Motorola Xoom :: Family Edition Does NOT Work With Accessories
Dec 8, 2011
I Just bought the Xoom Family Edition and it is a great tablet for the price.I wanted a dock for a boost in the speakers and to charge the tablet.I purchased the Xoom HD Speaker Dock - it's the same product right? just the Family Edition is a little scaled back.They have moved the USB and HDMI ports so it will not work with the XOOM docking stations. There is absolutely NO mention of this in the XOOM accessory descriptions (shame on Motorola).They need to fix the product description ASAP and note in BOLD that the XOOM accessories do NOT work with Xoom Family Edition.will the Family Edition tablet work with the Xoom 2 dock and accessories?Will they make a doc for the family edition?
I have original xoom and xoom family edition. On original xoom there is a huge choice of locales and interface languages that i could use. For example i could easily set it up to use Russian everywhere in the menus and whatnot. But on family edition the choice is very trimmed. How can add full russian localization to it?
getting a bit frustrated about family edition being trimmed...
So I have noticed that my Xoom Family Edition has just powered itself off randomly a few times.I go back to the tablet to wake it up, but it is fully powered off. My battery is charged. This has happened about 3 or 4 times since owning it for 3 days.
Does Motorola's product roadmap for the Xoom Family Edition include plans to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or will it primarily be focused on Android 3.1+?Are there current near term plans for an upgrade to 3.2?
Has anyone had any success with using Wifi that required user certificates? I'm trying to get my Xoom to connect to the corporate network (EAP-TLS) and followed the instructions for the IPad and imported my certificated into Android correctly. But when I connect, it hangs at the connecting state for minutes, before finally giving up.
How exactly does it work? Is it different from the family plan with normal phones. Right now I have an IPhone 3g and my wife has a basic cell phone added onto my plan as an extra line for $9.99. Would this stay the same if we BOTH were to get the new IPhone, and the only thing extra to pay for would be an extra $25 a month for the data plan for her phone? I'm just looking for a break down of how the IPhone family plan works, not sure if there is a combined family data plan or if you pay for each individually. Any info on this would be appreciated, AT&Ts site isn't very clear.
I recently purchased a Motorola Xoom and i've been trying a couple of different apps for Twitter on my Xoom the regular Twitter app doesn't seem to work for me on my Xoom and the Tweetdeck App doesn't move or turn on all screens when i move my Xoom.
i tried connecting my fe to my tv tonight to watch netflix. it doesnt work for me. the video freezes up and i only hear the sound. all other aspects of hdmi out works. i can watch my movies i copied to the device or taped using the onboard video camera on my tv, Internet, etc. i was just curious if my netflix problem is a known issue or limitation?
I got the 3.2 upgrade for my 3G Xoom a week or so ago; I understood that when the upgrade came, it would work with SD cards just like the WiFI-only Xoom upgrade. Today I stuck a SanDisk micro SD into the slot, and I got an option in "Settings" to mount the SD, but it won't mount. Neither will computer (Vista OS) recognize an SD, nor will it create a Xoom Media section in computer file explorer when Xoom is connected by USB as the Motorola help site describes; all I get is the original Xoom folder that I had pre-3.2.
When I uprgraded my Xoom wi-fi to ICS, Amazon Prime videos became totally unviewable. I almost gave up ever being able to use the Xoom for viewing streaming videos again. Then I read, on this forum, that Adobe had upgraded Flash and that now the videos should be okay. I have since watched bout 4 or 5 videos and they were very smooth without a single hiccup or sign of dropped frames. However, I tried to watch "Explorers" and it is totally unviewable with jerky sound and blocky video. I tried restarting it several times with no change. Then I picked a different video, also on Amazon Prime, and it worked fine.
Sometimes when scrolling Pulse News Reader, things like emails, etc. the screen seems to freeze. I have to use multiple fingers or put device to sleep and awaken to continue scrolling with a single finger.
I downloaded three different file shareing apps on my Xoom and I can't get any of them to work. Then I downloaded a ping app and I noticed that I can't ping any devices on my network even tough I'm conected to the internet just fine. I've looked at all the blogs and can't figure this one out.
All i see in the router status under attached devices is:140:FC:89:21:1A:73the 1st -- is supposedly the device name, the second -- is supposedly the IP....neither ever show up and the xoom constantly loses data connection even though it says its connected.fortunately for me, i'm only stuck with this pile of junk 2 more days but it seems like a major issue to me, probably in netgears firmware.