iPad, iSchmad. I picked up a Motorola Xoom the other day, because I like the way Honeycomb looks, and I’m excited about the prospect of Android on a tablet.
Okay, I’ll admit it. Me and 4 other nerds camped out for it at our local Best Buy on its release day. It’s no iPhone event, that’s for sure. In fact, the store clerk didn’t even know what we were talking about at first.
But I got one! Wi-Fi only, because I already have a cell phone bill.
So far, there’s not a whole lot to say about it. It’s Android. On a tablet.
Of course there are widgets, and I LOVE WIDGETS. Widgets are a large part of my motivation to switch to Android.
Using some of my various reader software is pretty nice. It’ll be nicer when it’s more tablet-friendly.
I’m hoping that there’s a flood of tablet-friendly apps coming out soon. That would be great.
My other hope is that this will replace a lot of the gadgets I carry around with me.
One downside: I don’t like the charger. Once again, Motorola has eschewed a USB charger in favor of this tiny little 12V pin charger, which looks like it’s going to get bent. I’m sure of it.