Coby offers Android 4.0 update for existing (German) tablets

Budget consumer electronics company Coby offers a range of Android 4.0 tablets. But if you bought one of last year’s models running Android 2.3 or earlier and want to upgrade to Android 4.0 it looks like there’s hope.

Google Android 4.0 upgrade for Coby Kyros tablets

Coby Germany has posted tools that allow users to upgrade from earlier versions of Android to Android 4.0.

The update brings a new tablet-friendly user interface including an improved recent apps menu, notification area, and on-screen toolbars that move when you rotate the tablet. Some newer tablet apps also require Android 4.0 or later to run.

In order to use the new tools, all you have to do is download and install an UpgradeAndroid.apk file on your tablet and then run the app and enter your tablet information to download the update package and reboot and install the new software.

It’s not clear if the tool only works on German language tablets, but I haven’t seen any mention of it on the Coby US website yet. So if you don’t have a German model, you might want to proceed with caution.

The Android 4.0 update is available for the following tablet models:

  • Coby MID7022
  • Coby MID8127
  • Coby MID8128
  • Coby MID1125
  • Coby MID1126

via Netbook News.de

 

  • Hayden Bridges

    It seems that the German version of the site no longer has the update apk, citing “technical reasons”. Would you happen to have a copy of it?

    • AnimaL

      you have to use a proxy (ex: 4proxy.de)

    • aneesh

      sir mid 8128 firmware send me plz
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  • Eduardo Mora

    I install the program on a tablet U.S. version and works great….
    I recommend the AndroidUpdate.apk
    works great and runs very smooth on android 4.1.1
    Greetings from Costa Rica..

  • LOLtron

    It doesn’t let me get to the download link. Can you upload a copy of the apk?