Prestigio releases Android update for MultiPad 5080

Prestigio, an internationally recognised manufacturer of GPS navigation devices, tablet PCs and e-book readers, PCs and related peripherals and accessories, has announced an upgrade to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich now available for PrestigioMultiPad PMP5080B.

Asbis Africa is the sole distributor of Prestigio in South Africa.

The firmware update to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich is available now to all owners of PrestigioMultiPad 5080 (PMP5080B). Dean Prinsloo, sales manager at Asbis Africa, says: “There are detailed instructions on how-to proceed with the upgrade included in the download file.”

The support of Android 2.3 Gingerbread will be equally provided by Prestigio until the 1st of January 2013 for all those who do not wish to upgrade for the time being.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich brings an entirely new look and feel to Android on Prestigio PMP5080B, with a redesigned user interface as well as a new design and usage concepts. In summary the upgrade brings out the following enhancements:

* Option to use virtual buttons in the UI, instead of taking up capacitive touch buttons;

  • * Widgets are in a new tab, listed in a similar list to apps;
  • * Settings are optimized and allow user to tune up the tablet easily;
  • * Folders are much easier to create, with a drag-and-drop style similar to iOS;
  • * Pinch-to-zoom functionality in the calendar;
  • * Gmail has offline search, a two-line preview, and new action bar at the bottom;
  • * Improved error correction on the keyboard;
  • * Improved copy and paste;
  • * Face Unlock, a facial recognition service;
  • * New tabbed web browser, allowing up to 16 tabs;
  • * Browser now automatically syncs your Chrome bookmarks;
  • * Data Usage section in settings lets you set warnings when you reach a certain amount of use and disabling data when you go over your limit;
  • * Ability to kill off apps that are using data in the background;
  • * New gallery layout, organised by location and person; and
  • * Refreshed people app with social network integration, status updates and hi-res images.

PrestigioMultiPad PMP5080B is recognised as price-performance leader on many markets across EMEA and one of the bestselling tablets by Prestigio. The device comes with a number of carefully selected apps: eReaderPrestigio App, Google Play, Maps, SugarSync etc. Preinstalled is also Office Suite Pro, compatible with files from Microsoft Office 2003-2010. One very important asset is the battery capacity, granting mobility up to 9.5 hours. Unlike most other tablets, PrestigioMultiPads come with a stylish leather sleeve for safe portability.

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