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MrPuddington

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Excite Pro AT10LE-A -> update situation
Posted: 01-Dec-2013 08:50
 
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Hello

I was wondering about the update situation for the Toshiba Excite Pro.

Specifically:

  • is there going to be an update to Android 4.3 or 4.4? After all, this is a premium segment tablet, and I would expect the usual level of support. Other manufacturer usually release one or two updates.

  • is miracast still coming? It was promised at release, but then it got quiet about it.

  • has the thermal throttling problem finally been fixed? Again this isn't rocket science, every other manufacturer seems to be able to produce tablets that work without overheating.

  • is there ever going to be a way to root it or unlock the boot loader?

I am sorry if that sounds critical, but given the reviews I had read, I think these questions are extremely relevant.
johno68

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Registered: 04/12/13
Re: Excite Pro AT10LE-A -> update situation
Posted: 04-Dec-2013 15:30   in response to: MrPuddington in response to: MrPuddington
 
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Hi Mr Pudd

This miracast thing has me completely baffled, perhaps you could help me understand.

I want to run miracast on my new Excite Pro.
Amazon uk advertise it with miracast.

Miracast say it will run on android above 4.2.
I called Toshiba and they tell me it will NOT run on this tablet.

The Excite pro 10 I have supports Wi-Fi, is android 4.2, and should be able to run miracast according to miracast requirements
I do not want to spend out on the miracast dongle if my tablet will not support it.

Can you enlighten me please.

Will miracast run on an Excite Pro AT10LE-A-108?
MrPuddington

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Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 05-Dec-2013 13:15   in response to: johno68 in response to: johno68
 
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Toshiba should answer this question. They promised miracast as an update in Q4 according to the original press release.

The fact that it is no longer mentioned in the specs makes me wonder whether Toshiba cancelled the plan to release miracst. That would be sneaky to say the least.
DrewBurton48

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Re: Excite Pro AT10LE-A -> update situation
Posted: 10-Dec-2013 09:04   in response to: MrPuddington in response to: MrPuddington
 
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http://forums.toshiba.com/t5/Excite-Tablets/Excite-Pro-Android-system-update-4-3-001120219-01/td-p/508477

We are pleased to announce a new Android system 4.3.001120219.01 image update for your Excite™ Pro tablet. This release will provide performance enhancements to your device. Toshiba encourages you download and install this update.

Release 4.3.001120219.01 Highlights:
Support Android 4.3
Miracast certified for wireless display
Added video stabilization recording feature for rear camera
Improved image stabilization for rear camera
TruCapture app: improved photo capture accuracy and enhancement

You can update your system software by any of the following methods:
Tap on the update message sent by the Toshiba Service Station application to your device, or:
From the Home screen, tap on the “Apps” icon in the upper right corner. Locate the “Service Station” icon and application. Tap “Check for Updates” and follow the steps.

Anybody here received this yet? Looks like it's only a matter of time. :)
MrPuddington

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Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 10-Dec-2013 10:55   in response to: DrewBurton48 in response to: DrewBurton48
 
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Nice, so it looks like it is coming after all. So why did they drop it from the feature list?

And this is the US update, I guess Europe has to wait a bit longer.
musicman100

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Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 10-Dec-2013 13:01   in response to: MrPuddington in response to: MrPuddington
 
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Someone on another forum says it usually takes a week for Europe to get the update. So lets hope so.
MrPuddington

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Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 10-Dec-2013 18:28   in response to: musicman100 in response to: musicman100
 
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I was looking for the technical bulletin with the European ROM versions. Is it just me, or is the support web site completely broken? I cannot find anything in there, neither by product nor by search words. And I cannot send a link, because the site does not use URLs.
MrPuddington

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Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 17-Dec-2013 20:37   in response to: MrPuddington in response to: MrPuddington
 
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I am still baffled by this. Support has of course not answered my questions, but I would guess that with the new kernel compiled, they would aim to keep the promise of delivering miracast in Q4. Maybe they will roll it our around Christmas, or more likely early in the New Year.
Fulgore

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Re: Excite Pro AT10LE-A -> update situation
Posted: 19-Dec-2013 18:04   in response to: MrPuddington in response to: MrPuddington
 
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Hi Guys,

check your service station, android 4.3 is ready to download :)

Regards Dave
johno68

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Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 19-Dec-2013 20:55   in response to: Fulgore in response to: Fulgore
 
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Hi all.

Now our tablets are miracast certified, does anyone know of a decent miracast dongle that will work?
eilesh

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Registered: 08/01/14
Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 08-Jan-2014 15:42   in response to: johno68 in response to: johno68
 
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Has anyone managed to update and test if Miracast is working or no ,?

if it does how well and what miracast receivers are you using ?

I am in the uk and the 4.3 update is not yet avail but wondered if anyone knew of a way to download and install?

Thank
eilz
petercb

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Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 08-Jan-2014 19:20   in response to: eilesh in response to: eilesh
 
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4.3 is available in UK for Excite Pro downloaded and installed and working fine. Have not tried Miracast as no interest for me. Go to Service Station for update to 4.3. There is no external link to download it from it is only available through Service Station App
eilesh

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Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 09-Jan-2014 13:37   in response to: petercb in response to: petercb
 
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Hi

Thanks for update, I dont actually have the tablet and only thing stopping me is to see how well Miracast works.

So if there anyone who tried it or can try it on the new version I would appreciate any feedback

Thank
Eilz
joinme

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Registered: 30/12/13
Re: Toshiba Excite Pro update situation
Posted: 10-Jan-2014 15:28   in response to: eilesh in response to: eilesh
 
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Hi,
I live in Germany and I haven*t received the update yet although I check it with ServiceStation App nearly daily.
When will it be available in Germany?
Or has any of you who lives here already got it?

joana
joinme

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Re: Excite Pro AT10LE-A -> update situation
Posted: 13-Jan-2014 20:38   in response to: MrPuddington in response to: MrPuddington
 
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Why is this thing here called "support forum"????
I mean what is the support if no toshiba people answer?
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