Onda V989: Third Hardware Revision

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:


Google Translate:


The firmware is still 1.0.2 but otherwise it’s so new it has today’s date — July 26th, 2014.

I have no idea what sort of hardware revisions are being done by Onda. But if they require three different versions of firmware, it has to be something that’s making each model different enough to require a customized firmware.

We can basically write off versions 1 and 2 as being “beta test” hardware. So let’s hope that everyone who buys an Onda V989 gets version 3 — and that the hardware revisions will end there. No one wants to wind up with a different hardware revision number and then have to wait for a customized firmware update.

Previously here:

The Onda V989 Factory
Onda V989: iambillbil Evaluation
Onda V989 Press Material Laundered
Onda V989: 1.0.2 Firmware, Root
OndaBBS Now Works, V989 Beta User Posts
Onda V989 Firmware 1.0.1 AnTuTu
Onda V989: Release Of Firmware 1.0.1
Onda V989 Updated User Report, Benchmarks And Videos
Video: Onda V989 Vs. Xiaomi MiPad With PDFs
Onda V989 Gets First Review
Demo Video Of Onda V989
Behind The Scenes Peek At Onda V989 Packing
Onda Acknowledges Two Iterations Of V989
First User Reports: Onda V989
Onda “Sells Out” Second Tiny V989 Beta Test Supply
Onda Makes Battery Life Claim For V989
Onda Ships Beta Test V989 Tablets
Onda “Sells Out” Tiny V989 Beta Test Supply
Onda Adds V989 To Their Site
Onda V989 Goes On Beta Test Sale July 14th
Onda’s Benchmark Claims For V989 A80-Based Tablet
Onda Leaks Allwinner A80-Based V989
Onda’s New A80, Windows, And 4G Tablets


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12 responses to “Onda V989: Third Hardware Revision

  1. Miguel

    It could be that V3 is the final versión avalible for al.
    Do you recomend to buy it?

  2. yeahman45

    Mikecane, have you bought any tablet after all this time? I have read a lot on the chinese tablets .. the support is not good enough as they just release a new tablet after just 1-2 months and don’t support the older tablets anymore… nowadays the branded/more trusted brand offer prices similar to that of the chinese tabs and are more reliable.

  3. yeahman45

    I have ordered the toshiba encore myself ..waiting to receive it… hdmi is important for me that’s why i opted for the encore… I have a galaxy note 8 inch but the screen cracked :( haven’t tried google books on it.. the toshiba encore is cheaper than the galaxy note 8 and it looks much more powerful and you get a full win8.1

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