I got this last time. I have yet to root it, but I have let it do its 2 updates, and not a problem!
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…
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:
Here’s the link to it on Woot’s daddy:
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.