This is the cheaper, junky, 7″ tablet that is running Android v1.5. I really don’t think this tablet is worth buying; there isn’t much you can do with it due to the outdated version of Android.
But lots of people keep buying it so I figure that I might as well point you in the right direction.
Before I continue, let me add that I still see some value in this model as an ebook reader. It does read Epub and you can buy ebooks. It’s just that there aren’t very many apps that you can install, so I don’t think it’s a very good tablet.
But if you already have this tablet then by all means install this update. It adds value.
I went looking over at SlateDroid and found a bunch of firmwares for this tablet. I picked one which looked to be recently updated and installed it on my tablet. It works fine.
This update comes with:
- Android Market
- SlideMe Appstore
- and other apps
Installing this update is simple. You’ll need a charged tablet and an SD card.
- Download this DAT file.
- Copy it over to the SD card in your Novel, and rename it to polaris_update.dat
- Copy it over to your Novel a second time and rename it to S64N_SLST_KOBO_PD_20110602.dat.
- Turn off your tablet.
- Start the update cycle by pressing the up volume button and the power button at the same time.
I’m having you copy the file twice because some Novels will want one name and some will want the other. That’s weird, I know, but just go with it.
BTW, this tablet also comes with a number of apps that are included but not installed. The hacker wanted to give you an option, I guess.
- Titanium Backup
You can find these apps using the file manager. Launch it, then click the “/” button. Select the PD_Novel folder, then select the Download folder. Double click on the files to install them.