Pandigital uploaded a new firmware in Monday. Unfortunatley i returned my Novel before I heard about the update, so I can't give a first hand account. But I've been following a discussion thread over at Slate Droid, and here are some of the changes some people reported:
- keyboard is more responsive and more accurate; I typed several urls with zero typos, a first on this thing
- in 3 tests where I woke the PDN from sleep, it found the Wi-Fi network within 25-45 seconds (I feel like I need to test this a dozen more times to feel confident about it, however)
- page swipes might be a little faster and smoother
- The firmware update WILL wipe the internal memory. Looks like all the Android apps I installed are gone, which I half-expected.
- The Volume bottom hacks and Panda Home hack work, with this firmware. Whew!
- I did some very quick tests with the WiFi, and so far no change. Confirmed working, then put it to sleep, turned it back on and my WAP wasn't showing up (a problem I had with the old firmware, as well).
- I am now able to connect to wifi. I wasn't on 7-4 version.
You can download the firmware from Pandigital.
P.S. I wasn't planning to report on why I had returned the Novel. I feel that I've covered this one tablet too much, and it was time to take a step back. But to be perfectly honest, I was never happy with the hardware.