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Topic # 83363 15-May-2011 07:34
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What are people's thougts? Does anyone know if or when the xoom will get 3.1?

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  Reply # 469197 15-May-2011 07:35
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Sorry, if the A500 will get 3.1!?

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  Reply # 469204 15-May-2011 08:56
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don't know about the updates, but I have played on both and prefer the Xoom. Just feels smoother.
The acer is still damn nice though.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 469218 15-May-2011 10:02
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I think I'd go the Xoom out of those two.




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  Reply # 469274 15-May-2011 13:41
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Is the xoom available over the counter in NZ?



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  Reply # 469307 15-May-2011 15:27
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No but you can easily import it

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  Reply # 469320 15-May-2011 15:48
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How about the ASUS Transformer?




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  Reply # 469339 15-May-2011 16:49
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I think that the full sized usb port that the acer has wins it for me, its like a phone having a 3.5mm over a 2.5mm headphones jack, proper size is just better.

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  Reply # 469361 15-May-2011 17:46
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I have had my A500 (32gb) for a week and I'm quite impressed with it. Very snappy performance and movies and video run really well on a very bright 1280 by 800 screen. Syncs well with gmail and the social network integration is very smooth if you like that stuff. Still getting used to the browser which is like a skinny chrome and may try opera. Have some issues with using a micro SD card (pinched from my Nokia E71) until I formatted it again on my PC. USB connectivity is fine and I managed to get a bluetooth snyc to some no brand headphones my daughter has.

I have not tried the HDMI output yet as it is not bundled with a micro HDMI cable. I see they have some on trademe for $12 so might give it a try sometime.

I won't be giving up my laptop soon but the battery life (I had 8 and a half hours straight and some left) is great and it is easy to hold in either landscape or portrait. 

I read somewhere on androidforums.com that 3.1 should (not will) be released to other devices in a few weeks. I understand the main benefit will be enhanced USB connectivity. There are not a huge number of apps written for Honeycomb yet in the Android market place and some of the older apps look a bit odd. The purpose built apps really make use of the bigger screen,

I have not had a chance to use the motorolla tablet but I believe it is quite a lot dearer. Feature for feature I think the Acer is a pretty good buy especially the 16 GB model. I have not been an acer fan in the past but this device is seems solid. It also looks like they have a 2 year warranty which is a plus.

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  Reply # 469384 15-May-2011 18:30
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What is the browser like, is it able to do full desktop browsing? Mainly what's the flash quality and streaming video quality like? As this would be the main reason I would get one to replace a laptop when it comes to browsing.



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  Reply # 469389 15-May-2011 18:51
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Thanks for the mini review. re the asus transformer, it's too hard to source and I understand it has other issues. Xoom abd A500 seem best

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  Reply # 469395 15-May-2011 19:12
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Installed flash as soon as I got it as not bundled. have used it on all my usual sites and video plays very smoothly. load times seem marginally longer than on my laptop but that may be because I am using it with a weaker WiFi signal as i use it further from the router.
Flash rich sites are fine and I have not found any sites that behave any differently because i am using the tablet.
this post written on the A500.  



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  Reply # 469555 16-May-2011 11:28
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Handtec UK have the XOOM for 390 pounds now - very tempting!!

http://www.handtec.co.uk/product.php/4109/motorola-xoom-tablet-wifi-

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