POSTS TAGGED: Viewsonic G Tablet

Viewsonic GTab Overclocked to 1.6 GHz (And Scaled Down to 1.4 Later)

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Ahh… the Viewsonic G Tablet. So far, one of the only true contenders to the Motorola Xoom (until the Transformer comes out, that is). This $300 dual core, 10.1 inch tablet has taken the world by storm, particularly because most of its competitors with similar hardware are charging twice as much for their products. In an attempt to make this device sweeter than it already is, XDA member pershoot has been playing around with the kernel and finally got it to a point where the device basically went into hypermode (look for G Gundam to understand the reference). The dev was able to get it to clock at 1.6 GHz, but because of UV being applied, it was scaled down to 1.4 GHz, which is still pretty amazing. The benchmarks ru. . . READ ON »

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Tablet Oriented Launcher VTL.Launcher Now In Beta

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If you’ve been looking for a solid tablet orientated launcher, look no further as XDA forum member gojimi has written a launcher designed specifically with landscape tablets in mind.

VTL.Launcher is heavily based on ADW.Launcher’s source code (AnderWeb), and gojimi has removed items like the Phone Like dock bar and replaced with a sleek scrollable,drag-able, drop-able,rearrangeable application and shortcut dock.

On the dock, you can drag any Application, Shortcut, Browser Shortcut, Folder etc onto or off of and even drag them to different positions along the bar. Scrolling widgets are fully functional and the Launcher should work on virtually any device.

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Tablet Tweaks RC2 for CyanogenMod Brings Your Tablet Honeycomb-Inspired Soft Keys

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Lusting after those ever-present soft keys that Google introduced in Android 3.0 Honeycomb? Luckily, XDA forum member and CyanogenMod developer mad-murdock has been hard at work to stave off your upgraditis. In essence, the developer has added the ubiquitous Android soft keys to the notification bar, which he then moved to the bottom of the screen. Additionally, the full screen event handling has been modified such that the notification bar is now (almost) always present.

List of modifications (green = new since last build)

  • Toggle status bar top/bottom via cm settings. Changes position on the fly when setting is toggled.
  • Moved carrier and power notifications to bottom for bottom bar
  • Created “Ta
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Notion Ink Apps Ported For G-Tab

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If you’ve been looking over enviously at the Notion Ink Adam tablet applications, you’ll be interested to hear that XDA forum member gojimi is currently porting over the apps over to the G-Tablet.

Theoretically, the apps should work on any ROM and so far, the XDA member has posted up 7 applications.

The collection to date includes the Notion Ink Canvas app, Calculator app, stock Browser app, Calendar, Keyboard, Sniffer app, Notion Ink Mail and the tablet version of QuickOffice.

Please note that currently the calendar app has issues – it takes a while to open the first time and may force close, but after this it should work fine. Also the Mail app is an update.zip file which will need to be flashe. . . READ ON »

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XBMC Remote App Modified For GTab

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If you own a Viewsonic GTab and have Xbox Media Center, XDA forum member WickedStyx has modified the official Android XBMC remote app so that it scales properly on the GTab!

The XBMC remote app is a remote client for Android that lets you connect over WiFi or 3G so that you can control your XBMC from anywhere in the house.

In essence the mod turns your GTab into a huge 10″ remote control!

Features include the status bar which is displayed when using the remote control so that you can use the soft back, menu and home buttons and playback controls on ‘Now Playing’ view scales to screen width.

For more information and to download the apk, take a look at the modification thread.. . . READ ON »

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Disable Cell Standby To Increase Battery Life On Your G Tablet

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Have you flashed CM onto your Viewsonic G Tablet?  Noticed any battery drain or usage from ‘Cell Standby’?

XDA forum member raydog153 did and decided to put together an update to remove the apks that have to deal with the Android phone system, which of course does not exist on the G Tablet. The XDA member states that the update has only been tested on CM6.1 b4 ROM.

The update removes four apks – Phone, MMS, VoiceDialer and Telephony Provider.

If you’d rather remove manually using root explorer, that is also of course possible, but either way you should backup your system first.

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Making Free Calls with SipDroid and Gizmo5 on Viewsonic G

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It looks like things are moving quite nicely already for the Viewsonic G Tablet development area. XDA member wlawyer points us to a very complete tutorial on how to make free calls with the Tablet by using sipdroid, Google Voice, and gizmo5. wlawyer states that the call clarity is not bad, but that a few people have complained about the voice quality being bad on the receiving end. While not perfect, this is indeed a nice alternative to use the Tablet as a phone.

The dev has posted a link to the tutorial in the thread, so please follow it and leave your comments.

Looks like you can use google voice, gizmo5 and sipdroid to make free landline calls with the gtablet too. I am using CM B2 and was able to set things up using the dir

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Hey XDA, Say Hello to Droid Pro, LG Optimus One P500, and the Viewsonic G Tablet

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It seems that the little green guys keeps taking on different forms and shapes, and as a result of that, we keep finding new places for them to live and prosper. The latest 3 to grace the wonderful xda-developers with their presence are the Motorola Droid Pro, which resembles the offspring of a Blackberry and a Droid, another member of the LG family, the Optimus P500, and finally, our second tablet forum ever the Viewsonic G. Each and everyone of these devices has its unique features that characterize them, which have given them a home on XDA. If you have some ideas, know about some developments going on for any of these, or simply would like to write down your thoughts, make sure that you visit the different fora.

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