Motorola XOOM — Xoom Still Best Android Tablet Around?

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Aug 9, 2011 11:55:04 AM

Is it still the best Xoom tablet around? I am looking into buying one, but there are so many options out there. The Xoom seems a bit outdated now, but it's still got the best review I think.

Any tips?

Aug 10, 2011 4:53:06 AM

I'm a Xoom owner and have nothing but great things to say about it. The price is now $100.00 cheaper then when I purchassed it. In what way is the Xoom outdated, just curious. When Honeycomb 3.2 was sent out to the masses Xoom wifi owners were the first to receive it. Sorry if I sound defensive I'm trying not to I'm just a big fan of my Xoom.

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Aug 10, 2011 9:43:43 AM

Well that's great to hear. With the number of new tablets hitting the market, the Xoom has been around for a while since March or so. So I meant outdated in relative Android terms. Do you have the wifi or 3G version?

Aug 11, 2011 10:25:48 AM

probably wi-fi at this point. don't feel like shelling out money for a 2 year contract. plus im usually either at work or at home - so i don't really need the 3g function. i can get all my emails and such on my android.

what's your experience been like? are you regretting getting the wifi versin?

Aug 11, 2011 1:16:01 PM

No same as you have wifi were ever I go with my tablet. I have a blackberry for when I'm out and about for emails and work. So far I really haven't taken the xoom outside of house at $600 I still kinda afraid to go to far with it. Go out in the backyard or take it in the car if I have to wait when getting my son, so far I don't miss 3G and again I have it with the work phone.

Aug 11, 2011 3:13:27 PM

Cool! well i am in the same boat as you. and i sure as hell won't be taking that thing with me camping or hiking so i think i've made up my mind on the wi-fi version. thanks for sharing!

Sep 22, 2011 2:11:51 PM

I have had the xoom since the wifi only version release. This is a great tablet. Great battery life, good weight, really great with Netflix. I was a little pissed at first because it took so long for the SD card slot to be activated but now it's all good. If anyone wants to buy the Xoom try costco because you'll have 90 days to return it if you decide it is not for you I caution you though, it is hard to put down.

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Sep 1, 2012 6:59:48 PM

Love my Xoom, got the WIFI only so I get updates quick, been running Jelly Bean for a while and I really luv it. I very rarely ever use my Lappy anymore, I've got a folding keyboard and use my Xoom to do everything from rdesktop into work to connect up to hardware via USB serial dongle. I also have a 64GB micro SD card so I have plenty of real estate. Heck when I crash out in bed I even watch Neflix. Also using a pair of Bluetooth wireless speakers it kicks out some great sound.

I did look at upgrading to the XYBoard but they removed the option for a SD card which was a deal killer for me.

Also IMO if you've got a data plan on your phone there is no need to get the 3G and have another data plan for your tablet, just tether it.

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