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tripleevenfall writes "Clayton Morris reviews the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and finds it lacking, especially at the $400 price point, saying 'I can't in good conscience tell you to go out and spend $400 on this half-baked experience when the fully baked iPad experience can be had for just a few dollars more.'"
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Galaxy Tab 10.1 Judged 'No Match For iPad'

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  • fdsa (Score:3, Funny)

    by smileygladhands (1909508) on Friday June 17, 2011 @09:50PM (#36482250)
    Who is Clayton Morris?
    • Re:fdsa (Score:5, Informative)

      by rotide (1015173) on Friday June 17, 2011 @09:59PM (#36482298)

      Per Wikipedia:

      "Clayton Morris (born December 31, 1976) is a current co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend on Fox News Channel and a former co-host of the syndicated The Daily Buzz. In addition to his work at FNC, Morris runs a media consulting company called Action Now Consultant Group. Morris has also appeared as a guest host of CNET's Podcast The 404. Morris co-hosts a weekly podcast with childhood friend, professional wrestler Mike Quackenbush called The Grizzly Bear Egg Cafe. Every Friday Morris hosts Gadgets & Games on Strategy Room on the Fox website."

      In other words, a guy who has no credentials except media wanker. And he likes iPads.

      • Re:fdsa (Score:4, Interesting)

        by PopeRatzo (965947) * on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:19PM (#36482426) Homepage Journal

        Clayton Morris (born December 31, 1976) is a current co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend on Fox News Channel

        Which of course makes him eminently qualified to judge technology. I certainly, for one, will henceforth base all of my technology purchases on the opinions of Mr Morris.

        Morris runs a media consulting company called Action Now Consultant Group

        Ah, Marketing... what hath thou wrought, goddess?

        And anyone who dares to suggest that someone who is paid to use media to manage peoples' perception of things might be taking money to manage peoples' perception of things is a dirty liar, and I shall stand as Clayton Morris' champion to fight for his honour (which is almost certainly more than he's ever done).

        Fox News...you've got to be fucking kidding me. What's next, Steve Jobs' picks for the top handheld devices of 2011?

        Now, having gotten all that out of the way, can we please have the name of whoever selected a story for the front page of Slashdot based on the opinion of someone from Fox News' "Fox & Friends Weekend"? I would like to know who should henceforth carry the appellation, title, designation of "The Internet's Biggest Fucking Idiot, June 17, 2011".

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          by Anonymous Coward
          Huh? Why did you skip the part about him being their "Games & Gadgets" guy? I mean, not that being a TV personality that reviews gadgets necessarily makes a person qualified to do so, but it's not like it's uncommon for someone who reviews gadgets for a living to... well... review a gadget. Nor is it uncommon for these peoples opinions to make their way to slashdot. But suddenly everyone is shocked and appalled by this one?

          Or are you just flipping your shit because you saw the words "Fox News" s
        • by gilesjuk (604902)

          Why do you have to be a geek to judge technology?

          If anything, the "man on the street" test is often the best one and usability testing is always best done with a total beginner.

          Geeks will adapt to all sorts of ridiculously unusable and bad interfaces (command line? :)) but the general public won't.

    • by mwvdlee (775178)

      Are Fox reviews any more reliable than Fox news?

  • So what (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 17, 2011 @09:54PM (#36482262)

    Of all the different reviews of the 10.1 on the net why is this short, incomplete article from some-one i've never heard of so important?

    • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

      by poetmatt (793785)

      It's summed up more simple than that.

      This is a review on Fox News. That should sum up why this isn't even a story or legitimate article. Apparently fair and biased = let's have an apple fanboy review apple's competition.

    • Re:So what (Score:5, Informative)

      by The13thSin (1092867) on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:19PM (#36482428)
      How did this even get through the Firehose? Guess there are a lot more Apple fanboys on Slashdot then I thought... Even an Engadget review [engadget.com] would've been more in-depth and useful than this one... and that's saying something...
      • Actually, I take that back... go through the comments on the Fox site. The ridiculous amounts of negative feedback on the review more than makes up for the review itself. This should be posted in Idle though, like the joke that it is.
      • How did this even get through the Firehose?

        Apple + Fox News + anti-Android == lotsa ads served.

  • Terrible Review (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 17, 2011 @09:54PM (#36482264)

    My favorite part was how he said he didn't like it. I also liked how all 65,000 apps were junk. Methinks there's an apple in his pocket.

    • by artor3 (1344997)

      You got that last sentence backwards.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 17, 2011 @09:54PM (#36482266)

    Any reviewer who can say "Samsung has included about six apps of their own on top of the standard Android package. Subtract them and you're left with a bunch of shoddy applications that aren't really made for Honeycomb" and then never even discuss these apps is either a moron or an Apple fanboy. Since the review is on Fox News, I'd tend to the former. But I do tend to see this crap when ever somebody compares something to the iPad. One reviewer once said that the Blackberry pad was too small at 7" and then turned around and said another pad (I don't think it was the Tab, maybe the Zoom) was too large at 10.1". I do think Honeycomb is too soon and not ready, but these reviews are worse than useless.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by jamesh (87723)

      is either a moron or an Apple fanboy.

      ... but you repeat yourself

      • by musicmaker (30469)

        Oh, yeah, that's right cos linux is such a roaring success with consumers and clearly being a fan of the richest and most beloved tech company on the planet is stupid, a company that went from nothing to sacking the crown from Microsoft in ten years, whilst Linux was sitting on the sidelines doing nothing. Last I checked web-stats for my company's products, desktop linux was now lower than 'Other'. You can trash Apple fanboys all you want, but like most of the other mental masturbation in the open source

    • by Dracos (107777)

      ...either a moron or an Apple fanboy. Since the review is on Fox News, I'd tend to the former.

      In this case, the two are definitely not mutually exclusive.

    • One reviewer once said that the Blackberry pad was too small at 7" and then turned around and said another pad (I don't think it was the Tab, maybe the Zoom) was too large at 10.1".

      Have you considered that Apple did a bit a research when it came to selecting the screen size of the iPad and that other manufactures may simply be guessing or trying to offer something different (such as a smaller screen) or going with what is more marketable (16:9 aspect ratio) rather than what may be the most practical?

      • by green1 (322787)

        Have you considered that maybe there is no such thing as the "right" screen size, and that each individual person will want a different size screen?

        Personally I think the 10.1" screen is too small, and my ideal tablet would have a screen the same size as a standard A4 sheet of paper. Other people think 7" is too bit and want tablets with 4" screens because they fit nicely in any pocket. It all depends on your actual use of the device.

        Now I do have to agree however with the original poster that anyone who sa

    • by Vapula (14703)

      Well, I find the review quite insightful...

      When the first Android phones were out, you had lots of comparisons with the iPhones and reviews pointing at bugs and such...
      Now that Android phones evolved and got Better (both hardware and OS) than iPhone, iPhone fanboys keep using the "there are more apps on the iPhone" argument... it's the only argument that they have left...

      When the first bathc of android tables (think about the lots of asian epad, apad and such, not the galaxy tab), there were lots of bad rev

  • by bedouin (248624) on Friday June 17, 2011 @09:56PM (#36482280)

    This article sucked even by my nuthugging standards.

  • by MBCook (132727) <foobarsoft@foobarsoft.com> on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:01PM (#36482318) Homepage

    Ars Technica has a much more detailed review [arstechnica.com]. All and all, it sounds like a nice device if you don't want an iPad.

    The thing that struck me reading the review (and they commented on this very well) was just how much work seemed unfinished. A couple of times they mentioned "(blah blah blah) but Samsung says that will come in a future update." The amount of "it'll be here later" on the products launching lately seems horrible. How many features on the iPad were listed on the box and in the marketing material but didn't come out until a later software update? How many were there on the BlackBerry tablet? Even the Nintendo 3DS did this.

    • by fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:09PM (#36482362) Journal
      It depends on how you judge them, really.

      On the one hand, Apple is typically very unlikely to promise a given feature on the box and not ship it, or show of a prototype before it is already in production. If anything, they tend in the opposite direction, being as tight-lipped as possible about upcoming plans and publicly rubbishing product categories that they don't consider sufficiently mature.

      On the other hand, if you observe the history of changes in iOS devices since their debut, the number of features that started out missing(including minor niceties like cut and paste, and 3rd party applications that had been around for years on other platforms) and "came in a future update" is pretty large.

      Either way, Samsung is in sort of a bad spot, since playing catch-up makes what you haven't delivered yet much more galling for the potential customer.
      • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

        by 0123456 (636235)

        On the other hand, if you observe the history of changes in iOS devices since their debut, the number of features that started out missing(including minor niceties like cut and paste, and 3rd party applications that had been around for years on other platforms) and "came in a future update" is pretty large.

        Apple's approach seems to be to tell you that you don't need that feature and then release it later, whereas companies who can't get away with implying that their customers are idiots have to promise to release it later.

        • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

          by SuperKendall (25149)

          Apple's approach seems to be to tell you that you don't need that feature and then release it later

          Apple never says you "don't need something", they say they want to wait until they can do the feature well before they ship it.

          It's better to under-promise and over-deliver, than the reverse... you'll find that's true in all sorts of things.

          • by hitmark (640295) on Saturday June 18, 2011 @12:17AM (#36482902) Journal

            Huh? Jobs specifically said "people do not read" as a dismissal of ebook about a year before Apple launched a ebook section of their app store.

            • by node 3 (115640)

              Huh? Jobs specifically said "people do not read" as a dismissal of ebook about a year before Apple launched a ebook section of their app store.

              Huh? That's not what the person you replied to was saying. He wrote: 'Apple never says you "don't need something"', and he was replying to someone saying, "Apple's approach seems to be to tell you that you don't need that feature and then release it later"

              Jobs' quote about books is not him saying you "don't need it". Here's his quotes:

              “It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don’t read anymore."
              and
              “Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year. The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don’t read anymore.”

              This was about Kindle, claiming it wouldn't succeed. This was not him saying that the iPad shouldn't be used for books. In fact, it was used for books from day one.

            • by Andy_R (114137)

              When it's put in context that quote, and Apple's actions, make perfect sense. Steve Jobs was talking about Amazon's Kindle, and saying the concept of a device that does nothing but let you read books was flawed because the market wasn't big enough. The fact that Apple later gave away the Kindle's functionality as a free upgrade for the iPhone reinforces, not contradicts the point he was making.

          • Re: (Score:3, Informative)

            by Anonymous Coward

            Apple's approach seems to be to tell you that you don't need that feature and then release it later

            Apple never says you "don't need something", they say they want to wait until they can do the feature well before they ship it.

            It's better to under-promise and over-deliver, than the reverse... you'll find that's true in all sorts of things.

            Yeah, it's not like Apple ever said you didn't need 3G on your phone (since it would kill battery life) or how you don't need multitasking (since it would kill battery life), , or you don't need a front facing camera on your iPad (for no apparent reason). Oh wait, they did say all these things. They especially criticized 3G and multitasking.

            • by node 3 (115640) on Saturday June 18, 2011 @02:49AM (#36483388)

              The very things you wrote fit what SuperKendall wrote, not contradict it!

              Yeah, it's not like Apple ever said you didn't need 3G on your phone (since it would kill battery life)

              They *didn't* say you don't need it. They said it killed battery life. And it *DID*. Newer chips use less power. At the time, 3G phones tended to have awful battery life when 3G was enabled. Now they don't. Now the same is true of 4G phones. And then it won't be. Also, 3G wasn't widely deployed, just as 4G isn't yet either. But, just like 3G, it will be.

              or how you don't need multitasking (since it would kill battery life)

              And it does. Which is why Apple implemented a multitasking system which works well without leading to battery problems.

              And they never said, "you don't need multitasking".

              or you don't need a front facing camera on your iPad (for no apparent reason)

              And they never said you don't need a front facing camera.

              This is exactly what SuperKendall was saying. Apple doesn't go around saying, "you don't need this". They just don't implement something until they can do it well. 3G waited for better chips. Multitasking waited for a better task model. Front facing camera waited for FaceTime and simply just when the hardware was added.

          • by hedwards (940851)

            Which is why they never said that you don't need Flash?

        • by yarnosh (2055818)
          I have to side with Apple here. Sometimes it is not wrong to tell users that they don't really need a certain feature. Sometimes users don't know what they want/need. Software all too often gets bloated by wishlistitis.
    • by artor3 (1344997)

      Time to market is the number one consideration in consumer tech. Did the Windows 7 phones launch feature complete? Who knows? They were too late for anyone to notice.

    • by SeaFox (739806)

      The amount of "it'll be here later" on the products launching lately seems horrible. How many features on the iPad were listed on the box and in the marketing material but didn't come out until a later software update? How many were there on the BlackBerry tablet? Even the Nintendo 3DS did this.

      My solution to this is to simply not buy the product until the feature arrives (if it ever really does). Thankfully I am someone who can still think rationally enough to do this, unlike many people.

      I'd like to get a bluray player, and there are a couple LG models I'm particularly interested in. But I also want one that supports Hulu Plus. I know support for this is "coming soon". Well, LG, as soon as the support is present and working you just email me and I'm come look at your product again.

    • All and all, it sounds like a nice device if you don't want an iPad.

      This is really the pivotal issue for me. If I pay for a device I want to decide what I run on it. Apple's model is great for a software consumer, but not for a power user/developer like myself. The global market for a non-closed platform isn't as big as the Average Joe Consumer market, but it's there, and I'm sure it has a future too. Homogeneous systems are a Bad Thing anyway, it's good to have options.

  • Well, duh? (Score:4, Informative)

    by Gaygirlie (1657131) <gaygirlie&hotmail,com> on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:02PM (#36482322) Homepage

    If you want an iPad-like experience then OBVIOUSLY iPad is the way to go. Vice versa, if you want an Android experience Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a very good, solid choice.

    Sheer flamebait article.

    • by fidget42 (538823)
      What do you buy if you just want a good tablet experience? Most people don't want an iPad or Android experience.
    • The thing is, at the moment, why would anyone want an Android experience except for diehard Android geeks?

      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by TUOggy (1253848)

        The thing is, at the moment, why would anyone want an Android experience except for diehard Android geeks?

        There are a lot of non-Android geeks who prefer an Android tablet over an iPad, despite the bugs, and the lack of shipped features.

        I bought a Xoom after it came out, and I am much happier with it than I was with the iPad. This is due to the fact that many of the websites that I visit have not been optimized for the mobile Safari, and either didn't look good, or simply didn't work at all.
        One of the other things that really bothered me about the iPad was Apple's stranglehold over the App market. Yes, i

        • I've had an iPhone since the first one came out. .... It's just a phone with some extra features.

          You make calls on your iPhone?

        • by node 3 (115640)

          There are a lot of non-Android geeks who prefer an Android tablet over an iPad, despite the bugs, and the lack of shipped features.

          [citation needed]

          Android tablet sales have been abysmal. Maybe you are using a different definition for "a lot" than the common one?

        • I bought a Xoom after it came out, and I am much happier with it than I was with the iPad. This is due to the fact that many of the websites that I visit have not been optimized for the mobile Safari, and either didn't look good, or simply didn't work at all.

          I'd rather have what I consider to be a better product, then put pressure on the sites to get with the times. I only occasionally have problems with mobile Safari, and each time it wasn't that important and the site was poor designed and developed to b

      • The thing is, at the moment, why would anyone want an Android experience except for diehard Android geeks?

        One word: iTunes.

        Speaking for purely my circle, I know a good number of people who outright refuse to buy iAnything because of the lockdown and the iTunes requirement. Some object because they are Linux users and Apple's well known thoughts of iAnything and Linux. Others object because they don't want to drop several hundred bucks on a device and then be told how they can and cannot use it. Others just don't want the damned hassle of having to hook their tablet to their computer so iTunes can play with it.

        T

    • Re:Well, duh? (Score:5, Interesting)

      by AmberBlackCat (829689) on Friday June 17, 2011 @11:19PM (#36482706)

      I haven't read the article and don't care to. But I'd like to note, my guy wanted to avoid the iPad and was all for Android. He tried some Viewsonic tablet. He had problems with the screen quality and the pressure-sensitive screen instead of a capacitive screen. And other general problems. Then he tried an Archos 70. He had problems with the sound and viewing angles, and some weird overheating issue. Then he got a Motorola Xoom. The memory card slot has an I-O-U on it, promising it will work one day even though the package says it has a memory card slot now. He also said it was slow to respond and had a dark screen. Finally he got an iPad. While it's not perfect, he's finally happy. All the while, his Android phone is flaking out.

      So maybe the article is bad. But it is possible Apple has the best tablet, at least for some people, even if they're biased in favor of Android.

      • I haven't read the article and don't care to. But I'd like to note, my guy wanted to avoid the iPad and was all for Android. He tried some Viewsonic tablet. He had problems with the screen quality and the pressure-sensitive screen instead of a capacitive screen. And other general problems. Then he tried an Archos 70. He had problems with the sound and viewing angles, and some weird overheating issue. Then he got a Motorola Xoom. The memory card slot has an I-O-U on it, promising it will work one day even though the package says it has a memory card slot now. He also said it was slow to respond and had a dark screen. Finally he got an iPad. While it's not perfect, he's finally happy. All the while, his Android phone is flaking out.

        So maybe the article is bad. But it is possible Apple has the best tablet, at least for some people, even if they're biased in favor of Android.

        I feel bad for your guy that his entire Android tablet experience was the Gtab, Archos 70 and Xoom. The Gtab does have terrible viewing angles and the Archos 70, much like Archos the company, is a pile of garbage. The Xoom was/is overpriced and half baked. I'm happy he likes his iPad though it is unfortunate he got it before the Asus Transformer or even Acer Iconia came out.

        This to me illustrates the single problem with anyone getting all hopped up on Android tablet issues. Until the Xoom there really weren

    • Vice versa, if you want an Android experience Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a very good, solid choice.

      What is the "Android Experience"? Since so many vendors customize it, how can you say there even is one?

      Or is the "Android Experience" a euphemism for a monk-like desire for a tablet with only a browser and contacts and nothing else to distract the mind?

    • by fermion (181285)
      This is what many people are saying. The problem is that firms keep designing things that act like IPads, instead of thing that act like something different. What this different thing would be I don't know, but it has to be more different than simply a open App Store.

      One thing that is different is the chrome book. The idea of a minimal machine with data storage off site is interesting. That this machine would cost as much as a laptop with storage, and would require at least an equal amount in yearly f

    • by rolfwind (528248)

      If you want an iPad-like experience then OBVIOUSLY iPad is the way to go. Vice versa, if you want an Android experience Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a very good, solid choice.

      WTF?

      I can see a "PC experience" or "OS X" experience because there are different programs (PC has more games), significantly different ways of interacting with it, or adminstering it, but iOS and Android pretty much have the same apps, so in the end, you're just looking for the best tablet.

      Not to mention the tablet market (of the type Apple intr

  • Engadget Review (Score:5, Informative)

    by Nikkos (544004) on Friday June 17, 2011 @10:03PM (#36482326) Homepage
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/08/samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-review/ [engadget.com]

    They griped about no SD card slot, but gave it a 8/10. I'd trust them a hell of a lot more than Clayton Morris...
    • I'd trust them more too, but I trust them a hell of a lot less now that most of their best writers have moved on thanks to AOL and its policies. Quite a few of them ended up at thisismynext.com while they wait for the thing they're working on to get finished up so they can start on it proper. Even so, thisismynext gave it an 8/10 as well.

    • by torako (532270)
      They give an 8/10 to everything, though (well, *extremely* bad product get 7/10 and absolutely outstanding ones 9/10).
  • "Slashdotters reviews the Clayton Morris review of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and finds it lacking, especially at the 400-word word count, saying 'I can't in good conscience tell you to go out and spend 14 seconds on this half-baked experience when the fully baked experience can be had for just a few seconds more.'"

    No, I didn't RTFA, I just read the first 10 comments on this story and felt like being a little snotty.
    • The most I got out of it was: It's new and missing apps. Well, Android Honeycomb tablets are relatively new. They will get more apps later as time progresses.
  • Coincidentally, I was just playing with one at Best Buy today, and I have to say that it doesn't suck nearly as much as other iPad competitors. But that's somewhat damning it with faint praise. The interface is still much more sluggish and choppy than an iPad. The screen still doesn't feel nearly as precise. Given that the price is the same as the iPad, there really isn't any reason not to get an iPad, unless you really just hate Apple. Yes, it does run Flash (and the Flash ads work very well), but other than that, I didn't see anything it did that the iPad didn't do better. And they STILL haven't figured out that widescreen sucks for this form factor because it makes portrait orientation useless.

    That said, it doesn't give nearly the "They have got to be kidding me with this piece of crap" feeling that previous attempts at iPad competitors give (like the Playbook, for example. My GOD what the hell were they thinking? Absolute garbage.)

    • The screen still doesn't feel nearly as precise.

      Christ, that's horrible. The iPad screen feels extremely imprecise to me; I can't imagine one that's worse.

      • by jedidiah (1196)

        Sounds like a little fanboyism creeping in: criticize one product for the same thing you ignore in another.

        I would put the main Android disadvantage in general at this point to 3rd party apps. Although stock features on Android devices tend to be better than their PhoneOS counterparts in some ways.

        • by torako (532270)
          I agree, but third party apps are *the* reason to get a tablet. On a phone you can get away with a lackluster third party app selection, because, well, it's a phone first. With tablets, getting the hardware of a competing device right is one thing, but the really hard part is having a software ecosystem as good as Apple's. I don't Android is there yet (and sadly, I don't think any of the Android manufacturers or even Google are putting up any effort to change that).
      • I don't know what IPad you're using, but that's one of the things that impresses me about it.
      • by jo42 (227475)

        The iPad screen feels extremely imprecise to me

        Wipe the cheesy poofs goop off of your fat stubby fingers and try again.

    • by PRMan (959735)
      The Asus Transformer has the same IPS screen as the iPad, if you want the precision.
  • Anybody noticed that text under their logo on that site? The review was like the very opposite..
    • by artor3 (1344997)

      You must not be familiar with how Fox works. "Fair and balanced" is a slogan, not a description. Similar to how McDonald's could start calling themselves "the healthy choice", only for some reason people take Fox seriously.

    • So fair and balanced would be where the reviewer raves about how awesome the Android tablet is while ignoring its shortcomings?

  • Subtract them? (Score:5, Interesting)

    by superdave80 (1226592) on Friday June 17, 2011 @11:11PM (#36482656)

    FTFR:

    ...Samsung has included about six apps of their own on top of the standard Android package. Subtract them and you're left with a bunch of shoddy applications...

    What the hell does that even mean? Why would you 'subtract them'? If they suck, say so. But to just toss out a part of the product and say what's left is bad is just moronic.

    There are a bunch of other Android apps, of course -- 65,000 of them or so -- but very few quality ones, and there are very few application developers who are really sinking their teeth into this platform at this to date.

    So, there are 65,000 apps, but few developers? Also, he keeps going on and on about apps, but doesn't give a single example of what is wrong with even one of those apps, or what critical apps are missing. Who let this guy on the internet?

    • Well it's one thing to complain that phone developers haven't upscaled their UIs to a Galaxy's larger dimensions. Some of this would've been necessary for iPad?

      Totally insulting to label their work 'shoddy', on the other hand.

    • Yeah, his numbers seems a bit wonky. There are closer to 200,000 Android apps at this point, not 65,000, so he clearly got his numbers mixed up.

      That said, there are about 65,000 iOS apps designed specifically for the iPad (or, at least there were, as of a few months ago), as compared to just a few hundred that are designed for tablets running Android. That's really the number he should have been citing if he chose to cite one.

  • I have nothing against Apple, in fact I love the Macbook Pro, but this is definitely a biased review. I bought a tablet a few months ago, and I set out for the store fully intending to buy an iPad2. After comparing all the tablets on hand, I came home with the Motorola Xoom. Honeycomb is awesome, and the hardware kills the iPad in every department. It also runs Flash, very well. You can jump on the bandwagon and bash Flash and pretend you don't need it, but the fact is that Flash is a very useful tool when
  • Many of the Android tablets are having trouble decoding H.264 at main profile without dropping frames. There seems to be some real systemic problem with these (iPad and even iPhone 4 have no such trouble).

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