Toshiba has issued a software update for the Toshiba Thrive. The update fixes the issue with the tablet in which it went to sleep for no apparent reason and then would not wake up without a reboot. It was hard for the Toshiba Thrive to thrive when it was napping all the time.
The updat of version 1.5.0029 improves sleep-and-resume
performance and adds additional codec support to enhance the multimedia
playback capabilities. The update also:
- Improves stability and performance when coming out of sleep mode.
- Adds support for additional multimedia codecs (AVI, DivX with mp3 audio, Xvid)
- Adds display controller enhancements.
You can update the Toshiba Thrive software from a notification or from Android:
- Tap on the update message which will be sent by the Toshiba Service Station application, or...
- Tap on the 'Apps' icon in the upper right corner of the Android Home
screen, then locate & tap on the 'Service Station' icon. After
launching 'Service Station', tap 'Check for Updates' and follow the
Toshiba recommends that you power off your tablet once the installation
has completed, by holding down the power button for approximately 10
seconds. Depending on your log in status at the time, you may be see a
prompt asking if you wish to power off your system, either select OK to
shutdown, or continue to hold down the power button until the tablet
vibrates and powers off. Your tablet may then be powered on and used in
the normal manner.
The Thrive features a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, Android 3.1,
Honeycomb, a 10.1-inch high-resolution (1280 x 800) multi-touch
LED backlit touchscreen, Swype, USB 2.0, HDMI, a 2MP front-facing webcam, a
5MP rear-facing camera, and an SD card
slot. The ports are full-sized, making connections easier.
The Thrive Tablet comes in 8GB ($429.99), 16GB
($479.99), and 32GB ($579.99) models. Amazon.com is
offering a special deal. You will get $100 credit on the Thrive when you
join the AudibleListener Gold membership for 12 months at $14.95 per