Photo: Asa Mathat, All Things Digital
Well, Walt says the Xoom is better “in certain respects, though it lags in others” than the iPad but that doesn’t really matter because the iPad 2 is right around the corner, so it doesn’t really make sense to buy it now. Also, it’s expensive.
- Honeycomb (the version of Android especially for tablets) is great; it’s really polished and a fine contender to iOS;
- The device overall is good, with a great screen, roughly the same size as the iPad, and front and back cameras.
- Flash doesn’t work;
- The battery is weak (7 hours on full usage versus 11 for the iPad).