NOTE: the Novo7 is Available at MP4Nation http://mp4nation.net/catalog/ainol-novo-7-advanced-android-23-tablet-7-2160p-hd-p-652.html
9/24/11 - Ainol has released the Novo7 too two Unmentioned Stores have it in Stock
10/3/11 - Sources from @imp3
Linked a Ainol Novo7 popular Version which swaps the Mail-400 for a GC860 GPU which is a upgraded version from the GC800. also, CPU changed to the JZ4770 CPU which is said to provide better performance over the Mail-400 and is running on OS: 2.2.1 http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fbbs.imp3.net%2Fthread-10455302-1-1.html
10/10/11 - so here are the more updated specs. on the new models of the Novo7
Advanced Model: CPU Allwinner A10@1.2GHZ (future Firmware update will run @1.5GHZ), Mail-400 GPU, 512MB DDR2, 6hr Wifi
Basic (aka Popular): CPU JZ4770 @1GHZ, 512MB DDR2, GC860 GPU, same battery life
10/24/11 - user sergiosgil
@Slatedroid Linked a Firmware v1.7 *Beta
(No Changelog at this time sorry)
10/29/11 - Sources @iMP3 Reads a new v1.8 Firmware in the works. with Market and a few other fixes/improvements. below is a translated changelog...
[quote:1xa0c2ju]the following is a beta version before the change compared to 1.6T Of course, 1.8T also has
an added Google framework and native market, gmail, etc.
2, crack repair failures to improve some games (mainly gameloft), the optimization of the efficiency of some of the game
3, complete USB RJ45 LAN support (basically the vast market Most RJ45 LAN no problem)
4, to improve compatibility with some software (such as skype video issues, etc.)
5, media player perfect (added 3D video scaling subtitles delay adjustment, etc.)
6, to improve the power consumption 1.6T
7, adding ad-hoc, measured can connect iphone4, Andrew phone, WIN7 a hot laptop, Symbian phones and WM theory should also support mobile hotspot
8, by adding a compatible resolution option
9, media player video decoder optimized for some special encoding optimization, optimization of embedded subtitles
10, pre-installed flash11 .......
11/25/11 - lots has been going on over @Slatedroid and i'm here to break the news
1. the new released Android OS ICS (Ice-Cream-Sandswitch) is coming to the Basic and Advanced Model of the Novo7. this should bring better performance and hopefully a better market as us users of the Novo7 only get 3/4 of it
2. here's a Video of a Test build of 4.0 for Novo7 Advanced http://youtu.be/5IqKOOYhwYk
3. the 2.0T (T=Test) is out and brings some good improvement over 1.8T... Translated Changelog below
1,3 G enhancements of this update is a major part of it should, finally added support for telecommunications, although the egg move pain TD-SCDMA network is not yet supported, and is said to extend to 30 kinds of non-public support for 3G cards, official also verify that at least 17, more than three times as before
Leader for the Ainol Novo7 version according to their finishing conditions measured on the following 3G card support, but not limited to the following start:
??Novo7??? <wbr>??A10?? <wbr>2.0T <wbr>?????????...
2, USB RJ45 adapter is optimized to support and optimize the compatibility, this should be the basic 1.8T firmware fixes some RJ45 LAN support and the problem of poor operation, recovery, and over the 1.7beta firmware level, is the version of firmware for USB RJ45 Ethernet device supports a version of the best
3, the local video aspect, IDX + SUB subtitles support
4, HDMI video output side, 1080P HDMI point to point video optimization, lossless decoding output
5, online video aspect, HTML5 breakpoint continued broadcasting online video, flash player to some extent to optimize ...
6, more than one hard disk partition support (currently up to 4 partitions), memory read and write IO performance optimization
7, camera, Novo7 leading version of the pre-effect is more clear and bright, post-optimized video effects, digital zoom
8, to include account synchronization management options, easier to use Google services
9, adding new USB wireless mouse and keyboard support
10, Novo7 leading version of the wifi driver update module manufacturers, is expected to a certain extent, improve the compatibility
11,3 D video further optimized to enhance
12, replaced the native recorder, replace the first boot screen animation and scroll bars
13, significantly reducing the 1.8T to improve and optimize the series as the limit due to the frequent down-and stop response of Caton
14, alarm clock standby mode invalid optimization problems and other small bug fixes
12/8/11 - Rumors and from one developer who's been posting videos of Android's new released OS ICS has come to the Novo 7 Advanced Model (Note that ICS is also coming to the Basic Model as well) but this news is quite surprising as there have been other rumors of Ainol ending poroduction of the Advanced Model and just going with the Basic. The thing is though both Models are different. they both use different CPUs and GPUs
Advanced CPU: Allwinner GPU is the Mali-400 (Which beats the GC860 in most everything to 3D Rending too playing back Videos, Etc)
Basic CPU: MIPS (aka Xburst) GPU is the GC860 (a step up from the GC800) and the bad news after all is some if not most apps. won't work with a MIPS CPU due to most apps. are developed for ARM CPU which is what the Allwinner CPU is based of
but anyways here's the Link "Posted by user lordsbm
for the new released Test Build (aka development Build) v0.131 of the image of ICS for the Advanced Model (Sorry no info. about a leaked ICS File for you Basic Users)http://www.mediafire.com/?c4hee7rllafrib4
also, lordsbm made a Script to auto install Google Market. Link is belowhttp://www.mediafire.com/?ueoo13a8gx0d282Things you should know first about this release:
Youtube App works but Flash via Websites doesn't even if Flash is installed
some games work "haven't fully tested any yet"
Chainfire+Titanium Backup works Yay!
Netflix worksknown Bugs:
Screen rotate has a white'ish/grey flicker when switching[/quote:1xa0c2ju]
How to use Livesuit:
- create a Folder @Deskop on PC and make sure the livesuit.exe File is copy/pasted within that new folder then "Run as Admin." to install (it'll extract all the Files for the program to that new Folder you created) then "Run as Admin to open the Program. now click the yellow box and search for the .img Firmware File for the Novo7 ainol Novo7 v1.6T
- next make sure your Novo7 is completely powered down/off and then Press/Hold the +Volume Button connect to PC THEN while still holding the +Volume Button press the power button atleast 5-6 times and the Device should connect to PC and LiveSuit should detect it and bring up a message and then press yes to all messages then sit back and relax
Android Logo Loop Fix
Tried changing the build.prop file but messed up? reset button not working?
Here's a tip:hold the reset button and power button down until device shuts off
Drivers for Debug Mode (A Fix for Tasselhof's Root Script)NOTE:
Thanks to User KingKephin
@Slatedroid for looking into DriversNOTE:
Market is limited but looking in for a fix
-Download Drivers 32Bithttp://www.mediafire.com/?3cklhe80v2kc7fc 64Bithttp://www.mediafire.com/?4alhfflaz4ba1xy
-Connect Novo7 while in Debug Mode
-Double-Click App to install Drivers and select Other Drivers