Onda Releases Beta Version Of Android 5.0 For Some V989 Owners; Announces V989 Air

Onda has a ton of Weibos about their Android 5.0 upgrade. I’m not running all of them because all they do is reiterate the features of Android 5.0 everyone reading this blog already knows. So let’s just cut to the chase.



First, Onda again illustrates why I always say never buy first. This beta release can be used only by owners of Versions 3 and 4 of the Onda V989! Owners of early iterations 1 and 2 have to wait.

Second, the link goes to Baidu for a 369MB ZIP download.

Third, the caution about games is probably due to the switch from Dalvik to ART. Since I have no interest in games, I can’t say if users of the Nexus 6 and 9 also experience this problem or how pervasive it might be.

Fourth, there’s a Weibo topic page (use Chrome) but not much additional information in it.

Fifth, Onda announces a new tablet!



The Onda V989 Air!

And it uses a different Allwinner CPU.









The new V989 Air isn’t yet listed on Onda’s site.

It sounds like they’re taking the V919 Air 3G and giving it new guts while subtracting the 3G.

As far as I know, this will be the first tablet using the new Allwinner A83T, announced in September 2014. Commenters at that post weren’t impressed by it, so this isn’t a tablet I’ll pay further attention to.

Previously here:

Onda Announces An Announcement
Onda V989 Demo Of Android 5.0
Allwinner Pimps Android 5.0 In New Video
Onda V989 Will Get Android 5.0
Allwinner Announces A83T Octa-Core CPU


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5 responses to “Onda Releases Beta Version Of Android 5.0 For Some V989 Owners; Announces V989 Air

  1. HI I’m new to this site.
    I’m not sure how to use it exactly but I’m hoping that this will get to you.
    I just recently got my hands on
    ONDA AIR v989
    And I am looking for the latest updates possible
    I am looking for a firmware update the one that I currently have right now is :
    So I’m looking for the latest one if possible.
    Also I have Android 4.4.4
    I am looking for the new one lollipop
    Android 5.
    And finally I am looking for the way to root and unroot this tablet.
    So if there is any way someone can help me with those three toppings I will be much appreciated.

    Links where to download those will be definitely very much helpful.
    Any help that you might be able to provide it to me will be helpful.
    Thank you in advanced.

  2. GK

    ok thank you much for your time i will take a look

  3. Daniele Trosa

    Any idea if the V989 Air v5 is it supported by this release?

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