Motorola recently announced that their company has taken a hit with the poor sales of the Motorola Xoom. The company was projecting numbers that could have possibly rivaled the iPad 2 but with news that only 100,000 units have been sold, stock in the company has been dwindling far below what they had hoped for.
What the big question mark is now is if the poor performance of the Xoom will hurt other smart tablets that run on the Android operating system. The Motorola Xoom runs on the new 3.0 Honeycomb operating system and it has people debating whether the hefty price tag that comes with the Xoom is worth paying the price. Most are saying that this will definitely hurt the sales of future Android operated devices.
A review from Fortune Magazine and their website says that the Xoom has put a black eye on the Android powered system. They say that new Acer Iconia tablet will help ease the pain some with its very low price running Android, the thing is that they have a long way to go to match up with the iPad and Apple operating system.
'There is nothing in the Android market right now. It is has no tablet application and the operating system is buggy, unfinished, and has pain points that we have found to be troubling. Plus, the price is too high for their consumers and their commitments' said the report in Fortune.
A latest survey of consumers in Consumer Reports have shown that people have been complaining about the Honeycomb operating system and that this is part of the reason that the Xoom is lagging behind the iPad 2.