Toshiba pushes first software update to the Thrive tablet

Toshiba Thrive system update

The Toshiba Thrive tablet officially goes on sale today, although it’s been available in some locations since last week. Now some of the first Thrive owners are reporting there’s already a software update available for the tablet.

The firmware update apparently improves support for multi-touch and may make some other changes as well. A member of the Android Central forums reports that he can no longer use a generic NVIDIA Tegra driver to connect the tablet to his computer using the Android Debug Bridge from Google’s software developer tools.

The Toshiba Thrive features a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display. The tablet has a few features that set it apart from the crowd including a removable back panel which allows you to change out the battery a full-sized USB port, and a full-sized SD cards slot.

  • http://twitter.com/borax99 Alain Chappaz

    Í’m actually going to have to handle this tablet in the store. From what I’ve seen online, it’s pretty chunky, so have to see if it feels “cheap,”or too heavy, etc. Also, screen brightness and reflectivity are pretty crucial for me. I do like all the ports they provide that no one else has bothered to… and the inclusion a file manager is promising…

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  • Mitch

    Mine just arrived from Amazon today.  It is wider and heavier than the Samsung, but for me it’s still comfortable.  I got the 16gb version and already installed the update without any issues.  I’ve got a 64gb SD card in with music, games documents etc.  You read that correctly; 64 gig of external memory that can be swapped out.  I plan on trying out a USB keyboard and video out when I get home. 

    In short; this really is a bridge between a tablet like the iPad and a full on computer.  PS it charged from 6% to 100% in a little over an hour.

  • Nancy

    what can i use to print from my Thrive tablet to my printer free??