What is this device and can I upgrade to 2.2 from 2.1?

Discussion in 'Android Tablet Q&A' started by eunoia, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. eunoia

    eunoia Member

    Oct 12, 2010
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    Despite the horror stories that I'd heard about android tablets bought on Ebay, I went ahead and bought this one: 7" Android 2.1 Tablet PC Telechips iRobot HDMI WIFI Cam - eBay (item 280568275929 end time Oct-03-10 16:14:03 PDT) (I only paid 200/shipping included & it came in 2 days from US seller!)

    Additionally this is a Youtube video made by the Ebay seller for the device (all of the external identifying features are shown within the first 20 seconds or so):

    I adore it but what is it???

    From linked Ebay listing:
    Telechips TCC8902 ARM 11 High-Performance
    Speed up to 800MHz
    256M DDR2 cache
    Storage: 2GB
    Support External Micro SD / TF card, maximum capacity of 16GB
    IEEE802.11b / g wireless network
    USB1.1 high speed interface and USB2.0 OTG
    3.5mm headphone jack
    High-quality stereo loud speaker (maximum output power 1.5W)
    Built-in microphone
    Headphones / Max output power 40mW
    Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
    7 inch
    WVGA 800*480
    16 Million colors
    Resistive Touch Screen: Two-Point and Pinch to Zoom Functionality
    Android 2.1
    1080P Full HD / MP4, AVI, XVID, H.263, H.264, RMVB
    Gravity Sensor
    3G module supports USB external. US carrier testing is still to be completed. Please assume WIFI only until we have completed full testing and provide confirmation.
    30W HD camera
    2600mA/7.4V high capacity battery
    335 grams

    From device itself:
    Model number: MID
    Firmware version: 2.1-update1
    Kernel Version: 2.6.29
    Build number: MID 1.1

    I'm using it mostly for reading comic books and e-books (considering I spent the last 6 months or so using an iPod touch for this purpose, this is quite the upgrade). I'm wondering if I can upgrade to 2.2? Any clue? Thanks in advance!
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  2. Jaycox

    Jaycox Member

    Nov 13, 2010
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    This looks identical to mine with exactly the same specs. I'm also trying to find out the make and was told by the supplier that is made by Elonex but having gone on their wesite couldn't find anything that looks the same. Not sure if you can upgrade to 2.2 but have recently read somewhere that the 2.2 runs slower so I'm sticking with 2.1.

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