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Topic # 99353 17-Mar-2012 10:24
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my tablet thingy is running 2.1 but i want a newer version as many apps need it to run.

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  Reply # 596410 17-Mar-2012 10:27
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That would depend on whether the manufacturer has ported a later version for it and made it available OR if its a popular enough device whether the programming community has created/ported an upgrade for it.

What brand/model?

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  Reply # 596412 17-Mar-2012 10:30
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depends on the exact tablet thingy

Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


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  Reply # 596417 17-Mar-2012 10:37
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Apad II MID 701-R

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  Reply # 596433 17-Mar-2012 11:21
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jasonwaiheke: Apad II MID 701-R

Looking at this site it appears you can indeed update to Gingerbread (2.3). (Btw, 2G = if you have the 2 GB version, 4G = if you have the 4GB version)

I suggest taking any further inquiries there, as they have a dedicated forum for the aPad and it's variants.

Finally, I hope this wasn't your first impression of the Android OS, because a cheap Chinese tablet doesn't do justice to what the platform is capable of. :P

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