JooJoo update goes OTA; tablet improved but still buggy

May 4, 2010

Fusion Garage has confirmed that the promised JooJoo software update has been released OTA to existing owners.  Tipped to address UI problems and bring full-screen Flash video playback to the iPad-alternative, the new firmware has also been loaded onto demo JooJoo units Fusion Garage have been toting for their European roll-out; unfortunately, judging by some hands-on impressions with the updated unit, it's still not perfect.

While Flash support is apparently better, the accelerometer remains a frustration; it's prone to lag or even freezing in one orientation and refusing to change.  We'll have to wait until a full re-review of the hardware to see quite how good a challenge the JooJoo now presents, but ironically it may be what the tablet doesn't come with that gives it a foot in the door: Fusion Garage reckon that they've heard a surprising amount of critique for Apple's policies - whether their App Store guidelines, or their general restrictions on things like multitasking - which of course works in the JooJoo's favor.

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