So now that I'm reviving the blog, it's time to make some posts! Up first? Technology!
Anyone that knows me can tell you that I'm a technology junky. In the past, I would grab as many pieces of new tech that I could possibly get my hands on. Now that I have a few more expenses in my life I had to dial that back a bit :-) That doesn't mean that I've given up gadgets completely, though!
As an Android developer, I get to see and be a part of some really cool technology coming out from Google. Last Fall, I received a Logitech Revue Google TV complements of Google and have used it every day since. I also have an HTC Incredible Android phone that I use more than I'd like to admit. So, having fallen in love with those Android devices, I set my sights on the Android powered Motorola Xoom tablet.
I had been following the technology for some time and was extatic when I heard that the Xoom was finally launching. Having absolutely no desire to add any more expense to my monthly cell phone bill, I waited to pick one up until the wifi only version launced a few weeks later. In fact, I was the first person to pick one up from my local Best Buy!
I have had my Xoom for a couple of weeks now, and I don't think it has left my side once yet. It has a great screen size that is very easy to use and the on-sceeen keyboard allows me to write blog posts very easily. In fact, these last two posts have been written from the tablet. I've been able to tether it up to my Android phone as well for an always-connected experience that the small form factor of a phone just can't match.
There are sevaral tablet apps on the Android and Amazon App Marketplaces with many more coming. As a bonus, most of the Android 'phone' apps also work pretty well on the tablet. Angry Birds looks great on it :-P
Looking under the hood doesn't leave you wondering whether or not this tech is going to be viable a year down the road. With a dual-core 1 GHz processor and 32 GB of internal storage space, this is a device that am going to enjoy using for a long time to come.
I wasn't sure at first if picking up a Xoom was going to be worth it or not, but I can honestly say that it has changed the way I work and play on a daily basis.