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Old 04-02-2011, 01:00 PM
Craig Horlacher
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Default Still Only 50 Native Apps for Honeycomb

"50 apps is a pretty small number, and the actual total may be even smaller. The official Android online market, as well as other online message forums for Android enthusiasts, place the number of Xoom apps somewhere close to 50."

Ars Technica has a right up about the fact that after one month of the Xoom being released there are still only 50 native apps available for Honeycomb.  It's a good write up with some good points but I disagree with the overall theme.  The fact is, while most apps may not be optimized for Honeycomb many of those will work from my understanding.  Also, you still have a large screen for viewing photos, videos, web pages, documents, and books.  Besides that Android has the huge advantage of having Widgets which means you can actually view data from more than one services/source/app at a time.  To me this is something every tablet needs.  What good is a big screen if you can only ever look at one thing at a time.  I can not imagine being without that ability on my phone.  Anyway, check out the article and let me know what you think!  Does the lack of native apps bother you with the Xoom if you have one?  If you don't have one, is the lack of native apps keeping you from buying one?  On a side note I finally got to try out a friends Xoom a few days ago and thought it was great!  I was actually surprised because of all the bad things I had read about it.  Another friend has ordered one and I can completely understand why!  I love the size, the interface, and nothing crashed when I was playing with it.  Before I thought I would want a 7" tablet because I don't like the size of the iPad but to me, the Xoom felt great in hand.

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