Owners of the ViewSonic gTablet will have reasons to celebrate as users can now install the Android Market / Google Play Store application fully. The Google Play Store has been an important aspect of many Android devices as it is the source of rich applications for Android users to download. Without it, Android devices such as smartphones and tablets will be rendered partially useless as Android is built around the idea of applications to make smartphone-mediated life a whole lot easier.
Users of the ViewSonic gTablet always had the dilemma of getting the Google Play Store to work. But, thankfully a workaround has been created to solve the problem. The process may [...]
The G-Tablet was one of very first Tegra 2 tablets, long before the Motorola Xoom appeared. Unfortunately this also meant that it came with an un-optimized version of Android for tablets. To make matters worse, Google didn’t open source Android 3.0 or Honeycomb, so it wasn’t available for the G-tablet, because only a few manufacturers had early access to it.
Others have tried putting custom versions of Honeycomb on it, but it kept being limited by the performance and bugs of Honeycomb, plus the fact that Honeycomb wasn’t fully open source. The G-Tablet was a decent tablet for its price, so it couldn’t just be forgotten by passionate [...]