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ViewSonic gTablet hack: Adding GPS

In the early days of the netbook era, I was surprised to see just how much hardware hacking was going on. Back in 2007 and 2008 it seemed like every day someone took apart an Asus Eee PC or Acer Aspire One and slapped some extra hardware inside the tiny case. It turns out it […]

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Google Android 3.0.1 ported to the ViewSonic gTablet

The ViewSonic gTablet is one of the cheapest tablets available with a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. Unfortunately the $300 tablet (which often goes on sale for even less than that) has a 1024 x 600 pixel display, ships with Android 2.2 and doesn’t include access to the Google Android Market. While […]

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NVIDIA drops Android support for older Tegra 2 development kits (updated)

  Update: Good news everyone. It looks like NVIDIA is not dropping support for older Android tablets that were based on earlier Tegra 2 designs. The company will continue to make its code and drivers available for the ViewSonic G-Tablet, Notion Ink Adam, and other older Tegra 2-based devices. All that’s changed is that NVIDIA […]

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CyanogenMod 7.0 Android ROM adds support for tablets

The latest version of the CyanogenMod custom build of Android is available, and CyanogenMod 7.0 is the first to officially support Android tablets. CM7 is based on the open source Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread operating system for smartphones. Over 30 devices are supported, and the latest builds include versions for the Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor and […]

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Deals of the Day (2-21-11)

Netbooks and Tablets ViewSonic gTablet 10″ Android tablet w/NVIDIA Tegra 2 for $383 – Velocity Micro Cruz Reader R101 7″ Android 2.0 tablet 2/256MB RAM for $122 – Amazon Refurb Hannspree Intel Atom 1.83GHz 10″ LED Netbook for $220 + free shipping – Mwave Accessories and Software Blue Microphones Eyeball 2.0 Webcam for $20 […]

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Notion Ink Eden software ported to the ViewSonic gTablet

While Notion Ink’s custom Eden software interface for the Adam table has been getting mixed reviews from early customers, it’s clear that the company put a lot of thought into designing apps for Android tablet, including a web browser, calculator, file browser and email app. A few days ago we reported that the folks at […]