Author Topic: Advent Vega - Guide to Adequate Tablet Ownership  (Read 10728 times)

Advent Vega - Guide to Adequate Tablet Ownership
on: June 25, 2011, 11:50:43 AM
I've had my Advent Vega tablet for a couple of months now, and I'm really pleased with it...for the cost.

£200 of your finest will bag you:

  • Android™ 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 512Mb Ram memory
  • 512MB NAND + 4GB Micro SD card
  • Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Nvidia Tegra 250
  • Webcam (rubbish)
  • Wifi

Not bad huh!

Now for the bad parts.

This is not a Google certified device.  Look how empty the screen shot looks above and one thing will jump out at you.  No marketplace.  No Google Maps, Gmail, etc.

The viewing angles on the screen are pretty poor, and it's a fingerprint magnet.

This device is pretty useless when you take it out the box.  You can sideload apps, but that's about it.

But fear not.  Modaco is here to help.
Basically, grab the rom from Here

The drivers are within the zip file.  Follow the instructions and you'll have something more like this!

Your tablet just got useful.

At the moment, this device is officially running Froyo.  There is a Cyanogen Rom running Gingerbread, and a crack team of ninja developers have a rather tasty Honeycomb port running on it.

You can connect a keyboard and mouse to the device, and depending on your kernel you can also use USB Hard drives, 3g Dongles, Bluetooth GPS modules and Xbox/PS3 controllers.

At a fraction of the price of an equivalent tablet, this thing really is a bargain.
That said, get it side by side with a Xoom or a Transformer and you'll see the difference.  But a £300 difference?  I don't think so.
Last Edit: June 25, 2011, 11:54:33 AM by soopahfly #187;

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Re: Advent Vega - Guide to Adequate Tablet Ownership
Reply #1 on: June 25, 2011, 12:13:09 PM
*hugs his transformer*

Good simple guide. The guys over at xda are doing awesome things with the slightly older tablets which is easily keeping them in the game :-)

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