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Had mine for 48 hrs and I think it's brilliant for the price. (Tesco £299)

Had an exchange of emails with Linx support and they confirmed that they will be working on an update to Android 3 when it becomes available.

The only downside I've come across is the supplied headset which is about as cheap and nasty as it's possible to get.


Not certain I'd want to carry it around in my pocket, I'll stick with the Dell streak for that, It's a little heavy in the hand not helped by the metal band but it appears to be quite robust. It's mainly for my daughter to use whilst travelling.

Trying to establish optimal settings for video files, lots of DVD's and AVI's / MPG's not found one that plays full screen under hardware acceleration or plays the audio properly under software acceleration. Any suggestions?

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Is this the same tablet?

http://www.cclonline...roduct_id=60187

Claims to have a 1ghz processor on CCL, and similar pricing to Tesco.

Edited by niko1986, 19 November 2010 - 02:01 PM.

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Is this the same tablet?

http://www.cclonline...roduct_id=60187

Claims to have a 1ghz processor on CCL, and similar pricing to Tesco.


Looks the same but, unless I'm mistaken, there's no mention of 3G/sim card slot on that page?

If it does actually have both (1Ghz processor & 3G) I might actually have to give in and get one!

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Looks the same but, unless I'm mistaken, there's no mention of 3G/sim card slot on that page?

If it does actually have both (1Ghz processor & 3G) I might actually have to give in and get one!


CCLs listing is incorrect. It is the same tablet. It has 600MHz processor and 3G - it can also be used for voice-calling but ideally you would need a bluetooth headset as the device is too large to be held to the face.

The confusion has come from the original speclist from Viewsonic who also rebrand this device as the Viewpad 7 - Viewsonic also sell another (larger) tablet which does have the 1ghz... As word has gotten around the specs seem to have become blurred.

This tablet is really well made and the processor speed is not that much of a limitation to be honest becuase it is supported by a dedicated graphics processor which keeps the tablet humming along quite nicely.

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CCLs listing is incorrect. It is the same tablet. It has 600MHz processor and 3G - it can also be used for voice-calling but ideally you would need a bluetooth headset as the device is too large to be held to the face.

The confusion has come from the original speclist from Viewsonic who also rebrand this device as the Viewpad 7 - Viewsonic also sell another (larger) tablet which does have the 1ghz... As word has gotten around the specs seem to have become blurred.

This tablet is really well made and the processor speed is not that much of a limitation to be honest becuase it is supported by a dedicated graphics processor which keeps the tablet humming along quite nicely.


Oh I know it's lovely & responsive - had a play with one in Staples the other day. My concern over the processor speed is limitation of newer versions of Android. My understanding was there would be a cut-off for the sub-1Ghz processors with the upcoming versions. However this may not be an issue judging from the comment above (fester61).

I'm trying desperately to wait for newer models to appear as I don't want to kick myself if it is a major limitation down the line. I'm mainly planning on using one for work - I travel around so it would be for finding places local to me etc.

I know I'd end up using it at home as well and it would be shame to be missing out on things such as iplayer - assuming that would actually need (work on) a 1Ghz processor.

It still is a massive bargain though. Considering it can be used as a phone, if you really want to live the Trigger Happy TV dream that is B)

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I've port a ClockworkMod recovery for this devices..cwrecovery.img
Its a same device as Spice MI700 or Viewpad 7 or Camangi FM6..

How do I get this recovery flashed, should I .zip it and use Rom Manager .. or some other way?
thanks.

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In appreciation for this device getting a good deal of attention, not least of course from Paul, I will at my next dosh-laden opportunity upgrade to the Plus account B)

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How do I get this recovery flashed, should I .zip it and use Rom Manager .. or some other way?
thanks.

Download this flash_image unzip first
adb push flash_image /system/bin

adb shell
su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/ flash_image

backup your recovery first!
# cat /dev/mtd/mtd3 > /sdcard/recovery.img

download the Clockwork recovery..put it in root of the sdcard..
run this in terminal emulator or adb
# flash_image recovery /sdcard/cwrecovery.img

Edited by hucqim80, 19 November 2010 - 05:23 PM.

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Well I've also now had this for about 48 hours and its a great little tablet!

In regards to decpvr comment about iplayer, you can download the old version of myplayer and that works fine on mine!

Looking forward to Paul receiving his and 'tinkering' with it.

Has anybody figured out how to do video calling with the front facing camera yet, using fring for example which so far only uses my rear facing camera?

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Has anybody figured out how to do video calling with the front facing camera yet, using fring for example which so far only uses my rear facing camera?

Run the camera app first..toogle front camera..press home..run new instance of fring..

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Thanks for that, I take it there is no permanent fix for this at the moment?

Unless you can make the front camera default in the camera app?

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Thanks for that, I take it there is no permanent fix for this at the moment?

Unless you can make the front camera default in the camera app?

No problem..maybe somebody expert could do it.. B)

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Download this flash_image unzip first
adb push flash_image /system/bin

adb shell
su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/ flash_image

backup your recovery first!
# cat /dev/mtd/mtd3 > /sdcard/recovery.img

download the Clockwork recovery..put it in root of the sdcard..
run this in terminal emulator or adb
# flash_image recovery /sdcard/cwrecovery.img

Many thanks .. will have a go at this when I can get my ADB connection working to this device! With the exception of getting SuperOneClick to root it, this is the first android I have owned that neither my Win or Lin machines can see easily!!

Edit: in fact, I have been trying to get a connection in both Windows and Linux for the past hour .. no joy 'unknown' or 'device not recognised' B)
Rom Mnager claims it has written a new recovery, but I don't think one is there now, the device just hangs if I boot into recovery, there is no sign of a recovery.img anywhere when I browse with Android Mate or RootExplorer!! :)

Edited by FatherD, 19 November 2010 - 08:38 PM.

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In regards to decpvr comment about iplayer, you can download the old version of myplayer and that works fine on mine!


Oh no! I'm trying not to get this just because it's a good deal. Now you tell me that and I'm finding it hard to resist!

I'll try to wait and see how you guys and Paul get on with it before making any decisions. Thanks for the info though!

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hi
this is what i read looks cool from cpu standpoint

http://smartphoneben...-good-are-they/

@foobra
sorry it sounds bad if you have bought anything from apple then I apreciate you less
Steve jobs really understand the meaning to own just to own it .
He understands
what do we have-thesituation- next gen phones -touch -give them the best screen and a snappy enviroment
then fxxxck it with apple bulshit -limitations

enough

only community of users-devs can make this tablet better and make it go past some shortcomings
only then its a bargain this is a great place to do that

I will be watching to see whats the future of this device looks very interestiing

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Many thanks .. will have a go at this when I can get my ADB connection working to this device! With the exception of getting SuperOneClick to root it, this is the first android I have owned that neither my Win or Lin machines can see easily!!

Edit: in fact, I have been trying to get a connection in both Windows and Linux for the past hour .. no joy 'unknown' or 'device not recognised' B)
Rom Mnager claims it has written a new recovery, but I don't think one is there now, the device just hangs if I boot into recovery, there is no sign of a recovery.img anywhere when I browse with Android Mate or RootExplorer!! :)


If you plugged in the usb in windows is there any cdrom appeared? Inside those cdrom are drivers and a working adb with this devices..try to install those drivers first..

There is a rooting guide in xda-dev to make it easier..you need to change the adb inside SOC with the one inside the cdrom..

Easiest way is download the flash_image and cwrecovery.img..copy it to sdcard..move the flash_image with root explorer to the system/bin..start the terminal emulator
su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/flash_image
flash_image recovery /sdcard/cwrecovery.img
done..
to boot into recovery while switch off.. press and hold the vol+ and vol-..press the on button..
or download Anreboot from Market..

P/S: for your information this devices support OTG function..all you need have is "mini usb type A to female usb converter"
working with my 500gb portable harddrive(using external power)..Rii wireless keyboard..thumbdrive..card reader..

Edited by hucqim80, 19 November 2010 - 10:09 PM.

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If you plugged in the usb in windows is there any cdrom appeared? Inside those cdrom are drivers and a working adb with this devices..try to install those drivers first..

There is a rooting guide in xda-dev to make it easier..you need to change the adb inside SOC with the one inside the cdrom..

Easiest way is download the flash_image and cwrecovery.img..copy it to sdcard..move the flash_image with root explorer to the system/bin..start the terminal emulator
su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/flash_image
flash_image recovery /sdcard/cwrecovery.img
done..
to boot into recovery while switch off.. press and hold the vol+ and vol-..press the on button..
or download Anreboot from Market..

P/S: for your information this devices support OTG function..all you need have is "mini usb type A to female usb converter"
working with my 500gb portable harddrive(using external power)..Rii wireless keyboard..thumbdrive..card reader..

Many thanks... Rooting is not the problem though, that has been done! Getting it to be seen over ADB is, I have tried the device drivers to no avail! I will try some hacking around in the terminal a bit later, but I seem to get write access to the /system already, I can delete stuff, but without getting into recovery I can't seem to write to it, and can't push anything over ADB. Andreboot is not in the Market on this device!! Getting into recovery (original shipped) was not a problem before I used Rom Manager to flash Clockwork, now it cannot be reached any way! How do you think OTG will help?

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Many thanks... Rooting is not the problem though, that has been done! Getting it to be seen over ADB is, I have tried the device drivers to no avail! I will try some hacking around in the terminal a bit later, but I seem to get write access to the /system already, I can delete stuff, but without getting into recovery I can't seem to write to it, and can't push anything over ADB. Andreboot is not in the Market on this device!! Getting into recovery (original shipped) was not a problem before I used Rom Manager to flash Clockwork, now it cannot be reached any way! How do you think OTG will help?

You're welcome..replace the adb.exe, AdbWinApi.dll and AdbWinUsb.dll with the one inside the cdrom...then try remount..
adb shell mount -oremount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock7 /system
to confirm you could push..
adb push su /system/bin
adb shell
su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

OTG is about other functionality that I found playing with this devices..

For full market just install Market Enabler from Market..

edit not mtdblock3 replace mtdblock7..

Edited by hucqim80, 20 November 2010 - 02:49 AM.

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You're welcome..replace the adb.exe, AdbWinApi.dll and AdbWinUsb.dll with the one inside the cdrom...then try remount..
adb shell mount -oremount,rw /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
to confirm you could push..
adb push su /system/bin
adb shell
su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

OTG is about other functionality that I found playing with this devices..

For full market just install Market Enabler from Market..

Excellent stuff ... Followed your link to xda, will give it all a shot tomorrow. B)

EDIT: Excellent advice, the guide over at XDA made things clear about the adb issues, did as you said with the .dlls and the adb.exe, I was then perfectly able to transfer flash_image to /system/bin , then I could use Terminal on the device to flash cwrecovery.img from the sdcard .. superb :)

Edited by FatherD, 21 November 2010 - 11:35 AM.

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Does this tablet sync OK with exchange calendars?

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