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  • pikatung - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    More Pen based input options Reply
  • sjankech - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    i gotta agree with this post. some form of pen based input would be awesome Reply
  • cknobman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more pen based input options as well Reply
  • Maethorr - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see wacom level pen imput, better security with two factor authentication options, better encryption options built in, the option to do multiple os boot/homebrew, bigger drives or dual drives with a ssd main drive and a hdd data drive. 8 hour min heavy workload battery life. I also want to see better resolution screens as well as more size choices i.e. a 10 inch with 720p or 1080p resolution would be really nice. Reply
  • sethiol - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    yes, this...I would also lik to see some docking options. I have been looking for something to mount in my car that could replace/ augment my head unit and this is getting closer and closer to computer touch screen in car that I can take with me Reply
  • hammer256 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Pen based solution for taking notes in PDF files would be sweet. Reply
  • thralloforcus - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Agreed, being able to type as well as write notes would be amazing, especially when taking notes on a presentation in meetings/classes Reply
  • jsegaert - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Agree... docking station & keyboard Reply
  • munky - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    A lightweight docking keyboard, similar to the Asus Transformer, only not necessarily with an extra battery. Reply
  • Machinaeist - Thursday, May 12, 2011 - link

    Why not the extra battery cant hurt¸<
    i'd even like to be able to swap it or remove it just like in a classic laptop
    Reply
  • DanaG - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Same here -- can't beat a real Wacom.
    I'd also like official support for running Ubuntu, with OpenGL. For me, Compiz is an essential part of my desktop experience.
    Reply
  • pennyfan87 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    super pixel density Reply
  • itpawn - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    I too would like to see better pixel density! Reply
  • zephyros - Friday, April 29, 2011 - link

    i always lose my pen :x Reply
  • orangerguy - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Yes pen input is needed, with pressure sensitive capability. Reply
  • ravisurdhar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Asus Eee Slate ftw! (But I'll take a Xoom if they'll give me one!) Reply
  • Stuka87 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    HP TouchSmart Tablets (I know, not a slate) have pen enabled touch which is pressure sensitive as well.

    But I would be cool to see it on a standard slate device as an optional input.
    Reply
  • Oniwaban - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pen input coupled with more powerful processors. i would love to be able to use the adobe suite with a pen straight on images. Reply
  • BB33 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    well if you win a free one I can live with its limitations lol. Reply
  • InfoTiger - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Me, too. Reply
  • acct22 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Free covers alot of sins. Reply
  • uncola - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pen input would be cool Reply
  • Highlyaniamted - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It should print money. Reply
  • getitgotitgood - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i concur. Reply
  • xixer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    agree. pen + more power. photoshop on a tablet would be sweet Reply
  • Ensign - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life would be great. Reply
  • RKO23 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I mostly care about battery life. Reply
  • chinadrum - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    free is the best price for me Reply
  • JDMTSX - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I agree battery life is key for any device Reply
  • AirAlex - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I agree pen input and battery life would be ideal! Reply
  • AndyPJ - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Amen. Longer battery life. Reply
  • Aikouka - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As long as that's created by not adding weight (more batteries) or using weaker components (to save on battery life), I'm all for it. Reply
  • TheStuck - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    photoshop would be cool!!! Reply
  • OR4NGE - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, the option to a photoshop type program would be a nice too for editing on the go. Reply
  • Riven98 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Guess I'll go along with the mob....pen input. Reply
  • phannae - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    illustrator on tablet would be great Reply
  • sivmac239 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like illustrator as well. Reply
  • xyllix - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Getting Illustrator on the Xoom would require Adobe to port it, which is obviously out of Motorola's hands. However, I wonder what the chances of getting one of the open source alternatives like Inkscape or Xara Extreme ported are. Reply
  • quadrivial - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love pen input. Reply
  • Celondil - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The tablet found a few days ago from Lenovo looks pretty solid as well. Keyboard dock plus pen? Seems like the perfect tablet to take to school. Reply
  • pres_pharm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be nice to have platform choice for pen input, handwriting recognition etc. I would like a choice other than Microsoft. Reply
  • zenom11 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It'll be nice to see how it compares to Asus Transformer, sure it's not like Xoom resembles atrix with docking station. Reply
  • lifeblood - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Ditto. Sometimes the finger is too big. Reply
  • fatpat268 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I have to agree. I want a wacom based solution (or something similar) so that I can draw and take notes on the tablets. Reply
  • jbWHO - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i also agree

    better/flexible input solution to draw, browse, take notes, etc...
    Reply
  • Gpaiva - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    yeah, pen input by itself wouldnt be great but with a real pressure sensing digitizer that would be awesome Reply
  • mongmingmong - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    That would be great. Reply
  • xxr2hxx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    agreed, would be awesome Reply
  • Muldoonite - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, in addition to all I said in previous comments, ubiquitous pen input would be awesome. Reply
  • mamemimo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love for a tablet to double as a Wacom pad. Reply
  • Airwaves - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    something like the wacom cintiq would truly be impressive on a portable android tablet. Reply
  • mweisbrod - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i am in full agreement Reply
  • evonitzer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Bah! I'm useless with a pen and paper anyway. I still want laser sound direct to my ears so I don't need headphones or bluetooth whatever. Reply
  • computergeek485 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i also agree it would be nice Reply
  • code65536 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Ditto. Pen/stylus/handwriting, s'il vous plait! Reply
  • lar34 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pen input with more ram Reply
  • carmichael - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    That'd be nice. Reply
  • taracatac - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, pen input would be awesome! Reply
  • LethalForensicator - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I agree. They would be a lot more useful for taking notes if they had decent pen based input. Reply
  • designerfx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    truthfully it wouldn't hurt, but I remember how crappy it was to have pens like the old palms. They'd get lost all the time and eventually people would just use their fingers. Reply
  • btracy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    agreed along with voice input Reply
  • Spacebob - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A digitizer pen would be great Reply
  • gldnduck - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I also agree that pen input would be nice to have. Reply
  • lcjgol - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Make me want to replace my Wacom Bamboo with a tablet. Reply
  • JKing76 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Wonder if that'll ever be a priority in the Android team. Reply
  • treecats - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I don't know Pen, fingers are nice when put to use Reply
  • TheMan876 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I concur Reply
  • 8ypical - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    agree about pen input - preferably with a wacom digitizer Reply
  • jensend - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As I said before in the other contests, pen input and better handwriting & layout recognition is important. Reply
  • bb460ford - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A pen input would great, But they need to catch the soc up to PC performance on both sides CPU & GPU . Some kind of Micro E-sata port would come in Handy. Also the Display needs to run @ higher resolutions with much better viewing angles and Brightness. Then we would have something to work with. Reply
  • MattVu - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    And it should be OK to rest my palm on the screen in pen mode. Reply
  • dannycpan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input is probably highest on my priority of things to integrate into a tablet. Reply
  • KaretakerRSC - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Definitely on the top of my list. Reply
  • N2YJD - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes Yes Yes!! Pen input would be awesome! Reply
  • ppod - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I agree. Reply
  • gbronzer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    No. No. e-Ink with LCD overlay is where it's at. Reply
  • Camaro6700 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i would like this as well Reply
  • chunxiaohan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better display would be nice. Reply
  • TwinIon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd really love a good pen option, as long as no menu items are built for pen precision. Reply
  • linster - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Agreed. Stylus would be nice. Reply
  • PCTC2 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A capacitive touch screen with pen input (non-capacitive) would be pretty awesome. Reply
  • ThatNewGuy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, we need a stylus. Reply
  • LuluTheMonk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    sync to dslr! Reply
  • snickercole - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ditto. The option would be quite nice. Reply
  • asood92 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    wacom-like pen input would be awesome, didnt even think of that. going to have to reiterate that. Reply
  • ferrarif1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pen based input, HDMI driving capability integrated, power scalable GPU. Reply
  • crazzyeddie - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    That would actually be a really good feature. Reply
  • nickersonm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I agree with this again. Stylus input would be nice. Reply
  • UnlikelyKiller - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I still personally prefer IR transmitter to control devices like TV Reply
  • berrykerry789 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input would be nice Reply
  • sbrown23 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see tablets with ability to extend HTPCs (i.e. Windows Media Center extender) playing live and recorded TV on the home network. Reply
  • Trefugl - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I can't agree enough Reply
  • mmm11105 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Wacom pressure sensitive screen would be nice Reply
  • InfoTiger - Thursday, April 28, 2011 - link

    Do we have a winner yet? Reply
  • punjabiplaya - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Let's see, I already asked for USB 3.0 and WiDi

    So I'll go with turbo boost for when only one core is needed.
    Reply
  • Necrolezbeast - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    why settle for turbo when you can has da VTEC yo!! Reply
  • swangalang - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Guess I'll repeat this for the second time. I'd like to see "retina display" type resolutions, now that would be awesome! Reply
  • RayMoore - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    The Xoom is a great tablet. I've had a chance to play with one, so I hope I win. :)

    Thanks for an awesome web site.
    Reply
  • nateious - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life would always be welcome! Reply
  • crazyhatter - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    between mobile devices Reply
  • bae0wolf - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see an option or portal app of sorts to be able to sync apps and browsing tabs etc. from a tab to a desktop and a smartphone, a global sync of sorts Reply
  • NaterGator - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Intelligent battery management; especially using tech like two-tiered GPUs a-la sandy bridge + optimus. Reply
  • roemer21 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Agreed, this would be quite nice! More graphics power with better battery life and a high resolution screen. Think of the possibilities for graphic design and photo/video editing. Reply
  • biguns - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Agreed. Battery technology just hasn't been keeping up w/ everything else. Reply
  • fangx03 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    if i don't get it, i hope the next tablet i buy would support WiDi or something similar Reply
  • hobbang819 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    pen input with pressure sensitivity. Reply
  • sjsajj - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    yes Reply
  • JFish222 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    all this talk of pen input, I'll take it in any form! Reply
  • freshie - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Pen based input with handwriting recognition Reply
  • curtis206 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    i would like to see voice recognition. Reply
  • bubolini009 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    i would like to see face recognition. Reply
  • nerfed08 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I still want better battery life! Reply
  • P_Dub_S - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Allow the Bootloader to be unlocked Reply
  • wujkiw - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I want to win Reply
  • prodystopian - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better integration with other consumer electronic devices. Reply
  • n0cmonkey - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Temp and humidity specifically. Reply
  • wujkiw - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    better speakers.... hope I win Reply
  • Lazlo Panaflex - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    More competition and lower prices...a certain fruit company has too much of the pie already ;) Reply
  • bjsjr - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a higher screen resolution. Reply
  • jeharris352 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    wacom 6dof pen support. Reply
  • pitBullXXX - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0, smooth 1080p playback Reply
  • MadSage - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Included capacitive stylus, and more high quality displays! Reply
  • lanestew - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I would like to see all web content supported in a small durable package. Reply
  • crenshaw1979 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    If it had a small proprietary port on the side, Motorola could create medical add-ons. Children could check their temp with a simple touch, blood sugar test, view X-rays, etc. Turn this !!!TOOL!!! into a Doctors\Nurses dream tool!!!!! Reply
  • Jebzilla - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    better productivity..... Reply
  • ajcarroll - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see better, seemless synching of data between computers and tablets Reply
  • adhan24 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I think a tablet with a higher quality screen that could double as a competent drawing tablet would be a good next step. I myself don't expect a tablet to completely replace a desktop/laptop. I think utilizing the media creation potential of these things should be the focus.

    Here's to hoping.
    Reply
  • mreams13 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like there to be more 7" tablets. I'm tired of this race to build bigger and bigger tablets than the iPad. As if that is what we all want. I want a tablet with a smaller screen (7"), high resolution and decent speed.

    Oh yeah, please stop putting Tegra 2 SoC's in them. It'll only encourage nVidia.
    Reply
  • jrparker99 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Huge jump in battery life, requisite next gen SoC speed :-) Reply
  • sciwizam - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    ..all day battery life. Reply
  • schizoide - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Like my previous entries, I'd like to see ubiquitous cellular connectivity subsidized by the carriers. Wifi-only tablets are too limiting, they need persistently available network connections. Reply
  • jrel187 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    More memory and battery life! Reply
  • Gnarr - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see a tablet with a OLED/eINK hybrid screen. Current generation can be really hard to use outdoors, in a car or in a well lit room. In e-ink mode it would be usable in way more situations. Reply
  • marsupilami_4 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I agree with this comment. Doesn't have to be OLED but some kind of eINK hybrid, with the Kindle's autonomy and outdoors readability in eINK mode, would be awesome. Reply
  • scook9 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I just recently started experimenting with non-stock ROMs and software on my Droid Incredible and it has made me appreciate that I have a device that is not completely locked down.

    I would love to see the next gen of tablets not be signed or locked boot loaders so that they can be brought to their full potential by the awesome development community out there
    Reply
  • sully213 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Wireless HDMI support for sending my screen to my TV at home or a projector at the office would be absolutely phenomenal to see! Reply
  • kornfan71 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    User accounts would be an interesting thing to see on tablets. If I had a tablet, it'd be a family device, and I'm sure we'd all love to have a separate account with different desktop layouts and such! Reply
  • stm1185 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    A 350 pixel per square inch display so I can have the display really close up and not be able to see the pixels. Reply
  • gbrayut - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    LASERS! LOTS OF LASERS!

    :-P
    Reply
  • aeolist - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Let me have part of the display and touch controls for my PC on a tablet Reply
  • karthikp - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Current generation tables are merely content consumption devices, it would be great if the next gen aids in content creation Reply
  • Lifted - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    wireless access to my HDTV Reply
  • FuzionMonkey - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see bezel-less, edge to edge screens. Reply
  • asuglax - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Or anything close to bezel-less would be awesome. Preferably at 1080p, too :-) Reply
  • Badmonkey0 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I love tegra2 tablets. They will make android the king of kings. Reply
  • steffmn - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    A working filesystem. Reply
  • Taenon - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I want an easier way to take my setup with me from my desktop to my laptop to my tablet. Open files and webpages, current music, though probably not running apps :D. Wireless? QR codes? Make it happen! Reply
  • ken88 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    higher res screen Reply
  • SergeC - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    And the UI uniformity to take advantage of them! Reply
  • lilfer - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    all day 1080p playback battery!! Reply
  • schwinn8 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Battery life, for sure! Reply
  • anon3803 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Easy, pico projector that can double as a projector for a projected keyboard. Keeps the tablet portable while making it as useful as a netbook/notebook. Reply
  • sprockkets - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see one with a useful dock.

    Oh wait...
    Reply
  • Sahrin - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Need better integration with desktop software. Moving sessions between browsers, other applications would be neat. Reply
  • jimmi102 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Solar recharging build into the case. Reply
  • seanplemons - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'll give up a stylus for weight reduction Reply
  • tehoriman - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Don't know what else to say Reply
  • bplewis24 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    In!

    Brandon
    Reply
  • MidBoss - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Things I'd like to see:
    Better battery life
    Higher res/better screens
    Wireless display
    Reply
  • erikiksaz - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better integration with electronic medical records. It'd be nice to work side by side with a patient and have the information instantly transfer over to the computer. Reply
  • MrPerlishells - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Makes a great mother's day gift. Reply
  • Thmstec - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Slap a projector on one of these! Reply
  • PeterY - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    high res screen Reply
  • millsdh - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    edge to edge screens - bezels are blah
    usb 3.0 / some sort of physical connectivity
    more tablet specific apps - link between cables boxes / boxee box / etc to search for a show or movie
    sylus inputs for faster typing/writing
    Reply
  • SRHelicity - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    HTC Thunderbolt = Win!
    / Well, not for battery life
    Reply
  • alcocer99 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    nfc. no not national football conference... Reply
  • sakanade - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Improved battery life and USB 3.0

    Higher res and better battery life will happen, dont know about USB 3.0.
    Reply
  • jdddd - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Multiple days of battery life Reply
  • xweb - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    ...to enable true next-generation functionality. Reply
  • antigrapist - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    It's potatoes all the way down. Reply
  • Ionizer86 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    How about a tablet with all the connectivity options: optional docking keyboard, USB3, HDMI, SPDIF audio, bluetooth, and wifi, while still staying reasonably thin. Sounds overkill? Reply
  • dark4181 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Well, then I guess I vote for usb3 also. Reply
  • Zer0Evil - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Better battery life, Faster graphics and CPU power, High Resolution screens, and USB 3.0 Reply
  • eezip - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Being a portable device likely to be kept on one's person, full hardware encryption of the tablet's storage would be great. Far better than just a password to log in. With most of one's data in the cloud, a tablet is basically a portal to an entire life. So it's a tablet and a SoC request. How about that? Now I take off my foil hat. Reply
  • alcocer99 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    nfc, no not national football conference... Reply
  • Lothsahn - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Nuff said... Reply
  • gnotj - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Two words: facial recognition. Reply
  • raulr - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    All tablets should be like the Asus Transformer. Reply
  • MrManNo1 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Looking mostly for a Super-AMOLED, high-res screen. Reply
  • Trodomir - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see flexibility so that when you throw it into your bag, it doesn't break the screen or case. We're quite close to this tech now. Reply
  • Duwelon - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Me and Me Reply
  • Derek H - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Perhaps a feature that causes nearby iPads to self destruct? Reply
  • JBird7986 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Perhaps an option that allows you to shut down one of the cores to extend battery life...

    P.S.: If I win this, I'm naming the Xoom "Obi-wan Kenobi," b/c it's my last hope at getting a tablet any time soon. </nerdiness>
    Reply
  • chrisprcr - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    USB and better battery life. Reply
  • SlinkyDink - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I love tablets, but every time I hit a situation that I simply must do on my laptop, I just turn off the tablet and only use my laptop from that session on. It keeps happening enough that the tablet is just a headache since I'll eventually _need_ to use my laptop.

    Make it super easy to chew up content, but make it possible to completely replace my laptop, and I'll be hooked!
    Reply
  • mongoosesRawesome - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    would love to see a color e-ink display that refreshes fast enough buy you don't need a backlight Reply
  • Normaltechman - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    security software, sealed internals, I think next and last one should be cool. Include better a GPS and turbo boost. Well it was a good contest thxs anandtech! Reply
  • timmciglobal - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I want to see voice activation built in on all apps. Reply
  • SolarBlue - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    A better compass so I'm not recalibrating every 5 min and waving my phone in that dumb figure 8 pattern. Reply
  • kaz2020 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Id love to see a table with dual boot capabilities to run different flavors of an OS! Reply
  • JGabriel - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link


    I would like to see solar power in the next generation of SOCs, either as supplement to charge the battery or a device capable of running completely on solar energy.

    .
    Reply
  • PatrickFromSC - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Use the front-facing camera to enable eye and facial gestures. No-handed operation. Reply
  • OMGkragnor - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more tablets like the eeepad transformer

    something that would allow a smaller device running android to be used to actual work instead of being toys for big boys

    higher resolutions and increased battery life would also be fantastic but i'm assuming that will come in time
    Reply
  • turbo_911 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I would love to see IR transmitter in next generation tablets, and more importantly to make it a lot easier to read outdoors. Once the sun hits the screen, you can't see well enough like indoors. Also would like to see a better camera on them, as the screen is large enough to view/edit movies, and it would be nice to have a low light (high iso range) movie mode.

    Good luck everyone!
    Reply
  • kriios - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    More IPS displays would be awesome! Reply
  • Kaboose - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Screen quality. Reply
  • Crazy_Indians - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more Reply
  • deputc26 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    How about an app that uses the camera to pinpoint your location at night via the stars? Not particular useful when you have GPS but very high cool factor none-the-less! Reply
  • ccgenerals - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    cheaper price period Reply
  • jdobratz - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    better storage access, I dont like having to 'sync' content onto a device. Reply
  • wicktron - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Gesture input Reply
  • tcboutte - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Wireless HDMI would be killer. Reply
  • bigboxes - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    There needs to be a keyboard that doubles as a screen cover. Reply
  • servererror - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Still haven't found a tablet keyboard that gets it right. Reply
  • colmiak - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    usb 3.0 and a good video player capable of playing any file type

    tried out the acer iconia tab today, plugged in my flash drive (awesome btw ;p) but couldn't play my 720p mkv file :/

    hopefully vlc for android will take care of codec support pretty soon :)
    Reply
  • tayb - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Three things.

    1. More simultaneous input recognition. My Dell convertible tablet had 10 finger simultaneous input three years ago. You use it more often than you would think. Would be great for gaming.

    2. External gamepads. The on screen keyboards are nice but being able to slap on an external gamepad with controls and a battery back would be wonderful. A lot of games are left out of the touch market because the controls just don't work well with a touch screen.

    3. Different configurations. Docking, convertible notebooks, etc. The only way I can connect a tablet to a computer is to plug in the USB! If I want to type I'm out of luck. If I want to stream a video to my television I need to make sure the device is plugged into the wall socket AND plugged into the telvision. This should not be so. Configurations!
    Reply
  • dantsai - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    still hoping for better UI. Looking forward to what tablet makers can come up with, as the form factor is still young. Reply
  • cobberbearr - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0! Reply
  • flexium - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    better os optimization... movements are still not following fingers too well. Reply
  • NinjaCommando - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    fm tuner Reply
  • Assimilator87 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Lets see AMD cram Fusion into a tablet \m/ Reply
  • gatsbizzle - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Longer battery lives, for all portable devices, even. Reply
  • SilthDraeth - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Having a 2ndary large battery coupled with a docking station combo keyboard that converts it into a nepic is ingenious. Reply
  • douglasbb - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Dual LCD e-ink screen. Reply
  • Ditiris - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Good pen input and a good notebook application a la OneNote (but better please) Reply
  • agustan - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Just tried it at costco yesterday. It's amazing..i want one..!!!.. i hope it has higher screen resulotion though.. Reply
  • Bibble - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    This may be unrealistic, but an unlocked bootloader and the the ability to customize the device would be great to see in the next generation of tablets. Reply
  • racerx_is_alive - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    you could put the display wirelessly on your television and use the tablet itself as a keyboard/trackpad. Reply
  • rothnic - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screens, and much longer stand by times. Reply
  • doiron - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see a mirasol display in one of these things.. Reply
  • Akinos242 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better battery life and a decent internal speaker on the next generation of tablets. Reply
  • Ironchefhkk - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Ability to tile multiple tablets into a large screen. Reply
  • millserd - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see higher screen resolution with higher viewing angles. Reply
  • chillmelt - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    i want to see pen pressure features, and USB 3! Reply
  • Thrakazog - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    In the immortal words of Tim " The Tool Man " Taylor.......More Power ! Reply
  • micah161 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I don't like seeing wires and get tired of the daily routine of plugging in the devices... Reply
  • bunsenbunner - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    AirPlay's competition Reply
  • zenichi - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Would love a Xoom! Reply
  • staticx57 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I would love a tablet to be able to perform very well in a gaming environment. They would be pretty interesting to see playing an RTS with troop movement all done on a tablet sized screen. All around processing power along with a high resolution Reply
  • YoPete525 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Next-generation tablets need tablet-oriented operating systems. Honeycomb is a good start, but it's buggy and really doesn't depart from phone Android beyond holographic 3d effects, greater emphasis on widgets, and a lack of physical buttons. iOS is in dire need of a facelift. The Playbook OS is a step in the right direction, with its gesture-based navigation and actions, but the bezel might not be necessary.

    Things are improving but tablets at their core are still suffering from identity crises.
    Reply
  • GS274 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see something at this pricepoint with enough features for a workstation replacement. Reply
  • warforge00 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution panel with pressure-sensitive pen (thinking wacom tablet but android). :) Reply
  • MadMan007 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I would really like to use a tablet as a thin media streamer that is fully self-contained (display and all) but still fully portable too. So, HDMI or Diplayport outputs and S/PDIF audio output, probably just an optical combined with the headphone output. Reply
  • DarkShadow - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Let the users decide ( without resorting to jailbreaking or rooting methods ), how and if their CPUs, GPUs, APUs, etc throttle, scale and consume more or less energy from standard baseline stock.

    Windows and 'nix OS have offered customizable and fair enough power profiles for many moons already now.
    Reply
  • towner - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    My wish is for an eye movement cursor..Then from pure speed~! Reply
  • disastar2 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    The next SoC should let me dock the tablet on my literal desktop and instantly enable a new figurative desktop, controlled by a wireless mouse and keyboard and wireless streaming video (ideally) to a monitor! Reply
  • barryp - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Like Palm Pre's Touchstone, just set it on top of the charger. Fidding with a cable is a pain, but you'd still want a USB charging option for travelling. Reply
  • gbyss - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I would like to see 3D display with 3D motion sensor input Reply
  • Edshugeo - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    So it can come to daddy. Reply
  • fulltext - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Windows 8 Reply
  • AEIOU9 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Eink & backlit hybrid screen Reply
  • genedude - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    OLED, AMOLED, LCD...whatever looks best. Reply
  • Illyan - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I have to echo some other commenterss position, that a pen based input option would drastically increase the usefulness of these tablets. I've heard that a piezoelectric display has the capability of reading both touch (in a manner similar to capacitive screens) and non-conductive inputs, such as a stylus. Reply
  • nonameo - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Quad core :D Reply
  • cnta89 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life Reply
  • jcpiont23 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd love to be able to connect a tablet via usb standard instead of all these different types of connections if it's a little bit thicker who cares, as long as I get my usb 2.0/3.0 support.

    Another nice implementation of this would be using the tablet as an input method for the computer(like one of those stylus/pad input systems for drawing and photoshop type applications).
    Reply
  • DarknessTW - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    quad-core kal-el is what I'm looking for Reply
  • vasanth - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Better battery life, Better Screen resolution. Reply
  • tekzor - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Get rid of yellow tint screen and get an ips Reply
  • fyhuang - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Maybe it would be nice to have free or extremely cheap very limited data plans (send an email or text messages or whatever from a tablet). Reply
  • rc71281 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    USB USB USB Reply
  • Lunyone - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see at least 16x9 or preferably 16x10 resolutions on these kind of devices! Reply
  • noticket300 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    What I would like to see more than anything is speed. And I mean speed that makes a difference in everyday usage. Right now, my mom's single core Atom netbook loads webpages nearly instantly while each and every tablet I've used takes just way too long.

    Web browsers need to be able to load pages as fast as they can on desktop computers. That would be truly awesome and make tablets much more useful.
    Reply
  • toin7 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    glasses-free 3D would be cool. Reply
  • Novatel - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Pen Input and a Higher Resolution Screen. Reply
  • Cali3350 - Monday, April 25, 2011 - link

    Wirelessly sync data between the tablet and cloud with it all being pushed. The industry seems to be moving in this direction already however I want seemless integration where my PC and tablet are essentially the same computer. Think apples airplay for Webpages, photos and Netflix, IM etc. Whoever gets that ecosystem right first will be a huge winner in my eyes. Reply
  • me08053 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like one of these tablets to partner up with both verizon (I know, I know, the xoom already has a contract with verizon, but not for my purpose) and comcast, and allow the tablet to sync with my dvr box so I can watch my shows on the go. I don't want a flex view package with movies that cost $4.99+ , I want to watch good ol fashioned tv at my leisure from say, my car while on my lunch break at work. Reply
  • Daremoshiranai - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Built in kinect like input to recognize gestures without touching the screen. Reply
  • deject - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    intelligent and well integrated wireless mesh networks. To be useful, the ideal mesh network would span different brands and even different kinds of devices. Reply
  • cindelle92 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    longer battery life! Reply
  • bhassel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Color e-ink-type displays such as Mirasol (or Pixel Qi) been showing off.. Reply
  • Zaerath - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think USB 3.0 would be a great option to have on new tablets moving forward! Reply
  • cgalyon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Not that this is necessarily a problem yet, just anticipating the trend as tablets become more popular with telecoms. ;-) Reply
  • robl - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love for tablets to have no/small bezel. flexible screens would be awesome if one could roll them up or fold them in half or quarters for portability. windows pc game compatibility would make them portable gaming monsters. i hope i win! Reply
  • BabyBear - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0/ Cheaper price $200-300 price point. Reply
  • rseiler - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    retina display Reply
  • dumpsterj - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    once again side by side multitasking. Also an app where i win a xoom !!! Reply
  • SeanPT - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The biggest thing I want is a GREAT battery life! Reply
  • k2340 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Why not? Would be cool. Soon these systems will be fast enough where we can play windows games on them. Reply
  • balthozar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A cross-platform (i.e. Windows and Mac) wireless display option. Perhaps via custom software. I have pc's and mac's and would love to use something like this...no limitations. Reply
  • godfa7h3r - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Self awareness........ Like HAL Reply
  • todlerix - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    nic or more likely a usb to nic adapter! Reply
  • bobufus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    stylus input plz Reply
  • Malambis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see tablets with built-in kickstands. Would be really nice for using on the desk with my computer such as checking e-mail while in a fullscreen application. Reply
  • HorstDraper - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ... Biometric access methods Reply
  • Hedin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Is the Motorola Protective Gel the same blue stuff in Portal 2? Reply
  • ellcee - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Using a tablet as an auxilary output for a desktop would be awesome, especially if you could use the touchscreen as an input device simulataneously. Reply
  • cherryp00t - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like better stylus input for note taking. Reply
  • millercommamatt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The biggest thing I'd like to see in the next generation of tablets is one in my house. Reply
  • sunkend - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It has been said before, but some sort of pen input would be excellent. Reply
  • eagle_eye - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Working file system, pressure sensitive pen based input, better gpu in the future tablets will be well appreciated. Reply
  • glynor - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see Google manage and release updates for Android directly. Reply
  • clearest - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Combine a Kindle and an iPad 2 ftw. Reply
  • jwaight - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm interested in the Lenovo X1 tablet, but it isn't out yet so...
    Someone who will do their own thing instead of chase after whatever polished turd Apple puts out for $600.
    Reply
  • digitalrefuse - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Please :-D Reply
  • spamfilterman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    viewable in sunlight, better battery Reply
  • bgc99 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher res screen Reply
  • creathir - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As others have mentioned, pen based input would be quite a nice addition. Reply
  • gardengate - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It will be interesting to see how soon Moto starts dropping the price on the Xoom as the Honeycomb tablet space is getting really crowded. Reply
  • cheeken - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to fold my tablet so it fits in my pocket. And I want it to work folded up, to boot. Reply
  • york1129 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better screen! Reply
  • Slayeristight - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to be able to upgrade it like you can upgrade a PC. Reply
  • Michael McNamara - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd still like to see a digital pen interface... :) Reply
  • KevinCL78 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    3D without glasses! Reply
  • omfgoats - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    like 4 cores. Reply
  • menion95 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see powerpoint functionality and projector support to give presentations with. Would save lugging a laptop around on business trips.

    Menion95
    Reply
  • Turnkey1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More applicable to SOCs than the tablets, but ECC would help move into higher end applications on the faster chips. Reply
  • von Krupp - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Well, just to recap what I've said before, maybe with a few alterations:

    1. Pressure-sensitive pen input
    2. Higher screen resolutions
    3. Reflective/passively lit displays
    4. Matte displays
    5. New one: more x86-64 support so I can run Photoshop or 3ds Max.
    6. Bigger batteries
    7. A complete, seamless UI
    8. Wireless syncing with other devices

    Do not need gimmicky 3D or rear-facing cameras. A single front-facing one will do.
    Reply
  • NozZombie - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    All next-gen tablets need to have flash capability.

    *cough*ipad*cough*
    Reply
  • strahd13 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I agree with retina display or better Reply
  • thingnblah - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Haven't read all of the earlier comments so not sure if this was mentioned but I would like to see all future electronics use gorilla glass for their displays. Reply
  • MaxPower555 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better input maybe an keyboard that is projected on any surface. Reply
  • PWRuser - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, the last one, I want it! Reply
  • applejaxster09 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    upgrade to two batteries instead of one to increase battery life Reply
  • Dianoda - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    This would be great for note taking and digital art. Make it usable as a peripheral in Windows/mac, too, and do it well enough to put wacom out of business. Actually, wacom should built it... Reply
  • tmheroes - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input, higher resolution, longer battery life, USB 3.0, and some more color options. Reply
  • edrow - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life, faster syncing. Reply
  • AirZurk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    My opinion hasn't changed, it's still pen input. But I'm desperate now, I really want to win this. Reply
  • Brainonska511 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More input options - pen-type screen input + a USB port or two. Reply
  • Romberry - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...next gen tablets offer phasers, photon torpedoes and the ability to transport me to a place where all the women are gorgeous and hate both shopping and clothes. Reply
  • svatran - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life, higher resolution, & reduced glare of screen. Please and thank you! Reply
  • kevinchoucsb - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    SD slot would be nice... Reply
  • BuffyzDead - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Xoom one over to me, cause they're the best Reply
  • smackababy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    to ever try a xoom because i won't buy one Reply
  • The_Hungry - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I hope the next round of tablets has more keyboard-dock integration, faster charging, more robust bezel gesture support (like on the playbook), and smaller bezels. Reply
  • shue - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i dont own a tablet so i dont know what the next gen needs, let alone what the current gen has. Reply
  • B.Lee - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A stylus and sketching software. Reply
  • doctorzoidberg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    at least 1400 by 900 Reply
  • LordSojar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'll change things up a bit:

    I'd like to see default stylus support (with included stylus that are actually very good/accurate)

    On the software side, I still want to see native high profile h.264 with native MKV file support in a great video player (that comes prepacked with the OS)
    Reply
  • DJBoyle - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More RAM and better processors! Although that has a negative effect on battery-life, which I also would also like to see increased. Reply
  • grajasekar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Well I'll go with unlockable bootloaders and an option to install a totally stock version of Android OS on the tablet first. I guess this isn't on the wishlist of most, but I seriously hate Motorola's habit of locking bootloaders and think Community support is one of the biggest things an Android device needs.

    And the other stuff well , IPS Panels are a must on all tablets. IT'd be nice to have a USB port where you can shove in any pen drive you want and read stuff off it rather than a proprietary port on some tablets.

    @grajasekar on twitter.
    Reply
  • tfranzese - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would like to see a directional pad and two or four real buttons integrated into tablets, ideally being something that can be concealed or tucked away (similar to the Xperia play), though a directional pad more akin to what's found on the 3DS would be optimal - low profile and a physical control. I just find trying to use a touch screen for anything more than games optimal for touch (i.e. Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, etc.) are a pain as I don't want my fingers obscuring any of the gameplay area and I also have a hard time keeping my fingers over the areas where the controls are (they wander and I'm don't wish to have to play a game like some might chicken peck to type). Reply
  • fujison82 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Back facing touch screen like the NGP that allows you to hover your finger to see positioning and touch for selecting Reply
  • agprimed - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want one of these bad Reply
  • quillaja - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The thing I'd like to see in the current and next generation: One in my hands. =) Reply
  • sbleven - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    love the idea of security functions on the chip. Reply
  • Muyoso - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want better battery life. Literally weeks of on time. Reply
  • vtx1300 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    With the Xoom mounted on handlebars I can play Angry Birds while cruising along at 120mph
    What could possibly go wrong?
    Reply
  • PurplePlatty - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More misspellings of onomatopoeic words. Reply
  • clemej - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input for tablets is a must, plus software to properly mark up PDFs.

    For SoC's, ARM's virtualization extensions would be nice. One day, my fanless old via c3 home server's gonna keel over, and I'd love to replace it with a fanless multi-core arm system capable of running a hypervisor.

    Finally, a little OpenCL love would be nice too, but only because i think it'd be cool.
    Reply
  • PseudoKnight - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the gap between phones and tablets filled more with devices that can be held comfortably in one hand while still having as large a display as possible. I'm thinking ~7" would be nice. Reply
  • aceat64 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see two things. First, an HD Radio because I listen to my local talk radio station a lot and it's a great way to get important weather alerts. Second, I would like to see some kind of peripheral that would let me turn my tablet into a monitor, keyboard and mouse so I don't have to break out the KVM when checking on a server. Reply
  • dtkflex - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Need more speeeeeed Reply
  • omghaxcode - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    1) web content developed for tablets
    2) new stylus technology that works with cap screens
    3) obviously they need some apps that are designed solely for them
    4) they need to be lighter, I am talking Kindle weight, not xoom/ipad weight
    5) BETTER APPS!!!
    Reply
  • cj100570 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Gtalk with video chat is a must. All these tablets have front and rear cameras but there's no built in video chat client. The options in the market range from crap to crappier. Reply
  • MeTechE - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Now I know I'll never get one... Reply
  • quantumsquid - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Some good 3D input system so you can browse in meatspace. Reply
  • eggrolls - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more battery life plz Reply
  • choson - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    You know you want to. Reply
  • br123 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pen input! Reply
  • black_mamba - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd higher resolutions. 4" phones can already do QHD, no reason why a tablet can't do full HD. I'd also like to see USB host support, specifically for mass storage and HID. Reply
  • sithscout80 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A simple way to save state on my desktop and transfer it to the tablet. Reply
  • Old_Wolf - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Subsbace trancevier! Reply
  • MrWeston - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to see Netflix actually stream on Android....get me that and I will be buying a tablet. Reply
  • nubie - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If the rear of the tablet was an E-Ink display you could use it to read books sans backlight, or just have it display the time or a wallpaper to change the look of the back of the unit. Reply
  • chess1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I dunno if it would be useful but those star trek pads that are see-through look awesome :) Reply
  • Veneroso - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want a keyboard dock that is more portable. The Asus Transformer is heading in the right direction. I like that hybrid netbook capability. The Ipad keyboard isn't very portable. Reply
  • max40watt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life. Reply
  • brobichaud - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A docking station! Reply
  • arcountryboy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen support would be nice Reply
  • Lord Stig - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see an AMOLED 10'' tablet. Reply
  • Yangorang - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    enter me! Reply
  • e36Jeff - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more ram more powerful CPU Reply
  • tzirf203 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    HD Display Would be Awsome! Reply
  • shredder47 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More tablets should come with the ability to create not just consume. Ideally, notetaking software should be standard....perhaps something like OneNote, but not necessarily so proprietary. Reply
  • Hrel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about lower prices. Seriously; if you can't run a successful business on a 50% profit margin, you need to find a new career. Reply
  • fenix007 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Support for physical keyboard and being able to run vmware with 12 hrs or battery :) Reply
  • cparka23 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about system updates that don't require the manufacturer to touch them. I hate how samsung phones never update their software, drivers, OS, you-name-it. Get around the mfgs altogether.

    I don't own a Motorola product and can't say if this applies at all to Motorola's way of rolling out updates. If not, then thanks for not shorting the customers.
    Reply
  • claytontullos - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A slide out keyboard with touchpad + stand for the screen. Reply
  • lloydv - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    a built-in 3d camera. Reply
  • Kagrenak - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see some form of tactile response that gives you a feeling of where your fingers are on the keyboard. Not entirely sure how this would be attainable in the next generation of tablets (materials limitations) but it would be great to see. Reply
  • dennishodge - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see one on my desk :-) Reply
  • Venya - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    1. Higher resolution (some kind of retina display)
    2. Thinner case
    3. Less rectangular profile design
    Reply
  • logic_88 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would be nice if the next gen of tablets included acceleration for all sorts of video formats including but not limited to MKVs, M2TS, VOBs, HDV, etc. Subtitle support of various flavors would be great as well. Reply
  • Maccollector - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A touch screen with a solar panel built in to charge the device while it is in use would be awesome! Reply
  • carassius - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0 and a lower price...would be nice!

    Please, Mr. or Ms. Wheel of Fortune...pick me!
    Reply
  • xgmdx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Once again i want to see some DIY kits for tablets! Reply
  • worthless - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    You can put the best hardware in the world in it, but the thing that will make or break it is the apps. Android still has a ways to go. Reply
  • stiggy8 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The next best thing is the simple ability to develop and share from a portable device... Laptops are nice... the tablet is much more mobile. Reply
  • Xichekolas - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Mirasol display (or something like it) Reply
  • galvor - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    10" full HD screen, full OS (full offline office suite), pen input option, 10 hr battery, Wireless HDMI, 2 HD cameras (front/rear), Highspeed bluetooth, 802.11ac Wifi, USB 3.0, 48GB+ storage, oh yeah and 4G and 3D would be ok but neither is required. Reply
  • Rashed - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a fingerprint identification rather than pin codes and gestures!!! Reply
  • dsmarsh - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Please Please Please give me one of these. Reply
  • feelingshorter - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    SD card slot. Reply
  • apexjr - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Needs a pen! Reply
  • jgoldeneyes - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like seamless integration between tablets and pc's Reply
  • Vincent - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB3 Reply
  • akejay - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, I will definitely take the bait and enter the sweepstakes! Posted in Opera on my WinXP laptop with a Pentium III 500MHz CPU, 256 MB RAM, and a 100 GB HD that I have to remove before I go into BIOS Setup or else it will lock up. Thanks for the great site, Anand & crew! Reply
  • akejay - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Oops, didn't say what I would want. A high-resolution screen, variable-depth 3D, and a built-in Rapid Application Development environment! Let everyone build and share software without the need to keep returning to a computer. It could be close to the "desk" as seen in Orson Scott Card's novel Ender's Game. Reply
  • uberscuba - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Need longer run time. Mobile means mobile, not connected to a power outlet... Reply
  • deadsix - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a wifi bridge sort of like the bluetooth bridge in the Blackberry Playbook. It would be sweet to answer texts,calls, and emails on my tablet while leaving my phone on the dock. Reply
  • mooglinux - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think having a fully functional pen input like a wacom tablet would be a huge boon to a tablet over a laptop. Thats honestly the only thing i can think of that would make it realy be able to compete with computers, if you could get a tablet at $400 or less that you could use to do nice graphics work with. Reply
  • bperkins - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    WiDi and a 16:9 AR Reply
  • medshwk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a retina-display type screen in the next generation with anti-glare coating! Reply
  • anona6 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    video conference chat !!!! Reply
  • robow18 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to see an IPS screen :) Reply
  • ciaphuas - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    make a tablet that will truly replace a netbook and its sold. Hardware keyboard is a must Reply
  • Jinded - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would be nice to have OS-implementation of external mouse input... bluetooth, Asus Transformer style, whatever. Reply
  • Peteman100 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    One in my possession! Reply
  • Zap - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see lower prices without being "cut down" in quality/features.

    Actually, I'd like to see more consistency in the OS. Why do so many companies want to use their own virtual keyboards or interfaces or even lock down the OS?
    Reply
  • seanp789 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    web cam gesture support Reply
  • seojuhwan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see some e-ink and LCD combination (like Pixel Qi)!!! :D Reply
  • maceomaceo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Just sayin' - an old school #2 pencil might do the trick here! Reply
  • haba2007 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like the option to use controllers instead of touch screens. Reply
  • joey2264_i - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I know I'm going to win! Reply
  • npoc - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I really like the current gen of tablets and I think 1280x800 will be enough. Reply
  • bigrobsf - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm jumping at the chance to check out Honeycomb! Reply
  • Giblit - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    All devices should have 3D capabilities by now! Reply
  • stoked - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    wireless charging Reply
  • megakilo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to win this one. Reply
  • latenightdog - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Finger input is always the best. Trust me on this. Reply
  • baymon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Just one word, SCRIBE. Reply
  • pablo1215 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    All of these tablets need at least 1gb of ram, There's no reason a mytouch 4g should have 768 mb of ram while an lg slate only has 512 mb. Anything dual core should have at least 1 gb and since quad cores are going to be here before you know it they might as well go to 2gb minimums. Reply
  • Scabies - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    tablets neet an input revolution. give me a bluetooth stylus pen with a built in gamepad imo Reply
  • SniperWulf - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Competitive pricing and you have to be able to buy them almost everywhere. If it doesn't start at $499 for wifi only, even most android geeks like myself will look elsewhere

    Others are IPS screens!!! and more storage. Oh and more RAM. The cpus are already evolving pretty quickly.
    Reply
  • middlehead - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB3 or Wireless HDMI.

    (And is there any way to change or even see what email is attached to our accounts? The only page I can see is the change password, but I don't need that. I think I know what email this is tied to, but it'd be nice to be sure. )
    Reply
  • I. Liveclean - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a removable battery and memory modules for expansion. Reply
  • StanTech - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Like other comments have said, I want good pen input. Can it be done well on a capacitive screen? I'd like to have the great pen input of Windows Tablet PC Edition (for note taking and drawing), but not the desktop OS and desktop applications. Reply
  • pingpongboss - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Bigger better battery!! Reply
  • antef - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, pen. Reply
  • e. - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Free worldwide 3G (like Kindle).

    Okay, more plausible:
    - Some kind of reflective display (e.g., Qualcomm Mirasol), so I can read for long periods of time;
    - More RAM and whatever optimization needed for more "serious" internet browsing.
    Reply
  • Dradien - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As the topic implies, some more aggressive power saving techniques. Another cool idea I had is input based on the area and tilt of your finger (like tablets and photoshop for brushes and angles).

    April 27th is also my birthday, so it wouldn't hurt as an awesome birthday present:)
    Reply
  • eRosenn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see clear screen tablets, you could hide the guts in the bezzle and then the screen could make a really good Augmented reality display with the help of rear cameras. Reply
  • rraman.ca - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB ports Reply
  • hathawcs - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A matte, IPS screen with real pen input. Reply
  • ninjackn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to see more extended functionality for desktop with the next generation tablets. As a second, third or even 4th monitor, as a programmable multi-touch input device, as a more intuitive menu system. The touch screen on the nintendo DS did great things, i would like to see that sort of functionality brought to desktop computers with the next generation of tablets. Reply
  • Viros527 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The pen input thing would be nice. Reply
  • mortzz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB host support! Reply
  • truk007 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I also like the pen based input option. Great idea that has been forgotten since the windows mobile pocket PC days. I once used it all the time for note taking, writing, etc. Reply
  • driscoll42 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see very fluid integration with your PC, tablet, TV, etc... Reply
  • derektrotter - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    So that a device never ever needs to boot or do anything except just turn on and be ready. I know things are fast now, but if you run the battery down or something goes wrong you still have to reboot. Reply
  • skystorm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The ability to maintain more than user account and switch between it (like a desktop system, really). That way everyone in the house could share the same tablet in a meaningful way... Reply
  • jimmul71 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Make the display capable of showing up well in bright sunlight and in full color. Easiest to do with an ink option combined with a color option Reply
  • AtwaterFS - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    whether voice recognition, pen, swype, or my dream is a pseudo physical keyboard where display temporarily changes to form semi-firm borders between letters via some sci-fi / electrical magic (hey - it could happen) Reply
  • Naveel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to see faster data connections like usb 3.0. Reply
  • Rayb - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Hopefully the next iteration will have better software than the underdeveloped flops we're seeing now. Reply
  • LeTiger - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Thunderbolt!

    - LeTiger
    Reply
  • DarkNeutron - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Considering how much information we store on these things, hardware accelerated AES and easy to setup encryption would be very nice.

    (Also, Thunderbolt ports!)
    Reply
  • Gridlynk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a screen that can switch between an e-ink-like display for reading books and an IPS lcd for everything else. Reply
  • gemtruk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I hope I get this one. My husband would love it! I think the thing needs an AM/FM receiver! Reply
  • Cloud117 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see tablet with ability to be upgradable, from inside battery to storage size and software. More colors and price options. Reply
  • droid00 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The ability to read usb flash drives would be great. Reply
  • jerrycxj - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more powerful game performance Reply
  • YisSerL - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It there's a feature to continue working on your tablet when the smartphone is in close proximity with it, kind of like mirroring, it would be really useful. Reply
  • vailr - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Compatibility with all the latest cell phone networks, including 4G, from AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint. Reply
  • scrubman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    how about a holographic keyboard Reply
  • css_67 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Indeed! Reply
  • alephxero - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    All the cool new hardware developments are nice, and important for creating a market for the software that drives tablets, but I would like to (and probably never will) see a "consolidation" phase where manufacturers and developers hunker down and make the existing models the best they possibly can be. A more punctuated, deliberate series of releases, in other words. Reply
  • loeakaodas - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Faster and more powerful GPUs to allow better performing games and maybe some real CAD work as well. Reply
  • chamira - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet that does not surreptitiously store or transmit location data. Reply
  • Lenry - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A pen input would be nice but how about the ability to monitor our health while we use the device.

    Pulse, blood pressure, O2 level.

    Maybe have a way to automatically call help if the reading are way out of wack.
    Reply
  • arepune - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ok, this time its fun ;) Reply
  • RHurst - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I can see apps like tasker being used for a complete in car control automation. But we need better interface, voice control and all that. Reply
  • vexatious - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    like folding the screen or something Reply
  • xbnac - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see pressure sensitivity. Reply
  • thechucklesstart - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want a nice hi-res color display that isn't hard on the eyes in a tablet. But it still needs to be responsive. Reply
  • sigmatau - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Waterproof for the pool! Reply
  • Daodao - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see expandable parts. Battery, Ram, etc. Increasing the longevity of your current tablet and keeping up with the newer generation tablets without breaking the bank. Reply
  • cdoubleu - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Seamless cloud storage Reply
  • c1979h - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I wish they would provide a credit card magnet scanner, the ability to use the front camera as a face scanner could also be put to use. Reply
  • Lax25 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be fantastic to set down my tablet on a pad at work or home and have it charged when i picked it up. Reply
  • trushk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i would like to see more voice driven control over tables. something that would allow you to launch apps, select one of many current running apps etc. Reply
  • Uritziel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More cowbell. Reply
  • guna15 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Multitouçh+pen+voice commands ftw! Reply
  • iamlilysdad - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    My answer isn't going to change LOL.

    I would love support for radio's from all of the major cell carriers to be integrated. More choice is always better, and the ability to switch carriers with the same device will benefit everyone (except maybe the carriers :P ).

    I would also like to see support for ultra high resolution displays (which in this case would be something like 2560 x 1600) so it can truly replace a netbook. Along with this would be an input so that it could act as a video decoder (for blu-ray and the like).

    DRM support for services like Netflix would also need to be on board.
    Reply
  • diavetinh - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    dlna client with hardware decoding for ALL media format Reply
  • berniesiao - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better multitasking and notifications Reply
  • arrowhead99 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would also be great to have a dock, with an HDMI output as well as USB for keyboard and external storage. Else this would be something to be used in addition to a more standard notebook. Reply
  • bbarrera - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Hi res display Reply
  • aylak - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input, clean OS, no rear camera, reasonable price. What else one would want? Reply
  • Scorpeo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As others have posted, a stylus input device (with handwriting recognition) would be great. If not a stylus, maybe something like a optical track pad. Those of us with larger fingers would like a way to position the cursor more easily. Reply
  • bobllink - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    iPad 9-10 Hr should be considered a floor. Reply
  • bryanwieg4 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It works (not bugs)
    It can do something (apps)
    I can afford it
    Its fast.
    Reply
  • matthew.kowal - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to be able to use two tablets with 1 piece of software. Think audio mixer on one and synth on the other. Or Desktop + tablet = multi screen interface. Reply
  • t13190 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would Still like to see a tablet that has a see through interface Reply
  • misaki - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    7" high res display with thunderbolt docking support for future connectivity Reply
  • mindcloud - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen would be sweet Reply
  • shadowiix - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    xoom xoom 3d interface. Reply
  • duffman55 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like the see fuel cell technology in the next generation (next, next, next, next generation, actually) of tablets (and other devices too). Homes would have fuel outlets next to electrical outlets that dispense compressed liquid hydrogen, or even liquefied natural gas. Users would then simply plug their device (tablet, cell phone, laptop, or what have you) in to that line and it would be filled with fuel in a matter of seconds. Conversion from fuel to electricity would be done on the device using miniature turbine engines or something equally awesome. Reply
  • Kumouri - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a capacitive pen for dual input and better specs than your run of the mill smartphone. The tablets are much bigger, and I would like to see that space put to use with better hardware. Reply
  • nerdyrockstar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The first device that offers what MS promised with it's Courier concept will convince me to get a tablet, until that comes out, I see no use for one. Reply
  • Jory - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    What's left to wish for? Let's see... How about an unbreakable, waterproof tablet, that you could use on a sailboat during a storm. :-) That and an WIFI antenna to dream of. Of course also blue tooth. Reply
  • andrewlanewildman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i just want a tablet. even if it doesn't have quality videoconferencing software. Reply
  • aravindp - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I hear google's servers are still pretty far from Antartica. Someone put an FFT accelerator or something onboard. Reply
  • Wieland - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Transferring media back and forth from my mobile devices is really tedious. I won't even consider buying a smartphone or tablet that doesn't include removable storage. I really hope that the next generation of devices will have faster storage. Reply
  • Jerrydawg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see larger ssd's made available in the next-generation of tablets.

    Thank you AnandTech for this contest!
    Reply
  • Tifosi248F1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm going agree with just about everyone else and say alternative input options. Pen input, tactile buttons for gaming, maybe the ability to connect a small keyboard or gamepad. Reply
  • kapoww - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Built in Pez dispenser, easily. Reply
  • cyricc - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    some voice commands could be useful Reply
  • MGSsancho - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Are any of these tablet water resistant? basic splashes, mist, perchance 10 seconds of light rain etc? Reply
  • CrystalBay - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More stable/efficient OS...along with that Pez dispenser.. Reply
  • phillipefelut - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see one on my desk when i get home.on the bed would be cool too Reply
  • Gilgaretch - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    1) fluid non-lagging interface
    2) stylus input for precision
    3) high-res / high-refresh display uninhibited by direct light
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  • fobis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a tablet come with an active digitizer (e.g., Wacom) and also a matte-finish IPS display. Pen input would be glorious, provided there was good software integration, and a matte-finish to top it off would make readability much better. Reply
  • tjmm1234 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More Pen based input options Reply
  • swalker - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ..., less NAND, better resolution, GUI experimentation. Reply
  • jjb5909 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    In the next generation of tablets, I would like to see the ability to use more of the screen how you wanted. For example, displaying two apps side by side and whatnot, to use each simultaneously. This would vastly increase the productivity of a tablet, enabling even better multitasking.

    I would also like to see a wider variety of applications intended for Laptop replacement, that help increase productivity, such as word processors, spreadsheet viewers, etc.
    Reply
  • mavere - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    There's been demos of combination of LCD and e-ink displays, for reading both indoors and outdoors. This tech would pretty much cement tablets as a standard, must-have household item. Reply
  • patri0tz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Alternative way of charging battery, such as solar power or even body heat when device is in use or no outlet is available. Reply
  • DraconisV - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to be able to easily carry around the device. If it's possible to do so with a foldable/rollable display or other tech, more usability will result. Reply
  • Aranos - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see a tablet with the power to dual boot Windows and Android. If you coupled it with a keyboard attachment (similar to the Asus Transformer) you could see a really versatile device. Reply
  • 7earitup - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would really like a XOOM so I could be cool like my fiance is with her iPad. Lol Reply
  • ku - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see people carry tablets around more, which I think can be achieved by better form factors (more 5"-7"), better battery life, and more functionality (WiDi, something makes use of ad hoc connections, etc.) Reply
  • thp1017 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    love the idea of the dock that ASUS has implemented for their transformer series, would love to see for other manufacturers... Reply
  • error_logic - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Some sort of dock like the Eee Pad, but with more potential [graphics] processing power in addition to a keyboard[/battery]. Reply
  • lebarle - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life and lower cost. Free is always good. Reply
  • crumja - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    out of the box Reply
  • FSWKU - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Inductive charging and AMOLED screens. If they could drive the cost down for those two options, it would make tablets a lot more attractive. Reply
  • judasmachine - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Me wants. Even if the software isn't 100% Reply
  • stevemachine17 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more pixels, more win!!
    better resolution makes everything look fantastic
    Reply
  • nutz4cycling - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see tighter integration of voice controls, like dictation, and menu controls via voice. Reply
  • sircod - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see some cheaper tablets. If the Nook can do it for $250, you should be able to to the full experience for not much more. Reply
  • vcorem - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would like to see variety of docking options.
    Desktop dock, laptop dock...
    Reply
  • sinerasis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some real innovation in the UI of these tablets. Most of the apps we see are all doing the same generic touch interfaces, which are basically just big buttons that you can hit with your fingers.

    More specifically, I'd like to see an interface for information display (such as in a car mount install), with some interactions that are designed to be quick and precise without having a driver need to take their eyes off the road for too long.

    --or--

    Apps that start to take advantage of gestures more to increase the interaction an app has with the user. Maybe even something similar to a Kinect sensor/camera setup? Sitting a comfortable distance away from the device during a teleconference, with gestures to advance slides/pictures or other media to your viewers while keeping you personally engaged would be a very interesting to see.

    I also want GPS to become a standard feature, so many of the devices are pairing GPS with a data service that it's just a little insane to think that everyone is going to pay a separate data contract on every device they own.
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  • Bob-o - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    What's the fascination with 10 inches? Bring on 1 14 please! Reply
  • aspleme - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Improved battery life through use of solar or wearable charging devices. Reply
  • Bruce D - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    slide out keyboard like so many cell phones have Reply
  • Yuniverse - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More robust ipad 2 type of tablet. Reply
  • JBT - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Light weight. I'd really like to see these lower in weight. When trying to read in bed etc, after an hour or so the weight is very noticeable. Reply
  • goozira - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see tablets integrate more with televisions, laptops, and desktops. It would be cool if tablet OSes were virtualized, where you could remotely use or "sling" media, apps, and data across different electronics. I imagine using a tablet more like a thin client. Reply
  • billbill5555 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    OLED screen would be awesome. Reply
  • benwilber - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    LESS PLASTIC Reply
  • gamefryse - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more thought given to how tablets can be used for more than just media consumption. Making them more capable work devices would be great! Also, I would love if they could be made to function as a secondary display on a desktop machine. Seems like that would be handy. Reply
  • linalexander - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Xoom should come with better accessories to utilize the great gaming processor..... Reply
  • FragKrag - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Don't have to be very good, I'd just like to see some speakers (possibly as an attachment). Reply
  • alaska13 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    There is a reason the form factor for tablets is called slate: Pen input? Reply
  • chinkgai - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    a keyboard dock that is included since these damn tablets are all so expensive compared to computers Reply
  • daredevile - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Slide down physical keyboards. Reply
  • Omid.M - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Some sort of API or standard to integrate with everyday computers and record data for a specified period of time.

    e.g.

    1) integrate with the car's systems to determine gas mileage, ECU messages, etc...and produce an overall report about the health of the car based upon usability

    2) Integrated with workout equipment to monitor vital signs and energy output...then have a service that utiliizes clever data visualization to describe something to the person: e.g. to motivate them (Your heart rate hit a new threshold! You are making progress and will reduce your risk of heart disease by 6% over the next 4 weeks!"

    3) Integrate with a "smart home" nerve center to describe energy loss vs costs, so owner could have a macro view of it all and determine where adjustments can be made

    I don't know if this would require some type of NFC (or any standard) to simply talk to the devices. The software side is likely possible but would require standards.
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  • Omid.M - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    @moids

    Thanks, Anand and crew for the opportunity!
    Reply
  • prolog788 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    multi-core processors Reply
  • LokutusofBorg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Once speech input is the defacto/main input, then tablets will be Star Trek caliber. Reply
  • vtohthree - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see these features if possible with my explanation of why:

    -Standard size SDXC support (it's better bang for buck than micro, plus if you wanted to use micro you can use an adapter, but not the other way around if they only give you a micro slot, annoys me)

    -Standard size USB (I could connect or charge more devices this way if needed be..while this tablet is connected to an AC power supply.)

    -1440x900 resolution(since it is already 16x10, mind as well up it, this will allow me to see with more clarity and fit even more text on the page without having to zoom)

    -more RAM to compensate larger resolution (2GB perhaps?)

    - Quad core CPU (Nvidia's next arm release, was it called Kent?)

    -Perhaps HDMI/Video input(why not use the tablet as a screen, or do-it-all tv...we're always on the go these days and I'd love one device that could do it all)

    -True GPS(if I'm not mistaken it only has the agps system), I would love to use this as a replacement for my Garmin(that way I won't have to squint to read the friggin tiny 4in screen while driving)

    -Perhaps a higher battery to compensate the above spec.

    If it was all the above, this bad boy would be my next best friend, lol...I'd bring it everywhere and ditch the laptop(way too heavy)

    and again..Anandtech rocks!!
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  • SanX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If Anand run more tablets there would be at least "Ideal Tablet 10".
    Ok, second wish after resolution boost is the screen size. It must be equal to A4 paper format to read "Archtectural digest" and 99% of other journals as they are in prints.
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  • pinnacleohe - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Once tablets have tightly-integrated APIs for running CUDA/OpenCL on their GPUs, we'll see a lot of really interesting applications from developers. Reply
  • okko321 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want a real keyboard for better typing Reply
  • wut3v3rw0rks - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    increased battery life
    integration for computer control
    Reply
  • dmkved - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    sofware will fix itself pushing hardware to its limits...i wanna see finger print scans..laptops have it why not tablets..and how about upgradeable cpu's...tablet tech is moving way to fast...it should be somewhat upgradeable...hopefully.... Reply
  • Denbo1991 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The ability to use the tablet as a monitor for another desktop/lapop/ or perhaps even another tablet. Reply
  • mj0730 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    bluetooth connectivity Reply
  • ssnova - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    1.) Perhaps a better price, if the ASUS can do it, why not Motorola? I wanted to jump all over this but after hearing about the transformer tablet and it's release price it made me think twice, we're in a recession, these things matter, while also making it functional and performing where it counts(ie: the display).

    2.) SDXC slot for more expanded capacity.

    3.) even better battery life, while keeping the size relatively the same...apple seems to make things smaller, but I don't care it doesn't have to smaller just have better battery life, progression...

    4.) Quad core cpu and 2 GB of RAM.
    Reply
  • banshee164 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    An OLED screen would be nice... Also a slide out keyboard or possibly a detachable one that pops off the back Reply
  • themossie - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More mature tablet OS. I know it's coming sooner or later, but please support it on the Xoom.
    Also, more tablet apps... will come in time.
    Reply
  • thomp237 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A higher resolution screen - again.... :) Reply
  • underthefloor - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better multitasking Reply
  • paradox226 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to be able to transfer files from my desktop to my Tablet wirelessly, like through Bluetooth.

    Just a thought.
    Reply
  • randinspace - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Anand was recently desirous of optimized synchronization between tablets and traditional computers, but I'd take it a step further and say that I want a tablet which I can use to configure the actual hardware settings of my rigs.

    I kind of got to thinking about this after the ASUS EEE pad review since ASUS puts damn near everything out so they would seem to be in one of the best positions to offer fuller integration (HP perhaps being in the best position since they are capable of putting out everything, including eventually their WebOS).
    Reply
  • viatorci - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    HDMI in for capturing video sources would be amazing, too bad no one will add that... Reply
  • GhostClocking3 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Make them more durable with a much better dual camera. Reply
  • atticus14 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    apple app emulation so i can play Rage :< Reply
  • Crono - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see support for standard USB mice/keyboards and DVI output, so tablets can be hooked up to existing peripherals and be used like desktops when we feel the need. Reply
  • Hiiklstt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    HDMI output + a native touch netflix/hulu plus interface. Reply
  • tolasar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Kill switch! Reply
  • Boogaloo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Battery life like a kindle. Lasting for DAYS before a charge would be so awesome. maybe those new batteries the lenovo you recently previewed would help.. Reply
  • Lshulk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I don't mind seeing these things get slimmer as long as they keep up in the battery life department. Also, this solo Xoom looks very lonely I'd give it a good home for sure! Reply
  • atong01 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    high- resolution screen and a lower price point, pull out keyboard/ or portable keyboard that could fold up easily, voice activation... brain to computer interface..lol Reply
  • ehicks05 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more hours battery life Reply
  • CaptLarry - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    But I'd really like to see the next generation tablets be more affordable. It would be great if, for example, the fire department could equip these devices on all strike rigs since they are capable of providing up to the minute conditions to the guys in the field. It would be very useful, which is why I'm trying to win one. Reply
  • Kurisu2019 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a brighter screen, more contrast and a recharger similar to the Kindle's (USB with attachment for wall outlets). Reply
  • zack854 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Why not build additional performance and storage capabilities into a tablet dock? How about an array of one or more additional SoCs that increase compute power while docked without increasing heat output for the tablet itself? And a standard mechanical storage device for bulk storage of media that won't fit on the device itself? I archive loads of stuff from several years ago that I don't want to lose but don't access on a regular basis--why would I keep this on my tablet?

    Seems to me this would enable some of the higher-perf scenarios that people would be looking for as they retire laptops and nettops in favor of tablets.
    Reply
  • nandreetta - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see improved display tech (i.e. higher pixel density) as well as better integration with other devices like smartphones and computers. Exchange of information needs to be seamless. And of course, battery life. Reply
  • Yrusoad - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see support for the glasses free 3D display like on the 3DS, it works very well. Reply
  • TGMGroup - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Give us something that can survive a few small accidents without taking major damage--we are bound to spill or drop things of this size. Reply
  • wykinyan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Multiple input methods. Reply
  • lcoleman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It should be able to connect directly to ur brain too! Reply
  • Skarn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Unlocked! Reply
  • LyCannon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input and more RAM for applications. 8GB would be good, 16 would be wonderful. Also having USB3 support and perhaps eSATA. Reply
  • DLeRium - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    But do we ever look at the old PC tablets? They totally failed. Do we really NEED this for tablets today?

    I think if we put sufficient R&D into making touchscreen an even better experience, I dare say we should be fine without any additional input methods....
    Reply
  • EvilCoconut - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    full support of flash with no slowdown and with better flash overlay controls Reply
  • PumaCNR - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Stylus and more drawing apps would be awesome. Reply
  • jeffapohl - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I wish it had a built in cork screw to open a bottle of wine! Reply
  • neurochasm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher res.
    GPS (+ car mount).
    Mind-reading.
    Reply
  • Drakula - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would like to see the ability to use stylus along with ability to change battery when needed. Reply
  • I312 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Unlocked bootloaders. Reply
  • Mathman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more focus on pen inputs. Reply
  • pulser45 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    it should blend anything. Reply
  • reeper - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would like to see higher resolutions Reply
  • erasablepen - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As others have said, pen input would be a killer feature. I'd also love a built-in pico projector... Reply
  • KidneyBean - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    An optional keyboard that can turn the tablet into a netbook, but costs less than $100. Reply
  • Jedi2155 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A projected laser keyboard with built in stand like the Evo Reply
  • vpraveenis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a complete integration of all applications within a tablet. It should be a all-in-one device with 3D interface for gaming and movie playback.

    And How about an extended battery life? It should last for a week on a single charge under heavy constant usage.
    Reply
  • manoj252 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB host ports are great to mount USB flash drives and HDMI is essential for sharing media content. Reply
  • emrldwpn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More storage options Reply
  • Stvwndr219 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    That doesn't suck and is usable... Reply
  • wham817 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to be able to make calls via a bluetooth headset with my tablet. That would be awsome. Reply
  • SSrev - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    What I would like to see in the next generation of Tablets are quality screens that do not fade to near uselessness in bright sunlight Reply
  • akvadrako - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If there was just a bit more freedom for when it's needed Reply
  • justaviking - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    What would I want in a next-generation? Very little performance increase, but greatly reduced price. Some good battery increase would be good. Oh, and a hybrid screen for good viewing in sunlight. Reply
  • mikedice - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Free would be even better! Reply
  • Kensei - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screen resolution. Reply
  • Kensei - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screen resolution. Reply
  • Kensei - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screen resolution. Reply
  • Kensei - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screen resolution. Reply
  • Kensei - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screen resolution. Reply
  • Kensei - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screen resolution. Reply
  • Kensei - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screen resolution. Reply
  • Kensei - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screen resolution. Reply
  • Kensei - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better screen resolution. Reply
  • gadgetconnoisseur - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A keyboard dock, a la Asus Transformer (sorry Moto). It may look boring because we all have laptops but it just makes so much sense. Look at all the trouble people go to with docks and stands and bluetooth keyboards - none are as versatile or useful as the transformer keyboard dock. I also like this option more than the Atrix phone with laptop dock (sorry, again).

    You could add some new twists to this formula. How about making the hinge flip all the way back on itself such that when you turn the tablet into portrait mode the keyboard dock acts as a stand, but pushed round the back instead of in front blocking the display.

    Also, I want a fingerprint scanner - not for ultimate security but so that I can have a lock screen that people can't shoulder surf. Put it on the edge somewhere. Matches well with the 'touch' screen - touch to operate, touch to unlock.
    Reply
  • thrawn3 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I know some laptops already do offer 3d displays and I am quite sure some tablets will do the same soon. The thing I would like to see even if it requires a pen or something like that to do it is to have 3d input to match the 3d display. Reply
  • Lite Beer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Needs 4G. So does the iPhone. Reply
  • Desidero - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more companies attempt to do what the Notion Ink Adam tried to do: have a tablet that works well in the sun or indoors. I really like the idea of an e-ink type screen with a backlight toggle switch that makes it act more like an LCD. Reply
  • TheMile - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Let us run stock Android. Reply
  • vivekv80 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    stylus for taking down notes with penultimate app Reply
  • brollo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The speakers on current tablets are pretty bad, a significant upgrade to the speaker output would be a major plus. Reply
  • Drakkhen - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    In for a free one! Reply
  • mjcutri - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    full sized SD card and usb please. Reply
  • cross_eyed - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better graphics, sound and power are a given with next gen devices. I'm thinking inputs that would work better on a portable. Pens... maybe, but those always seem to get lost. Biometric? Better voice recognition? Reply
  • soydeedo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like Lenovo's new battery technology in my next generation tablet, please. 30 minute quick charging sounds awesome, and triple the lifetime isn't bad either - especially with all of these designs that don't allow for user-replaceable batteries. Reply
  • deurbroucq - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see VMs on tablets. Reply
  • Xioden - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A screen that doesn't get smudged! Wiping off the screen quick now and then when it gets bad has become standard practice with touch devices, but it would be great to not have to! Reply
  • roxz72 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution display, longer battery life, ability to attach more than 1 USB device at a time (camera, barcode scanner...) Reply
  • elAhmo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I like turtles and I would like to see some turtle-looking tablets. Reply
  • drumhellar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Neato? Reply
  • xeni - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more usb options. Reply
  • 7Enigma - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Make it usable! Reply
  • quagga - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Or longer battery life thus needing charging less often.

    Or maybe just me owning one of the next gen tablets :).
    Reply
  • Icki - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want my tablet to use the front camera with facial recognition to unlock the device. With all tablets you can see finger prints and swipes that can clue in someone on how to access the tablet. Facial recognition ftw!!! Reply
  • BF04 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Long battery, higher resolution screen. multi-person conferencing.

    Looking forward to the Xoom.
    Reply
  • paproctor8 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    DLNA capability to stream to TV's would be very useful. Reply
  • sotoa - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Last chance for this cool tablet. Here goes nothing! Reply
  • nomad257 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Love to get one. Reply
  • reckert - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    And bring the price down Reply
  • JMPyle - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More processing power and pen input. Reply
  • cicatriz63 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better stylus support would definitely be awesome Reply
  • mfenn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd really like to see some way to automagically sync my documents, browser tabs, etc. everywhere. Reply
  • robjw - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better battery with more performnace Reply
  • chrislada - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Same here. It'd be a great tool for cooperative development Reply
  • xaspen - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i would like to see a slide out qwerty keyboard! Reply
  • jkyle - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    would be nice. Reply
  • SilkySmooth - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I am lazy. I rather dictate everything than write it out with a pen. Reply
  • spriditis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    There's still a lot of improvement needed on the ui side of things Reply
  • alershka - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The ability to natively access a PC desktop for file sharing and control/automation Reply
  • Speedye1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want a working mouse when docked. Reply
  • jlmess77 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    - A better displays, something like Pixel Qi or else that allow best view
    outside.
    - Perhaps, matte screen? Fingerprint and gloss drive me crazy.
    - Pen input!!
    - Better software and OS quality! Responsive and smooth. Low footprint.
    - Better security. Blackberry Playbook's QNX did a good job though. However,
    please use SSL at all the time to encrypt the data.
    - Better battery life!
    - Better front camera and smooth enough for video phone. Great for Deaf people.
    - Cloud and cloud, something easier to transfer around different devices.
    - Better parent control, ACL and business management.
    - Improvement on multitasking. Blackberry Playbook's QNX and WebOS have best
    multitasking so far.
    - Large RAM capacity for multitasking. Blackberry Playbook's QNX has failed
    on this one.
    - Large storage capacity. Probably not need it if we get better cloud.
    Reply
  • Klausi - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Screen Res needs to be higher and Tablets need to be useful outdoors. Reply
  • Fenrir3050 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see a standardized port so that I can sync data to several different devices. Reply
  • Nimiz99 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The next gen is water proof without added bulk so it can be used in the bath tub our by the pool Reply
  • travelbroad - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to have extended battery use. Reply
  • jparisoe - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think I would agree with the person who said better speakers. Reply
  • cdg2011 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm looking forward to the day when some sort of sharable desktop becomes standard with tablets, whereby if my tablet is paired with those of others, it becomes a simple matter to use some sort of gesture to flick an article, web page, etc. over onto an adjacent tablet -- "Here, look at this." I often find myself doing research on a trip, etc. with a friend and having to trade tablets or laptops back and forth. Reply
  • chessdeviant - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Like Others have stated better sync options! Reply
  • sic4672 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Here's hoping... Reply
  • phuzi0n - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want 3x3 MIMO 802.11n spec wifi added. Reply
  • Artanas - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input would be good as well, but I would also like more powerful dual core processors and a beefier GPU. Reply
  • an0n42 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    to see the next generation of tablets in my living room. Reply
  • shakyone - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Just toss it this way, I'll put it to good use! Reply
  • Mercdoc - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A few things I would like to see in the next gen tablets and SoCs:

    Tablets:
    better support from venders
    timely updates
    released with features working
    better viewing angles
    easier viewing in bright light, possible matte finish
    stop putting touch buttons on bezels where you know we are going to grab it
    updateable system ram
    a resessed USB mount for jump drives so we dont have to worry about breaking them off

    SoC:
    better support to venders so they get get updates to us.
    driver support so we can use the powerful on chip GPU hardware, instead of software rendering
    standardize..... developers would love this
    faster cpus
    give us a way to update old cpus to newer ones
    Reply
  • Qubix1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    My idea stems from how Google is trying to crack down on UI customizations and carrier software. It would allow manufacturers to continue to develop a custom UI (Sense, Motoblur, Touchwiz, etc) but release both their custom interface and the Google interface side by side. This would allow the user to make a choice as to which they would like to run. It would also allow the manufacturer to quickly release updates for the latest Google OS. If the manufacturer decides to spend the time and money they can release an update for their custom interface. This would take some of the delay out of ensuring the custom UI works with the updated OS.

    How I would change the carrier software is give users the ability to uninstall the applications if they so chose to. If the user decides to reinstall the applications they can be found on on the carrier specific area of the Android Market.

    These two changes together would allow manufacturers to release OS updates more quickly and cheaply.
    Reply
  • l0l0 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    And a 3D printer attachment. Reply
  • Sauromir - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a few tabs be released with physical keyboards. I ditched them on my phones when I bought a Nexus One last year, but I think on a larger device, they would be nice to have when using the tablet in landscape mode. The keys on the on screen keyboard are just too far apart when any tablet larger than 7" is put in to landscape mode. Reply
  • cabul - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I like the "fake" pen styli that work with current devices, but I would love to have it more "Wacomy". Reply
  • JAYTEAZ - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...netflix is approved for the Xoom. I heard on the news yesterday that it is their top priority as they exprience 7% grip on worldwide households. Reply
  • MonkeyPaw - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see anandtech on future tablets. Long live anandtech! Reply
  • kazenorin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    that'd be cool too! Reply
  • xSuperCruzx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    32G is not enough these days. I want space for anything and everything! Reply
  • Fredbob711 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I still wonder if a hybrid LCD/e-Ink display isn't possible. Whatever happened to the Pixel Qi display?

    And of course, there's always battery life and price.
    Reply
  • megastore - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better outdoor visibility, and beefier battery life to truly last all day long (and not just 8 hours). Reply
  • lazl0 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Since many of the tablets already share a common hardware base I would like the ability to tinker with said hardware without voiding the warranty. Basically allowing a DIY kit for upgrading or for future power needs. Reply
  • trueg50 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better connectivity, such as a break out box (or small adapter) for RJ-45, or other interface (such as RS 232 for switch/router access).

    Super long battery life would be a plus too. Who cares if the device is slightly thicker if it is more durable and has awesome battery life (a day or more of "on" time)
    Reply
  • hosps - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like the next set of tablets to have better control/integration with your desktop pc. Reply
  • Hardlin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    There are times when these devices "hiccup" while switching between apps. I would like a smoother experience and better battery life. Reply
  • JServ - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better support for stylus input... need something to take notes on. Reply
  • aj567 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would love to see better wifi range. Reply
  • Hodr - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be pretty awesome to have a slip on cover that provides for full drawing tablet functions. Or possibly a lower quality display on the back of the tablet that doubles as a drawing tablet. Reply
  • hkphooey - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Improved sound quality would be nice. Reply
  • GodfatherUr - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    There are a few things that I personally would like to see in a tablet going forward. For one, considering the hardware that is in these devices (cell phone hardware) one of two important things needs to happen, either the price needs to come down to reflect the performance of these devices, or they need to beef up the hardware to correspond with the asking price. The issue I have with todays tablet is that at the price point they are asking, one can get a decent laptop / netbook that will outperform the tablet.

    Another area where one can see improvements to me would be in the area of screen quality. Again, most of this comes down to asking price. I would really like to see a screen that equals the quality of what one would expect at the price asked.

    And finally, the other area I would like to see improvement in is performance overall. All of the tablets I have used to date appear to be sluggish when one attempts to perform multiple tasks. Now again, much of this has to do with the software development but when I use these devices I feel that they appear to be rushed to market. For me, I would prefer a device that appears to perform and feel like a device that has been well thought out and planned instead of a device that feels like it is not complete and rushed out just to beat the competition.

    Just my two cents.
    Reply
  • zshift - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The next generation of tablets needs better battery life. My old Sega Game Gear was great, had awesome games, and a color screen. But those 6 AAs died faster than my GameBoy with 2 AAs. So I used the Game Gear at home and the GameBoy whenever I wanted a "portable" system.

    Tablet (and snartphone) makers need to understand that I should not have to worry about how long I can last without charging my device. It should always be an afterthought. I wouldn't mind an extra .25" for a few more hours of battery life.
    Reply
  • MULuke - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about better screens? Reply
  • jjegla - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Can't be more than a consumption device without stylus input. That being said, I want to consume! Reply
  • ydc - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Want to put in the latest WAN dongle or card and get WAN from whatever provider I choose! Reply
  • chaudx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Battery life Reply
  • bgbarcus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen/stylus input sounds good although that might just be a combination of the right stylus and an app like Handrite.
    Android needs to be able to connect to ad hoc WiFi networks.
    Netflix and Hulu streaming would be good to have.
    Reply
  • rncnvn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like a tablet with surround sound. Reply
  • pertelotte - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see flexible OLEDs eventually being used. Probably won't happen soon, but when it does, oh boy. Reply
  • Mormegil83 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    With the next round of android tablets I would like to see more apps optimized for tablets. Games especially! :-) Reply
  • lvwray - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want my tablet to sync with my cell phone. Reply
  • trengoloid - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i would like to see a tablet with 4d and has a gel type at the back so it's so comfortable to hold on and make it fingerprint resistant or make it a magnetic gel so i can remove and put on if i want to and now a days i need an extra monitor when im working so i want my tablet that can do a duplicate monitor.. and i lke to have a real windows in my tablet or can switch it if im goint to put it in my keyboard like the asus eee pad Reply
  • ts279 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Last Chance, cross my fingers Reply
  • fobia - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    to go with my droid :D Reply
  • timothevs - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A higher res screen (akin to Retina display on the iPhone 4) would be great! Reply
  • RBrian - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Stylus input, USB 3.0, higher resolution screens! Reply
  • kenthaman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I really like what ASUS did with their transformer. To me this is the ideal configuration, a latch on keyboard/mouse (and additional battery in ASUS's case) dock that takes you from straight tablet to netbook. This really increases the usage model of the tablet. Most who have owned a tablet will probably agree, as I do, with what many AT articles have stated about flexibility vs. comfort of using these devices in different locations. I could see myself using this primarily in a netbook configuration then breaking away to use as a tablet when particular situations arrise that would be better suited for direct touch interaction or information sharing. I hope that more manufacturers move in this direction and I'm sure that at the very least Google will be likely to begin integrating these docks into the Android OS for better functionality. Reply
  • DataPath - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to be able to use my devices as my credit card, official ID, etc. Reply
  • badjohny - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    with sdxc cards out, It would be great to see a tablet that could support them, or even have two sd or micro sd card slots. would make it easier to carry a ton of pics/music/movies. Reply
  • compulov - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I have to agree with a lot of the folks who said pen input would be nice. Handwriting recognition would be awesome. Reply
  • Lyrick_ - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    No Computer should be distributed without a compiler Reply
  • Willhouse - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    These tablets should come down in price now that my chances of winning one are decreasing so rapidly. Reply
  • Azmedaj - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    here goes again...

    like to see foldable/bendable displays for smaller tablets.
    Reply
  • mjh215 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Transflective screen... :) Reply
  • otokoyama - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about Flash that is not buggy and actually works? Reply
  • ryokum - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Sign me up. Love the Xoom. Reply
  • NoFunDon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    built -in wireless charging. Reply
  • pelov - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    longer battery life with a bigger screen. I find typing on tablets to be a hassle and use my netbook instead. A larger screen with a battery to support it would probably eliminate the issue Reply
  • peacecrafts - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see longer battery life by better power management and better batteries. Reply
  • rlindeman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More expanded storage and OS flexibility. Reply
  • Nam Khuong - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A significant improvement in battery life would be very nice. I'd love to see a tablet that doesn't need to be plug in every night. Reply
  • paxswill - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Handwriting recognition Reply
  • jmhart - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be great if they could include audio over hdmi. Reply
  • asm0deus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    anand ftw Reply
  • mexicilliano - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want face recognition for simulated 3-dimensional visualizations! Reply
  • shooty - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    and i want my tablet to have a full featured OS, or at least remote desktop w/ attached device pass through Reply
  • asphix - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution display and stylus input for applications such as photoshop and illustrator. Reply
  • RancidFerret - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    again Reply
  • jmmx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As a photographer, I would like to see the Thunderbolt I/O port included in next iOS along with support for external Hard Drives.

    I understand that this is contrary to the basic philosophy of a totally transparent UI, but if you deal with multiple GB of photos every day, then this is necessary.
    Reply
  • DesertEagle86 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More internal memory please....at least to 64 GB. Reply
  • dmcgoy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It's hard to beat the iPad when you are thicker, heavier, and the same price.

    Unless you can combine an e-ink screen with a color LCD. That'd be amazing.
    Reply
  • Suaave - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Flash is the word for XOOM, I would like to have one. Reply
  • tester42 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB port Reply
  • Gunbuster - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    inductive charging Reply
  • chadm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    IR/RF emitters for controlling other gear. Reply
  • obsydian - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better interaction between the tablet and my desktop and phone. Reply
  • zdt89034 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Improving the UI experience would be top on my list. Reply
  • asgallant - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want my next-gen tablets to know what I want to do before I even know it. If, a minute from now, I'm going to want to watch a You-Tube video, the tablet should know and start buffering it. If I'm going to spend an hour browsing lolcatz, the tablet should know and pre-load them. If I'm going to enter an inane response to an article in the vain hope that I will win a tablet, the tablet should know and have it typed out for me ahead of time. Reply
  • kd0frg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think using a pen or pointer object would keep the tab cleaner, i mean fingers are oily and will streak up the screen right? Reply
  • darunium - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Tablets are great for taking meeting notes due to their innocuous profile, but typing will always be faster than handwriting, so good on-screen keyboards are crucial; a very soft 'tapping' sound would be nice when hitting keys to provide some sort of sensory feedback, even if a tactile one isn't possible. Reply
  • SoccerCore11 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Nice keyboard is what I'm all about. Reply
  • stvnford - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about bypassing typing, pen, etc and implementing voice recognition/control via an on board microphone? Reply
  • meanbeans - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If its free its for me! Reply
  • morose - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Starting to see where I could maybe have a use for a tablet in the family room. Would be interesting to see how well these integrate with Google Voice so I'd have access to my texts in addition to my email and social sites in this format. Reply
  • smsmith - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    200dpi or so is probably the sweet spot. Reply
  • NXTwoThou - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Being able to contour the tablet so it sits any way you want it. Wonderful pipe dream. Reply
  • UberLaff - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Tablets seem to be a third wheel in the computing department. They should have a lower price, closer to video game consoles. Reply
  • Morphuess - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    everything is better with chocolate Reply
  • IronMdnX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    larger screens so a true 8.5 x 11 scanned page can be displayed 1:1 Reply
  • Vepsa - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better battery life Reply
  • spikeru - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see ability to be a touch screen monitor for an existing pc Reply
  • mthikerj - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Maybe I have missed it in an app somewhere, but I would like to be able to manage podcast subscriptions and music playlists on my PC and have them automatically sync to my Android tablet when I plug it into USB. Similar to how iTunes works it would be nice to have a centralized place where all my music and videos I download to my PC would sync to my tablet when I simply plug in the USB cable. Reply
  • dnddanranger - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As above. I hope that some of the rumors are true that Windows 8 will be a true cross platform system. until then I could get used to a tablet specific os. Reply
  • CrazyBernie - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Those quad-core processors can't come fast enough. Reply
  • TEckard - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As others have said, possibly more pen based inputs or full on Minority Report(and many others) style virtualization. Of course constantly evolving AI voice recognition would be even better. Reply
  • PrinceMyshkin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Probably a tuner to watch local broadcasts in an area (not sure if this is already included!).

    Pen/Stylus Input would be good also.
    Reply
  • rmmeli - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Easier hardware upgrades. Reply
  • soulrider4ever - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Hey, I'd of course like more power and better battery life, lighter and larger at the same time. Reply
  • aggie82 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A non-slide rubberized coating and a kickstand. Reply
  • scubabumster - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better battery life Reply
  • PyroHoltz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think we need better video codec support out of the box for tablets. Reply
  • maxrobes - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a screen that is visible in sunlight. Reply
  • johnnyboy101 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see pico projectors and virtual input, a la the Minority Report....... Reply
  • ImTheTypeOfGuy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see it be able to stream HD wirelessly. Pen input would also be nice. What about voice transcription? Reply
  • rascalion - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see tablets based on x86 rather than ARM. Of course x86 (Intel) needs to get alot more power effcient. But its quickly getting there. Reply
  • joetekubi - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    4 cores or more, 7 days battery life -- just like the portable described in the great "Snow Crash" novel. Reply
  • jrand - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about a tablet that only makes money by being sold and by the user buying software? The tech is cool, but the mandatory opt-in for information sharing is getting a bit annoying. Reply
  • fepple - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input ! Reply
  • ZivNYC - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    but i'll take the free Xoom. Reply
  • ether.real - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    -Dual boot Windows/Android
    -Convertible tablet style with keyboard
    -USB Host controller
    -Single data plan for all devices on a family plan.
    Reply
  • FoolOnTheHill - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    What I really want to see on the tablets is proper Netflix support. Hopefully the next round of SOCs will have the necessary hardware to facilitate this in a way that is acceptable to the studios. Reply
  • nsravan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    So that it can be used as a credit card and other RF ID card reader natively. Reply
  • thornburg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think I pretty much covered my wishlist in previous posts.

    Lower price
    Longer battery
    More input options
    micro-projector
    Reply
  • Apollyon1980 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like it to have a laser pointer built in.
    Or the ability to use a stylus to do some image editing or something.
    Reply
  • bhima - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to see a Windows ARM compatible OS with a dual-boot of Android Honeycomb stock on all new tablets ;) Reply
  • ByacoXX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want an integrated Bluetooth Laser Keyboard!

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/keyboards-mice/...
    Reply
  • nyonya - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Trigger buttons for gaming! Reply
  • mrfred101 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think would like to see a pinwheel attachment so I can power the device while I am running Reply
  • jnevill - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life! Reply
  • nmsumike - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Google docs integrations and/or MS office! More input devices, more software that syncs with your pc/laptop like the new Photoshop app for the iPads.

    and faster hardware that takes less power is always good by me :P
    Reply
  • moiaujapon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    otherwise, keep all the good stuff we already have. Reply
  • Swampthing - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    as others have said, accurate to the level of a wacom tablet pen input and the ability to hook it to a pc and use it as such. Reply
  • AKFlyerFan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more than just a microSD option Reply
  • nicecupojoe - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    SLI, Optimus, Physx... Crossfire, Eyefinity... HyperThreading... I NEED A KILLER NIC AND A X-FI SOUND BLASTER!!!1 Reply
  • jbaker8935 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i'll all for more memory, storage and cpu speed. Reply
  • temujihn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    one last chance............... Reply
  • mchinand - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More support for peripheral devices. Reply
  • SailorsForge - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Dynamically modify mobile device ‘personality’ based on location and context.
    Eg.: Home - all peripherals enabled. Office - camera, microphone disabled.
    Reply
  • Simozene - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Or retinal scanning would be cool. :) Reply
  • Cloakstar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...to win the Xoom. :) Reply
  • jkuo13 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A pressure sensitive pen input would be cool. Then I'd be able to doodle (err... I mean take notes) on the tablet and use it to replace a pad of paper. Reply
  • Jawadali - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A few features which I feel would probably help tablets really take off in the educational sector include:

    1) An easy-to-read, low power screen for extended reading time.
    2) Better pen-based input, for effective note-taking (mentioned by many others here)
    3) Software to sync with your desktop PC, which can compile/organize/backup the notes

    Thanks once again to Anandtech for another great giveaway!
    Reply
  • Saidas - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen, power, battery...but I'll gladly take it as is! Reply
  • HocusPocus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I agree with all 3 of those suggestions :) Reply
  • phantom007 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to also see Google Docs apps/integration, or maybe even the upcoming Office 365 that is more cloud based. Anything to have some baseline productivity function to use on the go. Reply
  • plext0r - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm not sure about pen input. How would OCR work on these SoC systems? Would it bog down? Reply
  • mstumpf123 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    gotta get me one of these babies... Reply
  • Folcon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life please. Reply
  • Stez38 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher DPI displays please! Reply
  • EndingPop - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Really, that's it. I'd just like to have a tablet for easy Kindle reading and maybe some movie watching.

    To do that, the tablet would probably need a decent screen and GPU.
    Reply
  • cameronf - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want built in wireless transfer of sound and video to a TV. Reply
  • laweber3 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A small, covered space to stick ear buds. It could double as a Pez dispenser if you don't need the head phones. Reply
  • GerhardK - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life and Pen input Reply
  • rdegler - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    My biggest concern with tablets is the ability to produce.

    Tablets are great for consuming content.
    Reply
  • GeoBoy)SU - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see an ergonomic, economic keyboard/mouse combo for them that doesn't rely on bluetooth...ie, a docking station of sorts for true productivity. Reply
  • gilesrulz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more transformer options as well as content portability (tap to share) Reply
  • ninethirty - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i'd most like to see a tablet or SOC on my desk. Which means it will have to be inexpensive, I'm afraid.... Reply
  • AmateurX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a ridiculously slim keyboard. I just can't seem to get the hang of the on-screen keyboards on these things. Reply
  • shroon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    12 MP camera! Reply
  • pmcorriveau - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Still looking for a better/bigger screen. Come on guys, it's been over a week, and my screen hasn't changed a bit! Reply
  • webjr - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution screens. First and foremost. Reply
  • *kjm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life! Reply
  • Seer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life along with increased UI responsiveness.

    Fewer bugs in Android, too!
    Reply
  • riveter - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Looks very handy. Would be nice to have a full size USB port, but I can use an extension cable.
    Thanks.
    Mark McGee
    Reply
  • brownk5 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to see full unrestricted Flash on my device. With a screen this large I don't want the mobile web pages. I want the same browsing experience that I have on the desktop with tabs, Flash, and customization. Then I think a tablet can replace truly replace my laptop. Reply
  • monkeyman1133 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    do my job for me Reply
  • msull - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Increased battery life. Reply
  • wollar71 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    But I would settle for this Xoom! Reply
  • BOLt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about easier synchronization with your pc and smartphone? Similar to "logmein" or whathaveyou? Reply
  • Kibbles - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better hardware is always nice, but don't forget to make the software better. I know that's google's area for the most part, but the OEM has a lot to do to with tailor making the software to their device. Don't do what Microsoft did with the Zune. Reply
  • BPB - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A slightly bigger screen with a small bezel would make me very happy Reply
  • ROCKETR - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher DPI screens Reply
  • konroh - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    would be nice...if you hold the tablet where your holding hand is touching the screen some input is messed up...and pen input for some use cases would be nice too! Reply
  • tbonepro - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Let me use the table as a mobile combination of the bamboo pen & touch and Photoshop! Reply
  • mliska1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Some kind of stylus that works well Reply
  • Bowsky - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be nice to have my laptop and tablet wireless sync to share the same state i.e. webpages open in browser. Reply
  • nchrzan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution display Reply
  • k0mpressor - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I still say an IR device Reply
  • gozno42 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    higher res screen Reply
  • Lupy314 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    We need longer battery life. Reply
  • araczynski - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    still want mouse access, even if only with some dock. Reply
  • Sebec - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Stylus or pen input would be nice. Reply
  • jberek - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More/easier synchronization between tablet, phone, and computer. Reply
  • seamonkey79 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to be able to program my coffee maker like I was promised years ago. I'd like to be able to hit a button and start my car, open the garage door, get the shower going, all these things that were promised to me years and years ago.

    I'd also like some solar panels on the back that would be able to trickle charge the device when I wasn't using it. And some good anti-glare so I could use it outside (although I'm not brave enough to request direct sunlight, at least anti-glare enough for indirect sunlight).

    Also, I'd like a taco, but I'll take that and a Xoom today while I wait on the rest.
    Reply
  • taisingera - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If these can be powerful enough for web, 1080p, flash games and maybe photo editing, I would like to see this being put into a dock that has break away keyboard, mouse (through either wireless or wire). Wireless to a display, and an integrated optical in the dock, so it can really act a something both portable and stationary. Reply
  • gassyjoe - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Wireless sync between desktop and tablet, yes please! Reply
  • HazChem - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would like to see the next one incorporate a stylus holder just like the Palm Pilots back in the day... Reply
  • JeffS - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a switchable e-Ink + LCD display! Reply
  • wildkarrde21 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    While the eePad has the right idea with a physically connected keyboard, I'd like to see more broad support for bluetooth accessories like keyboards and mice. This is probably more of a Honeycomb feature than an actual tablet one. Reply
  • siderst - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Want to get your device in the hands of the masses? Need to be a lot cheaper. Reply
  • zelasor - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB capabilities with folder options.
    Battery life is always a plus.
    The ability to play DVDs would be nice too!
    Reply
  • toonces1989 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    backlighting to make it easier to use in sunlight Reply
  • awitti6 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    docs are still looking for a solution. it's all about input. voice recognition. Reply
  • Seth_Turner - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Its personal preference, but I do not see a need for pen input on tablets. Award me a Xoom and I will demonstrate how useful it is without one. Reply
  • clockworkjpm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB 3? Reply
  • jdparker520 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Kickstand with a projection keyboard Reply
  • yuriylsh - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more and enhanced input methods. Touch and stylus are both must, then voice input and some way to work with keyboard (be it a dock or some other convinient way to attach keyboard). Reply
  • DukeToma - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    This is the one for me! Reply
  • Tierlen - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Include a Pico-style projector. Reply
  • SpaceRanger - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I know things aren't bad, but who wouldn't want a longer lasting battery? Reply
  • rammohan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see improved speed/graphics with same or better battery life. Reply
  • tinman_6 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Battery life just isn't long enough on my Droid under heavy usage and at idle. I'd rather have a bigger/heavier phone/tablet that lasts me longer than thin, light, and dead after 1-2 hours of gaming or video. Reply
  • ASUSLANBOX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A beautiful assorment of colored covers that have magical magnets that clip to the side of the tablet. And a very large stylus that can be used as a pogo stick too.
    ME WANT HONEYCOMB! ME WANT HONEYCOMB!
    Reply
  • chbarg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see encryption in hardware Reply
  • faster - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about that sexy apple unibody? I want something I can hit someone with. Reply
  • boh - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would be awesome to only activate when someone is nearby if docked and ready to jsut diplay photos or weather and time as its approached. Could be pretty interesting for games developers as well. Reply
  • steind - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    CM Honeycomb for tablets... Reply
  • MageXX9 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet that a contractor could throw around like his clipboard. Reply
  • LoMbArD - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see them built out of materials that are more fingerprint resistant. . . Reply
  • orphius - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    -Easy input - output from external storage.
    -True multitasking
    -Multiple user option
    -Built in fully functional Office App.
    -Bluetooth
    -3G/4G option by default w/o data plan commitment.
    Reply
  • scottmchsd - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Increased battery life, pen input and ethernet port for network testing Reply
  • Envoi - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to use my tablet to control my TV and other devices in my home entertainment system. I'm typically in the living room when using these devices anyway. Reply
  • jeffaudio - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer lasting battery life would be great. Reply
  • artvscommerce - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would really like to see a better input method, like maybe handwriting recognition. It would also be nice to have a USB port or two, and the ability to dual boot android and windows 7. But I would really appreciate a Xoom! Reply
  • dapperDerek - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A future version of tablet OS’es should include an application that allows the user to redefine gesture meanings as well as create new combinations of gestures – think macros. With the popular tablet trend generally heading away from adding buttons to the user interface, providing a mechanism(s) for users to truly personalize their experience with the device will make the tablet an invaluable asset, thereby creating greater customer satisfaction and perhaps (to the benefit of the manufacturer) greater brand loyalty. Reply
  • dlb107 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A better file storing system and better word possessing software for editing documents... better integration with Google docs Reply
  • usama_ah - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    - A hybrid e-ink/lcd (or amoled) display much like Pixel Qi
    - the ability to switch out the battery out but without the device turning off (if you're not plugged in to a power source), it would be nice if the device had a capacitor-like object that could store up to a 1 min charge if you tell it you're about to disconnect and connect another battery

    - components you can switch out rather easily, like being able to add more RAM (so this is something I want on my next gen SoC too)
    - perhaps some gesture control like the Microsoft Kinect, just like to have the option there
    Reply
  • Baenwort - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Give me one! That is not a round ball but a actually more precise then my finger tip! Reply
  • geniekid - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A display that's readable in the sunlight, readable in the dark, 120Hz refresh rate and high contrast. Reply
  • momentum - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More modes of communication for better integration to everything electronic. Reply
  • 1541 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A screen visible in broad daylight Reply
  • thdanh90 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The next generation of tablets should be able to interact with other tablets regardless of their respective firmware, OS or ports; as well as the ability to connect to standard computer accessories, like keyboard, mouse, monitors and speakers. Reply
  • PolarisOrbit - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More productivity tools and better text entry Reply
  • webmastir - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to be able to connect a tablet via usb standard instead of all these different types of connections if it's a little bit thicker who cares, as long as I get my usb 2.0/3.0 support.

    Another nice implementation of this would be using the tablet as an input method for the computer(like one of those stylus/pad input systems for drawing and photoshop type applications).
    Reply
  • wayliff - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see pen input and e-ink like screens to it serves as an e-reader too!

    :)
    Reply
  • RavnosCC - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Include the ability to charge over USB, possibly 3.0? Reply
  • burton_lag - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Well, since I have never actually used a tablet I'm not quite sure what they have and don't have but I can definately see a use for pen input. Possibly for taking notes in class or at meetings. Playing tictactoe with the kids. Also there's always the issue of battery life with portable devices. Reply
  • Kasper4christ - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be pretty cool to see more external storage options in the next generation of tablets. Reply
  • woody345 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input options would be nice, but still think being able to sync or transfer files faster is a must have for next generation of tablets. Reply
  • aerocristobal - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    BT 3.0, USB 3.0 and charging through the USB port Reply
  • charliegus2 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd really like to be able to dictate longer documents to the device ala Dragon Naturally Speaking Reply
  • Sb87 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about a direct neural interface? Reply
  • phantom404 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Built in projector. Reply
  • mataichi - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More battery life. No give me one please! Reply
  • Bad Bimr - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better battery life in the newer tablets. I would rather it be a few mm thicker if it would last a few more hours. Reply
  • aggroje - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Neural interface for better input. Reply
  • abrar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i really like to have finger print security feature in my device... Reply
  • nafhan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see Anandtech giving away large numbers of next generation tablets :) Reply
  • Topweasel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a bit more phone sized tablet. Something small like 4.5" or 5", but configured for the flexibility of a tablet instead of a phone. Basically a pocket-able tablet instead of phone that can have most of the functionality but has to be a phone first. Reply
  • Panther8644 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better integration with our desktop computers for a seamless transition from on the go to home based computing Reply
  • poolmanjim - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Touch pad friendly office and similar applications need to be developed. I know there is talk of it but it is still something to be desired. Reply
  • hobbitejan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more power in this machine However it is still fantastic Reply
  • benchiu - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    video input of some kind, preferably HDMI Reply
  • Digobick - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to have a tablet that I can set down on a flat surface and have it automatically start charging. No more cords, no more fuss. Reply
  • blahoink01 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a merger of console and handheld gaming platforms into a pad. As performance improves, the pad becomes a viable option for console type games. The Wii has proven it only takes a small amount of horsepower to get it done. Reply
  • Phaser - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like that. I wouldn't mind if these tablets had an infrared port on them so I could use them as a mega programmable remote control. I know, old tech, but still! Reply
  • RCSI - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A longer battery life would be wonderful in future devices. Reply
  • DrJDon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Hopefully the screen quality will be good. Reply
  • Jnutt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The ony thing keeping me from buying is price. Make a half decent 300$ and I'll take it Reply
  • Tuanies - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love a native syncing app that syncs select folders on your desktop, ie Dropbox but integrated into the OS and will automatically sync over WiFi, or still let me access files remotely if I want. Reply
  • gloomydog - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Battery life improvement. Thanks Reply
  • dissonanceus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more power Reply
  • kusanagisan18 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life and more media playback options (more open ended container support) Reply
  • iaredam - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Having an IR control or serial output would make the device more hacker friendly Reply
  • InTheBoilerRoom - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    - UI that is equally usable with mouse and keyboard inputs as it is with multi-touch input.
    - Full compatibility with desktop productivity software and files.
    - Multiple user accounts
    Reply
  • chris.weir - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Zooming of the screen based on the proximity of your face to it. Adjustable for different levels of eyesight. Reply
  • bechols0626 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would change the price. Reply
  • hokiebird77 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...laser beams.

    Everything is better with laser beams.
    Reply
  • Shinobisan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Built in picoprojector with a camera to make the projected image "touchable"
    OK... this might be a few generations away... but it will rock!
    Reply
  • GDaddy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i want to be able to run my company's software on it Reply
  • Ard - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Having read the ASUS Transformer review, I have to say I love the idea and would love to see it taken further, potentially harkening back to the tablet/notebook form factor Gateway used years ago. Combine that form factor with a completely modular OS (I'm looking at you Windows 8), that allows for a streamlined, touched based UI when in tablet form, and a full-blown power-user based UI when in notebook form. and you just might have the most perfect device ever made. Reply
  • bubbhasdance - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see less focus on the UI and more focus on actual form and function. There has to be a better way to get across tablets without widgets stacking up all over your home screen. Something similar to a taskbar, perhaps? Or a simple dock? If this is intended to be a computer replacement or secondary computing device, it has to be able to do (nearly) all of the things that a laptop could do. Android's Ice Cream is in the works, so this may be happening already. Reply
  • oosickness - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i want my tablet to have a peanut butter jelly app for all the nom nom action possible!!! Reply
  • remmeh - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    lower price! Reply
  • skiboysteve - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    user accounts! share with fam but keep different profiles Reply
  • Phynaz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Outside of the iPad they all fail. Reply
  • laephis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...Excellent handwriting recognition in the next gen tablets. Reply
  • mrfou - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    An equivalent of Airplay or WiDi would be great. Reply
  • PCinDC - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    We need to see an overall refinement of the form factor. They need to be thinner, lighter, more powerful, have better battery life, 4G connectivity, and better integration with my other devices (e.g. game consoles).

    Also, prices need to come down. I've been saving my tablet dollars for an Android-based device worthy of the outlay. The Xoom appears to come closest, but I haven't rushed out to buy one yet. I just don't see the value at nearly $800 + a data plan, and to me the WiFi only version misses a key piece of the experience - the go anywhere connectivity. None of the current offerings are likely to get me in the stores, but I am curious about what Sony is cooking up.

    Some other posters mentioned pen-based input, and it is a great point worth echoing. I have an IBM ThinkPad X42 tablet from 2005 that is, hardware-wise nearly as powerful as the current tablet offerings. The pen-based input is fantastic, and transforms the device into a powerful graphic artist's weapon. The hardware coupled with Ubuntu and GIMP make for a great artist's platform, and its mind boggling to me that the manufacturers of current devices have missed this use case entirely. 'Finger painting' on an iPad just doesn't compare to the precision I can acheive with my 6 year old ThinkPad.
    Reply
  • Bob47 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input & extended battery life. Reply
  • Cisephys - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

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  • Mbonus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    xoom xoom, more horsepower for the mx-6 chasis Reply
  • antiocles - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A keyboard attachment. Reply
  • rikulus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to be able to connect to my existing home computers when connected to wi-fi, to be able to access and transfer files easily without a USB connection. Reply
  • Tanispyre - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a tablet with an aspect ratio of 1:SQROOT(2) (1:1.414) This is the ratio used in metric paper sizes like, A4 and would allow better flipping between horizontal and vertical positions since cutting the screen in half preserves that aspect ration in the parts. Reply
  • MostNamesAreTaken - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more hard keys or a small pad with few more buttons. Reply
  • flatfour - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More storage please. Reply
  • gmulert - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see the price come down...a lot. Reply
  • tev2112 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better games like UT4 (or whatever it is called when released) or RAGE. A 'productivity' tablet is not as sexy as a 'gaming' tablet. Reply
  • ut00wj - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Capability to wirelessly sync files to host PC. Allow SD card to be mounted as a NAS device via the WiFi network. This would allow for quicker File Transfers between PC and Tablet. Reply
  • glindner - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...of mobility happiness.

    More viewing than a phone and easier to access than a laptop - true mobility!
    Reply
  • Smudgeous - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Having depth of field handled similar to multiple Kinects would provide unprecedented ease of importing true three-dimensional objects into modeling programs, allow more advanced security (fingerprint + size of hand detection), and in general provide another method of sharing facets of your life with others in a new, fun way. Reply
  • battle1990 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to be able to have multiple applications onscreen at once so for exapmle I would like to be a le to play a video on one half of the screen and the web browse on the other half of the screen. It would boost my productivity on a tablet too. Reply
  • aedgy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    natively integrate intuitive voice command input to the OS.

    some things are much more efficient with voice control so a good balance of touch&voice input system seems like next logical step.
    Reply
  • nickb64 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see IPS panels be more common. Also, more things like the Transformer, that shit is cool. Reply
  • werd - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    it needs a better input device! like the asus transform! Reply
  • rlink - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    and then there was one :) Reply
  • saablic - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see some tablets focusing less on new expensive hardware (except for better screens of course!) and more on battery life. The tablet is not going to replace my laptop heavier workloads so give me one that last for hours and hours for reading webpages and other lighter things. Reply
  • lamentedZebra - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Tablets (especially the iPad) should work on becoming more useful as someone's only computing device. Currently, it would be difficult to have only a tablet for someone's computing needs. Tablets should incorporate more things like full sized USB, full sized HDMI, non-bulky keyboard accessories (eee pad Transformer style). Also, the addition of a built in, easy to explore file system would be useful. Basically, make a tablet more like a full computer, while keeping the simplicity and user-friendliness of a touch OS. Reply
  • dan.eul - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would be ideal Reply
  • sirsoffrito - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    1) New frontier in battery life
    2) Alternative input methods. Not just flat touch, but pen as well as possible malleable screens with better haptic feedback.
    3) Increased storage size. Flash is getting cheaper.
    4) New options for mobile data connectivity. Start introducing family plans so that people can have multiple devices on a single account at a flat rate.
    Reply
  • FunBunny2 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    And I need a tablet to figure out databases. Reply
  • Markus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    less weight and a higher resolution screen Reply
  • imjasonc - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes the pen input is needed, pressure sensitive pad would also be nice. Reply
  • TechnoButt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I look forward to tablets that allow for a vmotion type desktop session exchange with a full blown workstation so I can take my work to the bathroom, lunch, or boring meeting. Reply
  • bryant5706 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i heart anandtech Reply
  • rwinikates - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    lucky number 4! Reply
  • Drag0nFire - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    a floppy drive :) Reply
  • asoccerplayer99 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want better ergonomics that are organic to the tablet for holding it. Also a Xoom =) Reply
  • Capt Caveman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, me! Reply
  • GizmoFreak - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Thinner profiles in the hardware design Reply
  • winniDpoo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I like to see better battery, 4G or faster connection, higher resolution, pen support for taking notes and writing comments. also some sort of natural interface like brain wave control. Reply
  • phaethonx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Hardware-wise I would like better displays, software-wise I would like to see multiple user accounts in the OS. Reply
  • DawnII - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want it to spew money in my face when I use a pinch gesture. Reply
  • zobskyX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    compatability with 3rd party keyboard / mouse (perhaps bluetooth) Reply
  • JonC - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I know it will come eventually, but it's got to be cheaper before I'll buy one. Reply
  • rkpodila1201 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Can I have one - pretty please? Reply
  • halomast3r09 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet powered by solar energy! Reply
  • sherazch - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Thin tablet with an 8inch IPS display with a small bezel that accepts pen or capacitive input. A matte screen option would be nice. Reply
  • TeacherTim2 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see next-gen tables be less expensive to be used in classrooms. Dockable charging is very important as well! Reply
  • Kenuzara - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    In for win! I could really use a tablet for freelance work! Reply
  • fatpenguin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Slide Out Keyboard! Reply
  • docholoday - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    support for sd, micro-sd, CF, etc. It would be great to play/view media from external cards. Reply
  • gandda - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Sign in, sign out capability Reply
  • EGBTMagus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher res screen! Reply
  • lagitup - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want it to be able to read my (admittedly atrocious) handwriting. My WinMo 6.0 HTC Touch could do it - why can't Android 3.0 do it better? Reply
  • crazylocha - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    instant recognition of trusted appliances and portability of files between.
    I.e. smart phone and tablet "see" each other and slide files between them instantly as needed.
    Reply
  • DUA1939 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would be nice if I got this to show off to my clients and boost sales :) Reply
  • gjsearle7771 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Appreciate the giveaways Anand! Keep up the great work! Reply
  • donebu - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life Reply
  • CatatonicMan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Official USB hosting, if not there already, would be nice. Reply
  • whirlin22 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Lots of good hardware on the horizon as previewed by Anand.
    And the software's getting better all the time.
    How about a free data plan if you already have a data plan for your phone?
    Reply
  • QuothTheRaven - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to get a tablet input pen! Reply
  • tacobff - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Stock keyboards would be nice. Reply
  • Zayce - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More Asus transformer-like keyboard accessories. Reply
  • ITloser - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to see full disk encryption, better Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync policy support for encryption, remote wipe and Cisco ipsec VPN support! Reply
  • elixirblack - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be great to have USB support and use a wired as well as wireless keyboard. Would also be a huge help to the development community. Reply
  • tpc2084 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more voice controls in the next gen tablets. When will Star Trek occur already? :) Reply
  • CodeMonkey00 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Giveaway gadgets are always the best. Reply
  • arnavvdesai - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen Input+ better graphics. Reply
  • Master_Sigma - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Same response always, higher resolutions are what I would like to see. Reply
  • rykerabel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pong Reply
  • duanes1967 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Count me in - I read Anandtech every day and would love a Pad ! Reply
  • phu5ion - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A more flexible, "future proof" platform. Reply
  • IamNabil - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see increased modularity, and perhaps another proc in the dock, with a lightpeak bus between the two. Reply
  • CU - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More easily sync with another PC in realtime. As in have a website or pdf open on the tablet and just through it to the PC and view it there and vice verse. Reply
  • kylewat - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher clockspeeds. They need to able to do more with power usage as well. Reply
  • Royel91 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Love using tablets as a giant music/movie player, so I would love (slightly) better screen resolution and a good DAC chip on the tablets for sound quality. Reply
  • StraightPipe - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to have a zoom to develop on! Reply
  • Halnerd - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think the real innovation of modern tablets are the tactile features (UI, handheld). While that statement may seems obvious, the conversation of tablets has shifted to visual(3D, better graphics for gaming), IO (better usb, wireless tech, pens, keypads), apps, and compute power characteristics. I think that the evolution of tactile elements of the UI and hardware is not over. I would like to see more innovation in the touch surface itself that would give the user an even greater physical interaction with the software. Maybe a combination of vibration, visual queue, and surface texturing to created a more realistic tactile experience? Something along those lines would be awesome. Thanks Reply
  • amcclin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life or lower power consumption, or both Reply
  • bakinnan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More pen based, full-fledged OS, better battery Reply
  • CheesePoofs - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Low cost, nice screens. Reply
  • bravetoaster - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Fast, accurate, endlessly-exciting pen input! Reply
  • subin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to be able to swipe content from a tablet and have it appear on an adjoining PC or TV screen. The content should be transferred through wireless. Reply
  • Hezrou - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love a xoom to actually see what should be in the next gen tablet! Reply
  • dolphumous - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Final round... Fight! Reply
  • dpaul011 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see an application from Google to allow for notetaking via pen and imbedding in programs such as Evernote... Reply
  • sammsiam - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I hate that the soft-keyboard takes up so much screen space (particularly in landscape mode). Instead I'd like to see a projected virtual keyboard that can turn any flat surface into input device. Reply
  • mplee73 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life would be nice. Reply
  • jeffkz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input. Reply
  • Shinji - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    built-in pico Reply
  • davegraham - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    would love to see some additional development of touch-based mgmt.

    dave
    Reply
  • Jimmy Joe - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Having easy synchronization across all devices in the home - PC, tablet, and "phones" - would be a killer app for me. Reply
  • Akrovah - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen Input
    More flash and/or HTML 5 support.
    Reply
  • Compddd - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    for more viewing area. Reply
  • MarkJGraham - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The Xoom has a different power connector/data connection then the ASUS one, and of course the iPad is different as well. Something similiar to how phones are becoming more standard on the USB connector. Reply
  • zoogoober - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see one with a projector in it! Reply
  • gdavisiv - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think the tablet is an excellent device for people with Disabilities. With that being said I think if there was further development with Eye/Motion Tracking software and possible integration for voice commands (Google Voice for example), there would be endless possibilities for people with disabilities and also the main stream public. Reply
  • steepandcheap - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    so ive just been making new ones... Reply
  • aznchum - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Tablets should just come with them. Reply
  • dougarcher - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think tablets need to come down in price (think Nook color) before I'd get one. They're such an in-between device that it's hard to justify the expense. Reply
  • Abishai - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Multi OS Support Reply
  • CyberKender - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    This time, I want a direct neural interface in my next tablet.

    Oh, and better battery life.
    Reply
  • mesome - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A standard size SD card slot. Or even two! Reply
  • garionjb - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    is what I would like Reply
  • mpo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    longer battery life; kid-friendly (non-streaking) screens. Reply
  • extide - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Some Intel/x86 based offerings!! Reply
  • daman5 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm thinking pen support (as others have said) plus some top notch Voice control support! Reply
  • ThaVWman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    iPad Who? :-) Reply
  • ascus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    So one can view web pages in portrait mode clearly Reply
  • jimetz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Like to see one that is thinner than the Ipad!! Reply
  • WarMace - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It's a niche market, but its my niche. Tablets need more selection of water resistant , sunlight readable tablets to choose from. Reply
  • miahshodan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    but would prefer a transformer Reply
  • stuartrue - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    3D Reply
  • zengonzo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link


    I suppose it sounds like far-fetched nonsense, but you stick an infrared on there and it would be pretty slick to be able to start capturing 3D objects and spaces.
    Reply
  • SD_Machine - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be interesting if they could add IR sensors similar to the kinect, but for a small portable device it seems like they are designed to be held anyways. Reply
  • tc1922 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would rather have a tablet with a fast dual-core SoC than a slower quad-core. Reply
  • mmatis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    please! Reply
  • Scott_T - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    the kooblies need more booblies Reply
  • kiwikoin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    crossing my fingers! Reply
  • GustavoX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link


    24 hour battery!
    Reply
  • notfeelingit - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Airplay solves this partially, but it would be great to conduct a presentation using the iPad wirelessly connected to a projector/display. The iPad could have your notes displayed on its screen while your presentation is displayed on the projector. Reply
  • clever_usr_name - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    oh i donno ..how about an HD radio tuner ? Reply
  • Scott314159 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As mentioned by other and Anand... The idea being that you can smoothly transition from one device to the other instantly throughout your workday without having the think is that spreadsheet i need on my tablet? Reply
  • DF-1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a tablet that has stronger hardware, while keeping temperatures cool and power consumption down. Reply
  • enad2k - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Figure I'll take my final swag at one of these.

    As I said before, I still think the price of these things need to come down to be on par with netbooks. I like the idea of mobility via 3G/4G/LTE but do not liek the idea of a locked in data contract just for a device that I would primarily use at home. It would be nice and maybe there is for that matter a pay as you go usage model where you can add mobile usage/coverage for those days that you would want to take it outside of its normal home area whether it be a residence or office environment.

    Some of these even have GPS in them and it'd probably be hokey but do they make docks for tablets so you could actually navigate via GoogleMaps or equivalent? Does the GPS in these even work that way? But would be nice to see a dock or some sort for in car use, probably difficult if it's got a big screen and you wouldnt want it covering your windshield but maybe something that could sit on your center console or center dash area. Just thinking out loud.
    Reply
  • Mr_Armageddon - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Last One!

    Some kind of hybrid Pen input is needed that combines capacitive stylus with pressure sensitive accuracy. It would make taking notes on a tablet a reality.
    Reply
  • NinjaGnome - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Good build quality and excellent screen Reply
  • raen7 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    with feeling! I want to see the next tablet able to function as a universal remote for my home theater devices! :-D Reply
  • godl!ke - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    4th time's the charm perhaps. Reply
  • dong_goatman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Very necessary with my fat fingers Reply
  • indionicarao - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Uhm, the specs are pretty sweet and will always be improving, the one thing i would like to see going forward is substantially reduced weight. I think 12oz should be a nice initial goal.

    Ohh and Pen based input would be swell. I want it to replace my laptop in class. This way i can doodle and take notes, have a real mobile photoshop or similar app, sign a pdf and send it to a printer, yada yada yada
    Reply
  • grimdorf - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better syncing features between tablets, phones, and desktop computers. Reply
  • Terris - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life. Reply
  • wul4ine - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Greater onboard memory capacity would be sweet. Reply
  • n8equalsd - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see duel-core chips. Yes, that's right, two cores battling to the death in the next gen tablets. Reply
  • NonFriendlyUser - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The new xoom needs pen input (preferably a Wacom digitizer), some sort of outdoor readable display, and something nifty I guess. Reply
  • JaimeX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Keyboard dock would be awesome. Reply
  • adamcress - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Next generation tablets should be able to fold up and be pocket-able. Reply
  • nevergrownup - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    battery life that lasts a whole weekend Reply
  • noguru - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to be able to play all the good PC games on my tablet. MMM arcanum on a tablet! Reply
  • AlphaVortex - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I still want to be able to upgrade components. High upfront cost for something that may well be obsolete in short order. Reply
  • TETRONG - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A beating heart so this thing can love me back Reply
  • jaydee - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more usb that can handle input devices, like a mouse or gaming controller. Reply
  • rsjet - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see fuel cell technology be integrated in a useful and awesomely compact way! Reply
  • Rumiku - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Modular expandability. If the new crop of tablets, with their ever increasing scope of netbook/notebook replacement, are being pushed by the manufacturers with that idea of replacement, some form of modular or granular expandability would be a welcomed idea, instead of replacement every one to two years. Whether built into the tablet itself, or through expandable docks, it would make these already powerful devices last longer and bridge the gap between portability that consumers desire, and the real work ability the enterprise needs.

    ~Ru
    Reply
  • KaosFaction - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Basically include the ability for advanced OCR/Scanning capabilities. Take the needs of on-the-go scanning (especially documents) and make them more viable. Reply
  • giderac - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    support for hd audio + vid codecs ftw Reply
  • vshah - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd be happy with ipad 2/xoom levels of performance with increased battery life (a few days of heavy use) Reply
  • Solandri - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A quicker way to login (fingerprint scanner?). Reply
  • strahd618 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution Front Camera in place of the rear one. I just don't see myself taking many photos with a 10 inch tablet unless it's housing a seriously good camera. Reply
  • SURFERMIKE00 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I shouldn't have to sync or manually move my data around -- my work documents should follow me if I grab my tablet and leave my PC behind. Reply
  • rmoo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Agreed. Having some sort of software or hardware sync capability within a proximity that when set near your desktop automatically syncs (sort of like drop box, but on a larger scale). Reply
  • govtpiggy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life! Reply
  • Paladin21 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I demand...a shrubbery!

    Actually, I want the thing to be able to work with the rest of my devices in a seamless fashion. I should be able to pass information from my car system, phone, tablet, home pc, and work pcs without limitation.
    Reply
  • T_Dawg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would like to se wireless HDMI Reply
  • imapc22 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want the next gen of tablets to have a type of plug and play feature that would create a virtual machine of your tablet on your computer. Reply
  • magicwonder - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better pricing Reply
  • jamori - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    still looking for better text input. I strongly dislike on-screen keyboards... Reply
  • stubeck - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    None of this 1 or 2 screen sillyness, lets put 12 screens onto the next generation of tablets. Why? Because its awesome. Reply
  • compunut - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a unit with a slide-out keyboard! Reply
  • ghostee - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I wish some of the 7inch tablets had call and text capabilities. Paired with a bluetooth headset, something like the asus memo could replace my smart phone. Reply
  • barbeque - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input is likely the most interesting Reply
  • fatmanosu74 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want more physical based input. Reply
  • DEMO24 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Nicer screens with improved batteries. price reduction would be nice as well Reply
  • DaveSimmons - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Wireless HDMI would make gaming and watching streaming on the TV another option for a next-gen tablet Reply
  • xchewy2314 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    nice! Reply
  • kensweet1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think there would be a place for tablets with a full array of sensors...barometer, temperature, light, infrared, level, gas, pulse, oxygen level, motion, etc...I realize most of these items have been covered in tablets, but never all in one place. The amount of creativity and new types of products we would see from developers would bring new life and variety to tablets, boosting them from cool toys to must-have technology for everyone from doctors to mountain climbers.

    It would also be nice to see a solar charging panel or two on the tablets, so that they would charge while being used in sunlight. If we have this technology in our watches, surely it can be applied to our tablets.
    Reply
  • austinwilly - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think it would be sweet if these tablets had an integrated IR & RF transmitter so it could control tvs and other devices. Somebody like logitech could easily start selling an app that uses the same interface as their remotes. Obviously it would hurt their remote business, but if they don't do it somebody else will. Reply
  • Maaske - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would like to see a e-ink mode. Reply
  • freefx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Accurate pen input would be cool. Reply
  • stubby326 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A stylus would be nice. Reply
  • crunch888 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    user replaceable battery.

    Reply
  • Daveman509 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More screen, less bezel. Reply
  • Ambictus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Good keyboard docks like the Transformer. With a bit more powerful SoCs and good keyboard docks tablets would be exponentially more useful. Reply
  • bria5544 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a tablet powerful enough to replace my current laptop. I'm not talking an ultra powerful gaming machine, but something I can code with lightly and generally use for school work. Reply
  • bjsaxt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    tablets bring us one step closer to star trek. Reply
  • pstark54 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more pen based options too. Reply
  • beehofer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm looking for a FM transmitter in the future tabs. Reply
  • Gear7 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Bigger and therefor more convenient to work on than a smart phone yet still pocket sized. Reply
  • maverick55 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    a small projector would be nice, so one could give presentations. Reply
  • Jonahkirk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    What I'd like to see in the next Gen SoC's is a red dot-HAL like screen. I'd like the pads to act as a full featured remote-not only for entertainment devices, but all household electrical functions (lights, stove, air-locks). Finally, if the front facing cameras could learn to read lips-that would be awesome! Reply
  • z3r0skill - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen based input and WiDi would be cool Reply
  • Rictorhell - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Well, it would be nice to WIN a tablet, first of all, since I can't afford one right now :)

    In the next generation of tablets I would like to see more powerful hardware and more flexible software AND more storage space built into the tablet itself.
    Reply
  • ke7diz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Tablets are a luxury item and as long as the majority of them go for $600-800 most people will not be able to justify the cost of a item that does not replace anything. Reply
  • AKBishop - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like them to be more durable so if I drop it, or use it in the rain, it'll still work. Reply
  • jmnewton - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think it would be nice to have that built in to all tablets so that all new TVs and projectors could start to implement that. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Quad core Reply
  • evolvearoundme - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like a longer battery life. Reply
  • DUA1939 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    One to show off to clients and boost Xoom sales would be nice :) Reply
  • Super56K - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    a 4:3 format tablet, 10" screen, 1152x864 res. Reply
  • futbol4me - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    win win win Reply
  • starson - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think the one of the best things for tablets would be the emergence of an industry standard for augmented reality.

    Make a good standard and developers will have an easier time writing AR apps that are both innovative and easier to port.

    P.S. I also agree with the first poster's idea.
    Reply
  • smjunk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pressure sensitive pen support Reply
  • mrpalmtree19 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Using an iPad is wonderful because it *feels* fast. Android needs the same level of polish. Reply
  • Jimbo2K7 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a Xoom with my name etched on the back. Reply
  • kdttaz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How 'bout micro-transporter ability (Star-Trek)? Reply
  • isorashi - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to larger screens & higher resolutions Reply
  • the_vorpal_blade - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Tablets need to (and will) come down in price. Decent tablets should be in the net-book price range not the mid-range laptop price-range. The nook color is, I suppose, the only exception I know of. Reply
  • gearhead364 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more applications developed around a pen based input method. Reply
  • lunarx3dfx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    After seeing what the Eee Pad Transformer is capable of, I would like to see more devices with the docking functionality. The BT wireless keyboards are nice and all, but to be able to bring the device with me as one unit instead of separate components is a much better situation. That is true mobility. Reply
  • edpierce - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A better display, such as improved e-ink technology, would be great. Reply
  • argion13 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I will win the last one? :) As usual, I want tables to eventually become complete PC replacements... Reply
  • neutralizer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Like the Eee Pad Transformer. If it's going to replace the netbook, I better be able to type fast on it. Reply
  • jsbiggs - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm in. Reply
  • DarkKnight_Y2K - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life would be great Reply
  • pinesol - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Graphics power. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen Input sounds great, but where do you stash the pen? Do you fit it inside the tablet somehow?

    It seems like a nice experience, but I don't want to worry about losing a special pen.
    Reply
  • denwin1102 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    how about water proof for those wet days or sitting by the pool Reply
  • red_dog007 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    No one else is allowed to enter! Otherwise the chances start becoming too slim for those who have already entered, primarily ME!!! Reply
  • check - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    21:9 aspect ratio for my Blu-ray movies. Reply
  • EckoAbrams - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If tablets didn't cost so darn much I wouldn't have to rely on winning a free one as my only chance of ever getting one. Reply
  • oln - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    After three rounds, I imagine it has all been said a couple of thousand times. Lower price points, better screens, sub-second DNA sequencing, super-luminous communication, and playable framerates for Crysis, in order of likelyhood. Reply
  • aiaulee - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Much faster than my Athlon XP system and quieter too! Need a replacement and this could be it. Reply
  • Robpol86 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see hardware accelerated virtualization built into tablet (and phone) SoCs and have a VT developer (like VMware) write a virtualization app for Android.

    I envision a future where you tap an "Ubuntu" app on your homescreen and it starts an Ubuntu (ARM build) VM.

    In the future I want to dock my Gingerbread/icecream phone into a webtop dock which displays Honeycomb/icecream (without having to start another kernel or whatever, the same OS just two display outputs basically) and I can run virtualized Ubuntu/BackTrack/Win8.
    Reply
  • wtucey - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Improved flash performance. Reply
  • lazydc - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i wanna be able to plug in my usb flash drives Reply
  • CuE0083 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...more options to upgrade the hardware! Reply
  • HammerStrike - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Like T9, etc, particularly for smaller screen tablets. Reply
  • ShortyZ - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB connections and docks for a mouse and keyboard would help make them better notebook replacements. Reply
  • silverrazor - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Sure beats fingerprint scanning :) Reply
  • rehughes - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pen input and longer battery life! Reply
  • Munsu - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a longer battery life Reply
  • lukewayne - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i'd like a tablet that folds in half or quarters, with no visible seam and a very strong hinge. tablets need to be pocketable. Reply
  • prickly - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    higher res and multitasking :) Reply
  • scoombs - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More capabilities to allow tablet to replace laptop, not supplement. Reply
  • SniperREX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better GPU! Reply
  • SanLouBlues - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Switch to epaper display for outdoors, lcd for indoors. Reply
  • subtex - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    At least 512 levels of pressure support for a baseline wacom digitizer would put tablets in a position for someone to make a true OneNote clone.

    I'm sure the sketchbook apps would alreayd work fine, Alias Sketchbook Pro has been kicking but on windows tablets for years.
    Reply
  • Bgoomba2002 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    So I can hang in on back of car seats. On the dashboard.

    And as stated previously:
    And a long arm attached to a hat so I can wear in on my head at all times. That way I will never be lonely again.
    Reply
  • shiva014 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    why not add a slider keyboard similar to the Venue Pro. How about a small area on the bezel to add a touch mouse or mouse like functionality. Reply
  • Athex - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see more accurate touch input and higher res screens Reply
  • jessrobbie - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    one more try... Reply
  • nbeadman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Akin to the iPhone's (poorly named) Retina display Reply
  • wakeup360 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want USB input Reply
  • bedbed - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Cost less please. Reply
  • cletus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Sure a better battery would be great BUT what is needed most is the obvious shortfall of these devices!

    INPUT. Sorry, typing one letter at a time is quite possibly the worst user experience ever. Give me a projected keyboard or a big enough and intelligent enough screen for me to actually type on.

    Why not add a projector function to the tablet as well?
    Reply
  • Andypro - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I like snacks with my tablets. Reply
  • KevinC - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more integration and sharing of home network resources. Reply
  • zooted - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want a hybrid e-ink/lcd screen. Reply
  • castlefox44 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would kinda want to see a solar panel on the back (if it actually helped within reason) I hate running out of power. Reply
  • Narco5 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0 connection for faster transfer of large files, i.e. movies Reply
  • Amoro - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    x86 hardware that's on par with ULV sandy bridge. Reply
  • OrbitalSI - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Currently the focus is on docking to modify your input / output devices, but it doesn't change the underlying hardware.

    1) I would like to see the OS more like a virtual machine, one that can be suspended and pushed between hardware devices. When on a desktop it would have the full computing power of a solid CPU / GPU... suspend the OS and send it to a tablet or phone and your application would still be available (possibly leaving individual applications suspended).

    2) Devices should be able to plug and play hardware including addition disk, memory, CPU's or GPU's, This would effectively treat a portable device like a hardware starting point, and allow for scalability while providing a single mobile environment, eliminating synchronization requirements between multiple platforms.
    Reply
  • DSperlak - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Data plans intertwined w/ Cell phone. Reply
  • Flux0r - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    battery power increase would also be nice. Fancy 3d graphics are nice, but I'm buying a productivity tool, not a toy. Reply
  • lipanconjuring - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I still want better speakers ... but I'll settle for the Xoom. Reply
  • cyiton - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    My biggest thing is longer battery life; I want it to be able to survive a workday of heavy use. Reply
  • eanazag - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    At least USB3 file transfer speeds. Reply
  • kanhaiya - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Use video analytics along with gesture recognition software. Reply
  • Conficio - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I wonder why a table would have a fixed camera and also why does it have to have two.

    I'd think a swivel camera woudl be way more practical, so you can rest the table any way you want and still face it towards yourself or who ever you want to show in a video conference.

    This also could work out as a single camera. May be an independent module that can be locked in place like a pen can be attached and communicates wireleass and draws some battery power from some hot spot on the table.
    Reply
  • hagen79 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Title says it all. It's not original but ... Reply
  • kfitch42 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    touch input that works with gloves Reply
  • JPiastuck - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It's been said before, but count me among those who want good pen input. Reply
  • dhoshaw - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    #1 improvement would be longer battery life
    user replaceable battery is also good
    Reply
  • vol7ron - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pico projector + replaceable battery + more ports/support Reply
  • mostro - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    longer battery life and faster charge time would be nice Reply
  • erple2 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Or at least a high enough resolution that a human eye can't distinguish between each pixel. Reply
  • jhh - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want a magazine experience I can take anywhere, plus the ability to watch videos. The Pixel Qi seems to have too many reflections and inadequate color spectrum in reflective environments, but is going in the righr direction. Reply
  • Bogdobbler - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It's time for a holographic display. Reply
  • dijuremo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want!!!! Reply
  • TrustedOak - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Battery life, memory and brighter display. Reply
  • hambone - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    usb port Reply
  • SlyNine1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to have remote desktop that could also stream games/user input.

    And good voice recognition.
    Reply
  • phxz31 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The main reason I didn't actually go BUY a Xoom was price. The price is just too high for what this device is capable of doing. I think tablets need to provide much more integration with windows and mac systems, and come down in price to reflect that they simply don't provide much benefit until the integration capabilities are expanded.

    That being said, I have about 100 different ideas that are possible with tablets and I want to win this Xoom so I can show the world the true benefit of the tablet form factor!
    Reply
  • slice - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    and better speakers Reply
  • massivevoid - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life. Reply
  • rdriskill - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to be able to come home after working on a document, or having a browser session open, and just set my tablet down, turn to my PC, and continue from where I left off, without needing to jump through hoops to get things going.

    And I really look forward to the day that I just get home and my PC is just a bunch of peripherals that my tablet talks to. :)

    R
    Reply
  • Hayest - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    HD screen 720P to start out with then 1080P later!!!! Reply
  • boozie - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Overall improved power management in the form of longer battery life, but also easy to manage long-term battery life. Meaning for it to hold a great charge after 1-2 years of use still. Reply
  • spiked_mistborn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see one or two analog sticks and some real buttons for gaming. My current favorite portable gaming platform -- my Sega Nomad. It was released in '95 and has 6 buttons so I don't have to use any trickery to play Street Fighter 2. All I'm saying is at least give it a couple of real buttons and make it comfortable to hold for long periods of time. Reply
  • vnangia - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Always a must for better OS compatibility and hacking. Reply
  • kether888 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Lower price, better battery, better graphics and quad core cpu. Fully hackable rom. Reply
  • fatmanJ.J. - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    In the next generation of tablets I would like to see antiglare screens that can be viewed in direct sunlight and of course the ability to dual-boot Ubuntu. Reply
  • guardianzwill - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see next generation tablets last for more than 24 hours in heavy usage. Reply
  • nanoman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think it would be really nice to have Biometric scanner and motion sensing functionality in the next generation/crop of tablets. I would also like to see an easy transparent way to transfer/sync data with a personal computer. I don't think that anyone has got it yet (we have a long way to go). Reply
  • zeemy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    definitely some more storage. Reply
  • legisrex - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    NFC would be a cool feature. Reply
  • weiyin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Ultra high resolution displays. Reply
  • furfoot - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    despite low sales it would be nice to own one. How about some pen input so you could draw. Reply
  • skepticshock - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The biggest change I would like would be to own one myself, Reply
  • Brennor - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would like to be able to use these things outside. Reply
  • nutmac - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    200 PPI+ display. Reply
  • Stupidel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see something with a faster proc and some sort of Color E-ink hybrid. get the easy ont he eye's anti glare type of screen that only eink can provide but still get the fast crisp graphics that LCD promises. and of course faste proc are always a plus. Reply
  • talonts - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A 1920x1200/1080 native resolution (switchable to lower res at will) Reply
  • Kwik-E-Mart - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be great to have a floating curser under your finger like with a pen input. Just by getting your finger within a half an inch of the screen it would begin to respond. That would enable a host of "mouse over" states for additional program functionality. Reply
  • procyon1880 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A built in pico-projector would be awesome. Then use the camera to recognize hand motions so it behaves like a touchscreen in projection mode (touch the projection instead of the screen) - you can still navigate the OS by swiping or zoom by spreading your fingers but you're doing it in mid-air (also, you could run a set of slides by directing the slideshow through particular hand movements). Reply
  • user6726 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    thank you for the contest. Reply
  • gkline - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    And yes, I'd like a Xoom. Please. Reply
  • Crota - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Intergration with Blue tooth so that Tablets can act and replace current smart phones. One less device to carry around. Reply
  • Jesternaut - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better "desktop" OS support Reply
  • dirthead11 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the ability to run multiple operating systems including android 3.0 and win7 and win8. Recent stories show this may happen in to not too distant future. Reply
  • sc00ter1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    An OS with 3 dimension and not 2. Not a 3D screen, but a OS with depth, that would be interesting. Reply
  • ghost55 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like future tablet to have kinect-like tech. that would just be awesome. Reply
  • teldar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Price. These things are crazy expensive for what is offered.
    The need to undercut apple on price, not have them for hundreds more.
    Reply
  • wacko04 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Larger storage capacity. USB port. Reply
  • ThankZero - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some magical fingerprint-resistant screen coating. Reply
  • Dharkaron - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    water cooled Reply
  • Davabled - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more tablets running Windows in the future. Reply
  • stuclach - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to have a tablet capable of communicating with both AT&T's and Verizon's networks. Reply
  • sitharien - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I just with they all weren't priced out of reach of many people... For what they do, they are over priced. Reply
  • one random winner - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    They've already moved towards multi-tasking but I think that's the biggest thing preventing a huge consumer push from the desktop. Reply
  • mat.murdock - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    We need new and better battery tech to keep up with the processors coming out.

    Mat
    Reply
  • DJDave404 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A switch to Change the Tablet from power sipping to Full power and battery be dammed mode.

    Just for the times when more is needed.

    Thanks.
    Reply
  • prince william - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    WiDi and a transreflective screen. Reply
  • nimus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Quad-core
    Pixel-Qi
    Multi-boot
    Reply
  • kaarukun - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Unicorn Dust! else I would like to see more reflective-type tech (vs backlit). Reply
  • dawheat - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    built in stand Reply
  • plectrum - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    my reflection in the screen as I hold the new unit in my hands. Reply
  • Thassodar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I wish every tablet would come with a voucher for a box of coconuts. Reply
  • Ram21 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    You have a tablet now make it work with the computer, photoshop.... Reply
  • Wilberwind - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Agree, pen input is nice. But I'm really hoping for a cheaper alternative priced closer to a netbook. Reply
  • donopj2 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    They just need to keep getting lighter... Reply
  • Ryard - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A dock that can use existing keyboards and mice at a low cost would be awesome. Reply
  • BigLeagueJammer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More battery life never hurts Reply
  • XilehNori - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want one :) Reply
  • psyfreak - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    longer battery life Reply
  • pakpak - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    higher res screens Reply
  • kenroy112 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Motorola need to make it lighter Reply
  • IlChengis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Hello.
    I'd love to have a pen/stylus as well as a rear panel to easily access some of the hardware components such as memory, accessories (miniPCI) and other modules. Thanks!
    Reply
  • finchline - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see the option to dual or even triple boot between different ROMs as well as different operating systems entirely, i.e. Windows 7 / Linux. Reply
  • naalex - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Seemingly a gimmick, as screens can get lighter and thinner, a folding screen could be a must-have feature in the next round of mobile devices. Reply
  • JakLee - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to win this with the best suggestion - foldable monitors that can connect to your phone! Reply
  • zvadim - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    gimme Reply
  • FlagHusker - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    From Shared Desktop to input, make it Indispensable! Reply
  • nsnsmj - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    This would increase the interactivity of next gen tablets. I don't mean in the same vein as Blackberry's Surepress. These would work without "clicking" the screen. I know this tech is already around too. Sony even showed off a prototype device in 2010 with this tech. Reply
  • vld - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think a tablet should be able to transmit a low-power FM signal to forward its audio to a car stereo. I would also like to see block-encryption support in hardware Reply
  • CMMoonan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    But if it's in my hand I'm pretty sure I won't complain about anything! Reply
  • zabolots - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Tablet OS's should support multiple users so that they can be shared within a family. Reply
  • jcannon1018 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Modular tablets. Id like to see user serviceable parts. Processor, ram, wifi, mobile card all upgradeable. Reply
  • steakified - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more cpu power and a better screen. Reply
  • jooprzol - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Ability to move tablet from location to location, or computer to computer and have tablet act as an extension of a computer when within a certain range. For example, when the tablet is docked on the desk by the computer, give desktop mouse and keyboard the ability to control on-tablet screen actions. Also give the user the choice of making the tablet an extension of the computer desktop, or simply allowing the keyboard/mouse to have access and control of the tablet interface. Reply
  • Scybert - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Beat the iPad to a retina tablet. Reply
  • tunetokyo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better resolution Reply
  • valvalis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Again, I want built in low power 4G :) Reply
  • rohitp - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Had to agree with a lot of other comments about improving input options! Reply
  • tclark@elkcreekcomputers.com - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer Battery life is what I would like. I would take a tablet like this everywhere. I would like to be able to use it for 3 or 4 days before I need to charge it. Reply
  • someyoungguy9 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    need a killer app. Also, a stylus would be good for some apps. Reply
  • Icabus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would love to play with one of these. Reply
  • neveruseaol - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As a long time advocate of using technology to increase the effectiveness of classroom instruction, I'd love to see a OTPC (One Tablet Per Child) movement in the future. I feel that the instant on capabilities as well as the personable nature of tablets will give students a method of expanding learning beyond books and lessons. Not to mention the amount of money that can be saved on books and paper supplies will be huge. It only makes me wish I grew up 5-10 years from now. Reply
  • nothingimportant - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    That's what I would like to see. Reply
  • totovo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    built in projector Reply
  • azido - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    higher screen resolution
    pen with sensitivity screen.
    and maybe slide out keyboard or dock like the asus transform?
    Reply
  • jimsspm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If it could magically be made lighter, that would be great. Alternatively, add a removable palm strap across the back so it could be held using just your arm instead of having to pinch it between thumb and fingers. Reply
  • kumquatsrus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ability to connect to a docking station for improved productivity when convenient Reply
  • dijimoto - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Things I want in future tablets:
    - Tablet screen sizes up to 15 - 17 inches

    - Better screen resolution, pixel density, ppi

    - To view at least 2 or more documents at the same time, ( example: Reading anandtech.com while typing an email about anandtech.com and then tweeting everyone about anandtech.com all at the same time.

    - Duel HDMI output from the tablet or docking station with this ability - when you dock your tablet it projects to two monitors and the settings on your table convert to duel mode, the tablet screen turns into a keyboard and touch pad, so it converts basically into a PC.

    - More durable tablets, water proof, drop proof from 3 - 4 ft

    - More Integration of Phone & Tablet, basically webOS concept of answering phone calls, text messages on tablet, and sending url links back and forth. I wish Google, Apple and Microsoft to move into this direction, I honestly don't care for HP's phones. It's good they came up with this integration and are innovating this concept, but want the other three to add this feature.

    - I want a cordless world, where everything is over bluetooth or wifi or some new technology that can transfer loads of info and make connections to devices fast, updates are pushed like Android (Apple, please have updates without iTunes) Have the tablet check for updates while I'm sleeping and update it's self. Cordless charging my phones and tablet, which HP also seemed to implement.

    - I wish the future for tablets to have no barriers in its way, no more converting music or video files to play on your phone or tablet, for the tablet to be compatible with everything.
    Reply
  • prees - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A pressure sensitive stylus coupled with a full fledged version of photoshop would be great to have. Reply
  • mooseunc - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I still say it should be useable as a portable base station for gaming: wireless controllers/wireless HD streaming, and if you and a friend both had one, it could do distributed processing to increase the performance once the hardware can support better games. Reply
  • murraymartini - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    hand gesture recognition would be cool! Reply
  • yibrushn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Frankly I'm still searching for the killer use case. The Idea of a tablet is amazing and I desperately want one, but justifying that desire is difficult I don't know what I'd do with it once I had it other then play around and show it off as a novelty. Maybe I would get into home automation? Reply
  • bk41 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about some form of wireless HDMI. Reply
  • Jephph - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More graphics power! Reply
  • Ammohunt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to be able to print labels or sticky notes. Reply
  • dbishop - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    thinner and lighter with pen options for notes and detachable keyboards Reply
  • MyrddinE - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I beg at the fickle teat of Chance. Reply
  • zagood - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Built in kickstand. Reply
  • kenstockwell - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    4th time is the charm? Reply
  • dbaker99 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    OLED 1080p screen Reply
  • sooper_anandtech12 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    In addition to those above technologies, I would like to see absolutely no ports or holes in the device. Bluetooth connectivity to headsets and docks and inductive charging. I know this sounds horrible. What about USB connectivity? How can I quickly upload my music? Cloud-based storage. Yes, it's an extra step, but still worth it to be rid of the unsightly ports and holes that riddle devices these days. Reply
  • niblifa - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I still want full system encryption. Reply
  • phreaqe - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I typed it in caps because i really mean it :)
    not the craptastical implementations we have now, i want true multitasking such as the ability to watch a movie on half the screen while browsing the web on the other half.
    Reply
  • DashTrash97267 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see regular usb connection (not some proprietary thing). I like the idea Asus has of a convertible tablet. But I want to be able to work on things on my desktop, and be able to pick up my tablet, head downstairs, and continue what I was doing (at least for things like email, web browsing, etc.). Reply
  • Deadeye37 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see tablets utilize flexible/foldable displays that would cause the overall bulk & storage of the tablet to decrease. Reply
  • npopov - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would be nice to be able to use this thing for gaming, having a screen like that beats the crap out of all gaming handhelds. Reply
  • Jambe - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB and a more powerful adapter both, please. Reply
  • creepbg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    What about a keyboard option like the asus transformer? Reply
  • sabindaman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    stronger integration with cell phones Reply
  • Azuroth - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a compelling reason to own a tablet over a netbook. Maybe if I were to play around with one I could discover it. Reply
  • das89b - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Fan of the site.. Really enjoy segments as a guest on Techzilla! Reply
  • eaglerob - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Almost every tablet seems to have its own OS, proprietary apps store, and who knows what else. Every company is trying to get their niche and crack the market base. We need an open, cross-platform tablet period. Open source promotes the sharing of ideas, overcoming obstacles, and enhancing overall user experience. Reply
  • cwallen18 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a better (>8mp) front facing camera. Reply
  • eugene19 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm wishing for full Linux support or dual boot option Reply
  • Reflex - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Last chance. I said it before, some form of eInk for reading. I'll also add a docking station to make this operate as a desktop. I'd like a WebOS version, and/or a WP7/8 version when available for this form factor.

    Chances are low I get this, but hey if I do I'll have fun with it.
    Reply
  • NTruong - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    No more wires for charging, syncing, or output (audio + video). Reply
  • JimQ - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB port (as host)
    Bulletproof voice recognition (or some as yet undetermined revolutionary new input method)
    Reply
  • pericyclic13 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Android software, ergonomics and build quality of iPad2.

    Last chance for a free one I guess....
    Reply
  • AndySocial - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Some of those pretty Mirasol or similar screens, so the tablet is usable even in sunlight and the battery life maybe won't be measured in minutes. Hey, a guy can dream. Reply
  • sluramod - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    epaper for reading books, standard lcd for everything else Reply
  • miint58 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Next gen should have a split screen option...one side for e-mail and other side for your movie or other running app. Reply
  • ckryan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm all out of ideas. Until I get my hands on one, that is. Reply
  • Koz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Thinner and lighter please Reply
  • bk41 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ability to charge the internal batt. off rf emissions already around you.
    I bet it will be slow but "free power".
    Reply
  • strikeback03 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Probably already in the works, but a process shrink for sure. I think power efficiency is even more important for these than for traditional processor markets. Reply
  • craig0ry - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see USB on-the-go and HDMI output across the board. Maybe we can get to the point where I can use it in a pinch as a desktop/laptop replacement. Reply
  • UBNO - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Wacom it all the all way. Reply
  • TooYellow - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Who wants to type passwords when you can have your retina scanned?! Reply
  • DealMayhem - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Knowing that sales are slow, they might want to increase giveaway to the AnandTech crowd... Reply
  • MrBlonde - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More battery power, more processor power while being more efficient Reply
  • Scalptrash - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A tablet that is WIFI, CDMA and GSM (4G) all for one price. Let the consumer decide what carrier to use and don't charge more for the hardware. Obviously if they choose to use cellular, they will be paying more anyway. Reply
  • Wicked Yeti - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some kind of carrying strap or handle built into devices that is normally hidden but you can expose it if you need a little more support. Reply
  • varram - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Support multiple users Reply
  • qnetjoe - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Big battery for multi-day runtime Reply
  • pavlindrom - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would write software for one. Reply
  • littlebitstrouds - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It's missing a keyboard dock, any tablet but the Asus one is. Reply
  • foghar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better battery life. I want to see tablets with the battery life of a Kindle. Reply
  • Apdomke - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...I've come around to agree with the pen input suggestion. Here's hoping I win this last one! Reply
  • tom_yellowblue - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Physical buttons to use for games and other programs. Reply
  • morphologia - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to see a 3D holographic projection display, like in those cool crime drama TV shows. How long do we have to wait before we can zoom in on that screw, just like the pros?

    :p
    Reply
  • bertomatic - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    and gorilla glass Reply
  • timskis6 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see Adobe Lightroom support for the Xoom. A work around for the resolution would be ideal, and all it really needs is the ability for rating, tagging, and cataloging. Reply
  • microe14 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like a viable IRC client. One of the things that I had on the N810 was xIRC. I have not really seen a replacement on the N900. Reply
  • Tonysmooth89 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Id like to some 12" tablets in the next gen 10" aren't really portable anyway and I really feel like you could be far more productive with papers and perhaps have multiple apps on the same screen with it Reply
  • flier79 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    1) Sunlight viewable high-quality display (IPS or PLS with Pixel-qi, Mirasol technology)
    2) Easy docking system (with keyboard, bigger displays through hdmi etc.)
    3) Powerful processors (quad-core, with high RAMS, 4 GB and onwards)
    4) Long battery life (with option for swappable batteries)
    5) Dual-boot (Android and Windows with hot switch not requiring reboot and not using emulators)
    6) Light, portable design for ease of carrying for long hours (<1.3 lbs)
    7) Transfer/Swap live content (open webpages etc.) easily with phones and other computers.
    8) Gestures for operation without touching the screen (like Kinect)
    9) Powerful graphics cards
    10) Integrated inking technology
    11) Thunderbolt
    12) Infrared sensors to control other devices
    Reply
  • cortezo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to be able to travel with one of these, plug my camera into a usb/miniusb port and transfer pictures to the tablet's internal storage. Reply
  • commanderspock - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Good home awaits. Reply
  • eldaveo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love a xoom Reply
  • zealot54 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Some sort of cheap attachable game pad support. Reply
  • dschaeffer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    e-ink type display Reply
  • jkneuper - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would be worth a bit of extra thickness to me to have better speakers. Reply
  • s3gfault - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see a tablet with a Mirasol display. Reply
  • VMguy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ability to use the Xoom as a "Surface" or light pen type input device to a PC Reply
  • adegan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would really like to see much more powerful GPUs in the next generation of SOCs. There was also a notebook (I forget the model and what not) that had both a color LCD screen and an ePaper screen. It would be great if new generation tablets came with both screens and a lower power cpu mode so that they can function as more power efficient and easier to read ereaders. Reply
  • KTL - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    May be some sort of LAN connectivity to all tablet users to play/compete together. Reply
  • mAdMaLuDaWg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Moto branded bluetooth gamepad for use with the tablet! Reply
  • kydan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see a full Desktop OS such as Ubuntu to the ARM natively by the manufactures for a dual boot system. Reply
  • Thandurin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution displays would be good. Reply
  • dlinderholm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Because x's are better than i's. Reply
  • BetChesed - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More RAM please! Reply
  • mlosee222 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see security concerns addressed in a manner transparent to the user that does not require technical know-how. Data should be encrypted by default. More thoughts need to be directed towards protecting privacy. Reply
  • bzsparks - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a lighter tablet, its hard to hold one for a long period of time and not get tired. Reply
  • gb7 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see an IPS high resolution LCD display in the next generation tablets. Reply
  • mpschan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More tablets that mimic the ASUS Eee Pad's transforming capabilities combined with the ability to control things like my DVD/Blueray, DVR, TV, computer, etc. Reply
  • froodyo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would love to see google chat get the voice and video options on tablets. Sounds like it is coming which is awesome :)

    Also I would love to see some college integration but, that requires more than one party.....
    Reply
  • TerdFerguson - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pick me, pick me! Reply
  • josiesunshine - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more pen technology it's easy to use Reply
  • oasis789 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better longer batt life! Reply
  • OctaneZ - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to get home from a day with moderate use with more than 3% of battery left, yesterday, 15h16m since unplugging with 3% left on a VZW Droid Inc. Reply
  • Hob - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It would cool to have this. Reply
  • Onus - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    As tablets become more powerful, they will gain more uses, which means they will produce more data. I'd like to see an eSATA port added for attachment of an external drive; or, a docking station that would include this option, as well as connectors for a standard keyboard. Reply
  • cwallen18 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    That sounds similar to the Samsung Q1 line. Reply
  • cwallen18 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like a higher resolution front facing camera, like 8mp Reply
  • KIAman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Something neat would be the ability to seamlessly integrate into a mobile phone to utilize features of the phone on the tablet. Reply
  • evilaardvark - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see next gen tablets actually show up in stores (I'm glaring at you Asus Transformer!) Reply
  • kvort - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Lower price. However, free is definitely lower. Reply
  • EDALBNUG - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    They need to make use of all the fingers we can lay on the touch screen! We have 10 and only 2 are used at the system level. If Apple or Google actively promotes 3+ finger gestures more apps will adopt them naturally. Reply
  • Fizzwick - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I promise to give it a good home. I shall hug it and squeeze it and call it George. Can it be my friend? Reply
  • MDE - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life and power management. Lower prices would be great too. Reply
  • Lanax - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0 and increased battery life. Reply
  • Gman1520 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Come to daddy.
    I feel lucky... lol
    Reply
  • Naviblue - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Hope hope hope to win! Reply
  • cnr189 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Solar-powered battery back-up. Reply
  • Bitmap - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Like others I'd like to see a better display.
    - non-glossy
    - easily viewable outside
    - 1080p capable
    Reply
  • Vizir - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    we need better codec support, nicer screen and high profile h264! Reply
  • Mr.Burns - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Maybe this time:

    I'd love the ability to load my own operating system.
    Reply
  • palmcrash - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Direct transfer of data/files via Bluetooth and Wifi between devices, like the old Infrared days of Palm OS. Reply
  • rhgills - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Retina display Reply
  • pranoliver - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Lets win this thing. Reply
  • duvel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see an Ubuntu tablet. Reply
  • Doublejr - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Enough to replace a notebook that is used for computationally intensive tasks. Reply
  • nsight - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A biometric fingerprint scanner for additional security. Reply
  • lytylim - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    foldability Reply
  • Teznak - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Make the screen feel more like you are pressing something. If the tech advanced enough maybe even able to simulate brail or map topography. Reply
  • Possum - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better screen/glass technology to reduce glare. Reply
  • paglamia - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    a built in ultra small projector would be nice. Reply
  • bhspencer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More sensors, ultimately add all the sensors on the following list
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_sensors
    and you have a tricorder :)
    Reply
  • tekeffect - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input Reply
  • Ns1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Ability to automatically disparage any Apple users within a 150 foot radius. Reply
  • moutwtrng - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Thats what I definitely want to see! I read through most of the comments over here and I do agree with most of them but how are we ever going to be able to see those improvements if we cant afford to even buy one!?!

    I do applaud ASUS though for bringing out a $349 Eepad tablet........

    Also I would like to see a tablet that can recieve sattelite GPS capability.
    Reply
  • FoolishFool - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Tablets running full Windows 7 or Ubuntu... Reply
  • AdamPflug - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Also, maybe they should all have smart covers? Or some kind of kick-stand system Reply
  • Rocket321 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would love to see more innovative input methods such as the Asus Transformer. Reply
  • lore379 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Free covers Reply
  • rtfmx9 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    All I truly need is better screen quality so that reading on tablets can be an option. Make retina quality of iphone 4 on a tablet size screen and I'll go and buy it right now. Reply
  • ncb1010 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    12.1 inch screen in the same 1.4-1.6 pound weight range. Reply
  • faizoff - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would definitely like a windows based environment. Reply
  • dimmer750 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more storage would be nice Reply
  • Ammaross - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Cool feature: foldable. Actually, Sony just leaked a clamshell model. Guess someone actually reads these comments. :P Reply
  • wollyka - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen + VGA output (or HDMI to VGA dongle) to be able to plug the tablet to LCD projectors. Reply
  • meatchunks - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    This tablet is so cool, blah, blah, etc. Reply
  • ppaull - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    get that eye tracking/head tracking UI stuff implemented....seen the cool proof of concepts now time to make it a part of the real product! Reply
  • XxL1Lm1kexX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to have one Reply
  • Dicey - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I know the Playbook and Touchpad are doing this, but I would like to see more tablets playing off interaction with a smartphone. Like passing a website from device to another, or media, or what have you. I think that would be a major game changer if done right, and made to work with multiple platforms. Reply
  • sparkfizt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some kind of useful NFC implementation to quickly move things like my browsing state accross devices. (Ie tab to phone and the reverse) Reply
  • hasherati - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link


    I can give it a happy home.
    Reply
  • Aegwyn11 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    OLED screen...lower power consumption and thinner. Reply
  • hoarangE - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Besides the obvious "more & faster of everything" that everyone seems to want, one thing that I would love the most is a 24-hour plus battery life! I really miss the old days when my old "dumb-phones" would last a day or two on a single charge.
    The next realistic function that I would like to see is the abilty to "fling" pictures, files or documents to another platform device (a la Minority Report style). I see lots of TV shows already mimicing functions like this on their tablets to big-screen displays. I dont think this tech is that far off... just need some creative coders with some openess from other developers to make it more cross-platform compatibe. I guess one can dream...
    Reply
  • sumiflow - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better vehicle integration i.e. plug this into the inside front of my car to use as electronic controls for A/C and radio etc, a gps, stream music through the stereo, display video from a rearview camera, and receive calls
    some of this has or can be done already but it could be a lot more streamlined
    Reply
  • GuySmily - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd still like to see a Compaq TC1100-style detachable keyboard. And pen input. That would be the ultimate school tablet. Reply
  • ezridah - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want the new tablets to have tiny retractable wings. Then when I need it I can just clap and they wings will sprout out and it will fly over to me. Then it will also be able to hover the in perfect position at all times without me having to hold it and get tired. Tablets are all about making life easier right? Reply
  • rdatoc - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    is all I want it for Reply
  • snail3 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    looking forward for a full desktop replacement, ARM A15 please? Reply
  • rawdikrik - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Wireless Video transfer. Reply
  • gagan512 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Am I the only one not happy about carrying 2 separate 1GHz SoC with me? All these tablets are pretty much glorified phones with identical hardware, barring the bigger screens. I ask, why not just give me a really thin dockable screen? I'd like to snap my existing phone into the back of this "tablet screen" and use its processing power. For extra kicks, throw me in auxiliary ports and additional battery built into the screen-only gadget. I'll gladly pay $250 for a nice IPS capacitive display, that my phone can dock into to provide the horsepower for the whole unit. Reply
  • jumptoconclusion - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Nothing to say really. It is a good tablet, and would be great if I won it! Reply
  • Cannyone - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I have been playing with a new Galaxy Tab WiFi. And even though I have big fat fingers I don't need a stylus. Now this Xoom simply offers more "real estate". So I seriously doubt I'd want some extra utensil, that will eventually be lost, or just wear out the screen more quickly. I like the Xoom as it is... Reply
  • sivmagen - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    some combination of color e-ink and lcd for the best reading experience Reply
  • Moolelo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Flexible see through screens. Been waiting since 90s. Reply
  • JoeLukas - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    virtualization options for apps across platform Reply
  • silicobat - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    First of all, their should be a tablet which could easily replace a laptop or net book, more specifically a net book. As every thing is going cloud, i want bigger companies like Microsoft to support tablets, if they come out with their own tablet that would be fine. More tablets more competition, good for the consumers. Tablets should be more productive in office environment, through the vpn, emails and alot of that stuff, involving video conferencing and remote assistance. Their should be a universal format of applications so tht it could run on different platforms and tablets.
    Matter of fact, i dont like any particular tablet. Tablets right now in market for instance ipad, xoom, galaxy tab 10.1,8.6 or 7, acer iconia, LG g slate and a lot of bunch of tabs .. tht are in the market hav their particular function, tht they are expert. No doubt IOS interference is so snappy and slick , but u cant ignore the possibilities of Honeycomb.
    I want sd card slot mandatory for all tablets, to easily transfer data very meaningful or usable dongale is not available. IPS screen should be used, SAMOLED is also great choice to enhance battery live, most in android devices.
    I want different UI for differnt uses and people, unique UI experience for business user, user friendly UI for home users, yeah my mom cant use it .. she wants some thing more easy, fat icons and bigger widgets.
    Other thing i want is a sim slot for international roaming, i dont think so ipad or xoom support international data roaming. SSD should be used in all devices, infact their should be memory card slot supporting more than 128GB, im saying this because SSD are expensive right now, maybe it going to take time. Motion sensors should be use to enhance gaming experience, perhaps they should introduce some online gaming service like xbox live or ps3.
    Battery live is one of the issue, well for me 10-12 hour is ideal, ipad does tht so its fine, but i want other devices to do tht also, more cores on processors lesser the voltage, higher the battery time..so yes to core quad tablets.
    Last but not the least, their should be a mandatory HDMI port, at least 2 usb ports and also the charging port should be universal. The other thing is they should introduce pen system, so tht we could write our notes in colleges, universities. Pen input will help us saving crucial papers from tress, but also the thing we going to write will change into automated fonts. YES, multi tasking
    Muli tasking is one of the main problems in tablet right now, they should introduce real time multi tasking, tht is found in pc os or mac os.
    thanks, anandtech
    silicobat
    Reply
  • Loafers - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    3d Reply
  • Flaunt - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    They should have wireless sync to external displays. Reply
  • hoshun - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    prices and battery are crap at this point. Reply
  • daneren2005 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better hardware acceleration for the UI's so they are smoother Reply
  • Fujikoma - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see an I.R. emmitter and R.F. ant. built in to use as a programable remote. Reply
  • samedhi - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better support for using the device without needing to look at the screen. Screen readers, speech recognition, etc. Reply
  • danact - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like the option to add USB type peripherals and storage. Reply
  • madmanmax - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    lower price Reply
  • fp_chris - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It's that time of the month, I need a new pad. Reply
  • Kid98 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see vbox run on android tablets so you can run anything you want or need.

    Kid
    Reply
  • flaneur - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Xoom needs an improved text search when one is using the " book-reader" functions. Reply
  • thenobleshrew - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The thing I find with tablets (and smartphones really) is I always am trying to get files (documents, pics, etc) on and off of them to use with other devices, such as desktops, laptops, TV's etc. It would be good to see someone innovate an easy way to move content, think of a universal "Bump" app, or NFC for data or something of the like. I'm talking zero configuration, no special network setup, just two devices that can communicate with no hassle. Reply
  • spiral529 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    faster CPUs = win Reply
  • Burata - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Quad Core chips(already in pipeline)
    improved graphics
    better battery life/power consumption

    Since these tablets are increasing in power very rapidly it would be amazing if future tablets had inputs/wireless cababilities for keyboards/mice/trackballs. Then they could include something like Steam support and you could play all your Steam games on your tablet. That would be epic and a huge win for tablets.
    Reply
  • neogodless - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Charging by osmosis! Reply
  • lakingsgeek - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Built in kick stand, like the EVO 4G. No need for a case to add bulk and add a stand, just put something like an invisishield on it to protect against scratches. Reply
  • thecrp - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like USB 3 to be included Reply
  • ibell63 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    These SoC based tablets need faster graphics for better external display and future 3D support. Reply
  • evbindaz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Might as well try for it. Reply
  • kimmer2k - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    woot woot Reply
  • policy11 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    For sure this time Reply
  • DRajagopal - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Please Reply
  • Jakeblues55 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Something along the lines of syncing browsers, but to the next level so i can continue as if i never left my original workstation Reply
  • albel65 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Using a special set of cameras to track and use eye movement and blinking to navigate a tablet OS. Reply
  • RutigerDufresne - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see bigger batteries or even the ability to change out the battery. Reply
  • desinilesh - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Biometric recognition (e.g. fingerprint scanner or retina scanner) Reply
  • evan919 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I wouldn't mind seeing some tablet based development tools (ie. compilers, IDEs, etc.) for some *light* programming. Reply
  • Chapbass - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    a standard set of software tools so that we can start having things like USB devices (storage, keyboards/mice, etc, etc). This will keep the portability of the tablet but start giving us more laptop style uses.

    Maybe thats already around? I dunno, but I could use it :).
    Reply
  • DeviousB0B - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I do agree as well, pen input would be really nice. It would really spur me into getting back into Graphic Design again. Reply
  • hcetal01 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like a tablet to be the same size as a sheet of paper. Reply
  • hayden0103 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more tablets with physical keyboard attachments, like the Eee Pad Transformer. Reply
  • kreedaz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want more power! Reply
  • jebo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If it is, please disregard this and please note my other post in this thread. Thank you :) Reply
  • vijayd - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Make the USB ports behave like desktop/laptops. All USB devices like keyboard, mice, storage devices, etc, should work flawlessly without any problems. Also, booting from USB device would be welcome addition too (meaning dual boot, etc). Reply
  • martinpm68 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes, less emphasis. I'm not interested in gaming or 3D performance on a tablet, so put those transistors to use making the other uses faster/smoother. Reply
  • rramel - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB host, user space file system, and 24h of battery life. No 4G data caps! Reply
  • ajpatel325852 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    matte screens matter Reply
  • thrgardinad - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I love the Pen idea, but if you can use it as well as a Wacom it would be amazing. Reply
  • ProviaFan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I love multi-touch, but as a musician, I would also find per-finger pressure sensitivity a great addition to future generations of tablets. Reply
  • chasethelight - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see easily replaceable memory for upgrades, and high resolution use of the screen like a drawing tablet Reply
  • Scorpial - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more tablets come out with integrated-docking solutions designed from the get-go, similar to the Eee-Pad. Reply
  • JDMTSX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want the last one! Reply
  • george1924 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More cores!!! Reply
  • bobby-digital - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Flyer like Pen input, pressure sensitive like wacom with a ten inch screen.... Reply
  • blake600 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    multi-core processors, longer battery life, and flexible displays just for starters Reply
  • TrackSmart - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see better integration with both desktop applications (e.g. the ability to do real work on these tablets) and seamless synchronization and access to stored files, so you can switch between your powerful desktop and mobile tablet and get real work done. Pen based input with handwriting recognition would help with the input. That would finally allow a tablet to replace a laptop for trips where actual work needs to get done. Reply
  • blrg891 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Do want.... Reply
  • thatedeguy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A bit larger screen option would be nice as well. Reply
  • TyX - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I still want to see a tablet with built-in NFC technology! Reply
  • egotastic - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link


    I'd like a clamshell version in the next version, something not purse looking
    Reply
  • knowp - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...if i won a tablet to play around on, I'm sure I could think up all sorts of new things to add in coming generations of tablets. Reply
  • Elixer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Who needs a pen, time for eye tracking. :) Reply
  • furarri - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Future tablets should have quad processors so I can output 1080P videos to a tv while playing graphically intensive games at high resolution. It would be nice if there was also an east solutions to stream high quality (1080p) videos wireless. Reply
  • VolumeWithin - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see learning algorithms. Predictive software that learns your usage patterns and knows to put everything where you need it. Go beyond "favorites" and "often used" and give me - "hey it's 5pm, he likes to look at the local news forecast, lets have that page load when he opens the browser." Reply
  • diesalot - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would also like pen input options and more software compatibility.
    I'm interested in the capacitive pens for touch screens.
    Reply
  • epyonic - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ill jump in on the pen input. i mean the ups guy has it but why not next gen tabs? Reply
  • geddarkstorm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Let's give this a go!

    Used honeycomb on a nook color, and it's really fun, even on such a low end "tablet". And I know someone who could totally use this Xoom.
    Reply
  • xoham - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    entry Reply
  • rons_sacramental - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Build in customization options like changing icons, fonts, folder etc Reply
  • vanka - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd love to see more integration between apps and browser, the current click to call from browser is nice, but also click address to navigate, and other relevant data with their respective apps. Reply
  • Sorodsam - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more of an approach where a tablet (or other mobile device) could interoperate with my PC without any lengthy "synchronizing" between them. That is, the tablet could view files (for example, all media files) from the PC without having to synch them all beforehand.

    In my opinion, "synchronizing" is currently the process of creating a mirror image of the mobile device on a PC; that kind of full backup is a much more heavyweight operation than simply being able to pull or push a few files occasionally.

    Cloud storage like Dropbox provides a partial solution to this, but there's still the work of uploading the files in the first place, not to mention the privacy/security/reliability issues of keeping files on a remote server.
    Reply
  • connect486 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A slide out keyboard would be a cool addition. Reply
  • ChrisAttebery - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm in. I want Tegra 3 in the next round of new tablets. :^) Reply
  • lunadesign - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    IPS display would be ideal.

    That and a permanent Anandtech desktop image. Okay, maybe not permanent, it could show Engadget every other Saturday.
    Reply
  • DaveStall - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like better Office document support, namely VBA support. Reply
  • mezaleski - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More apps, especially critical to make it worthwhile. And one of those needs to be voice input Reply
  • jnmfox - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more dppi Reply
  • Syran - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Less buggy. :) Reply
  • dave_shame - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    with Pizza on top Reply
  • peonyckw - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A writing stylus or pen would be great so I can take notes in class. Reply
  • Fermunda - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    This is a random one but a BAH tester. After a few rounds of drinks/business deals, how nice would it be to have that little sucker integrated. The technologies everywhere, and it would be quite unoticable. A quick "blow" and you know if you're legal??? Reply
  • GX93117 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Not really next gen ideas, but I would really like to see what is already a standard on PCs/laptop become standard on tablets.

    USB should be so standard that any manufacture without it is at a disadvantage (*cough* Apple). Tablets should become better usb host device with support for external hard drive, cameras, etc. Some may say its just a tablet and doesn't need all that, but its just a port and if you don't need it don't use it. Tablets are media consumption and this fits in line with their role.

    The other thing is more memory options. Any of these would be good. User upgradeable ram, storage flash or simply slots for SD / memory card.

    And for a next gen idea, how about a pressure sensitive screen
    Reply
  • trochevs - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If you won, Happy play with Xoom. Reply
  • Oberkanone - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Natural User Interface

    Ability to recognize gestures such as sign language.
    Reply
  • UNHchabo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A better way of interacting the tablet when it's not lying down on a surface would be good; Anand has said before that using it while holding it is nearly impossible. Reply
  • gwolfman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to go more than a day without having to charge. Sometimes I'd like to use a more intensive app but have to hold back because I might not have enough juice left to use it when I really need it later in the day. Reply
  • Snobok - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want more graphics horsepower. Reply
  • kurz316 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    In again. Reply
  • funjosh - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Seems that tablet manufacturers should be more motivated than any other segment to improve upon existing battery technologies. Reply
  • mattspeer01 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    ...full 1080p resolution displays. Reply
  • Anigma - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Or any kind of physical keyboard Reply
  • EvilDead2 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Needs glasses free 3D Reply
  • number58 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think lower prices are key. I also like the smaller screen sizes, 8.9 and lower. Portability is important. Reply
  • yor1001 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Create a open standard for buying and adding parts to your device.... that way I would be able to create a device based on my needs.http://www.anandtech.com/show/4287/the-motorola-xo... Reply
  • pie36 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    An RGB AMOLED screen would be nice. Reply
  • waltercln - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    easy quick ways to sync your phones contents over the air to the tablet and vice versa. so you will always be up on everything. instead of doing something on your phone then stopping and going to your tablet when you can click a button and your tablet is now taking over what you were doing. Reply
  • afluth - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better tactile feedback. Reply
  • atmartens - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see these tablets act as remote controls for media pcs Reply
  • Meeker - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More power! more cores! Reply
  • jowdy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Last Round: FIGHT!

    :'(
    Reply
  • rlhunts - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Mainly want to see USB ports on the tablet, not on a dock. Reply
  • skyman375 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    you don't need a pen if the UI is designed correctly Reply
  • designate72 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I really wish tablets had higher resolution displays, so you could really take advantage of the extra space. Reply
  • mesiah - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think the results are overwhelming. give us pens! (with digitizer) Reply
  • Dex1701 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some unobtrusive physical controls like a stick or D-pad and some physical buttons. This would come in very handy for games. Reply
  • sthiggins - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A non glare screen....please! Reply
  • kyuxan - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I hope I did. Reply
  • ckop11 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see them come with a detached wireless keyboard. Thats smaller in size but not to small to where its a hassle to use. I think sometimes you would want a break from the on screen keyboard. Thats what i would like to see. Reply
  • Mumrik - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Less "I'm a handicapped, slow and expensive laptop!", more "I'm a flexible creative tool with a stylus and a high res display" Reply
  • ourdee - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life and me winning a Xoom, perfect combination. Reply
  • Terzo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    that would be pretty cool Reply
  • weddie - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Like the title says, I would like instant start up so I could actually turn the entire tablet off. Reply
  • indianajonny - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like a 4:3 shaped screen instead of a 16:9. I may be the minority, I know 16:9 is better for movies and games, but I use tablets for pdfs the most. Reply
  • cyrusfox - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the tablet be able to hook up wirelessly to an external Display(Monitor/HDTV) so one would use the device in a more presentation like format. Like Vivu or Widi. Reply
  • blski - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a higher resolution screen Reply
  • sligett - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    How about a built-in laser printer? Reply
  • Grandal - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    bottle opener on the side. Reply
  • MrDockery - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A windows phone 7 tablet w/ digital pen (Windows Tablet 7) Reply
  • jhawkjrod - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life Reply
  • Spartacus00 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    "Pick me!!! Over here!! In the back!!!" Reply
  • tunanjing - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm looking forward to have a tablet that comes with fully compatible usb slot, hdmi, and very good software. Reply
  • doc5md - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like pen input.
    QK
    Reply
  • Hays - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Thanks Anandtech! Reply
  • heylookitsjerry - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A screen that works well in sunlight. To be more specific, needs better contrast ratios. Reply
  • PryNc3 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Stronger touch screens. Increase in overall toughness Reply
  • joel.neely - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Would be nice for several use cases. Reply
  • Krater47 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    High contrast, rich color, low latency, high refresh rate e-ink screen. If/when the technology behind colored e-inks mature, I'd love to see it in nearly every mobile device. Reply
  • tecwiz816 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    With any tablet that is coming out, it needs to be better, faster, and thinner than its predecessors. With that said, it needs to be:

    -Thin, but ergonomic to shape the hand.
    -Longer battery life
    -Better display (IPS)
    -More standard platforms: USB 3.0, SD or microsd expansion cards
    -Maybe a pull out keyboard or detachable.
    Reply
  • ddecag - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More options for peripheral/appliance connectivity Reply
  • mattkiss - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Since I have some cool tablet apps in mind. Reply
  • clairvoyantx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Why not build in a pico projector, great for battery life! Reply
  • Cobalt512 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    c'mon! who wouldn't want counter strike: portable opps!? Reply
  • Rhodenator - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Freely included cloud drive... and agents/software for Mac/PC to access the cloud drive. All favorites, documents, etc. would exist on the cloud drive and be cached on this device (among others). Reply
  • strid3r - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    pen-based input with better software support for it. Reply
  • imbudman - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Make it thin and get it in! Reply
  • J0hnB0y - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I have played with several tablets and even though they say they can decode 720p, I have yet to run into one that does it well. I want one the really does it or for the manufacturer to be honest about the video decode performance. Reply
  • DiscoMinotuar - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see the google cloud music player in the next generation of tablets Reply
  • Trasina - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I must concur... def pen input! Reply
  • Ottscay - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'm guess that content doesn't correlate with odds of winning. Here's my entry! Reply
  • Jon03021 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I don't want tablets to become as disposable as paper. But I would really love to see them become an item that is easily replaceable if lost. All the information on your tablet should be stored in the cloud (kind of like chrome OS). All you need to do is pick up a tablet and login and BAM it's layed out exactly the way you want it by the way you customized it. If you loose it? Oh well, just get another and login and you're back to where you were.

    My vision of the future for tablets is cloud stored login for any device and they cost 200 or less. All you simply need to do is login on any device and you're set.
    Reply
  • cobalt42 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Seriously -- I want the console gaming experience on the go, and a big fat tablet screen is the way to go. But to do it you need the gaming ecosystem to make it happen, and incentives for developers and manufacturers to take advantage of it. I suspect pushing a standard API for game controllers would be one big step. Reply
  • skarydrunkguy - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a 10" tablet fold down to pocket size while still retaining an excellent touchscreen experience. Imagine if an iPad2 could fold in half and drop into your pocket! Awesome! Reply
  • GTForce - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    This is the last time I am saying this. :P Reply
  • Walt Ulmer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I`d like the hot side to stay hot and the cold side to stay cold. Reply
  • intrawl - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think tablets would be greatly benefited by longer battery life and removable batteries. Reply
  • papajohn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    more GPU processing power! Reply
  • laneycath - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More applications for rehab - especially brain injury - trauma etc. Maybe sensitivity of the pad adapted to handicap applications. None of these devices are friendly to the blind. There is no home base. Quadrant application Reply
  • saygodj2008 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more console types of games brought to the tablets as well as 3D interface Reply
  • CRSharff - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Entered each contest, here is to hoping I get lucky this time. Reply
  • jbsandiego - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More efficient battry life. Upto 20 hours would be nice! there has to be a way to do this. The technology is out there its just expensive to flatter the battery to fit the entire back end of slim tablet. Wish me luck ! :) Reply
  • Doctor_T - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A huge feature that I'd like them to have is a "retina" type display. Something higher than full HD
    I know its pointless but high res just looks soo good ;P
    Also larger storage capacity would be nice (128 GB? ) ;D
    Reply
  • razmajazz - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see integrated VPN and tablet formatted remote access. Reply
  • KGBird - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Text input will always be a hang-up for me when it comes to tablets. Reply
  • Rainmanpaco - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I still would like a pen input. Reply
  • nedjinski - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    what else?
    integrated handle / stand that folds away.
    glare proof screen / daylight readable screen.
    3G / 4G plus 2G phone.
    Reply
  • skizzled - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life. Reply
  • kenyee - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    inexpensive cintiq? :-) Reply
  • Diesel Donkey - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like a tablet with an 11" screen. Reply
  • ol1bit - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I love that it uses the gingerbread android OS! Reply
  • maharajah - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    $300 or free. Reply
  • DownloadMaster - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I need pens Reply
  • kingdavid7 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want tablets to completely replace full size computers. I want them to have things like USB ports,bigger hard drives, and more importantly, more sophisticated software that rivals full size computers. Reply
  • MrSewerPickle - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I just want a tablet that has everything that makes it an actual good tablet (which is basically everything Anand has said numerous times).

    - Good Display
    - Good Build Quality
    - OnPar Specs
    - Newest OS
    - Lightweight
    - (and the new one, actually in stock)
    Reply
  • ollin04 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i know its not really a tablet. but i really liked the concept of the libretto Reply
  • brian0555 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    More affordable! Xoom is suffering by its absurd price imo. When in doubt, offer below what apple is asking! Reply
  • bubba7 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a larger screen. Reply
  • randomw - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see tablets that are more usable outdoors. Reply
  • cfli1688c1 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    longer battery life and the ability to switch battery, like the laptop Reply
  • mrwizer - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better battery life! Reply
  • jaesu - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    longer battery life and ability to change OS please! Reply
  • thickness31 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I think something with a temperature barrier on it! Meaning a tablet that doesn't get warm or hot at all!!! Reply
  • randyklein99 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    stylus Reply
  • lukmeg - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Future tablets should have the ability to capture sunlight for energy. Reply
  • wooking4wuv - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a GPS on the next Xoom. Reply
  • Michaelsm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Some way of typing, equivalent in speed to the desktop, but without the form of a keyboard. There you go designers... try that! Reply
  • joeballow - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want the tablet to become an input device that adapts to what I'm doing on my pc. Reply
  • Yosh5 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If I don't win this, I hope they release Tegra 3 devices very, very soon. Reply
  • DiHydro - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pico projectors! Perfect for office presentations, or media at home. Reply
  • wsg22 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    why not? i would love a basic atsc tuner installed in a tab. It would make work much better on sundays during the NFL season(if they play that is). Reply
  • diamondcarol27 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like a chance to choose what operational system to use such as Window Explorer or Windows Vista. Reply
  • migfig - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Honeycomb should have more pen (stylus) based apps...remeber the Courier? Reply
  • P. anubis - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i want one Reply
  • CAndrews - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A real benefit to the tablet marketplace would be tablets that can take a beating and still deliver the same experience as the sleek ones offered today. Reply
  • Notperk - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The ability to update the Android OS as soon as Google has released a new version. Reply
  • AlvinPing - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better multi-threaded management to fully utilize multi-core processors and GPUs! Reply
  • Black Sea - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I don't know how or why everyone settled on a 10" screen. I find 13" is an optimal size when compromising between portability and viewability. Reply
  • tjf81 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Putting a few solar cell around the bazel of the tablet may help squeeze a little more battery life out of it. Reply
  • alokaa - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see more bluetooth interaction. Both for using external input devices, and for making tablets into HID devices to control other appliances in their own right. Reply
  • robsparko - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Following the same theme as my previous attempt, I still want an amazing and inventive user interface. However, I am thinking blue sky this time. Star Wars meets Minority Report. I'd like a 3d holographic projected user interface that stands out on top of the display and a user can interact with it a-la Tom Cruise and his fancy computer display. Reply
  • ericbarch - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Hmm....smartphones will go quad core by 2012...why not quad core tablets now? Reply
  • skozsert - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    .h264 high profile decode support and usb host support. User acessable minipcie slot for wan cards would be nice too. Reply
  • Baikal.2002 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    #1. Handwriting recognition/pen input. Reply
  • lordwolf2004 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more cores, better battery life, and a rugged exterior. Reply
  • Gibson12345 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want only the features that the Xoom currently has or will possess in the future. Reply
  • bgold2005 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Zoom Zoom Xoom!

    1. google calendar app
    2. HTML email client (not just web)
    3. contacts backup via included USB cable
    Reply
  • tyman4752000 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    +Digital TV Tuner please! Reply
  • nwsummers - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would really like to see some sort of wireless HDMI built in - it would be great to be able to have a huge touch screen-to-TV at my fingertips (so to speak) Reply
  • jarnette - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    The print charters should be weighted Reply
  • Thresher18 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Stereo cameras for 3D applications Reply
  • p6889k - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    better battery life Reply
  • Volumvax - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    If it could be used as a touch-enabled input device when connected directly or over a wireless connection and be used for tasks like browsing through a collection of movies on a home theater PC while sitting at the couch.

    I know it would surely make using the Android App Inventor a whole hell of a lot more intuitive and fun.
    Reply
  • Volumvax - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    That should read "...while sitting at the couch, I'd buy one immediately upon release."

    Derp.
    Reply
  • Prisoner369118 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I wanna take notes on this joint, write on it, like I would a notebook (the paper type). Reply
  • Houdani - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Yes please.

    And while we're still pipe dreaming, how about making a cloud DVR with 1TB storage that plays nice with all the cable/satellite/fios providers for this fancy new Honeycomb tablet?

    Whaddayamean "no?"
    Reply
  • flowynn - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt port and user adjustable CPU/GPU performance settings as ether individual selectable options or a nice list of presets. Reply
  • DragonX2ooo - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Please include inking options.... Reply
  • selooselm - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a more intuitive way to configure home screens as well as various "profiles" that can be backed up remotely. Additional battery life would be a huge plus as well. Reply
  • davido242 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    It will be interesting to see how thin these tablets get and if they can also get any lighter. Reply
  • kurtpete - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    without rooting... Reply
  • mnelsonx - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A useable keyboard and mouse are key to making a tablet more than just a toy. Wireless docking to a keyboard/mouse (bluetooth?) would allow it to be used for productivity when necessary. Reply
  • tukkas - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link


    more battery life
    Reply
  • kbhakta - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    This needs to get even better! Reply
  • ted8978 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see better contrast and brightness. Reply
  • mathuaerknedam - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I have a smartphone that is better than my netbook for many things that aren't even phone-related. But there are still many cases where the phone (and from what I've see, tablets) are still awkward.

    Take for example, web browsing. Right now I have a few dozen tabs open in several windows in two different browsers. A google search or even a casual browsing of wikipedia usually results in my opening least 5-10 tabs in the background. I've yet to see a mobile platform that can handle this as well as a simple netbook.
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  • stainremover - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    less force closes. less crashes on apps. Reply
  • mcameron - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would like to see a higher resolution screen on new tablets Reply
  • Aisorik - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I want to tablets to become, at my command, sentient beings with the power to destroy entire universes. Not that I would ever do such a thing, but who knows when existence my go to hell. Reply
  • NonTechi - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Higher resolution (IPS) and longer battery life (15 hrs +). Reply
  • leftcoastr - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Better screen res and contrast would be nice. Reply
  • GTI337 - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    Pen input, easier e-book reading. Faster and more battery life of course . . . Reply
  • yelped - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    A transparent screen, so we can walk in the street self-absorbed in our own world without banging into anyone. (end sarcasm) Reply
  • capriskye - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    i'd like to see faster cpu. Reply
  • KawikaJ - Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - link

    I would love to see some kind of built-in support for head-tracking 3D using front-facing cameras. I would love to be able to manipulate the touchscreen OS to literally push a window into the background or pull it into the foreground. To have it built into an open API would also allow game developers to more easily incorporate the technology into games. It could be a real sensation! Reply
  • luffy99 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Pen input option is needed for big fingers. Reply
  • HermulusP - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would like to see them readily available. Yeah, I'm jaded thanks to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer... Reply
  • ct760ster - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Let's the luck be with me Reply
  • 4dm - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Whether it is WiDi or something else, tablets need a way to display to external devices. Reply
  • dvel101 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would like to see an over clocking mode, as simple as a button press. Reply
  • speckjr - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see more affordable accessories. Something like a laptop dock, but it has to be thin, lightweight, and affordable. It would also be nice if it provided additional battery life for the tablet. Reply
  • awall - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Longer battery life. Reply
  • kkwst2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Still want back of device navigation on a tablet. Reply
  • pushlatency - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Lets see more gorilla glass and liquidmetal. as well as OLED displays. Reply
  • brosenau - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Still hoping for a folding/otherwise pocketable machine that expands into a full size tablet... Reply
  • EvilKosh - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Lower price points. They still cost a lot compared to the iPad. Reply
  • dnd980 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    my old Palm pilot (im thinking Vx so real old) had it right it was able to do everything I needed it had a very good battery life could type on it (with a cheap removable very small foldable keyboard that wasnt much bigger than the palm pilot) and read books and even play games so somthing of that caliber with 10 years of technological improvement also for a simmilar price of less than 400 Reply
  • kentsupreme - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    thunderbolt connectivity! Reply
  • jpww - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    A 3-year warranty would be nice. Reply
  • Soniweiv - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    As previously mentioned I'd love to see pen input, but also features such as great audio recording, long battery life, cameras, and either a projected keyboard or dock Reply
  • unrulycow - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd really like to see transflective screens on the next round of tablets. Of course, I'd be happy to take this one. Reply
  • oreo81 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I want an OLED screen, pen input, and more Hz. Reply
  • lgaspari1 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Built in Zigby support and apps for controlling home devices Reply
  • Saffleur - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Pen input is good something I didn't think of off the top of my head. Reply
  • uop - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    to handle my million different passwords... Reply
  • lastsoldier - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    lagfix...input options... Reply
  • Jibberougi - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more touch-based games like Infinite Blade. Reply
  • TheEvilBird - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...with a built-in "two-way" (portrait or landscape) kickstand like you see on 4x6 picture frames.

    Inductive charging like the Palm Pre plus touchstone. I WANT THIS ON *EVERY* PORTABLE DEVICE, from tiny MP3 players to smart-and-dumb phones to tablets.

    Also give the devices a scent to match their case color. Xoom: black=chocolate. Orange=uh, orange. (White apple products can continue to smell like white-out, as I believe they already do, based on their addicted user base.) GET ON IT, SCIENCE.
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  • One1-Two2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    One thing, i do not want to be able to see the pixels on the screen Reply
  • Wolfpup - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Okay, so something based on Nvidia's next-gen part would be better still, but I'd love to try out a real Android tablet (versus those first gen ones running the phone OS). Reply
  • drewstylz - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    still expecting all tablet makers to step it up in terms of screen quality Reply
  • drml - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    My daughter dropped my iPad2 and destroyed the screen (it landed on the edge). A stronger glass might have saved it :) Fortunately, Apple replaced it with a new one for 1/2 price (better than paying full price for a new one). Reply
  • aufbau - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Though it would not make sense for manufactures in a marketing sense, I would really like to see a tablet with a voice plan. If it also had long battery life and good input in form of pen or keyboard, it would completely replace a smartphone+tablet+laptop setup.

    More realistically, I'd like to see a tablet with pen+keyboard dock with a design similar to the old Compaq TC1100 (awesome computer back in the day). SoC I expect will be powerful enough to do some word processing and photo editing. Android I feel needs some more quality productivity apps before it can replace my laptop.
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  • lcleeman - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm curious what the Chrome OS for tablets will look like. Reply
  • ar38070 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Do not know why the bezel has to be so wide. Reply
  • astronomer25 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    putting your tablet in case is a pain, I would like for the next tech to be truly unbreakable/unscratchable glass. Reply
  • Rulis - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    They need better specs, and in order to accomplish that, each of the major players needs to take their time in developing them. Slow and steady wins the race, but if you rush it things will turn out sloppy and have negative reception among consumers.These should be able to replace netbooks in no time. Reply
  • apumoni - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Awesome news...:D

    Some ideas...all of these should be standard packaging...not buy in extra accessories.

    1. Pen input...an active capacitive pen
    2. A feature like ALT+TAB in PC...for easy switching....say they can add a new button for this...
    3. Docking capability like The transformer....
    4. Also all tablets should launch with a dock standard
    5. the dock should have keyboard, touch pad, USB and video extensions and a bigger battery. also the dock should charge up with the same charger the tablet uses
    6. also it will be fun to have a rocker like the "Sony Ericsson P990" for scrolling...i am kinda shocked that no one actually did that yet...not the 2 buttons all of them have...a dedicated wheel...this will make a huge difference when you are holding the tablet with both hands. also can double as the volume rocker.
    7. an usb hub....as we can connect normal thumb drives to these devices to transfer files.

    i would like these to happen.....:D
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  • Darkhynde - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Possibly have have both resistive and capacitive screen. Reply
  • crabperson - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see tablets that are able to be independent and be able to connect to more than just computers. If tablets are using a smartphone OS, they should be able to sync with all of the information on our phones so we don't have to bother managing it. Google does this well and Apple still requires you to connect to a computer, but it manages media better. I think the cloud music players are a step in the right direction. Also, if tablets are going to be multifunctional instead of purpose-built, like previous professional tablets, allow them to do much more than just apps and content. Like others have said, a good docking system or just universal wireless communication would be useful for keyboards, other tablets/phones, TVs, computers and all of the other devices we use. HP is going in a good direction with the Palm OS and some tech companies are experimenting with good ideas, like the Atrix. Maybe even using a tablet as a screen extension for computers. So really, I want advanced, universal interoperability. Reply
  • tpfaff - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Android really needs a netflix app. God be with me to win the final xoom. Reply
  • reded - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    how about nativesupport for dilbert

    i see sony already took advice from my last post and is adding infared to their tablets
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  • pakya1980 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I hope the next round of tablets bring enough computing power to the table to be able to truly replace laptops. There are a number of problems that need to be solved. The first being ease of input. Today's tablets just don't cut it where true productivity involving heavy document editing/content creation is needed. Also the form factor isn't perfect yet. A large screen makes for great video consumption and gaming but seriously hampers portability. These are difficult problems to solve and we need companies to pursue innovation instead of just churning out iClones. Reply
  • ecuador - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    A huge battery life would probably be too hard with today's technology, but I would like a regular linux kernel based OS, so that I can have common software with my desktop. Reply
  • esper34 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Support for Blu-ray ISOs with full menus. Reply
  • SecretAsianMan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    love to see a standard sd card slot Reply
  • dennykins - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Umm, besides the other things I mentioned, i would like to see a little pen input action on these hear tablets. This long battery life and compact (slim) size would be great for taking notes in class. It would be nice to throw in a Pixel Qi screen to make the battery life even better and make it easier to read under bright lights... Reply
  • poptwisted - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I like what crabperson (above) imagines for future tablets. Reply
  • Michoel - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    It'd be neat if we could use our phone as a secondary input device for the tablet. Reply
  • The Crying Man - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ... with a recess somewhere instead of just a cord to keep it to the tablet. Wacom enabled too would be neat. Reply
  • warheadwl - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    windows compatability... one can dream Reply
  • sjpillai - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I was thinking of getting a g-tablet and modding it. Reply
  • sdolson - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'll take it. :) Reply
  • benbir - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Basically. Better interconnectivity between devices. The ability for all my devices to communicate with eachother. Some companies are working on this. But its still not there. Reply
  • drh3b - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm no expert on Tablets, so the only feature I can offer is a lower price. Reply
  • darkhawk1980 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would still like to see a better OS on all the tablets. Something that makes the multi-tasking experience better and easier. Tablets are large enough to see more than 1 window, so make it so! Reply
  • Main Target - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I really thing Motorola had something going with the webtop, but its too closed. I hope tablet manufacturers embrace this idea and give us a more full experience.

    Im talking full access to linux package managers, i dont have a preference :P
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  • misterglass - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    We need thinner or no bezels at all! Reply
  • Creig - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    For those times when you aren't near an outlet. Reply
  • iuqiddis - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see pen-based input as well. Reply
  • Enterpol - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would love to see more codecs and better video handling so I don't have to reencode everything for each device I have. Reply
  • quickbunnie - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see some WACOM type pen input Reply
  • nerd65536 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'm a big fan of high density screens.

    If a 4" smartphone can have a resolution of 480x800, a 10" tablet should have a 1920x1080 pixel display.
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  • anthonyjk2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I always want longer battery life. Reply
  • wrich12 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see a 7 in and a 10 in high res dual screen clamshell tablet. So unfolded, you can have 2 displays. Or you can use one display if you fold it 180 deg. Reply
  • Addyct - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    ...less gimmicks. more quality. less cost. Reply
  • nycromes - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Seamless transitions from device to device as I move around the house/world I could pickup where I left off in movies, songs, articles, etc. Reply
  • craigtbooth - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Thankfully Asus is addressing the affordability issue, but I do prefer the Xoom. Just can't justify the price yet. Reply
  • continental - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would like to see more ram and faster gpu. Reply
  • vikassv - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Power!!! Reply
  • continental - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would like to see some kind of cd format perhaps small cd/dvd sorage unit. Reply
  • owbert - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would like Xmas to come early! Reply
  • Dkard - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Something we are meant to hold and carry around should be able to withstand a reasonable drop. Reply
  • -BubbaJoe- - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Many newer phones have micro HDMI ports, however they are fairly useless. Add support for full mirroring rather than just an "Output video" and better scaled apps (like how the Atrix completely butchers the interface when you expand it) Reply
  • SilentSin - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I'd like to see an improved docking station that might increase RAM or computing capacity instead of just adding a keyboard and more battery. Reply
  • Refreshment - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Want to see finger tracking or eye tracking. Reply
  • jamyryals - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    We need a model with a pico projector built in! Reply
  • Shelnutt2 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    I would like tablets to have expandable screen. Similar to when slide-out phones started having second screens. Why not have a slightly smaller, say 7" table that you could flip out to make two 7" screens? Reply
  • AmbroseAthan - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    More docking options. I like the idea of the Tablet being a portable computer you could drop into desktop stations with larger monitors and full size keyboards. Reply
  • roedtogsvart - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    A high res 4:3 IPS screen. Reply
  • IfuRyA - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    The Xoom is sleek and the capability to dock external monitor, keyboard/mouse or speakers would be a neat feature and welcomed versatility for a tablet pc. Reply
  • TheSev - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Pen input would be nice, but I'd much rather see some better battery lives. Reply
  • hshendon - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    These tablets could use NON-PROPRIETARY POWER CONNECTORS! Reply
  • jfcole - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Tablets are great for travel and information on the go but when I'm at home I'd love to have a little more flexibility with a keyboard and docking station. Reply
  • Jonny459 - Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - link

    Would like to see more pen based input options as others have mentioned. Reply
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