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    Motorola Xoom 2 review | The Verge

    6.2

    One of the odder moments in that Super Bowl Xoom advert was the scene where the iconoclast with the Xoom tablet opted to walk up the stairs while all the conformists rode the escalator alongside him. Well, that's the experience of using a Honeycomb tablet in a nutshell. You're choosing effort over ease, grind over grace.

    Motorola doesn't help matters by shipping software with even worse performance than we're used to from Honeycomb, and its few nice additions are buried under a mountain of lag. The Xoom 2 is built very well, fitting within a set of dimensions that would have been market-altering at this time last year and remain right on par with the leaders today. Its new IPS display is a triumph and the improved 5-megapixel camera brings tablet photography a great deal closer in quality to its smartphone brethren. The trouble is that all those good things are for naught if the software isn't good enough and, regrettably, that's exactly where the Xoom 2 finds itself. Android 4.0 may rejuvenate this tablet in a spectacular fashion, but until it does, the Xoom 2 is not an advisable purchase. If you must have a 10-inch Android tablet today, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime would be our top choice, followed closely by the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
    12-12-2011 02:33 PM
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