ViewSonic gTablet 10.1" Multi-touch Tablet

I got this last time. I have yet to root it, but I have let it do its 2 updates, and not a problem!

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=ViewSonic+gTablet+10.1”+PC+Android+2.2+(UPS300-2.2)#sclient=psy&hl=en&tbm=shop&source=hp&q=ViewSonic+gTablet+10.1”+PC+Android+2.2&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=70eb2fd034f89fb8&biw=1280&bih=699

iPad killa?

What OS version did it update to? It comes with 2.2, but can/will it be upgraded to 3.0 and/or Ice Cream Sandwich?

Hmmm… here’s a cnet review

Got one here and luv it! The screen is a bit hard to get used to because of the viewing angel but its totally worth the price!

This thing is truly amazing, after you flash a modded ROM to it. I’ve got one from a previous woot and have it running Vegan-Tab. It’s very comparable to other higher priced tablets now.

Product Site http://www.viewsonic.com/products/gtablet.htm

Got two of these from a previous woot. Once rooted and cyanogened, these way outperformed my friends’ ickpads!

Decent tablet that’s a lot better if you root it.

And at nearly half the price for equivalent hardware compared to an iPad.

Since this lacks a cellular modem, does it have a GPS receiver? Will Google Maps run on it?

Oh no, not again… :stuck_out_tongue:

I bought this the first time I saw it on Woot! and I love it (after I put a custom ROM on it). Definitely a great and affordable alternative to the much pricier tablets out there especially considering the hardware specs. I wrote up a review on a couple of cases for this on my blog here:

If you want a solid tablet go for this and Google around for custom ROMs, and check out the XDA forums here:

-NickMich

Here’s the link to it on Woot’s daddy:
http://www.amazon.com/ViewSonic-gTablet-Multi-Touch-Screen-Android/dp/B004EPV7TK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307336715&sr=8-1

Can I upgrade the OS on these?

I have 2 of these. Bought one each of the last 2 times they were on Woot. I really enjoy them. I have rooted them and am using Roebeet’s ROM Brilliant Corners (at slatedroid) and it works well. The only negative right now is Viewsonic support. They absolutely suck ***.

This is a nice price.

ok, I’m admitting to being techno ignorant…what does it mean to “root” it??

There is no GPS built in. It’s purely Wi-Fi for internet etc.

Looks like it doesn’t have GPS chip, kind of a big deal for me.