OMA: The Only And Best Hope For The Insignia Flex Elite?

Dan EE, who first made me aware of the tablet, sure gets around!

Now he’s over at the ARCtablet forum (click = big):


If OMA were to produce a custom ROM with Rockchip’s MultiWindow Android 2.0 baked in, the Insignia Flex Elite would be worth buying.

At US$149, with an OMA ROM, it might even be a bargain.

Setting aside whatever hardware issues might exist (second-tier quality control and battery), an OMA ROM would increase the value of that tablet beyond its US$149 asking price.

Here’s what OMA did for the Rockchip 3188-based Chuwi V88:

And this is Rockchip’s MultiWindow Android 2.0:

And here (ignore the Pipo custom skin over Android):

And again:

Imagine that on the Insignia Flex Elite!

It’d be better multiwindowing and multitasking than an expensive iPad!

That would be worth putting down a US$149 bet on the questionable hardware.

And in reviewing my posts, I discovered that the Insignia out-performed the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 in one of the Google Books PDF tests.

I wrote this about the Asus:

Surface Japan worked with Foxit. Page renders were generally three seconds, with an unpredictable five seconds for some. I was really surprised by that speed for a PDF that gives so many tablets — even the iPad — problems.

Yet I wrote this about the Insignia:

Surface Japan was a surprise. Here it is on the iPad Mini 2:

(YouTube insert)

The Insignia Flex Elite kicked the iPad 2’s ass. There wasn’t that multi-second delay for each page. At most, one second.

So yeah, with an OMA ROM, the Insignia Flex Elite might really be something special after all.

Let’s all hope he’ll take the time to create one.

Previously here:

Google Books PDF Test: Insignia Flex Elite
Google Books PDFs category
Best Buy’s Insignia Flex Elite iPad Mini Clone Is Almost The iFive Mini 4
Best Buy Insignia Flex Elite iPad Mini Clone: AnTuTu
Best Buy’s Secret RK3288 iPad Mini Clone: Part Three
Best Buy’s Secret RK3288 iPad Mini Clone: Part Two
Best Buy’s Secret RK3288 iPad Mini Clone
OMA Brings MultiWindow Android 2.0 To iFive Air
iFive Air Using OMA ROM
OMA Releases iFive Mini 4 ROM
OMA Is Back!
Video: OMA’s ROM For Chuwi V88

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