January 24, 2013

Onda released two more brand new Tablet PCs powered by Allwinner A31 Quad Core Chipset

Since Onda announced Onda V972 and Onda V812 on Dec. 5th,2012,it is almost 2 months. We are taking pre-orders of both Onda V972 and Onda V812 all the time,we thank you who has placed pre-order to us,for placing your trust in us. We thank you for the long waiting,and we are sorry to keep you waiting,mainly because Onda is short of material. Actually,not just Onda,but also many other Chinese tablet manufacturers,including Ainol,Ramos and so on. That is why many brand new tablets were announced recently,but unavailable in stock to ship.

Whatsoever,Onda announced and released two more brand new Tablet PCs powered by Allwinner A31 Quad Core Chipset. These two more brand new Tablet PCs are Onda V971 and Onda V811.

 

Want to learn more about Allwinner A31? For example,if it is powerful;if it is more power saving and so on. Checkout Allwinner Forum.

 

Based on the names,we see that Onda V971 is a sibling of Onda V972,Onda V811 is a sibling of Onda V812. But what are the differences?

The differences between Onda V972 and Onda V971 goes first.

Onda V972 and Onda V971 share the same look,the same CPU,the same GPU,the same screen.

Onda V972 and Onda V971 differ in one thing: Onda V972 has dual cameras - 2.0 mega pixel front facing camera and 5.0 mega pixel rear facing camera;while Onda V971 has single 2.0 mega pixel front facing camera.

Onda V972 sells at $299.99;while Onda V971 sells at only $269.99.

Onda V972 from JSXL Technology

This is what Onda V972 and Onda V971 look like.[Black]

 

 

The differences between Onda V812 and Onda V811 goes seond.

Onda V812 and Onda V811 share the same look,the same CPU,the same GPU,the same screen.

Onda V812 and Onda V811 differ in one thing: Onda V812 has dual cameras - 2.0 mega pixel front facing camera and 5.0 mega pixel rear facing camera;while Onda V811 has single 0.3 mega pixel front facing camera.

Onda V812 sells at $179.99,while Onda V811 sells at only $159.99.

Onda V812 from JSXL Technology

 This is what Onda V812 and Onda V811 look like.

January 17, 2013

Firmware Update Instructions,Firmware Update Tool and Firmware download link for Onda V812

This article is about instructions on how to flash a firmware to your device - Onda V812 and where to download the firmware update tool and the firmware to be flashed.

Please think twice before firmware update,there is risk at bricking your device. We are not responsible for any risk involved. Please do follow all the steps shown herein.

Notices before firmware update:
  1. Please save the data stored in your device before firmware update. All data will be wiped out during firmware update.
  2. Prepare the charger for your device in case power is low;
  3. Make sure your device Onda V812 is charged at least 70%.
  4. If you don't find any problem with your device,we DO NOT recommend you do firmware update;
  5. Supported OS: Win-XP 32Bit/64Bit,Win7 32Bit/64Bit
  6. Make sure you turn off the virus detect apps,because some virus detect apps view the firmware update tool as virus.

preparations before firmware update:

  1. Download the firmware update tool. Click to download.
  2. Download the firmware to be flashed to your device. Click to download.
  3. Turn off your device - Onda V812 .

For the steps to flash your device - Onda V812,it is complete same as that for Onda V972,please checkout Fiwmare Update Instructions,Firmware Update Tool and Firmware download link for Onda V972.

January 17, 2013

Fiwmare Update Instructions,Firmware Update Tool and Firmware download link for Onda V972

This article is about instructions on how to flash a firmware to your device - Onda V972 and where to download the firmware update tool and the firmware to be flashed.

 

Please think twice before firmware update,there is risk at bricking your device. We are not responsible for any risk involved. Please do follow all the steps shown herein.

 
Notices before firmware update:
  1. Please save the data stored in your device before firmware update. All data will be wiped out during firmware update.
  2. Prepare the charger for your device in case power is low;
  3. Make sure your device Onda V972 is charged at least 70%.
  4. If you don't find any problem with your device,we DO NOT recommend you do firmware update;
  5. Supported OS: Win-XP 32Bit/64Bit,Win7 32Bit/64Bit
  6. Make sure you turn off the virus detect apps,because some virus detect apps view the firmware update tool as virus.

preparations before firmware update:

  1. Download the firmware update tool. Click to download.
  2. Download the firmware to be flashed to your device. Click to download;
  3. Turn off your device - Onda V972.

 

Steps to flash the fimware to your device - Onda V972.

Step 1: Install the firmware update tool. Click the firmware update tool as follows to install it.

If you do not see the image,the installation file's full name is "PhoenixSuitPacket_V1.0.3.msi". After clicking,the following view will show up. Chinese view might show up,therefore we have added English comment around the key information so that you will know what it says and what to do next.

Click Next. The following view will show up.

Click Next. The follwoing view will show up.

Click Next. The following view might show up.  

Click Next. The following view might show up.

Click "Continue Installing". The following view will show up.

 

Click "Complete". The following view will show up.

Click "Close". Now the installation of fimware update tools completes.

Time to run the firmware update tool to flash the firmware to your device - Onda V972.

There will be an icon as follows showing up on your desktop.

 

Step 2: Run the firmware update tool to flash the firmware to your device - Onda V972.

Click the icon of firmware update tool as follows to run it.

The following view will show up.

We have made some marks in the picture as follows.

Click the "Flash" mark. Then follow 1 to 3 sub-steps.

Sub-step 1 means "Browse",click it to browse the firmware you have downloaded and prepared in place;

Sub-step 2 means "Select",select the right firmware;

Sub-step 3 means "Open",open the firmware.

The following view will show up.

 

Now before next action,please do make sure you turn off your device - Onda V972.

If you are not sure if your Onda V972 has been turned off, please long press the power button for 10 seconds to forcely turn it off.

Step 3: Press the homepage button and keep pressing,plug USB cable to connect your Onda V972 and PC, and then continuously short press power button for 5~10 times,during which you will get notified that PC has detected a new device and one ore two dialogs will pop up as follows. Now,you can hand off pressing the homepage button.

Click Next. The following view will show up.

 

Click Complete. The following view will show up. 

 

This dialog says,"Notice: format or not? If format,data or files might get lost,please save in advance. Select Yes to enter format mode".

Click Yes. The following view will show up.

Wait until the flash completes as follows.

Now the whole process of firmware update ends. Close the firmware update tool and unplug USB cable. Manually power on the device - Onda V972.

The first time of booting after firmware update takes about 100 seconds to finish. After it boots up,please check if the version number has been updated;if yes,congratulations.

Every time of firmware update,the data of battery stored will be wiped out as well,therefore the power indication of battery might display incorrectly. You need to charger it for 20 minutes or more,then it will be back normal.

January 06, 2013

Onda advances to release Onda V972 and Onda V812 ahead of schedule by about one week

We reported We are going to ship Onda V972 and Onda V812 around January 15th 2013 on Jan. 4th,2013. We had been thinking we were going to ship them from Jan. 15th,2013. But today,we heard great news,therefore we have to share it herein.


Onda advances to release Onda V972 and Onda V812 ahead of schedule by about one week,which means Onda V972 and Onda V812 will be available from Jan. 7th,2013. This further means we will starting shipping Onda V972 and Onda V812 from January 7th,2013.

We are taking orders of Onda V972 and Onda V812. We will process and ship our orders and old pre-orders according to the time order in which pre-order and order comes. Join our list and be the first bunch to get a hold of Onda V972 and Onda V812.

Can't wait longer? Rush to join our list. You still have the chance to receive a screen protector as free gift.

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January 04, 2013

Release date of Onda V972 and Onda V812

 January 4th,2013. Shenzhen China.

Since Onda partnered with Allwinner announcing Onda V972 and Onda V812 on Dec. 5th 2012,there is almost one month from Dec. 5th 2012 to Jan. 4th 2013. We understand there are many people who concern when they will be available to ship and can't wait longer. And we thank those who placed pre-orders to us.

There is inside news leaking out from Onda that Onda V972 and Onda V812will be available to ship around January 15th 2013. We thank those who pre-ordered Onda V972 and Onda V812 and are waiting all the time. In order to express our appreciation,we will offer one screen protector as free gift.

December 12, 2012

Onda V812 powered by Allwinner A31 is announced on Dec. 11th 2012

>>>>Onda Forum
Dec. 12th 2012. Shenzhen China.
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