What To Know Before You Buy An Xoom (4/5/2011)
So your on your way to the Verizon store to pick up a flashy new Xoom tablet, but before you blow $599 or $799 there are a few thing root and non root users should know.
Before you head out to grab ur self one of these 10in Dual Core beasts you should know:
*You will not have the V-Cast market so if you pay for TV apps like I do one the ThunderBolt 4G you will not be able to use them.
*There is no offical or working Netflix app and if you have a Account with them you will not be able to stream movies using the browser.
*Blockbuster app dose not support our screen size or Android 3.0
So what dose this mean your thinking? You will not be able to watch TV or Movies on Xoom!
I know it hurts but there's more.
So your thinking humm the Samsung Galaxy Tab supports swype so at least that's something good I have to look forward to right.
Oh so wrong Swype dose not support swype Yet. I don't know if they will support xoom later but as of now no swype.
There is no SD Card support yet but an update to 4G LTE is sopose to enable this.
Motorola is not finish with the 4G update yet but when they are your gonna have to mail the Xoom back to Motorola for the software and hardware update. Although Motorola will pay for the shipping and handling your gonna have to go Six days with out you Xoom while they update it. It could be longer depending on shipping. Motorola claims they will not deny the update to root users but if they can not install the software they will send it back with just the hardware update. I myself will be unrooting anyway before I Send it back.
Oh yea and no SD card support means no coustme recovery.img.
That means we will have very limited development for a while and only development that don't require flashing such as kernels will be created as of now. But don't worry guys when HTC release the flyer tab we will have the sense for tablets ported by me.
So lets just hope we have a recovery by then.
Also I wouldent expect Souce code to be released until sometime after the update for obvious reasons.
So if your still making ur way to buy this device know what what your getting and getting into.
Over all it is an amazing device.
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