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I would keep the one you got. Otherwise you should have sold your iPad a week ago as the value just dropped with the iPad2. I think you can get maybe $400-$450 for yours now. So take that and upgrade so is $150 worth it to upgrade.

Simplicity and locked down? That's what makes the iPad so great and popular. You can always jailbreak if you want to live life dangerously and rebelliously. Even though iOS has got the Android app market beat 6,500:1, doesn't necessarily make it better, just means there's more crap out there but there are a lot of quality apps out there and many of them are free too.
Yup it is worth the upgrade to me, i cant wait to see what developers do with the A5. I hope they redo games like pocket legends and other apps to fully utilize A5.
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What exactly can the iPad do that the Xoom can't?
You have that question backwards



Ipad 2 = no flash, 720p, no HDMI, no USB, smaller resolution, ect

I personally will be buying a Xoom. Apps will come in time. Adroid is growing fast. No flash is a big turn off to me.
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App count is not pointless at all. If Xoom has less than 100 tablet apps then what is the point? There is none, software is what is killing the android tablets right now. Both Xoom and iPad 1/2 can do all the same stuff. Thats why i created this thread and then i found out the software issue was extremely worse than i though (100 tablet apps not enough for me).


If you can't give me an example of something the iPad can do that the Xoom can't that argument is invalid.


Also, pretty much every Android app on the market scales with DPI. You aren't going to get that 4x zoom crap you get with iOS. Regular "smartphone" apps will actually take advantage of the increased space.
    
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If you can't give me an example of something the iPad can do that the Xoom can't that argument is invalid.


Also, pretty much every Android app on the market scales with DPI. You aren't going to get that 4x zoom crap you get with iOS. Regular "smartphone" apps will actually take advantage of the increased space.
If you would have read my post you would of noticed when i said they both can do the same stuff. Im just saying im buying a tablet for tablet apps not glorified smartphone apps.
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If you can't give me an example of something the iPad can do that the Xoom can't that argument is invalid.


Also, pretty much every Android app on the market scales with DPI. You aren't going to get that 4x zoom crap you get with iOS. Regular "smartphone" apps will actually take advantage of the increased space.
Android apps are just like iOS apps in that they use images for most of the graphics, not vectors. Plus, there are 65,000 DEDICATED, apps JUST for the iPad, if you were to consider all the ones for the iPhone too (including many of them that were built for the the retina display, which isn't THAT much lower than the iPad) than there is like 400k apps to choose from.

Without a doubt, iPad can do more things. There's a App to play flash on websites.

Neither screen is 1080p, so why in the world would 1080p playback matter?

There's a dongle for 1080p hdmi output.
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Why xoom is better http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-...Xoom-685496/1/

The slightly larger display

It might be a few factions of an inch difference, but it’s important for consumers to consider that the Motorola Xoom has a slightly larger display than Apple’s iPad. The Xoom features a 10.1-inch screen, while the iPad comes with a 9.7-inch display. On paper, that might not seem like much. But when one holds the devices in their hands and compares them, it’s quite noticeable. The extra screen real estate comes in handy when viewing video or surfing the Web. Keep that in mind.

Upgrade to 4G

Motorola’s Xoom currently only offers customers the ability to connect to Verizon’s 3G network when they’re away from home. However, Motorola Mobility has said that it will offer a free upgrade to 4G in the coming months. After that upgrade is in place, customers will be able to connect to Verizon’s ultra-high-speed network. Apple iPad 2 owners, on the other hand, won’t have that luxury. While Xoom owners will be surfing the Web at ultra-high speed, iPad 2 customers will be stuck on 3G.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb is promising

When Apple CEO Steve Jobs showed off the iPad 2 March 2, he said that the platform would come with iOS 4.3, an updated version of the mobile-operating system Apple launched last year. The Xoom, on the other hand, ships with Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb. That platform, which was unveiled this year, comes with a number of important upgrades, including a reworked design, much better browsing, improved multitasking, and several other features. Those who have gotten their hands on the platform say it’s a sizable upgrade over Android 2.2. Due to Google’s desire to make the operating system more desktop-like in its functionality, iOS 4.3 might look rather obsolete next to it.

Don’t believe the apps hype

Apple was quick to point out at its March 2 event that it has 65,000 iPad applications available to customers. The company said that the Android Market currently has about 100 applications available to tablet owners. However, Apple failed to point out that more and more developers are moving to Android to bring their applications to tablets. Over time, the discrepancy in mobile applications won’t be nearly as great as Apple would like users to believe. It’s a problem now, but it won’t be a major issue by the end of the year.

The superior browsing experience

There’s no comparing the browsing experience on the Motorola Xoom to that of the iPad 2. Apple’s iPad 2 comes with the same, basic Mobile Safari experience customers have grown accustomed to. Apple’s iOS 4.3 improves browsing a little by increasing surfing efficiency, but it does nothing to answer the vastly improved Chrome browser in Honeycomb. Not only is surfing much faster than in previous versions of the software, but the software has real tabbed browsing, like users would find on the desktop. It also has Google’s Incognito Mode, auto-fill options, and many other services typically found in desktops. Simply put, it’s the best mobile-browsing experience on the market.

Where’s the advantage?

A quick glance at the basic specs of both the Xoom and the iPad 2 reveals no sizable advantages for Apple. Both devices come with a dual-core processor, have dual cameras, and offer WiFi and 3G connectivity. Both platforms record video, snap photos and support video conferencing. In other words, the key features are basically the same. The iPad 2’s most important advantage might simply be that it comes from Apple.

The extra ports matter

The Xoom comes with an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port and USB port for customers to pump video out of the device, connect other devices and more. The iPad 2, on the other hand, lacks those ports. Apple said that it will sell an HDMI-out adapter, but that costs customers an additional fee that they shouldn’t have to pay. After all, considering how much users are spending on a new tablet, wouldn’t an HDMI out and USB port be expected?

With Apple you pay for the name. Same goes for the laptops. Twice as much for the same specs on a pc. The mac os is great if your twelve and you like everything nice and easy.
Edited by Krymore - 3/7/11 at 8:53pm
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This thread is honestly pointless.

You are asking people to compare two devices that have completely different target audiences. On the one hand you have an Apple Ipad, for those people who don't quite understand technology, or just do't want to and on the other you have an Android tablet which screams customization and longs to be held by a computer geek, metaphorically speaking. Android tablets are just getting their feet wet, while the Ipad has been out for close to two years now. Android is not a hard OS to understand, but when you compare it to an Ipad which is made to be simple... then yeah it is a bit of a learning curve, but seriously? that is your excuse?

I don't know about you, but I would much rather have a rooted Xoom with custom firmware that I can put an SD card into full of blu-rays and watch them on a high def screen. I mean come on, have you actually watched HD content on a Xoom? It is beautiful.

Does apple make nice looking hardware? Yes. Do they cheap out on components? Definitely... Have you heard that the Ipad 2 has 256mb of ram?

Everything with Apple is simplicity, everything is stripped down, and locked down. The Ipad 2 doesn't even have an SD card slot, Apple had to have heard the public complaining, and yet they choose to release a "next-gen" tablet without one. "Oh but it is so pretty, and it has an Apple logo on it", that is what they want you to say.. Apple has an amazing marketing strategy, and I definitely have respect for that.

Another poster mentioned that more and more developers are switching over to Android, and I can understand why. Two words.. OPEN SOURCE, give the public what they want. Seriously though, who is going to use 65,000 apps? Give the android tablet market a little bit more time to come up with some apps and I guarantee you they will have an app to do anything that you want.

Don't get me wrong, an Ipad has it's uses.. but it is definitely not for me. I personally joined this forum because I like to tinker with computers, and I care about customization. If all you are looking for is a "magical device" -Steve Jobs, then by all means.. go get an Ipad 2, but if you are like me, and you want a device that is going somewhere.. well then I think you know the answer.

I guess I am pretty biased after-all, I wasn't trying to be going into this post.. HONEST.

In about a month or two, Sams Club will be stocking the WIFI-Only Xoom for $539, and you can bet your arse that I will be there to buy one when they do.
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This is a very good and thorough review of the XOOM: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/revie...rola-xoom.ars/

The specs of the iPad 2 and the Xoom are nearly identical. The Xoom has a few mostly unimportant specs that are better than on the iPad 2, and if you've got some niche use for those things then perhaps that's the slate for you, but for the most part they're not more valuable than say, having more battery life, or having a lighter device, or using your preferable OS.

You can argue all day and night long that the Xoom's 1GB of RAM is better than the iPad's 2 512MB's of RAM, but you don't really know how much RAM each OS needs. I don't know about Android 3.0, but there would be little gain in having 1GB of RAM on the iPad 2.

If you need an HDMI port, USB port, Micro SD card slot, or higher mega-pixel cameras with dual LEDs, then go get the Xoom if it matters that much to you but don't flaunt it as some amazing reason why the Xoom is better than the iPad 2. Don't get me wrong, they're certainly pluses (to those who'd use them often) but it isn't anywhere near important as processing power (I.E, single vs dual-core) or battery life, etc.

And, those little things aren't anywhere near as important as which OS it runs. Some might prefer Android, others iOS, for varying reasons.

Personally, I'd stick with the iPad 2. It's got more apps available to it, and I've already got like 40+ iPad games as well as many other apps. It's thinner, lighter, and has more battery life.
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