Daily Archives: May 17, 2013

Get Android 4.2.2 For The Onda V818 Mini

My own inability earlier this week to get a link to the beta of Android 4.2.2 for the Onda V818 hasn’t stopped others from finding it.

Here are two posts:

English at Arctablet: Onda V818 mini (V1 hardware) Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean root custom firmware V3.0 (2013-05-15) — which requires registration to see links (I wish forums would stop that practice)

Spanish at Forotablets: [TUTORIAL] Actualizar ROM v3.0 en Onda v818 mini. (Android 4.2.2)

Maybe combining the two can do it without registering at Arctablet.

I don’t own an Onda V818 so can neither test this nor vouch for it. Those of a less adventurous nature might want to wait for the final non-beta firmware via OTA notification.

If you do this, run a new AnTuTu test and Comment with the score and other observations.

The Onda V818 runs on an AllWinner A31s CPU. Do not try this firmware with either the HKC Q79 (Quest) or the Chuwi V88!

Previously here:

Onda V818 Gets Android 4.2.2 This Week


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Apple Vs. Google

The Epic Battle Between Apple & Google Is All But Over – Who Won?

… given the alarming rate at which consumers worldwide are speaking with their wallets and selecting Android handsets over iOS handsets. With just a few more quarters like this, coupled with the cumulative effect of similar sales data over the past 2-3 years and the likely coming wave of Android-based tablets, it is a given (to me, anyway) that Android will be soon be effectively ubiquitous around the globe.

Google Play Services gives control of Android back to Google

For a minute, forget all the complaining about how Hangouts weren’t instantly available for everyone at the same time. Most everyone should be good to go by now and have their new Hangouts app. Everyone. Think about that — Google Talk, a long staple and core feature of the operating system, was updated with a slew of new features without you getting a system-wide update.

Two interesting posts that somehow fit together. But I can’t concentrate on them right now, so here’s this post for later.


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Chinese iPad Mini Clone Notes #2

Cube has released a beta version of Android 4.2.2 for its U30GT tablet [Google English]. The U30GT is a 10.1-inch Android tablet — but it’s based on the quad-core Rockchip 3188 CPU. This is the first firmware release I’ve seen for the 3188. How long before Chuwi offers one for the V88?

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