Vizio, an LCD HDTV company, has announced a new update for the Vizio 8″ Tablet with Wi-Fi to optimize the Vizio Internet Apps Plus experience.
The update aims to enable better operation of the UI including faster scrolling and menu navigation (helpful to those with lots of Apps from Android Market), along with improved graphics performance, battery life and an expanded set of devices that can be controlled from the Vizio Universal Remote Control App.
This latest update to the Vizio VTAB1008 8″ Wi-Fi Tablet follows the recently announced support for Hulu Plus subscription service app. With hundreds of thousands of apps in Android Market, avid users will now find it easier than ever to scroll through their collections and launch their favorite apps, says the company.[ Also Read: Hulu Plus Blockbuster on Vizio Internet Apps ]
Not only will the update give users a performance boost, but it also includes added device compatibility for Vizio ‘s Universal Remote Control App, enabling Vizio Tablet to become the central hub of entertainment experience with control of up to 95% of all CE devices in North America, the company claims.
It says gamers will benefit from the update too, as it includes a boost designed to improve gaming performance with better graphics and a faster rendering of content.[ Also Read: Netflix in Latin America and the Caribbean ]
“Vizio’s dedication to providing Entertainment Freedom For All has led us to continually work to develop faster and more accessible ways for consumers to enjoy their content,” said Matt McRae, chief technology officer, Vizio. “The Vizio Tablet is a great platform for innovation and we are excited to be able to continually deliver enhancements that will set the Vizio Internet Apps Plus user experience apart from any other.”
The Wi-Fi enabled Vizio Tablet comes equipped with features like a three-speaker configuration for enhanced audio in landscape or portrait modes, built in universal remote app for home theater control and a HDMI port for HD playback on the big screen.
These feature enhancements and recent updates of the sub-$300 Vizio Tablet make it one of the most fun and affordable media centric Android-powered Tablets on the market, says the company. The announcement was made today, Sept. 6.