Gome Flytouch VIA WM8505 7" Android 1.6 Tablet Description

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    Gome Flytouch / Epad

    Specifications
    This product is most commonly known as the Gome Flytouch in China. There are unbranded generic variants of this device with altered specifications. Specifications for these tablets are typically wrong on shop or seller listings. The following specifications should be more accurate than those listings, but there may still be some minor errors.


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    Specifications:
    Type:Touchscreen tablet
    Materials:Plastics
    Colors:White / Black
    Camera: 0.3 Megapixel (some have reported no camera in their units, but there's a slot)
    Screen:7" Resisitive Touch screen at 800*480(16:9)
    Operating System:Android 1.6
    CPU:VIA WM8505 (350MHz)
    RAM:256MB DDR2 (128MB version?)
    Flash ROM:2GB
    Expansion memory:SD/SDHC/MMC up to 32GB
    Network connectivity:Wifi or ethernet (RJ45)
    Sensors: accelerometer (supports rotation)
    Vibration: yes
    Battery capacity:2400mah
    Ports:USB 2.0 Host /USB 2.0 Device port/3.5 mm headphone jack
    Sound: internal microphone and speakers

    Links:
    http://www.gome.com.cn
    FlyTouch Baidu Wiki
    Zol.com.cn Review¬Ā
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    Meritline has them for $122 to $125 (promo code drops it to $118) I wanted to test one out so I've ordered one. First it was coming from China now it's coming from Singapore another 2 weeks all together 3 weeks. Sometime later this month, just have to wait and see what really in the box?
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    They are literally 'shipping it' to you the cheapest way possible lol.
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    dont buy that tablet i have one im also in singapore they come with defective adapter and the worst thing is comes with spoiled wifi so cannot use so i tear down i will post later i switch the firmware to flytouch from slatedroid and touch screen is working but the os cant do anything there is like home home or back button is keep pressing all the time also the same as m003 firmware the volume button toggling on screen actual volume button is not working even touch screen is not working

    so becareful :)
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    hi xaueious by the way if you know how to rip the original os from those tablet can you tell me how to guide because my one i mess up already so i have to backup from my friend one for the os to get back to normal then mess up again later on :p im real headache with this device
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    I am sure it will read as a gift! If it comes defective which I hope not? Then Meritline told me I can RMA to CA (West Coast) not China for full refund. I have direct contact with them. I don't know why it's coming from Singapore warehouse and not the China warehouse unless they're dropped shipped from China to Singapore then to CA. The process is a long drag out one at best. I get all my computer parts from Meritline well the wireless power adapters and such. But I've notice everything is shipped from Singapore. Sure enough on the light brown package it reads as a gift. The items are sealed in plastic just like you buy them here at a computer show (fair) but I don't pay the jacked up prices.

    The other forum has firmware for this and the others to bring it up to the current 2.2.
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    Can you please link that "other forum" for the 2.2 firmware update, because i could REALLY use that update... lol :) i searched on google but i found only for cellphones.. rofl
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    Thanks for the reply :)
    1.8.2 you say? huh thats .. strange... i just ordered one and i asked them to update the device before sending it to me, and they sayed the device haves now the version 1.9. hmm :/
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    I haven't heard of a 1.9. I don't own this device in particular though, and I'm going by Chinese sources.
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    OR maybe they were lying to me.. anyway.. in 5 days i will get my device. I will post again then. Thanks
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    Android firmware update was posted on Youtube But those are the build numbers that seem to be the only difference. OS seems to be 1.6 still. Unless noted.
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    Thanks, but how do i instal this on my Gome Fytouch?

    edit

    i found this in a readme but it did not help

    "To install firmware, extract the contents of script inside script.rar to the root directory of the SDCard, and proceed to reboot the device"
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    Question, will this possibly work with the Lanpad 7" with the Via 8508 ARM926 533MHz CPU? I really should have done more research before ordering this unit, hoping that maybe there's better battery management with a firmware update.

    Thanks

    John
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    Figure out what you have: http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/via-based/689-via-wm8505-android-tablets.html

    Then proceed along.

    But unless you have issues, I don't recommend flashing over your firmware.
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    Firmware tweaks might improve the battery performance. Seems of you use one firmware over another one on the slatedroid site seems to work? If you have hardware issues then no firmware will fix that issue.
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    It's been a battle with these VIA v1.6 Build v1.7.4 tablets these past weeks. I don't know why the seller had sent me another one from a different location in China, but I can tell you using EMS via USPS Express Mail this time instead of FedEx the package was in mint condition again in a light bubble wrap brown bag used to sent sweaters not for electronic computer gear. My USPS postman told me this one a first for him from anything from China. As with the first one this one doing the same thing. I do like some of the apps, like Magic Album and Wonder App Store. It's full feature unit with some cool features, but the CPU is lousy (just plain sluggish) (make the web cam look like old jerky movements), battery is no good keeping a 100% charge (50% to 0%) and the wireless is awful. I was just 10 ft away from my AP and still the wireless wasn't that great. I don't have none of these issues with AuGen Gentouch 78 Android v2.1.

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    Ports (power adapter port and microSDHC port are also air vents)
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    Extra port with 2x USB 2.0 and RJ45 LAN Port 10/100
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    Note: Tablet is able to power everything you see (LAN, USB 2 jumper drive and WD USB 2 Passport) but of course doing so the drain had increased. LAN port DHCP had seen my router and created IP I was able to get onto the internet. Now was that faster than the wireless yes. But you can see some how sluggish it was.
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    Very disappointing, I should have done more research before placing an order with merimobiles.com, I found the customer support to be less than satisfactory. Haven't received it yet, I'm already considering sending it back after reading all the negative reviews over this particular model

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