Printed from http://www.electronista.com

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 dual-boot tablet moves to Android 2.2

updated 01:25 pm EDT, Tue May 3, 2011

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 upgraded to Android 2.2

ViewSonic today gave owners of its unusual ViewPad 10 dual-boot tablet an upgrade to Android 2.2. The hybrid is leaping from the aging 1.6 and now gets access to a much more recent web browser, voice search, and many apps that were previously off-limits. No mention was made of official Flash 10.2 support, although the Windows 7 boot doesn't have that issue.

Unlike most Android hardware, however, an update isn't available over the air or through a computer sync. The instructions (PDF) instead require that users load an image of the Android 2.2 install on a USB thumb drive, plug in a USB keyboard, and use a section of the BIOS to install the new firmware.

The tablet is still on sale and ships with a 1.66GHz Atom and 2GB of RAM as well as either a 16GB or 32GB SSD depending on whether it comes with Windows 7 in Home Premium or Professional trim. The two configurations ship for $599 and $679 each.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor

The recently released Neurio Intelligent Home Monitor is a piece of hardware that, when integrated into a home's breaker box, monitors ...

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro (Early 2015)

Although the new darling of the Apple MacBook line up is the all-new MacBook, Apple has given its popular 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret ...

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News