Rocking good news for gTablet - and a reason for 1.2 Bootloader!

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  1. pbrauer

    pbrauer Administrator Staff Member

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    For those that have missed this news because they have lives that do not revolve around reading all the gossip and technobabble about the G-Tablet, here is some great information!

    Our good friend over at SlateDroid (and here, and elsewhere) Roebeet has verified that the 1.2 Bootloader and the Notion Ink Adam bootloader share a ton of the same DNA and are VERY similar. YAYY!!

    So, as my wife likes to say when I get geeky and excited, "What exactly does that mean Peter?!" Well, since the bootloader is very similar:
    1) we no longer have to wait for Viewsonic to release their source code, we already have it from Notion;
    2) While there is NO guarantees here, Notion Ink has announced they have an imminent release of a Honeycomb ROM. Again, since the base seems to be the same we may by extension be close to a full true Honeycomb ROM (not one mocked up from the SDK).
    3) Finally, this opens it up to a lot more opportunity for other advances since it looks like we now have an open path to the source. Kernels, other mods, etc.

    BIG kudos to Roebeet and his co-horts, and let's see where this goes!
     
  2. uplade3

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    So this means that there is a possibility to port Honeycomb to the Gtab quicker?
     
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    There is actually already a HC port running on G-Tablet as of late Saturday/early Sunday. Lots of things not working quite right, and lots of tweaks needed...but yep. It is coming...
     
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    Nice! That makes me want to get one actually.
     
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    Thanks Peter! We all know the gTab's got the guts...can't wait to see HC in action. :)

    -Matt
     
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    Is bc 2.3.4? I noticed my gtab running cm 7 nightly has that. A few apps force close.
    Go to http://www.ke5asunder.com/test.html to see what your browser reports

    Sent from my PC36100 using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    This is very good news. I was thinking about trying a different ROM but I'll just hold off.
     

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