the ipad2’s new hdmi out mirroring, hows that gonna work from a 4:3 device onto my 16:9 tv?

  • Anonymous

    Again, no one cares about flash. And right now… no one cares about 4G since the majority of people don’t have access to it and will not gain access till the end of 2013… And the XOOM can’t literally have 1080p when it doesn’t have the pixel count for it. Also, iPad2 has HDMI through the dock connector. Count it. As for the two other devices… who owns them? No one. As of right now, they are vaporware. Not even a price listing. iPad 2 will be in peoples hands in a little over a week. And it will outsell the XOOM even faster…

    • Bdm25555

      Yes, no one cares about a faster connection that would reduce the need for wifi. Many major cities have 4G already – just cause Apple’s devices don’t utilize the connection doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

    • Anonymous

      pro tip:

      don’t begin a rant with “nobody cares about flash” becuase it throws any credibility you had right out the window…

      • Anonymous

        regular tip: when you begin a comment with “pro tip” you sound like a total ass and it throws any credibility you had right out the window…

    • Happylinghu

      don’t say “No one” since you can only speak for yourself. As a matter of fact, I care about flash though I don’t need 4G. So I’ll wait a few more weeks to see how Xoom responds.

  • Anonymous

    “Thoughts?”

    Kellex has to be the biggest blind ass fanboy with a growing legion of idiot fanboys lol. The opacity is nothing groundbreaking but it has the same specs as the Xoom minus the 1080p. Half of the things you ranted about in the last paragraph apples to the Xoom too! You truly are pathetic.

    • Anonymous

      You’re a dumbass, dumbass.

  • Tesseract 3

    What is up with all the iTrolls? They seem to be very angry at your comparison kellex, and I find it unlikely most of them are regular readers.

    • Anonymous

      It could possibly be because the information is presented in a misleading way. Plus aren’t we inviting trolls here by posting stuff like this?

      • smarterthanyou

        stop trolling, fag.

      • Tesseract 3

        It’s a comparison chart, people act like kellex wrote a post saying “The ipad is complete garbage” or something similar. Also this is an android site, what in the world do you expect? Seriously?

        And as for inviting trolls here, do we go to apple message boards and get angry and post long screeds because they compare their products to android products and say theirs are better? I certainly don’t, because I wouldn’t waste my time, and I have class.

        • Anonymous

          Just because this is an android site doesn’t mean that objectivity should go out the window. I’m not the only one around here that is thinking this. Take a look at the comments. Dozens of people are pointing out exactly the same thing.

          If you think that no one from this site goes to Apple message boards and does the same thing that the Apple fans do here then you are mistaken. Just because you don’t do it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t happen.

          • smarterthanyou

            No one cares what you have to say.

          • Anonymous

            You really have no life dude. You’re running around here replying to every single one of my comments with crap like “fag” and “retard” and then you have the audacity to refer to me as a troll. You need to take a good look in the mirror and re-evaluate who the troll is.

          • smarterthanyou

            No one cares what you have to say.

          • Tesseract 3

            Well I would hope people would have more class than that.

            While I don’t think objectivity should go completely out the window, I am amazed at people being surprised that there is bias on an android fan site for…. android products. Also, it’s not all that biased, he has his justifications for the comparisons he made, and I don’t think they are all that bad. And dozens of people can point out whatever they want, it doesn’t make them more, or less, correct.

          • Anonymous

            Fanboys have no class. That’s what makes them fanboys.

            I think people are upset because kellex is presenting the information in a misleading fashion to pad the specs of the android tablet. This is upsetting people because they believe the XOOM can go head-to-head with the iPad 2, and come out on top, without the need to skew the information. People want to see the information and the specs presented fairly and completely.

          • Anonymous

            Fanboys have no class. That’s what makes them fanboys.

            I think people are upset because kellex is presenting the information in a misleading fashion to pad the specs of the android tablet. This is upsetting people because they believe the XOOM can go head-to-head with the iPad 2, and come out on top, without the need to skew the information. People want to see the information and the specs presented fairly and completely.

      • smarterthanyou

        You suck at life. Go troll somewhere else.

  • Anonymous

    Xoom can’t playback 1080 on the device. The screen is too small, it may scale it down.

  • Anonymous

    How many sales is the Xoom going to loose because the original ipad is now $399? Ipad Winning

    • Lmr1421

      They are not going to “loose” any. They may LOSE some, though.

  • iPad looks pretty average, but no point comparing Xoom to iPad for now, lets just wait for sales numbers.

    • Anonymous

      why? who cares about sales, we want to know which is better…

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have much to say, but I’d just like to point out about the comment on Flash support in the article.
    Does NO ONE in the world realize how truly terrible Flash is on an OS X product? Seriously? Does any one?

    Can’t wait for Flash to die and HTML5 to take over already so people can stop making ignorant comments about Apple’s lack of Flash support.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t get me wrong, I know a blog called “Droid Life” has to have some bias, but this is getting silly.

    The iPad is $500, not $729.

    Just because everybody else needs to pad their profit margin by adding unnecessary features doesn’t mean Apple has to do the same.

    I find it quite ironic how the “tables have turned” once you recall the laptop market. Macbooks cost 50% more than similarly spec’ed PCs. We all complain about it, but we seem to forget how those products come with a little something extra that accounts for the price increase.

    Now look at Android tablets and the iPad. Is it worth it to pay 60% more ($800 vs $500) for 3G and 16GB of storage? Seriously? $300 for two minor features?

    I doubt I will ever use more than 8GB of storage on a tablet. Cloud entertainment is the future.

    If I want that cloud entertainment out on the town, I can tether to my Droid X.

    • NYCLawyer

      It’s not just 16GB of storage – it’s up to 48GB of storage. The first weekend I had my Xoom, I placed 16GB of movies on it – great for traveling, and the ability to watch LOTR in H.264 on a beautiful screen? Priceless. It’s what high-end is all about. XOOM is high-end, and will just get better with Flash, expandable memory, 4G, high def graphic games, on and on.

      • Anonymous

        “It’s what high-end is all about. XOOM is high-end.”

        Did you honestly just say that? Are you trying to be funny?

        Replace “XOOM” with “iPad” and you sound like the stereotypical Apple fanboy.

    • NYCLawyer

      It’s not just 16GB of storage – it’s up to 48GB of storage. The first weekend I had my Xoom, I placed 16GB of movies on it – great for traveling, and the ability to watch LOTR in H.264 on a beautiful screen? Priceless. It’s what high-end is all about. XOOM is high-end, and will just get better with Flash, expandable memory, 4G, high def graphic games, on and on.

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  • Anonymous

    Dear Steve Jobs,

    Thanks for making it available in white. I’m going to sell my XOOM now and buy your product. I’ll be at Walgreens first thing on March 11th. I can’t wait to run around like a complete jackball screaming, I have an iPad! I will snottily look down on all of the unenlightened fools in their silly open source world. Thank you for rescuing me.

    Just kidding, but thanks for trying. As always you looked dashing in your turtleneck!

    Sincerely,
    Refusing to Drink Your Kool-Aid

    • Eric

      do you ever get sick of typing your corny comments?

      • Anonymous

        Nope, but thanks for asking. I take vitamin C on a daily basis. So, I rarely get sick of anything. I do get tired of iFans posting on an Android blog though. Maybe I’ll take a nap now. 🙂

        • Eric

          Guess that vitamin does no good if u have to take a nap. Oh and btw I am not a iFan.

          • Ananansh

            ma chuda lo get fucked your mothers

    • Gregory

      This post is rediculous. Apple is not evil and you are not a God for refusing to buy their products. When will this silly one-sided fued end?

      • Anonymous

        Not once did I say Apple is evil, nor hint that I thought I was a God. I’m simply an Android fan on an Android blog replying to the question at the end of the original post: “Thoughts?” Those were my thoughts. By the way, it’s “ridiculous” and “feud.” 🙂

        • Anonymous

          Implications are everything

          • I_am_tito_puente

            uh huh

        • Anonymous

          If you’re on an Android Blog and Android so clearly doesn’t have any competition, why do owners of this blog as well as its commenters feel so compelled to report on and bring up Apple so often? If this is really just an android blog then it should be focusing on android and android alone. Otherwise, I think a name change is in order which then makes you just as much of a troll as anyone else on here.

          • Lmbrocks

            They should compare stuff to the competition. Competition is the corner stone of the driving force to make better products. If they did not do comparisions with competitors then the site would lose its crediblity and possibly its usefulness. It really is no different then comparing one droid phone to another in a vauge sense. People like me want to know how products stack up agianst each other. As a Droid X owner I always read comparisons to other android phones, even the Iphone!! I am glad Apple fans post here, gives the blogs a little bit of balance instead of just one biased view.

          • Chris

            Agreed….I was an early Android adopter but am sick of coming to this site to read about all the iHate. I realize there will always be fan boys but I just want to be informed of the latest Android happenings not someone’s opnion of how Apple is evil and Android is awesome….I can be the judge of that myself.

          • Chris

            Agreed….I was an early Android adopter but am sick of coming to this site to read about all the iHate. I realize there will always be fan boys but I just want to be informed of the latest Android happenings not someone’s opnion of how Apple is evil and Android is awesome….I can be the judge of that myself.

          • Chris

            Agreed….I was an early Android adopter but am sick of coming to this site to read about all the iHate. I realize there will always be fan boys but I just want to be informed of the latest Android happenings not someone’s opnion of how Apple is evil and Android is awesome….I can be the judge of that myself.

          • Chris

            Agreed….I was an early Android adopter but am sick of coming to this site to read about all the iHate. I realize there will always be fan boys but I just want to be informed of the latest Android happenings not someone’s opnion of how Apple is evil and Android is awesome….I can be the judge of that myself.

          • Chris

            Agreed….I was an early Android adopter but am sick of coming to this site to read about all the iHate. I realize there will always be fan boys but I just want to be informed of the latest Android happenings not someone’s opnion of how Apple is evil and Android is awesome….I can be the judge of that myself.

          • Chris

            Agreed….I was an early Android adopter but am sick of coming to this site to read about all the iHate. I realize there will always be fan boys but I just want to be informed of the latest Android happenings not someone’s opnion of how Apple is evil and Android is awesome….I can be the judge of that myself.

          • Chris

            Agreed….I was an early Android adopter but am sick of coming to this site to read about all the iHate. I realize there will always be fan boys but I just want to be informed of the latest Android happenings not someone’s opnion of how Apple is evil and Android is awesome….I can be the judge of that myself.

          • Chris

            Agreed….I was an early Android adopter but am sick of coming to this site to read about all the iHate. I realize there will always be fan boys but I just want to be informed of the latest Android happenings not someone’s opnion of how Apple is evil and Android is awesome….I can be the judge of that myself.

          • Chris

            Agreed….I was an early Android adopter but am sick of coming to this site to read about all the iHate. I realize there will always be fan boys but I just want to be informed of the latest Android happenings not someone’s opnion of how Apple is evil and Android is awesome….I can be the judge of that myself.

          • fish1552

            Do you mean the same way Steve Jobs takes repeated jabs at Google products at their product announcements? Or does Jobs invite Google representatives there to defend their product?

          • Devasa

            Apart from Gmail and Maps, what else is there?

        • jason w.s.

          You guys are a little over the top with your fanatacism on here some times..lol, its crazy. Me, myself, well this will probably blow your mind but, get ready……IM AN ANDROID FAN AND AN APPLE FAN! I know, i know, its hard for you guys to comprehend that but its true. Its ok to like both, really. Its nice actually, kinda refreshing…a change of pace sometimes to use somthing different. I know, everybody is entitled to their own thoughts and opinions, and these are just mine. thanx 😉

          • mknopp

            +++

            I find it funny when people think that drinking one type of kool-aid is really any different from drinking another. Both platforms have their strengths and their weaknesses. Personally, I am just glad that they both exist to push the products to get better.

          • Hookipa

            You got it bro! Gotta keep the competition, otherwise we’d all be driving Ladas and running windows

          • Orbfish

            Now *this* is funny.

          • Jnievse

            Your Bi.

          • Bob

            Bi-Winning!!!

        • jason w.s.

          You guys are a little over the top with your fanatacism on here some times..lol, its crazy. Me, myself, well this will probably blow your mind but, get ready……IM AN ANDROID FAN AND AN APPLE FAN! I know, i know, its hard for you guys to comprehend that but its true. Its ok to like both, really. Its nice actually, kinda refreshing…a change of pace sometimes to use somthing different. I know, everybody is entitled to their own thoughts and opinions, and these are just mine. thanx 😉

        • I_am_tito_puente

          douche.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, I will say they are evil. Just look into some of their business practices and lawsuits.

      • Anonymous

        Pedantic note: One-sided feud? Really? After the lines that Jobs used in that presentation today? It’s still “one sided”?

        On a slight side note: Apple has some features that blow Android away. But Android has other features that blow Apple away. Both are pushing each other to get better at breakneck speed.

        I hope Android tables have HUGE success. Not because I want to see Apple lose. But because competition drives innovation. MS had the majority of PC markets locked up for over 20 years. Look where we are now. If there are multiple main players instead of one leader it’s better for everyone…

        • What features does Apple have that blow Android away?

          I’m not being sarcastic, I’m genuinely curious. I’ve toyed with iPhones and iPads a bit, but never dove into them as much as I did my Droid X.

          Besides the “Apple stuff works with other Apple stuff” and “single company single product,” what advantage is there? Since I own nothing else from Apple and am an informed, researching shopper, those points are more or less moot.

          • Anonymous

            The “Apple stuff works with other Apple stuff” isn’t an advantage to me either since I don’t own anything from Apple and hate iTunes with a
            passion, but you shouldn’t overestimate how much normal people are intimidated by complex technology and how the ease of use and Apple
            ecosystem is an advantage in customers’ minds.

            That being said most Apple products just…work. They don’t do everything we want them to, but they are childish and simple enough that they
            will work without training, understanding, or hacking.

            Also in general Apple cares about the overall quality of their items and doesn’t let anyone change what they think the vision is. Look at the
            Verizon iPhone vs a phone like the Fascinate. Verizon wanted Bing on the Fascinate, Samsung said OK. Verizon wanted VCast and their other
            crap on there, Samsung said yes. Verizon wanted their logo on it, Samsung said yes. Verizon wants to “test” Froyo (aka hold it back on the
            phone for whatever reason) Samsung said yes. Apple on the other hand doesn’t even allow Verizon to brand the iPhone. They put no custom
            software on it. Verizon wanted tethering Apple made it themselves and put it as part of iOS. The only thing Verizon can do is put their
            apps in the App Store and hope you are stupid enough to download and use them. You can argue that Apple’s way isn’t the best way
            (and a large amount of the time it isn’t) but you can’t say that after dealing with the carriers and manufacturers it would be nice if
            Google took a little more control ala Apple.

            And their build quality is also impeccable. Like it or not, the iPhone 4, iPad, and Macbook Pro are nicely made slabs of aluminum and glass.
            The only manufacturer that comes close to them IMO is Motorola with the DROID and Xoom line.

            Bottomline is, if you want your stuff to just work, if you want to be confined into one ecosystem that will either do what you want without friction
            or won’t do it at all, Apple is your brand. At least in a benevolent dictatorship the trains run on time and you are well fed if you follow the party line.
            Android is an anarchy with a few dictators (carriers and manufacturers) trying their best to ruin the overall experiment.

          • Apple’s ecosystem > Androids ecosystem. As long as iPads are close in specs, itunes, the app store and high quality put them over the top.

        • Mark

          Agreed. I’m enjoying the “shiny” and the “new” that’s coming into the market as a result of all this wonderful feuding. I’m curious to see what comes next.

      • AIG

        Every one of of them is evil, just to different extent’s. I have to agree with the elitist aspect of Apple. The fan boys seem to be a bit thin-skinned when someone criticizes their products or Jobs. A fine example is the antenna issues and signal strength display on their phones. Apple lied right off the bat, then said it was an isolated incident, then came out to say it was a bug, etc, etc. I’ve noticed that their “bugs” seem to overstate features on their products, then they get caught resulting in an “update”to said product.Both sides will trash the other companies products without ever actually using them though.Laughable..

      • anyone expecting this page to be pro-apple, read your URL. see that? can you read it? cause it says you fruit-freaks are fair-game in here. this isnt gadget-life or smartphone-life, its droid-life. deal with it

    • Gregory

      This post is rediculous. Apple is not evil and you are not a God for refusing to buy their products. When will this silly one-sided fued end?

    • kdeeee

      Sorry dude but your “letters” are getting old and not that funny.. you just want likes.. just sayin

      • Anonymous

        Sorry dude that you don’t like my comments… just sayin 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, you’re wrong. I’ve laughed at every one of his “letters” thus far, and he keeps on delivering the lulz.

        • I can’t even laugh ABOUT him. But to each his own, I suppose.

      • ive reminded him of this before, but useless!

      • Anonymous

        I appreciate the letters. I’ve been known to have a sense of humor though so I might be wrong.

    • FreshKou

      numbers don’t lie

      I doubt all the android tablets+playbook sales won’t equal Ipads sales in same timespan…

    • Don’t pretend to be an idiot, it’s not funny. Two color options was never intended to be an oh-so-epic feature, it’s just neat, that’s it. Don’t care about it – ignore it.

    • Imahottguy

      Yeah, I’m willing to bet you are simply upset because mommy but you a zune, I mean XOOM, instead of the iDevice of your dreams- Perhaps your droiddream[s]? haha. Keep dreaming that these other tabdroids are actually competing, it’s cute really. In reality, they will never have the brand recognition, nor the fan base.

    • I_am_tito_puente

      douche

    • Jk981206

      Being what most might call an “Apple Fanboy” (LOL) I actually enjoyed your letter. I know some people who did that, (Ahem, me when I first got it) and yes, that couldn’t be any more true.

      Quote from mknopp

      To each his own, right?

    • Stupid Fan

       You my good sir, are a whore

    • Theresakenneth

      Michael,

      I am not tech savy all I want to know is should I buy a Xoom or IPad2?  I have an IPhone 4 not the Droid because I have lots of songs on Itune so what should I buy?  Help!  Also will I be able to put a flashdrive of my music into a Xoom and download it?

  • Anonymous

    I’m hearing 512MB of ram. Weak!

  • Anonymous

    65000 iPad apps. Where the app count comparison?

    • Also, the iPad seems to have tons and tons of magazines available for it. As far as I know, there aren’t tons available on Android (if any). I think that’s another thing aside from apps that Google has to catch up to . . .

      Though, just to be clear, even given that, if I had the money, it would be no contest, Android tablets all the way!

      • NYCLawyer

        SI has a XOOM app. I use it. The swimsuit edition looks nice on it. I don’t think it is allowed on i*ad since it is not a porn device.

  • Jon

    While i agree that it’s pretty equal with the rest (and from an Android fanboy perspective, “catch up”), you can’t deny the price difference. I hate to say it as an Android fan myself, but it is what it is. I’m sure this will bring prices down in general so that’s a good thing for everyone.

  • iPad 2. So what. XOOM, F YEAH!

  • Anonymous

    To be fair, kellex, they did introduce hdmi-out. it just requires a $40 adapter, which is dumb, but you should still give them that w/ a footnote or something.

  • NYCLawyer

    That’s a giant bezel! Maybe it’s there to place my shots on? And finally, Apple is giving its customer choices. Unfortunately, it’s in the color of the exterior! Where are the widgets? The ability to fully customize the interface? That still looks like a giant i*hone, but in pretty colors.

    As far as being able to do things the “average non-fanboy consumer wants it too” (sic), the average non-fanboy wants to be able to play Farmville and other Flash games. As far as I know, you can’t do that on an i*ad, or i*ad2, and won’t ever be able to. I know you can’t do that now on Xoom, but within a few weeks, I will.

    • Uplink

      exactly my point! I can watch TV Shows and Movies from megaupload with the flashplayer they got. I bet XOOM playsback the video flawlessly… on my DroidX it laggs a bit and Im OCed to 1.2GHz

    • Anonymous

      unfortunately there is a farmville app, and guess what, it’s only available on the iphone (possibly ipad).

      it’s crap like that that still makes me unhappy with android. why can they make a netflix app and even fb games like farmville and bejeweled but android can’t? What is keeping them off android?

    • wes

      There’s a Farmville app for iOS…

  • Uplink

    where is the battery life!? XOOM is a bit expensive but damn that tegra 2 will kick ass with 3D apps. Not to mention it can be OCed to 1.5 giving an average of 3.0GHz

    I will gladly pay the 800 bucks. Wanna have the top gadget but not willing to drop green on it? GTFO

    • DroidzFX

      10hrs +

  • 240haseo

    all i know is that people who already have a tablet are mainly ipad users who most likely are going to get the ipad 2 sooner or later because they have spent money on apps that can transfer right over. ipad2s are going to sell.

  • Happylinghu

    If Xoom doesn’t come out a WiFi version in the next few weeks, I’ll have to buy a few iPad2. So sad.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be buying the $499 model next week. The Xoom is nice but lack of skype or facetime ruins it for me along with the price.

    • I just downloaded, installed and logged into Skype. I have not tried to make a call yet though. Does it really not work?

      • Anonymous

        Try making a video call with the Xoom on skype and see if it works. Maybe it does, but I don’t think so.

  • Ffred316

    hey man i know you get pay by verizon. but the new ipad2 is not looking bad at all , it has everything the xoom has at a better price and i`ll be honest with y`all i`m a android type of guy but the xoom just dont do it for me and dont take my post off man be fair

    • Is English your native language? If so….:(

    • Anonymous

      i wouldn’t say it’s looking bad… and I also wouldn’t say it has everything the xoom has… but it is a better price.

  • Anonymous

    I think the ipad 2 will have a major impact on the overall market. People don’t want to pay the ridiculous price of the Xoom, I love Android. But, this is tempting, I’m trying to patiently wait on a price drop, but they better give a concrete launch date for a xoom wifi version soon.

  • Anonymous

    actually the ipad 2 does have hdmi out. Not that I want an ipad but just to make sure that your chart is correct. Long live the XOOM

    • DroidzFX

      Im thinking its not on there because it requires a $40 attachment. So technically the feature is not built into the device.

      sidenote: they could have probably made that work with ipad1 but we all know they would not do that.

      • Anonymous

        True, but its not like the XOOM comes with a cable included. Same difference to me and to most users. All that matters is the feature is there and it doesn’t matter how the feature is implemented

    • nerdkill

      really? go buy one and look for the hdmi out. there is a proprietary cable you can buy that has an hdmi out. the cable has an hdmi out, not the device. (and the cable will break once every 13 months guaranteed)

      • Anonymous

        What’s the difference between buying a cable from apple that does HDMI out on the iPad and going to a Verizon or Best Buy store and buying a HDMI mini cable that outputs it for the XOOM?

        • Treknologist

          Unless I saw incorrectly, you need two cables with the iPad 2 – the special Apple adapter plus the HDMI cable. The Xoom just uses one cable, no special adapter in between.

        • nerdkill

          what’s the difference in the fact that it doesn’t have an hdmi out? you said it had one, that’s the difference. the difference is also you need to pay for proprietary cables, something apple LOVESSSSSSSSS.

          • Anonymous

            I agree apple does love that and its stupid but it still has the feature, and thats what matters.

  • Anonymous

    I find the amount of vitriol on this site funny. The ipad 2 is going to crush the Xoom and probably most other honeycomb tablets in sales, not because it’s necessarily better, but because 1. it’s cheaper than most 2. it can do things the average non-fanboy consumer wants it too and 3. it’s got way more apps right now. If moto had comeout with a wifi xoom for $599 it would have been a different story but they didn’t and now will be old news in 1 week.

    • Anonymous

      the vitriol has nothing to do about who sells more models. IMO, that’s like saying who has the most money or lives the longest wins at life. They might be nice comparison points, but it doesn’t tell you much about the experience.

      I agree 100% about the iPad having more apps… the only problem is that in general, apple’s apps are much more expensive than android apps. Also, as we all know given the past year, many if not most of the better apple apps will be ported over to the android market. I can think of 2-3 major apps I’d like to have that aren’t available yet (netflix, bejeweled, peggle) but even 2/3’s of those are just games. Also, this website doesn’t really cater to average joes… they can go read the daily apple articles on cnn and other sites, so keep in mind the audience of this site when you want to criticize comparisons.

      So really, no one cares if it beats it in sales (unless you’ve got stock in the company). All we care about is what’s better and what’s affordable. Unfortunately it’s not an easy decision because the tablets split on those two points.

      And I’d also point out that the number of devs who will be working on the Xoom — not writing apps — but working on ROMs and other goodies is something that’s not really comparable with the ipad.

      I wouldn’t expect to visit a car blog and have them tell me the toyota camry or honda accord is the best car around simply because they sell more than anybody else and do what the average consumer wants a car to do…

      • Anonymous

        Good points, but I’ve yet to hear a compelling argument that would make the average consumer choose the Xoom over the ipad. And even if you don’t care about sales numbers, what makes the Xoom better? Usability, user experience, quality of camera or processor? I just don’t see it, and yes price is a factor.

  • Uplink

    Motorola XOOM all the way! Hands down! I can watch tv shows and movies from flash megaupload player

  • Guest

    Hey, how does 1080p playback work on a device with only 800 pixels?

    I’m confused.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly. That chart is silly regarding 1080p playback on the honeycomb tablets, just like it’s sill to say 720p playback on the ipad because you’ll be cutting of the edges of the film if you do that.

    • Guest

      The 1080p works via the HDMI output to a device like a TV, lcd monitor, etc. On the xoom itself, it works by downscaling the resolution, so at least it will play. (This last part may be true of the ipad 2 as well.)

      • Anonymous

        cept w/ ipad 2 it’s just 720p

  • Mth2134

    Hmmm. I’ll get one.

  • Androidboi

    Apple will never be able to keep up with Android plain and simple.

  • No need for me to say anything here, I’ll just link a pic….

    http://fav.me/d2rapjk

  • Treknologist

    The iPad 2 does not have HDMI unless you get the additional $39 cable adapter. The Xoom at least has the SD card slot which will be functional after an update, this is not even a remove choice with the iPad 2. So, if we take the $729 + $39 for HDMI cable, we now have a $768 iPad 2.

  • Worm4603

    You have no on hdmi, but it comes with a connector for hdmi included, I think if Gal tab 10 comes in at a lower price, it will be the better comp. for ipad2.

  • dima

    Im all for android and love the xoom, but this chart is not accurate. The ipad2 has hdmi, the xoom does not display 1080p, the sd card on xoom does not currently work, etc. That said, of course i’d rather have a xoom than an ipad.

    • DroidzFX

      It plays 1080 if formatted correctly or within what they say it will play.

      • dima

        Explain how you display 1080p with a 1280×800 resolution exactly. They downscale the video, that is not playing 1080p on the device…

        • Xgolfer69

          why is anybody talking about 1080P on a 9-10″ screen?!?!? talk about jackballs!

      • Dave

        So it “plays” it, just not “displaying” it? The Xoom may play and output 1080p through the HDMI, but you won’t see 1080p on a screen with 800 lines. Don’t get me wrong, money aside, I’d take the Xoom over the iPad, but….

    • Agreed – even if we do list all the specs correctly, I think Android tablets (specifically Xoom) come out on top. Only thing we don’t win on is price, which is a biggie, sure, but as long as we’re making charts, let’s be fully accurate with them, list that they too have HDMI out and that Xoom SD slot isn’t working yet, and be sure we show that we beat Apple even when including all their other capabilities (which admittedly often do require pricey docks/cables/etc).

      • Anonymous

        I have a feeling the Xoom will drop to $700 in the near future. They’ll still make money and take the price advantage away. One thing we all should know about apple is they don’t have “sales” and they don’t lower their prices once set. Maybe Motorola was waiting for this to set a fair price? Could be wishful thinking, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Also wouldn’t be surprised to see a wifi Xoom come out soon now.

        • Yeah, I think you’re def. right. Sanjay Jha even said he saw tablet prices dropping this year – they might just have to drop them (and release that wifi one) much sooner given how early the iPad 2 is coming. I’m just sad I missed out by an hour on that Motorola/OCNN coupon a week ago.

    • Vito

      If you want to consider the iPad 2 to have HDMI out, then you must add $39 to the price tag, because that is how much the adapter costs…

  • Bucho2k

    The iPad Apps blow any other devices away. If you want good Apps, go with Apple, if you want crap upon crap? Android. Simple as that.

    • Anonymous

      You’re a moron

    • nepholex

      lol why are you here?

    • Adam

      haha, what an idiot… wake up buddy, snap out of it, use your brains

    • psu5093

      Thank you sir for giving an objective opinion among all of this subjective malace. It’s refreshing to see an apple fan be impartial for once.

    • Larry

      Yeah, sure it does. The iPad doesn’t even have USB 2.0 or HDMI out. Flash is a biggie, if I’m going to buy a Tablet to replace my netbook/laptop, I damn better be able to use it like a computer.

      As for apps, yeah, the iPad has been around for a year, while google just released their first real Tablet w/ a real Tablet OS. Google caught up and surpassed the iPhone in less than 2yrs, I expect the same with Tablets.

      Crap upon Crap: Um, how many iFart applications are there in the iTunes market?

      • you’ll also be paying a laptop price for a tablet with the xoom.

        • N2imagination

          Really! Did you not see the price comparison to the iPad showing it is pretty much the exact same price?

        • Claudi

          Well…that’s because it can do all the things a laptop can

      • N2imagination

        +1 at least when I take the iPad to a meeting or client consult I can copy their files or photos onto my device with the simple plug of a cord and or give them a copy, oh wait I cant cause they dont have iTunes, and even if they did it wasn’t synced with my particular device so I’ll have to fully wipe it first. LOL. Get real Bucho2k. I have an iPad and I love it but if even one of the android devices were around when I got my iPad I would have certainly chosen the device that doesn’t have a massive, titanium, bulletproof, use our software or die, lock on it. Yes I have unlocked my device and it is only because of that fact that it is acceptable for use until I can justify an android tablet.

    • Gregory

      So OS is superior in every way. Although Android may not be right for you, it fits perfectly with others such as myself who enjoy open source products. Although to you this may seem silly, I. Couldn’t have a device I pay for not let me browse through its files.

      Also, why are you on this website?

      • just so we are clear, by default android doesn’t come with a file explorer. on top of that in order to see into /system or /data/data you must be rooted and use a root only explorer. you can do all of that with a jailbroken iphone so your statement is a little detached from reality.

    • Otis Bontrager

      Tell that to all the devs running to android….

    • The Om3ga Man

      That’s odd because I tend to get things done faster with Android than anybody that have seen using an iOS based system. And the apps generally seem just fine to me.

  • Ed

    Apple believes ios 4 is more advanced than android???
    http://www.apple.com/ipad/ios4/

    WTF!!!!

    • Depends on what person you are selling the item to. Android has more advanced as an OS function wise. However, iOS has more apps that make the whole experience more advanced. No one can deny that there are more devs for iOS than Android. Not saying they are better, but have more money behind them. I can’t wait to see how all the Android devs attack the XOOM. I am chomping at the bit for better apps.

  • Anonymous

    The iPad has too much bezel. Thats one of my only complaints really.

    Every time I look at the iPad 2, it reminds me of a photo frame.

  • Given the specs, aesthetics, and OS, I still like the Xoom way better. Also, I have a D2 and a Xoom will play nice with my D2 where as I’m sure an iPad 2 would only give it smug looks. However, this price point…it’s 100% keeping me from buying a Xoom and is almost making me consider an iPad 2 (not really, since I think this intense push by Apple to get these tablets out in less than two weeks will have to push Xoom costs down)…I just want a 32 gig WiFi Xoom to come out ASAP. Moto/Google really need to get on lowering their prices and putting out WiFi only versions this if they don’t want this Apple tsunami to sweep them away.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, I love android but at $500 there’s nothing to compete with the iPad 2. We need a cheap tablet like that, I don’t care for 3G/4G, and it can come with just 16GB built-in (or even 8) as long as I get sd expansion.

    • Beneathonyxskies

      This is so true, it hurts! I can’t understand why a WiFi only, smaller hard drive XOOM doesn’t exist. It would make them more money and isn’t the point of business to make money?

      • They are future-proofing it. A bit too much in my opinion, but hey you never know what happens in the future.

    • Anonymous

      Now the original ipad is $400. Makes it really tough for Moto.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. The real comparison is the $500 iPad 2 against the $800 XOOM.

      What are the two major differences? 3G and 16GB of storage. $300 for 3G and 16GB of storage.

      With cloud-based entertainment, large amounts of storage is unnecessary. 8GB is plenty.

      And if I need to get to that entertainment, I can tether to my Droid X.

      • N2imagination

        No thats not the real comparison because with the iPad 2 you do not have the ability to gain any more storage, nor do you have the ability to transfer files without iTunes syncing (which can only be done by one dedicated computer btw), nor do you have the ability to charge or port video out via industry standard cables, and you cannot run any flash enabled sites, and your video cameras are vga, and you cannot run any third party apps. So no that is not the real comparison. If you are going to compare then compare “apples to apples” instead of comparing “ours” to a compromised, ill settle for less and make do “yours”.

        • Anonymous

          1) As long as you have 8GB, you’re fine. 16GB is plenty. I still haven’t filled up half of the 24GB in my Droid X.

          2) What files are we talking about? If you’re still carrying around media, you’re behind the curve. Dropbox replaces all my file-carrying needs.

          3) We’ll talk about industry standard cables when the XOOM loses the proprietary charger. That thing is a brick! The stupid thing won’t even charge AT ALL by microUSB.

          4) If getting the “full internet” were so important, why are Flashblock and NoScript top addons for Firefox? And I love to point out that flash video plays like a cripple trying to play hockey on my Droid X. It’s a waste of time.

          5) The front camera is only VGA? Ha! When you stop counting megapixels, I might stop laughing.

          6) Jailbreak = Root, we need them both on their respective OSs. They are both essential.

          Please stop rehashing stale iOS/Android arguments and get on with the iPad 2/XOOM discussion.

          At the end of the day, you are spending $300 for pointless 3G and pointless storage.

          If I can upgrade the storage in my XOOM, why do I want to pay top dollar for you to put more than 8 or 16GB? 16GB microSD cards are cheap!

          And I’ll assume we all have rooted Android phones if we frequent this site. I know I love tethering my laptop to my Droid X. If I can do the same with a tablet, why do I need to pay twice for the same 3G? Root is wonderful.

          • I have a US$ 300 Archos 70 and this is why it kicks the iPad/iPad 2 in the ‘nad:

            1. 16 GB gives me full season of 52 episodes of a Kamen Rider TV series that I can watch IN A JUNGLE, UNDERGROUND, WITHOUT ELECTRICITY!

            2. BD Rip is as high as 4GB. Oh, I forgot. YOU CAN NOT PUT BD RIP files IN YOUR IPAD2!

            3. Charger? How many times a day you use a charger? A lot? I thought iPad is supposed to be long lasting?

            4. “Add On” is being the key. Again, options. iPad with options? Not so much.

            5. You are a luddite. It shows when you are defending iPad

            6. It is not. Why should I need a root if 100% of functionalities that I want can be have without jailbreak. I can install legal apps, illegal apps, put files everywhere on my device and can still be read by any applications that support it, can put almost any kind of video files or music files, can display it on HDTV with standard cable, can be tethered to a phone, can play files through the network, can plug flash disk on it with standard cable converter cable, can plug keyboard on it with the same standard converter cable.

            And it can be held by one hand, comfortably!

            and iPad – Xoom price difference is not just 16 GB. Notice the higher display resolution? The higher specified cameras?

          • 1. you cannot watch 52 episode on one battery charge, nice try
            2. your tablet doesn’t display 1080p so using a rip is pointless, nice try
            3. iPad has amazing battery life, nice try
            4. you can jailbreak and install flash on iPad, thats called options, nice try
            5. you are a luddite, it shows when you defend android
            6. that was the most rambling, incoherent statement i’ve read in awhile, no other comments necessary

          • luigi90210

            your right you do have choices
            you can choose to break warranty and get a flash player made by some hacker NOT adobe that doesnt work on everything or you can not break warranty and be locked down by apple

            on android i can choose to have flash or not, no warranty risks what so ever plus its from adobe(you know the people who made flash)
            your an apple sheep brain washed into thinking apple is the future or your some broke ass mofo who finally got the money to buy an ipad but than relized it sucked compared to any android tablet(including the galaxy tab) so now your just telling yourself that your purchase was worth the money when you know that deep down inside you really want a xoom and you really hate the ipad now

            your tablet is a giant ipod touch that is not only uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time but also locked down to the point where its no longer a stand alone device, with the xoom at least i have the option to never plug it into a computer if i felt like it unlike you where you HAVE to plug it into your bloaty itunes ridden computer just to sync music

            oh and dont compare jailbroken ios to non-rooted android because you are not comparing apples to apples

          • I don’t have a tablet or any type. Thanks!

        • Anonymous

          1) As long as you have 8GB, you’re fine. 16GB is plenty. I still haven’t filled up half of the 24GB in my Droid X.

          2) What files are we talking about? If you’re still carrying around media, you’re behind the curve. Dropbox replaces all my file-carrying needs.

          3) We’ll talk about industry standard cables when the XOOM loses the proprietary charger. That thing is a brick! The stupid thing won’t even charge AT ALL by microUSB.

          4) If getting the “full internet” were so important, why are Flashblock and NoScript top addons for Firefox? And I love to point out that flash video plays like a cripple trying to play hockey on my Droid X. It’s a waste of time.

          5) The front camera is only VGA? Ha! When you stop counting megapixels, I might stop laughing.

          6) Jailbreak = Root, we need them both on their respective OSs. They are both essential.

          Please stop rehashing stale iOS/Android arguments and get on with the iPad 2/XOOM discussion.

          At the end of the day, you are spending $300 for pointless 3G and pointless storage.

          If I can upgrade the storage in my XOOM, why do I want to pay top dollar for you to put more than 8 or 16GB? 16GB microSD cards are cheap!

          And I’ll assume we all have rooted Android phones if we frequent this site. I know I love tethering my laptop to my Droid X. If I can do the same with a tablet, why do I need to pay twice for the same 3G? Root is wonderful.

        • you can sync with more than one computer. thanks for playing

          • Anonymous

            Incorrect, as Apple has the whole one library at a time thing. Thank YOU for playing.

          • you can have 5 computers associated with your iTunes account, all with different libraries. yawn, next.

          • Anonymous

            Must I seriously do this? No, I shall not. Can we get the knights in here, they know how to deal with trolls. End of line.

          • is that your come back? just say you were wrong and you are not well informed about apple or itunes and move on. it’s okay. even i am wrong sometimes.

          • Anonymous

            No, not even close. Yes, you can “authorize this computer” with the account, but that doesn’t change the fact that when I plug my iPod Shuffle into one computer then into another it says “Do you want to replace the items on this iPod with items with items from this computer?” So put that in your fruit shaped pipe and smoke it.

          • Wow you really are not very bright. That is because you have auto syncing turned on, switch to manual sync and you can control what you add or delete with each sync. Come on buddy you have to do better than that. This is just sad at this point.

          • Grimmy

            The point is you shouldn’t have to “authorize” anything, this is my device that I purchased, I can hook up my XOOM and move files and sync files with ANY computer, not just the 5 I choose. I own the original iPad, let me tell you what a big waste of money… I touch that thing like twice a month…. I personally don’t like spending money to have a company tell me I can’t do what I want to the device….. iPad doesn’t have amazing battery life, do anything that requires power on this thing and it drains quickly… Sorry but rooting and jailbreaking aren’t even in the same category…. I laugh at the apple fan boys that think its even close in comparison… While the price of the XOOM without a contract is unfortunately high, the Wifi version will sell for 539 at Sams Club… Fine with me…

          • Wes

            He’s right, you just have to sync manually….

          • Wes

            He’s right, you just have to sync manually….

    • WhiteCheese

      trust & believe Samsung will match or beat Apple’s pricing. Easily.

      • Nonnymoos

        Why? Even their 7″ Galaxy Tab was more expensive than the iPad.

        Lee

        • Stephen D

          They did say that the GTab was not competitively priced, and the GTab 10.1 will be. Maybe LG will shock everyone and have their tablet really cheap. I’d buy one if it were.

    • you are not going to get SD expansion with the iPad…sorry

      • wow, congratulations!! sd expansion for the small percentage of people who feel the need to carry around over 16 or 32Gb of music/video/photos.

        • You are not a fans of options, I believe. Do you use your brain to calculate math often? Don’t think so, but you have options to do so if the need arise.

          • options are great but they don’t mean anything to me simply for the sake of having options. having 16gb is plenty of storage for 90% of consumers. 16gb of music/videos is more than you can consume on one battery charge

          • Eric

            lol 16gb is nothing in todays world. Get real.

          • please explain why you need more 16gb considering the limitations of battery life. is it nice to have, sure. but tell me the need.

          • Eric

            umm easy dumbass. so i can listen to whatever song i want to whenever i want and not limit myself to only certain selection of my music library.

          • i said need. the ability to listen to any song in your over 16gb music collection is far from a need. thanks for playing. by the way i will bet you all of your allowance that i am more intelligent than you and my enrollment in a top 10 U.S. law school will support my claim. thanks.

          • Your intelligence has nothing to do with it. But if you have to play that pissing contest, them my enrollment in the top nanotechnology school in north america puts me ahead of you. dumbass.
            The sort of person with a 50Gb music collection likes to be able to hear it all, music is their life, and its more than just inconvenient to have to sit and wait while your music takes forever to sync every day. Also, needing to have that extra computer just to deal with storage negates the use (and savings) of your mobile device. If I spend $800 on a xoom, I don’t also want to spend $300 on a netbook just to use as a complicated harddrive.

          • i wasn’t talking to you, so why you feel the need to comment is beyond me. i guess that is your canadian inferiority complex showing.

          • Eric

            oh i’m sorry were you just burned twice? What happened oh wise one? ROFL!

          • yawn. zzzzzzzz

          • Eric

            i know i know i can be overwhelming go get some rest.

          • what is your BMI?

          • Eric

            Thats your comeback? LOL come to my house and find out.

          • Sorry I am straight. I accept and support your right to marriage but I am not interested in coming to your house. I am flattered but not interested.

          • Eric

            WHAT!?! These are your comebacks. Seriosly dude your not even in my league.

          • Eric

            Trust me I can go all night junior.

          • your sexual libido is of no interest to me.

          • Eric

            Then why did u ask what my BMI was? Sounds like your were trying to size me up and see if i was your type.

          • Can we just hug it out? no homo

          • Ericharris1

            Sweet your back! What took you so long? and why are you asking me to hug? You are also very big on this homosexual thing are you trying to tell us all something?

          • Eric

            aww, what no more? Don’t worry i’ll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waitress. 🙂

          • Ericharris1

            whats your next crack cuz I had a type o on the word “seriously”. Yeah go ahead beat me up for it. 🙂

          • Lee

            I’m sorry but if you were really as intelligent as you claim you were, you probably wouldn’t resort to such petty strokings of your ego. The only reason why you insult other people (over the internet, lol) is because you feel the need to. Take a step back and realize how immature you (and the other involved parties) are being and get your head together.

          • actually i just like antagonizing and debate. it is my nature. i don’t get upset or emotionally attached, it’s fun for me. especially on days like this when the fandroids get their panties in a bunch over the newest apple product.

          • Eric

            funny how you easly gave up against me. LOL! Like i told you aren’t even in my league son. Maybe next time you will put up a better argument. LMAO!!

          • Your argument was that the ability to carry and enjoy over 16gb of data was a selling part for a large section of consumers. It clearly is not. I didn’t feel the need to belabor that point.

          • Eric

            umm where did i say it was a selling point? All i said was 16gb is not enough space in this day in age. You didn’t feel the need to belabor it? Is that why you went out in left field and asked what my BMI is or wait was i know its cuz you needed a hug. LMAO!!! Funny how you also changed the subject as soon as I disproved your point and said that you don’t need a Ipad for any reason and that its a luxury item. Do you still want to continue this debate? Cuz I got nothing but time. 🙂

          • Eric

            LMAO First off little boy. You make no sense. You don’t NEED a Ipad for any reason then. Anytime you wanna play with the big boys come let me know.

          • Eric

            LMAO First off little boy. You make no sense. You don’t NEED a Ipad for any reason then. Anytime you wanna play with the big boys come let me know.

          • So I can take it on the road/vacation and not keep a computer around to add songs and remove music and video and pictures from it.
            Too little storage and you’re a slave to the sync cable, enough, and you have a useful replacement to your computer. How many times did steve-o say “Post PC” in the event today?

          • the key word in my statement is NEED. that much storage is nice but it is not a need. you are not very good at reading comprehension.

          • or you could just host all your music on audiogalaxy… and download the app… music all the time assuming you have some sort of 3g connection… you really dont need to worry about capacity problems

  • And guess what that chart means to sales….Not a damn thing. iPad 2 will sell more units in their first week than Xoom does the entire year. Sorry Motorola, you had 2 weeks. Game over.

  • Ericfranca

    It was my understanding that the iPad 2 was never going to be a huge upgrade from what I’ve read. The rumor mill is churning out some interesting tid bits about apple revamping their release schedule and will release an iPad 3 later this year that actually improves on something. Not to say I’m an apple enthusiast, but I’m curious where android tablets will be at that point (hopefully innovating and not just waiting to compete with Jobsy) and how it compares to the 3rd iteration of iPad.

    • Anonymous

      The rumor of the iPad 3 originates from a guy “predicting” what Apple was going to do. He had no source and it was purely speculative. The new theory is that the release later this year will be a 7″ tablet. some are calling it a smaller iPad while others are calling it a larger iPod touch. No one really knows, that’s all I get out of it.

  • Anonymous

    Kellex you sound quite flummoxed.

    • Anonymous

      Word of the year.

  • omarcastz

    i*ad 2 = still running a phone OS, no 4g option, no HD video recording, messed up hotspot (only for iphone 4, not even earlier iphones!!), same screen as last year’s model, same lame resolution,VGA front camera only, locked ecosystem (not to mention the still awful name for the device….)

  • Brisal73

    Ipad 2 should be called Ipad slim. Its the same sh** in a thinner package

    • Anonymous

      Hah +1.

    • Mr. Joe

      More like iPad catch up. There’s a lot of updates here from the original iPad.

      With this having a dual core CPU it’s pretty much a given iPhone 5 will be dual core.

    • Adam

      well, they did add front and rear cameras right? so yea… “ipad catchup”

    • Anonymous

      Like the same dual-core cpu that was in the original?

      • smarterthanyou

        Stop trolling, tard.

        • Anonymous

          Presenting facts is now considered trolling? Go ahead and tell me how my original comment is wrong? Until then you are the troll.

          • smarterthanyou

            fag

          • Anonymous

            You’re just proving me right. Please, continue.

          • smarterthanyou

            you really suck at life.

    • No, no, it should be called the ‘light days’ pad.

  • Anonymous

    First of all. I own 3 Droids and love Android, but your comparison is flawed:
    – The Xoom currently has no expandable memory. The microSD slot does not work.
    – iPad 2 does support HDMI out (but for $39 extra)
    – I can get a wifi iPad 2 for $499. Xoom cannot compete with that. Few people actually need 3G on a tablet.

    Having said that, I own an iPad and would prefer a Xoom. Not because of the hardware, but because Android is so much more powerful and flexible than the primitive iOS pile of icons.

    • Anonymous

      -The XOOM does support SD cards.
      -The iPad 2 needs a special connector to do HDMI out
      -We’re not comparing WiFi models here.

    • Anonymous

      We’ll hopefully see a wifi-only XOOM in the coming weeks. Either way, it’s a great device, as I am typing this post from mine 😀

  • Anonymous

    But.. but… it’s white. See? It is better. So long to your freedom of choice argument Android fanboys!

    (If you really are an apple fan ill save you the stress of trying to figure it out. That’s sarcasm.)

  • Who needs flash when you have HTML 5!! /sarcasm

  • Doc

    Xoom is still da’ man! Even though the iPad2 doesn’t have extra ports, it did have that specific cable to connect to a tv.

    Anyone think this will force the price down for the Xoom?

  • #SteveJobs just bashed all the tech companies, highlighting #Samsung. He failed to mention, however, that the new dual core #A5 is, in fact, #SAMSUNG! What a damn hypocrite!

    • Anonymous

      Exactly.

  • Anonymous

    I have to say I am impressed with ipad 2, only because of the apps. Not enough to sway me to get one or the Xoom now. $799 is ridiculous price too, and as a motorola employee i get it for $699 🙁

    Both companies haven’t convinced me enough to get them.

  • Did they say it could record in 720? I heard them say it could edit and send HD.. Didn’t hear/see record though.

  • Kigs

    its not about how many features it has. its about how well they work and how tightly integrated software and hardware is…plus the new ipad looks so much better and is cheaper!!!

    • really? not about features? i.e. functionality?

      i’ll give you a chance to retract this.

    • Equal Opportunity OSer

      @ Kigs. Agree. I’m not a typical fan of any particular platform, but the demo of the IP2 is an absolute beauty! Fluid, light, an entry level model (and price), and 60,000 plus apps to choose from right out of the box. It is going to sell well, especially to those that were on the fence about the IP1. To a lot of people(15 million and counting), it simply isn’t all about the specs The specs on this device are decent and work well enough to power the unit, which is all that matters.

      • JT

        “The specs on this device (IP2?) are decent and work well enough to power the unit, which is all that matters.”
        I respectfully disagree. Specs are important which is why Apple has focused on the IP3 (Q3), rather than the IP2, to make a big splash. Until then, I would rather put my money on the Xoom/Gingerbread Tab with better specs that will not simply be replaced in 6 months.

        • Anonymous

          “Until then, I would rather put my money on the Xoom/Gingerbread Tab with better specs that will not simply be replaced in 6 months.” <– Are you serious aren't the Quad core processors supposed to be released this year?

          • JT

            Yes. And thank you for making my point about specs being important in the decision process. Considering the early stage of development of quad core mobile processor (relative to dual) I would probably wait until closer to ’12 before I would venture into that space. Remember, Gingerbread was optimized for dual core…who knows how long it will take to get an android capable quad core cpu/gpu platform.

        • Anonymous

          There is not going to be a iPad 3 in Q3.

          • JT

            Sure, probably not for sale until closer to Xmas. But if you’re in the market for an IP2 you can always sell it on ebay to upgrade to the IP3 at the end of the year. Your money, your choice.

  • ss2

    So as I see it, either Apple is losing money or Motorola is making too much. No reason they shouldn’t be the same price.

  • Guest

    You forgot that the Ipad2 comes in a 64GB model, and HDMI video out port. Still, unimpressive.

    • Ed

      it doesnt have a hdmi out u have to buy a dongle

      • Guest

        Thanks for the correction. Even less impressive.

  • To be fair, also, no one (especially iPhanboys) would buy the new i*ad without that case. That’s +$40-$70 minimum. Not even including the proprietary HDMI out cable.

    Just another creative Jobsian marketing strategy, appealing to only the most willfully ignorant (see: his customers).

    • Anonymous

      True. But I probably won’t buy a Xoom without the stand (maybe though) and I’ll definitely want to case for it too. Damn accessories.

  • There is no 4G, Flash or SD card support on the iPad 2, either….right?

  • appleCultisDyinggggg

    apples rotten and if you dont like it get off this site

  • Vire

    Oh Apple enthusiasts… Once again, your vendor has let you down and pulled the wool over your eyes. The only way they’ll ever up their ante is if you all move away from their product lines. Cheap plastic and aluminum should be the selling points on your device.

    • Vire

      Shouldn’t be*

  • Wow. I’m not a fan of Apple, but compare the features that are available now. There is no 4G, Flash, or SD card support on the Xoom currently.

    Yes, it’s coming, but it’s not here now and there are only really vague dates as to when it’s coming (with the exception of the 4G which is a little more concrete).

    Plus, you underestimate the “cheaper price” difference. It’s not just a cheaper price – the cheapest iPad is almost HALF THE COST of the Xoom.

    Motorola needs to get the Wi-Fi only model out quick if it wants to still play in this market.

    • At least the XOOM has “vague dates”. Can you point to the dates that the iPad will get those features?

      Because in my book, “vague dates” at least exist whereas never is… well.. never.

    • Anonymous

      I would have bought a Zoom if the SD card and Adobe Flash support would have existed. But without those, I have to pass as there is no guarantee either will ever make it to the Xoom. I am betting Flash will, but who knows if that SD slot will ever work.

  • Anonymous

    Apple is no longer even competing for the top slot. Jobs was so smug about the competition, you know he’s running scared. All in all, a pretty lackluster launch for a company that usually brings it hard for something like this.

    XOOM, XOOM, baby. There’s nothing better out right now.

  • Anonymous

    Please let the WIFI only XOOM now get pushed out the gate with a much more palatable price tag.

    • Seriously. The only thing stopping me from buying a XOOM is the hope that there will be a wifi only at a decent price. Oh, and my wife.

      • Anonymous

        Now we just have to wait and see and hope that this was Moto’s plan.

      • Petros and Money

        MY WIFE

    • That’s what I’m figuring… Moto was waiting for their thunder to get stolen, so they could steal it back w/the rest of the XOOM family.

    • Anonymous

      Now we just have to wait and see and hope that this was Moto’s plan.

  • Football4lifeson

    Oh and First!

  • Football4lifeson

    Xoom>Max-iPad2

    • stew

      maxipad , i like it