A Big thanks to Vincenzo for posting the latest firmware upgrade for Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the Nationite MIDnite/Witstech A81H+ tablet on our MP4nation.net/forum site. The latest version is numbered 0510 (May 10) and can be downloaded from either of the following links: Witstech website Vplace.tk You can find the guide on how to re-flash the firmware here. via mp4nation.net/forum
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Big thanks to Rowwor at MP4naiton.net/forum for posting the download to the Android 2.3 firmware update for the Nationite MIDnite C/Wits A81H+. The MIDnite C originally comes with Android 2.2 FroYo but will now have all the perks of Gingerbread. Keep in mind that the current MIDnite we have in store is the capacitive 1Ghz model with 512MB of RAM and Internal memory. Click here to download the Android 2.3 firmware (with instructions). via mp4nation.net/forum
MP4Nation forum moderator Rowwor has managed to get Netflix movies up and running on the Nationit MIDnite through a free tail version of Playon. Perhaps not as good as other devices Rowwor has tried Netlfix on (iPhone, iTouch, ect.), the MIDnite was still able to run the movie given that all other apps were not running. A brief on how Playon works - you run Playon on your computer which ultimately turns it into a server that then plays movies from different channels such as Hulu, ESPN, Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix, ect. onto your device. As you're streaming from a PC to a device, there are chances that playback can lag a bit. Although it's good to know that our MIDnite with Android is able to be used as a Netflix screen! Check out Rowwor's video of a Netflix movie (I'm guessing Charlie's
Raz does a video review of the new model of the MIDnite, one that comes with a capacitive touchscreen with multitouch and pinch-to-zoom capability, as well as a full USB port (with HOST) and 270-degree g-sensor. "The core hardware in this MIDnite is the same as the resistive touch screen version, so the overall performance (such as web page loading, performance of games and apps) will be the same on both models. The newer version will probably be liked by those that want a moire fluid touch navigation experience and those who need to use multitouch for games or apps." Available on MP4 Nation
Firmware revision 1208 is out for the Nationite MIDnite adding support for 3G dongles, a restart function in power settings and a return to factory default setting. Please see this thread on our forums for more information and download locations. Leave your comments on its performance as well, to better the future firmware development cycle.
The friendly fellas over at SlateDroid have just made life a lot easier - life directed towards SlateDroid that is. They're offering a free Android app that allows easy access to SlateDroid online via four different links - Homepage, Forums, Wiki and Twitter. The shortcut app is free and easy to download, and can be found on their website - www.slatedroid.com. However, you will need to search and install the adobe AIR.apk file onto your Android tablet if you haven't done so already, in order to run the app. Again, another easy and quick process. So, no more faffing about with drop-down URL addresses and having to type in this and that. All you need is the push of a button and WHAM - SlateDroid! If only you could do the same with money, or food, or both..
A8 versus A8 versus ARM11 - we haven't had a good showdown in a while. Today I was fortunate enough to get a Freescale iMX515 Cortex A8 based tablet to play with, and decided to pit it against its half brother, the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP3530 Cortex A8 based counterpart, the MIDnite, as well as our latest tablet offering on the MP4 Nation store, the Telepad, powered by the ARM11 TCC8902 processor. Invigorating stuff. The Freescale and TI A8 processors were both clocked at 800MHz while Telepad's Telechips ARM11 CPU comes in clocked at a lower 720MHz - I know, it's not quite a fair test, especially when considering the latter runs Android 2.1, while the former two A8 brethren run Android 2.2. We (attempted) to use 3 benchmarks: Quadrant Standard Edition, Linpack for Android and Qualcom
It's been called the Kindle killer which is something not to be scoffed at. The Barnes and Noble Nook e-book reader, that is, and that was only when the actual device was debuted. Since then, Barnes and Noble have released their Nook in the form of an Android app (considering it was based on Android to begin with) - now you can read e-books on your very own Android device, from version 1.6 onwards. Today we look at Nook on Android on our own Nationite MIDnite. Read on for a brief review of the app and how it performs on the MIDnite. The Skinny Upon first launching Nook, you're greeted with your library pre-loaded with some sample books available for download, as well as classics now on the public domain such as Dracula by Bram Stoker or Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Also pre-loa