7 ways the Xoom is better than iPad 2
How the Android tablet beats the iPad into a cocked hat
By Wayne Rash | Network World US | Published: 17:03, 18 March 11
We got our hands on a Xoom and the iPad 2 and matched them up in a battle of the hot tablets. iPad 2 is the reigning champ and its second generation product is clearly a bit more polished and fully baked than Xoom. But the Xoom has some exciting features that make it a worthy challenger. Here are seven ways the Xoom is better than the iPad 2.
Xoom has a better rear facing camera
Even though both products now have front and rear facing cameras, none of them are very good. The camera on the front of the Xoom is really useful only for videoconferencing and even then the picture can be grainy, and the fixed focus lens can result in blurry images. However, Xoom's rear facing camera is a 5-megapixel device that delivers reasonably clear images. This is better than the camera on the iPad 2, which produces low resolution grainy images no matter which camera you're using, front or back.