First impressions with the Motorola Xoom 2

Hi guys Chris here,
I’ve been testing out the Motorola Xoom 2 for this project. Having only used an ipad as a tablet computer and never having owned an android phone my main concern when i received this tablet was whether or not I would be able to use it as smoothly as I would with an iOS tablet.

So far I have found it to be fine, although I think a iOS is an easier interface to use, especially if you are unfamiliar with tablets. However, since getting the tablet I have become much more suited to the operating system. The main problem I had at first was having difficulty setting up my university email on it.
There are certainly benefits to the Android operating system, such being able to switch between apps easily. It is also good to be able to watch flash videos. Also, I like using Evernote to make lecture notes, since anything I write can then be accessed by my phone or laptop. Although I don’t think I take better notes than if I had written them by hand.

For the tablet itself, I do like the feel of it and think that it looks good. However, I dislike that the power button is next to the volume ones, so that I often press the wrong button. The case is also bulky and not effective at acting as a stand. The battery life is long enough but I think that charging it takes longer than it should. The speakers are good though and so are the two cameras. I have also found typing tougher than if I were using a keyboard, but I have got better since I started.

Therefore, so far I do like this tablet computer, and I look forward to seeing how comfortable I can become with it. Although I am still not sure whether it is making me more productive for note-taking and participating in the course.

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