Vizio tablet gets its first OTA update

The Vizio tablet has an OTA upgrade rolling out, and while it's not a version upgrade to Honeycomb it does look to address a few nags we have with the software -- namely the application launch speed and scrolling between screens.  If you have a look at our review, you'll see that the VIA software on the tablet seems slower than we liked, and full of shiny animations that look good but don't really add to the experience that much.  Better scrolling and faster app loading will go a long way towards making the software more tolerable.  Toss in better touchscreen response and even more devices in the IR remote control database (both of which we already found working quite well), and QVGA video support and we won't complain.  If you haven't already got your notice to upgrade, you should see it soon as long as you're connected to Wifi.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Does it get rid of their stupid app drawer home screen.
  • Negative, its still there.. I really wish someone would hack this thing already doubt it will happen just wishful thinking.
    I am finding more & more apps that just don't work with it.
  • This is a minor update. If you don't like the stock 'launcher' you can use Launcher Pro or another home app from the market We are using one of these in our home and find that it works well as an e-reader, couch internet browser, and for simple games (many for our grandkids). I have also viewed some movies downloaded from the internet archive and they played great on the VTAB. I hope it gets some community support. This thing was made for Netflix and they really should get that and video calling working.