ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Tablet Receives Android 2.2 Upgrade

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We have some rather welcome news now for those of you that have purchased the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 dual-boot tablet PC, as ViewSonic has just announced that the device – which was previously running Android 1.6 OS – has recently received the much-awaited Android 2.2 upgrade.

According to a recent article over on the electronista.com website, the Android 2.2 upgrade means that ViewSonic ViewPad 10 owners will now get access to voice search, a lot of apps that were previously unavailable to them and a much more recent web browser.

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However, unlike most other Android hardware, the update isn’t available through computer sync or over the air. Users are required instead to load an image of the Android 2.2 install onto a USB thumb drive, plug in a USB keyboard and use part of the BIOS to install the new Android upgrade.

The ViewSonic ViewPad 10 tablet PC is still on sale, and comes with 2GB RAM and a 1.66GHz Atom processor. It also comes with either a 16GB or 32GB Solid State Drive, depending on whether the device ships with Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional.

The two configurations cost $599 and $679 respectively. Do you own a ViewSonic ViewPad 10 tablet PC?