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Monday Poll: Do you own an Android tablet? Are you still looking to buy one?

We are approaching the 1-year mark for Android tablets, that is if you don’t count that silly 7″ thing that Samsung released in December 2010. As far as official tablet operating system tablets go though, the XOOM was the first and it dropped towards the end of last February. That puts us right around a full year for Android tablets.

So over the last 12 months, we have seen almost every tech manufacturer on the planet pump out some sort of tablet. Most of them have dual-core processors, the screens seem to be getting better, cameras are improving, and so on and so forth. Over the next year, we will see quad-core chips, full HD screens, cameras at the level of our smartphones, and prices dropping into far reasonable zones. It could be an exciting year for tablets, even with most looking at 2011 as somewhat of a flop if you weren’t an iPad.

As the curious crew that we are, we want to know two things for this poll. Do you already own a tablet? If you do or don’t, are you still considering one (maybe a new one) going into 2012?

Do you own an Android tablet?

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  • Sporttster

    Bought two Nook Colors for the wife and daughter for Christmas but I’m using the daughters one more than she is. I put CM7 on both and they are great! I want a more powerful one for myself, like a Galaxy 7″ or 8.9″  but the prices are absurd so I’m waiting for either prices to come down quite a bit or new tablets to come out that are better priced yet fast.

  • Interstellarmind

    Had the xoom for a week. It served the same functionality as my smartphone… and I’m not about to carry teo devices. When I can make phone calls with my tablet -then I’ll be first on line to get one.

    P.S. phablets count, though.

    • Anonymous

      The new Tab 7.7 international version can make phone calls :p

      US version will lose that functionality in all likely hood.

  • http://www.facebook.com/papi8821 Andrew Butler

    Rooted Tab 10.1, running TaskRom 14… Waiting on OFFICIAL CM9, or ICS update that Task can customize. Either way… Not getting another tablet until after college. Then it’ll prob b a 4G one…

  • http://www.mobiletechview.com J_Dav1

    My Transformer Prime and Dock have replaced my laptop for mobile computing. I still use my laptop at home for any intensive computing, but on the go if I need windows I just fire up Splashtop and use the prime. I love my Prime, but I will definitely be on the lookout for what’s coming, it definitely could be replaced.

  • Scott M

    Where’s the option for I already have more than one and am planning on buying another this year?

  • Jaiblevins

    Does the Galaxy Note count as a tablet?

  • Ahsan

    Where’s your spectrum review?

  • Lakerzz

    I truly enjoy my Xoom now that it has ICS…and it is just so smooth and ‘un-laggy’ with Nova Launcher. I really don’t mind the weight so much, but the ‘washed out’ screen kind of gets to me. (Not enough to look at getting a new one anytime soon)

  • http://twitter.com/kejar31 Justin Rogers

    Own two – Xoom (now my wifes) and the Transformer Prime (my new baby :P)

  • Eric

    Funny ”
    that silly 7″ thing that Samsung released in December 2010″ sold a hell of a lot more than the Xoom did. 

    • http://twitter.com/55938 MrSix

      yeah…because that’s saying a whole lot…

      • Eric

        umm last time i checked it did. Since when u sell more u make more money.

        • Anonymous

          He’s saying the outselling the xoom doesn’t mean it sold much at all.  The xoom didn’t exactly sell well.

  • http://twitter.com/HeliosA1 J-Suave

    Kindle Fire baby!

  • Gamecubic

    what crappy luck, mine just faceplanted into my tile floor this morning. of course we are in the middle of tablet season. and kel has this question today… and im broke.

  • Michael G

    Does a rooted Barnes & Noble Nook Color running CM count?  lol

  • Casey Garske

    Nook Color running CM7. Does everything I want a tablet to do (so far): read books and comics, run some D&D apps, play a couple of games, listen to Google Music, get email, facebookery, that sort of thing.

  • JDub

    I’m going to assume a nook rooted with a rom counts as a tablet.

  • http://androidauthority.com/ Alexander Maxham

    ASUS Transformer Prime for the Win!

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    For the price, it’s just not worth it for me. Going to flash ICS on my $99 touchpad this weekend

  • Anonymous

    I am actually hoping to sell my Acer a500 Iconia Tablet if anyone is interested!

    • shdowman

      Sure thing. $100 ok?? ;)

      • Anonymous

        Nope but I’ll gladly take more! =)

        • shdowman

          Ok. $125 cash. Done. :)

          • Anonymous

            They are still selling brand new at Wal-Mart for $350. If you are really interested, make a serious offer.

  • richard melcher

    Im waiting to see the Official Google tablet. If its half decent ill spend up to $400 just because of the awesome development community. 

  • SD_Scott

    Use my Galaxy 10.1 everyday and still love the hell out of it…

  • Logan_jinx

    i currently own a first gen ipad and im really interested in getting an android tablet. I really like what ics has to offer but my only hang up is the lack of developef support and quality apps. Ios has been really good as far as apps are concerned and games absolutely killer. I really hope android can come out with something amazing this year

  • Anon

    I have a smartphone.

    I have a laptop.

    A tablet would be less portable than the smartphone, and less functional for me than the laptop.  I can’t really justify it.

    • Crazydog

      Wait til’ your laptop starts to age and you don’t want to drop $700+ on a new one. :P

      • Anon

        The things that i do on a laptop require typing. Or printing.

        I have yet to see a tablet that works well in that regard. Also, I habe no issues buying a laptop every 2-3 years and reselling the old one or passing it on to relatives.

        • Crazydog

          Bluetooth (or USB, wired or RF) keyboard and Google Cloud Print.

          Problems solved.

    • Fkntwizted

      dude I thought the same thing… till I grabbed one up… I’m on it way more than my smart phone and don’t even user my laptop anymore because of it.

      • Anonymous

        Have to agree.  I have a company laptop to do business on and I find I am now down to using it for less than 10% of my work because the tablet I have does the same thing and is even more convenient.

      • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

        sold my laptop after I got into the tablet world

    • Cjphil01

      Honestly the main use i get out of my tablet is reading ebooks.  Between me and my wife, we’re always reading.  On a touchpad with cm9, btw.

  • Drew

    I bought used wifi only Xoom for $250 the week it got updated to ICS. Could not be happier with its capabilities for the price. Gotta love Craigslist!

  • Anonymous

    Where’s the “waiting to see if I really need one” option?

  • Anonymous

    How many yes yes’s?

  • Anuraj Bhatt

    My Nook Color running CM7 is kinda lagging. Waiting on that Asus Eee Pad MeMo… $250 with ICS

  • Anonymoose

    I got at Viewsonic G-Tablet from Woot last year. At the time, I think it was the most affordable Tegra 2 tablet I could find. Thanks to a devoted team of developers, I’m running ICS on a device that started off with FroYo 

  • Anonymous

    Posting from a HP touch pad while watching castle on the evo view

  • Jason

    Had the Prime for 3 weeks but after a multitude of issues including a perm brick at the end, I returned it rather pissed.  So needless to say I am waiting for whats coming.  If the $249 Asus lives up to the hype that shall be it for me unless something equal or better shows up.

  • Kuboo99

    I had an Asus Transformer, it was nice, but I just didn’t need a tablet. So I sold it and got myself a Galaxy Nexus. For it was a very good move.

  • http://twitter.com/wbpartridge Blake Partridge

    Sadly, I just can’t bring myself to buy an Android tablet.  The lack of games, hulu plus, hbo go, etc just makes it too unappealing.  Mix that with poor quality/screens (Xoom, etc), slow or no updates (Tab, etc) and I just can’t bank on it improving.  Had a Xoom, a Galaxy Tab 10.1, and a Fire – returned them all.  I’ll just stick with my iPad for now and hope there are drastic improvements.

    • JT

      Sorry….I had to re-read that last part:  ” …and I just can’t bank on it improving”.  By the time you were done writing that, 5 more manufacturer’s along with 100 more developers just jumped on board.  I wouldn’t worry too much about it improving considering how far Android tabs have come in such a short amount of time.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Timothy-Kimball/1738130239 Timothy Kimball

    I did have a TFP but returned it do to a pixel bleeder with intentions to purchase another one then decided not to after all.

  • Anonymous

    Yes and yes the first 8 months of my Xoom pretty much sucked it worked but not how it should have for a $700 tablet,then it got 4g and now its running custom ics roms and is fully functional. At this point it is a great beginners tablet but I am looking for something super fast minimum quad core definitely lte connectivity because once you get late speeds nothing is ever good enough, an amazing screen and I am happy with the 10″ size, but I would like a little better battery life especially in stand by modes. With all that said I am going to be buying another tablet this year maybe even two if they put out the right stuff ( maybe this time they can get the pure moto/ Google experience tablet right) good luck.

  • Anonymous

    I got my brand new ASUS Transformer Prime with brand new custom scratched to hell screen thanks to my 15 mo. old… Tile Floor > Gorilla Glass….

  • Anonymous

    I bought a Notion Ink Adam. It’s okay, particularly since I’ve now got a semi-stable ICS rom on it, but I’m looking to sell it and then buy the Transformer Prime or the Iconia A700. I’ve submitted an app to the Blackberry AppWorld, so I can get a Playbook from there. I figure that if I sell both the Adam and the Playbook, I can make enough or almost enough to buy a decent Android tablet.

  • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

    Viewsonic G-Tab. Regrettable buy that people here tried to warn me of. Got it on Woot. I would love to have a real Android tablet but probably wont buy one unless it’s ≥ 10”.

    Saving to buy a Tacoma and get rid of my car so don’t know if it’ll happen soon.

  • http://quiklives.tumblr.com quiklives

    Went from Nook Color with CM7 to Acer Iconia A500 because I wanted a proper tablet with cameras and Honeycomb, but I don’t actually like the 10 inch form factor. Waiting for (hopefully) that pure Google 7″ tablet that’s supposed to be coming, but might end up with that little $250 Asus instead. The bonus is that I have less tech-inclined friends who will probably take the A500 off me for about what I’ll pay for the new one.

  • Anonymous

    i think that google and these android oem’s were confusing there success with phone thinking the same will happen in the tablet market. I’m not gonna get to in deep into this but android and its oem’s only got one more chance this year and if they can’t do it……..The only android tablet thats doing well is the only tablet that doesn’t have any of google services on it and thats the kindle fire, even though it kinda clunky software amazon gets it. These android oem’s need to stop thinking the same will work with the smartphone market, actually its not working now because everyone but sambaing is losing money

  • Anonymous

    Waiting on the Asus $250 tablet to jump in unless the display is total cramp. Returned my kindle.

    • Edwin M

      Yes, this should have been an option!

      • http://profiles.google.com/jimmyg21 James Goldsmith

        “Returning/ selling my current one so I can buy a new one” is an option. its listed as “yes, I already own one.” Waiting on the Asus for $250 is up there as “Waiting to see what 2012 has to offer.” which one did you miss?

        • Edwin M

          I was saying the Asus should be an option by itself. People are waiting for it to be released, not waiting for what else 2012 has to offer. People know of this and are just waiting for it to come out.

    • tjmonkey15

      This is what I’m doing too!  Selling my original Transformer (TF101) in preparation to potentially buy this smaller, cheaper (faster?) tablet.

  • http://twitter.com/NovembersDirge The Observer

    I bought a Toshiba Thrive for my son, and the Asus Transformer for my girlfriend. Still undecided as to what tablet i want to buy for myself. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/danstheman600 Daniel Sasson

    Gotta love my galaxy tab 10.1

  • http://twitter.com/aliaboalsaud Ali Aboalsaud

    Yes, and not looking to change it

    I have the Galaxy Tab10.1 and I would recommend it to anyone and everyone

    It’s a great tab and I don’t see myself changing it any time soon

  • http://twitter.com/GuyWithDogs Warrick Wilson

    I’m using a Nook Color with CM7 Stable. Which I share with my wife, and my mother-in-law plays Angry Birds on it once in a while. It’s surprisingly decent.

  • http://twitter.com/kepley thundercleese.

    Add “HP Touchpad” option please.

    • ssjnimma

      I agree… add HP Touchpad!! :P

      • http://twitter.com/Damn_ItsMike Mike C.™

        I was wondering the same…Does the HP Touchpad count as an android tablet even though it ships with a different OS.

        • Rampagedeluxe

          Are you running Android on it? Then vote yes. 

        • Anonymous

          How does the HP Touchpad count as an Android tablet when it’s a webOS tablet, though?

          That’s like saying Nokia is an ICS device because somebody out there is working on dual booting.

          • Jeff F

            If it can run Android, then it has the right to be classified as such.

          • Anonymous

            I… don’t think I can get behind that logic once you generalize it. So, as per my example, you’d consider Nokias to be Android devices?

      • Lang

        I third that…really enjoy my Cyanogen Touchpad.

        • Android Junkie

          I wouldn’t have been interested in a tablet until I was able to grab a TouchPad for $99.  Now I can’t imaging living without it.  I barely used it before switching to CM 7.

    • Abundis5555

      Touchpad Gang!

    • DroidOG

      Add an iPad 3 option. Quad core, LTE, 2048×1536 display, amazing battery life, best selection of tablet apps, backing of the most valuable company in the entire world. There really is no competition.

      • Jeff F

        lolz….dripping with troll bait

      • Anonymous

        Why  is there only Droid stuff on DroidLife?? I had the first Xoom and I was happy, but not smooth enough. Loved my Acer 7 inch, but to small. Then iPad 2 and I enjoyed it at first but…..the restrictions and endless fun things that I like to play with were not allowed and actually prohibited. I mean simple stuff like maybe I’d like to have a different keyboard as my default keyboard for a while. I thought it was harmless and fun and my money, but noooooo bad bad dtray. You vill toe der line.
        Some apps are $6.99 and up, but I found same ones in the app market for free or $1.99.  Nope, can’t do the lock-step and pay way too much for the “privilege” of making donations to the most valuable blah blah in the world.

        Now my transformer Prime was darn near Nirvana for me, Quad Core and ICS, but then I got to fondle the perfect and sexiest one of them all.  Xyboard 8.2

        To each his/her own and for my needs and desires, this is the best by far.

  • Anonymous

    I want a tablet, but it’s not really viable for me since I’ve got other priorities like a newer computer. I may be getting a Playbook if I can do Blackberry’s giveaway and that would hold me over until I get an Android tablet.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    Does my Kindle Fire even count? I mean, I feel a little guilty about voting “yes”.  Oh, how I long for Honeycomb or (better yet) ICS to be brought to the KF!

    • http://twitter.com/GuyWithDogs Warrick Wilson

      Sure it counts!

  • http://Twitter.com/eggoespada Eric Gonzalez

    I used to have the Galaxy Tab, and liked it a lot, but the software was unbearable. Honeycomb was really unpolished and laggy. Not to mention the poor app selection. I’m waiting to see Google’s own tablet and as soon as developers start making apps for the tablet ecosystem.

  • http://twitter.com/tyleralane Tyler Lane

    LOOOOVE my HP Touchpad running CM9. i would not have one if it wasn’t for the price point of the Touchpad when it went on the firesale.

    • Android Junkie

      I’d love to try CM9 on my TouchPad, but I NEED to have Netflix working.  I use it all the time.  Bummer…guess I just have to wait a bit longer.  Just wondering why you chose to jump on CM9 already.

  • Anonymous

    Q1: Yes.
    Q2: Yes, waiting to see what 2012 and 2013 and 2014 etc. have to offer.

    My Xoom made me a post laptop guy. At some point, I hope a Tablet makes me a post Windows guy.

    • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

      Looking forward to this too.

    • Anonymous

      I play way too many games on a PC to be post-Windows just yet.

      • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

        Understandable. I used to be big into PC gaming. Spent 4 years of life on WoW when it came out. I don’t know when it happened but I just don’t have time for gaming anymore. I’ve even tried to get excited about games lately but just don’t have the appeal they used to. I guess I’m getting old.

        • Anonymous

          ooh…our little Timoh is all grown up…snif, snif.. :’-]

        • Hi

          I know why you gave up pc gaming. It was either you got a life or a girlfriend or moved out of your mom’s house or became an adult or got a job or stop smoking weed or decided to get off your ass.

          • https://plus.google.com/114483312559013915960/ Timoh

            It wasn’t any of those things. When I quit playing I had a girlfriend that was playing too. I actually moved out of my dads house a week after graduating high school(long before WoW came around) and have been employed all but a month of my life since I was 16. I haven’t ever smoked weed, not that I care if anyone else does, it just never appealed to me.

            Video games are a hobby like anything else. Everyone is going to die in a short span of time(not a threat, haha. Just reality of life). It doesn’t matter what your hobby is. It wont make any difference when you’re dead.

            I have other hobbies now, and they aren’t any more or less important/impactful/meaningful/dignifying than other peoples’ hobbies. Just different.

    • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

      I am post windows too, its called linux 

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      My Xoom (that now belongs to my uncle) made me a post laptop guy too. Especially now that I have the Transformer Prime. Definitely no need for a laptop.

  • http://twitter.com/huntken Dick Fitzergood

    I have a Xoom, but I’m already looking for something a lot thinner, better screen, and faster…hmm Galaxy Tab 11.1″ might just do…