HONEYCOMB on its WAY

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  1. xkchief

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    Vizio is starting to Roll-Out HoneyComb....you'll get it when your Serial# comes up (mind is TFCILAA........761) haven't got it yet but according to Tech we should all get it soon.
     
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    Do you know of anyone that has gotten the update? I was told last week by a Vizio rep that they were shooting to release it this week... I won't be convinced until I hear a first-hand account (or get the update myself!)
     
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    So what kind of changes can we expect when the update comes? What might that mean for us that have rooted out vtab? I'm sure it won't change the factory view that vizio has put on top of android.

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    Not yet. Will report if I get it.

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    Not exactly sure what it would mean as far as rooting... Most likely there will have to be a new root procedure (if it's even do-able). If it is in fact Honeycomb, it will be a different OS so there may be more compatibilty with tablet specific apps (such as gotomypc/american express etc..). I'm assuming the hulu+ fucntionality will still be intact (one should hope so as it's a major differentiator). And you can almost bet that the launcher will be the same Vizio spin. My concern is that it may negatively impact performance as Honecomb is pretty resource intensive and it's only a single-core processor. Let's hope (if it does actually get released) that Vizio did a LOT of testing on this.

    I'd love for native Bluetooth HID support too!
     
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    get me the update file if it comes. i could rip it apart and possibly make it updatable through cwm recovery for those of us who are rooted. waiting on my tab to show on tuesday before i get into it. but its a refurb so im pretty sure it will be non updated and rootable. if so first tihing im doing is a rom dump.
     
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    I'm still learning how do you do a rom dump and what do you do with it

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    you need java sdk and sdk android files. basically it will take a backup of the rom off the device. my goal is when it arrives to hopefully have the rootable version. if so i will root install recovery backup . then attempt to do a rom dump. would help people who updated to the no rootable version to possibly roll back so to speak to the rootable version. if honeycomb drops and i can get my hands in the update. i also maybe able to build a rom off of it it from the device. i make roms for a few devices . but this will be my first adventure in to a tablet. but if i can root i plan on upping the bar so to speak. i already talked to a friend about possibly doing a kernel as well if i can dump it. not saying who right now but hes a well kown kernel dev.
     
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    Sooooo hope this is true. Ever since the last update I lost root and have had some issues with wifi connection not staying connected. Maybe this update will fix some of the issues that the vtab has. Cant wait.

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    What I'm curious about is how many of my apps ICS will break?
     
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    [h=3]so i decided to ask vizio when lol

     
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    It seems that there won't ever be a release date given from support until they actually release the update. Its nice that they're willing to talk about it.... but I won't be convinced of anything until it's released.

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    i have a galaxy nexus and have had no problems with apps.
     
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    Prolly in beta with some people. Do we get a safe Vizio ver, so we don't hurt ourselves!?!

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    As far as root goes I was referring to if us users that have rooted our vtabs if we'll be able to take part in the update. If the upgrade is worth doing even. I rooted b/c I couldn't take the update popups and wanted to try to fix the sd card issue. I've yet to attempt that, don't want to screw anything up. Not so concerned bout rooting unless they can't fix the sd issue with the honeycomb update. Hopefully someone will get it soon. Like to see what all the fuss is about. Might just keep my rooted vtab how it is, wait for ics maybe.

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