08/14/2011, 07:19 PM
Thanks for all the "welcomes"!
I bought the Xoom shortly after launch, for the simple reason that it's not an iOS device, and I want an alternative to iOS. For me, the closed ecosystem is too restricting, and while jailbreaking is good, it still really left the technology in control of the experience, rather than the user being in charge.
I stayed with the Xoom for about two months, but Moto and Google's handling of the promised SD card enablement really started to grind on me. That, plus the washed out screen on the Xoom led me to the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
I wanted to like Android, and still do want to like it. It just seems very "half baked" to me, from the UI to a lot of the apps that are optimized for tablets. Given the level of fragmentation, I personally don't see this changing anytime in the near future. I finally gave up on Android a few weeks ago, at least in its tablet incarnation. It's just not there yet, and neither are a lot of the apps. Just my opinion, not looking to open a can of worms or start a flame war.
HP/Palm and Apple have the right idea - a consistent OS on one manufacturers hardware platform. The WebOS presentation layer is a thing of beauty, and the real multi-tasking is killer. Apps look good and function as promised, especially considering this is the first iteration in tablet form for some of them.