IMP3Net runs some hard-sell press material from Chuwi that confirms the upcoming VX8 3G will also have a Windows 8.1 edition [Google Translate].
Since this tablet will offer 3G (with the usual caveats that it might not be compatible outside of China), it will probably do GPS as well.
Chuwi Announces It Will Offer Windows 8.1 Tablets Too
Chuwi VX8 3G: Intel Inside, Samsung Outside
Someone posted a new video to YouTube showing Windows 8.1 running on the Onda V975i.
Unfortunately, by default the video looks like this:
In a Weibo communique today, Teclast revealed a headache no one in their right mind wants:
In a Weibo communique, Xiaomi reaffirms no-appointment sales and has added the white color 64GB version of the MiPad to the list of items available to buy right now (with a 3-to-4 week wait for delivery — which these days seems unusual but that’s how the world used to work prior to Amazon).
The list of all available-now Xiaomi products.
A Xiaomi account is needed — and it needs to be tied to a cellphone inside China. See my ordering attempt in the prior post.
First 100,000 64GB Xiaomi MiPad: Appointments Needed
64GB Xiaomi MiPad On Sale July 22nd
Xiaomi Begins Open Sales: No Appointments
According to a Weibo communique from Bigertech, a new Apple Store opened in Jiangbei District, Chongqing North City. It has “glass side walls up to 11 meters, which is currently the highest in Asia Apple store glass wall.”
It turns out there’s a package of drivers for the Onda V975w. This was revealed on the Onda forum when an owner complained of Bluetooth not working [Google Translate].
To get the download package, go to the page for the Onda V97w:
Same-day update: See update within post.
See, this is why I will never be the first to buy any hardware at all: The first batch is never the final product.
In a Weibo communique today, Onda announced the availability of a BIOS update for the V975w, their 64-bit Bay Trail-T Z3735D-based Windows tablet:
Thanks to Fred in Comments for pointing it out.
Onda has yet to officially announce a third hardware revision — there’s nothing on their Weibo at post time about this — but it’s public knowledge now at their firmware download page: