There's been an ongoing discussion over on XDA Forums where a few Vox owners have gotten together. They've been sharing tips about what they've tried and didn't work with the Vox hacks.
I didn't notice at the time, but about a month ago the Vox was successfully hacked and rooted. It's now a full Android tablet with the Google apps it didn't have before as well as Android Market. That's a marked step up for the Vox, which shipped with GetJar, a much smaller app store.
The Vox shipped in late October, so it only took a few weeks before this hack was developed. That's a lot longer than it took to root and install Android Market on the NT, but at least it's in the same ballpark.
Unlike the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet, fiddling around with the Vox is not nearly as popular among hackers, and that means the process isn't as easy. With the KF, all you have to do is run a single app, but with the Vox you still have to install apps individually and tweak settings by hand. It's been at that point for over a month, and it's not for the faint of heart. Plus I'm not sure that will change. The Vox clearly isn't as popular as the KF or NT. The other 2 tablets have their own forums over at XDA Forums as well as hordes of eager hackers working on them. The Vox has just the one discussion thread.
I wonder if we could estimate the market success from the amount of hacking activity? I hope not. That would suggest that the Vox is in a distant third place to the other tablets. Given the year or more of development costs that Kobo sunk into the Vox, I'm not sure they're making a lot of money off this tablet.
P.S. If anyone has hacked their Vox, please post some photos. I'd like to see what it looks like.
via XDA Forums