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  • Unboxing the Xoom

    As I indicated in another thread, I was looking for a Tablet for couch surfing purposes. I ordered the Xoom WiFi from Amazon.

    Got it in the mail today.








    Compared to a Nokia 770




    Dual-Core power!


    Oh God what is going on I don't


    I'm pretty sure these plane passengers are ****ed.




    And some photos I took with the Xoom rear facing camera:



    Today, you are the waves of the Pacific, pushing ever eastward. You are the sequoias rising from the Sierra Nevada, defiant and enduring.

  • #2
    Impressions?
    "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
    Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Asher
      Impressions?
      So far so good. At my initial start up it stuttered a few times(mostly when I was setting it up). After rebooting it has ran as smooth as butter. People on the Interwebs say that the sound isn't that good, but it sounds fine to me...maybe I don't know what Tablets are suppose to sound like? Likewise I'm not sure where the complaints about it being heavy comes from, I guess there are a lot of 98lbs weaklings out there.

      Currently encrypting the tablet(which takes about an hour).
      Today, you are the waves of the Pacific, pushing ever eastward. You are the sequoias rising from the Sierra Nevada, defiant and enduring.

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      • #4
        Encrypting it?
        "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
        Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Asher
          Encrypting it?
          Honeycomb comes with a native ability to encrypt the Data on the device, a pin has to be entered each time you turn it on if you encrypt it(whether or not you've checked the "lock screen with password" option).
          Today, you are the waves of the Pacific, pushing ever eastward. You are the sequoias rising from the Sierra Nevada, defiant and enduring.

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          • #6
            Some additional thoughts now that I'm at work and can't mess around with it:
            • Lots of Internet reviews say the screen seems super fingerprinty. I agree, I'll be getting a screen protector probably sometime this week
            • My Amazon Appstore apps follow me from device to device, much in the manner that my Steam games do. I am glad of this.
            • The keyboard I use(Swiftkey) is really only usable in portrait mode. Thumbkey seems to work better than the default keyboard in landscape mode.
            • Motorola bundled Dungeon Defenders and a couple dozen songs on the Xoom. Most of the songs were at least quasi-big name(Carrie Underwood, Wyclef Jean) but the only one I was interested in was the Oasis song. Since the default Android music player sucks I've been using Amazon's media player since it came out last week.
            • I really like the OS layout. The learning curve is a little steeper than a iOS device, even if you already have a Android Phone, but as I used it more and more this afternoon I grew to enjoy it in ways that are difficult to quantify
            • The Gmail app is absolutely steller
            Today, you are the waves of the Pacific, pushing ever eastward. You are the sequoias rising from the Sierra Nevada, defiant and enduring.

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            • #7
              The real question is how the hell you pronounce "xoom". How do you pronounce it, Lonestar?
              If there is no sound in space, how come you can hear the lasers?
              :(){ :|:& };:

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              • #8
                Xoom = Zoom
                "The issue is there are still many people out there that use religion as a crutch for bigotry and hate. Like Ben."
                Ben Kenobi: "That means I'm doing something right. "

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Asher
                  Xoom = Zoom

                  This.


                  Some annoying things: The Internets detect the browser as a mobile one, so they present mobile websites. I didn't even know pornhub had a mobile site. You have to fiddle with the settings to make sure you get full versions.

                  The apps on this thing are gorgeous, the Tegra 2 is definately showing its GPU roots. Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja are rendered gloriously, and PicSay Pro is awesome on it.
                  Today, you are the waves of the Pacific, pushing ever eastward. You are the sequoias rising from the Sierra Nevada, defiant and enduring.

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                  • #10
                    Neat. I am still looking forward to Galaxy S II though

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