ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Android 2.2 update coming

November 12, 2010

There are a lot of folks out there that really want an Android-powered tablet that they can use. There are a number of them on the market and the big downside is that as Google says the versions of Android on the market right now aren’t that tablet friendly. The good news is that with each update to Android things get better and a full on tablet ready version will be here before you know it.

If you ran out and bought one of the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 tablets when it landed with Android 1.6 and you have been waiting for an update, good news is here. The Android 2.2 stuff for the ViewPad 10 is now integrated in the main Android repository. That means you can grab the new update and give it a try, note that this isn't an official update.

The caveat here is that the team working on the update notes it's a work in progress, which we can assume to mean a beta offering. You might find some bugs and if things don’t work, no help will come from ViewSonic. Sister site SlashGear has spent some hands on time with the ViewPad 10 if you are considering picking one up and want to know more. The important thing here is that this ViewPad 10 version has the mojo for running Android 2.2 on x86 Atom platforms. Presumably, this same distro will be workable for other Atom based rigs as well.

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  • ViewpadTablet

    anybody know where I can download the unofficial android 2.2 update for the viewpad???

  • Kool
  • Gus Fraser

    I found the image for 2.2 for the viewsonic. It is a USB image how do I prepare the USB stick and do the install?

    Thanks for any help with this.


  • liu

    how do i use the img file?

  • stavros

    any idea how to install the image file?

  • Mosumo

    A how-to-upgrade guide to Froyo 2.2 would be nice, anyone?

  • Mak

    Im considering buying one of these.

    Has anyone managed to install Froyo 2.2

    please post if you have

    • Kizza001

      I’m using. One now and updated it to 3.2 witch has app store ect.. in my opinyon its the best tab on the market has best of. Both worlds love that it has win7 and also love that i can play all my fav games on the android os and i also installed Ubuntu so its a win win win

      • Bizbiz

        what tab do you have where did you downlaod update from

  • Darin

    I purchased one of these over Xmas – came this morning… it’s going back..

    see the post here as to why… (please read comments by DC_Zol (post 22 & 23)…

    (Android 1.6 runs super fast though!)

  • Nick

    Guide to 2.2 upgrade here, Use at own risk, Info in thread.

  • Nick

    Guide to 2.2 upgrade here, Use at own risk, Info in thread.