So, sadly it’s official the Le Pan TC 970 is NOT getting any Android version past 2.2. ‘
When I first got the tablet I asked about the updated and they told me it would be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in the 4th quarter 2011, which of course we’re in right now. I had forgot about it and just remembered so I sent them off an email and this was the response I got:
The original Le Pan won’t be getting any Android OS upgrades but will receive firmware updates when needed. The TC970 does not meet the minimal specifications needed to run the new OS. It is capable of running 2.3 however the entire software of the tablet would have to be rewritten.
We really apologize that the tablet cannot be upgradable to anything past 2.2 at this point.
So no Gingerbread or anything new for the TC 970, but at least they’re still going to support it.
Ok, it looks as though Le pan has made it much easier to update your TC 970. I love mine and still use it often, it’s once of the best Android tablets out there and best of all it’s inexpensive. Get one, you won’t be sorry!
Anyway, to get the update you need to go to the Support page http://lepan.supportsync.com/
Then click the ‘Latest Firmware for LePan TC 970 Tablet Computer’
which would be here: http://lepan.supportsync.com/articles/view/Latest_Firmware_for_LePan_TC_970_Tablet_Computer_11
Then you’ll see links to download the three files, Firmware, Applications and Instructions.
It’s very simple to do but follow the instructions and make sure you UNPLUG the USB/charger cable before powering-on the tablet or the upgrade process will not start.!!
Here are the links for you:
Right now Amazon has the Le Pan TC 970 for $229.99, which isn’t bad at all.
if you get the tablet I can highly recommend getting the POSRUS Antiglare screen protector as well. The TC 970 is great but the screen is super glossy and it’s annoying, the screen protector works perfectly to reduce glare by about 90-95%