Android 2.2 Now Available on Cruz T301

Announcing the immediate availability of Android version 2.2 on all Cruz T301’s!

Featuring a slicker interface, faster browsing, and tons of improvements, Android 2.2 provides added functionality and usability to your Cruz T301. The update now ships with all Cruz T301′s boughtly direct from Velocity Micro! Downloadable upgrade also available.

More big things are in the works so stay tuned here for further announcements. For up to the minute updates, subscribe to the Cruz Newzletter. Until then, Happy Cruzin’!

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106 Responses to Android 2.2 Now Available on Cruz T301

  1. Momo says:

    Im very Pleased:) THANKS VELOCITY MICRO! This made my cruz much more usable and the browser is 10X Faster! Great job!

    • ruth says:

      Where do I get my upgrade for my cruz t301
      I just brought it on Friday but it came with the 2.0. I need to upgrade .
      Anyone know where to get upgrade please. Thanks

      • CruzAdmin says:

        Sorry, I didn’t see this until just now…

        If you visit the Cruz Support page at cruzsupport.velocitymicro.com/ you can find any and all Cruz Tablet updates.

        • James says:

          Why doesnt Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja work? I got it as a present and was really looking forward to using it for apps
          (cruz t301)

          • CruzAdmin says:

            It’s because the Cruz T301 is a much older model and does not have hardware that can support Flash. Our newer tablets were intentionally designed to be able to handle Flash… something that major, expensive companies like Apple do not.

          • CruzAdmin says:

            The Cruz T301 cannot natively support Flash when using the pre installed browser. The good news is that there are several downloadable browser applications that get around this limitation. Try Skyfire.

  2. Jake says:

    when will an update to 2.2 for the T103 be available?

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  4. mike says:

    +1 what momo said. My cruz t301 tablet is twice as good as it was with this update. I am very pleased with this.

  5. Curry says:

    the update is nice and all but now none of my reader apps work. Borders shows the books that I purchased but they will not open. Alkido will not read any of the books that I had to reimport after the upgrade.

    so far i’m not happy with my t301 at all.

  6. Raymond says:

    Aaah. An upgrade for t103 would be wonderful. Please take this on consideration.

  7. Geert says:

    I’m playing with it for a few days now and it’s really a great improvement! I’m glad that with this post you counter most of all negative critics about the T301!
    Great Job, thanks a lot for the improvement!
    Great device, extremly handy, perfect size!

  8. Kyle says:

    UPDATE T103!!! An update is desperately needed for the T103!!

  9. Kevin says:

    At least some sort of firmware upgrade for the T10x series. They have basically the same hardware as the T301 don’t they?

  10. Mary Seroski says:

    I have the ereader R103 and need a text to speech app. Any recommendations? It’s really for my husband who had a stroke last year and lost vision in one eye. The other eye is barely useful.

  11. Bodekill says:

    aldiko not run in my t301, whyyyyyyyyy. sorry my english

  12. Gerald says:

    I just bought the T301 and it is great. But the Browser won’t start. In fact, regardless of which browser I install, the application won’t start.
    What can I do?

    Thanks.

  13. Billy says:

    Just recently upgraded to 2.2. However, I find that I can’t run Aldiko anymore. I have lots of epub files that I now can’t read with this reader. Does anyone know of another epub file reader besides Moon+Reader that will work with this upgrade? Thanks.

  14. Paul Cahney says:

    I just upgraded to v2.2 and all my 3rd-party apps disappeared. I read that they would in the notes, but figured I could easily reinstall them as I had only a few. Unfortunately, what I didn’t read was that I should have first moved them to the SD card prior to doing the upgrade. Now, I can’t install anything that even resembles a 3rd-party app! Sucks!

    • Paul Chaney says:

      I reinstalled the firmware and was able to download 3rd-party apps. 2nd time was a charm, or so it appears.

  15. debra says:

    I cannot download any apps. I must be a dummy

  16. Chris says:

    Please consider updating the t103 to froyo. It is almost useless with just 2.0.

  17. Paul says:

    When will there be an update for GPS & Bluetooth support or even Adobe flash player already installed patched to the new firmware for Cruz T103.

    Because a huge amount of Apps rely on all of the above to work.

  18. rl says:

    Why not do the best you can for what you sold the public. The T-103 is out there and the new update made the screen less responsive and will not run a lot of apps your site has and others. Stop playing games and understand the more apps the system can run the more it will appeal to people. Soon tablets will drop in price then what? Upgrade and upgrade is the best thing to do.

  19. Garrett says:

    I cant seem to upgrade. The “Volume UP HOLD + Power HOLD” does nothing. I must use the reset to get the unit to turn on. Secondly using the update app while tethered shows the unit updating, but it looks to be the same version (no kindle, about unit shows 2.0).

  20. classic chevy parts says:

    The Firefox updated tab comes up everytime i start firefox. What do i do to stop it?

  21. Zero_Sum says:

    Seems that the Flash issue is going to get worse as the social media has started scripting alot more with flash (soon to come to Facebook) now :( cruz tablet distribution will soon come to a halt. They are getting slaughtered on the market because of the hold backs and limited capabilities ALLOWED by the T301 i have seen a few hacked tablets and it can do SOOO much more.Tells me the companys marketing team are retards, Unless changes are made I wouldn’t purchase anything from this company ever again. If you go checkout the review sites and customer remarks…yup they are shooting themselves in the foot over and over again.

  22. John says:

    Can the T301 play facebook games such as empires and allies?

    • Barbara says:

      My question too – I cant get on facebook games either??

    • CruzAdmin says:

      The Cruz T301 cannot natively support Flash when using the pre installed browser. The good news is that I’ve been informed there’s “several downloadable browser applications that get around this limitation. Try Skyfire.” Keep in mind, I am not in Cruz Support and I am not 100% sure of this approach so I can’t officially say it will be successful. For Cruz Tablets that DO support flash, please see the T410, T408, and PS47!

  23. Barbara says:

    When I try to download angry birds to my tablet, it goes thru the whole download and says NOT DOWNLOADED…why?

    • CruzAdmin says:

      What kind of tablet do you have?

      • Tami says:

        I tried downloading Angry Birds to my T301, but no version would work for me either. I checked out the support section of your website, and it listed a bunch of apps that have been reported not to work and Angry Birds (all versions) was one of them :(

        Do you have any idea if Angry Birds will ever work on the T301, or if their is a way to get it on the device? I purchased two tablets for my young children with the plan to download apps for them to play. It’s a little disappointing to find out now, I can’t download their favorite game to their tablets.

        • CruzAdmin says:

          Tami,
          Have you tried visiting http://cruzsupport.velocitymicro.com for cruz tablet support? We have a very knowledgeable support staff that would be more than happy to help you with your game issue.

        • CruzAdmin says:

          The Cruz T301 cannot natively support Flash when using the pre installed browser. The good news is that I’ve been informed there’s “several downloadable browser applications that get around this limitation. Try Skyfire.” Keep in mind, I am not in Cruz Support and I am not 100% sure of this approach so I can’t officially say it will be successful. For Cruz Tablets that DO support flash, please see the T410, T408, and PS47!

  24. Linda says:

    I tried to update my t301 to Android 2.2 but it failed and my tablet will not load at all. I get the cruz like it’s starting to load but then it won’t do anything. I just opened it today 11/25/11. What should I do?

  25. amanda says:

    I got my Tablet today too. We plugged it in when we got it home it came on everything was fine I set the time and date and everything then I set it down to charge up for a while. It shut off itself, Yeah I know it goes into standby mode, but now it doesnt turn on at all? I don’t get it. I tried the reset button, Tried turning it on, tried plugging it into the computer and everything. It’s been plugged in now a total of almost 4 hours the red light is still on but it won’t power up!

  26. RUFINO RIOS says:

    HI I TRY TO DOWNLOAD FLASFH PLAYER ABOUT MANY TIMES AND DONT WORK PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO THANKS A LOT.

  27. Ellie2112 says:

    I have the cruz t103 and can not get adobe flash player why. I need it so i can watch itbn. Just need 9.0 for it to work. Please say it is being worked on or that it is up and running. Thank you Ellie2112

    • CruzAdmin says:

      The T100 Series is not Flash enabled due to limitations with the device. Our three newest tablets have flash though (the T410, T408 and the PS47).

  28. melanie says:

    How do I download musix to my cruz tablet?

  29. James says:

    Why doesnt Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds work? I was looking forward to using the cruz t301 for apps and media/web

  30. Robert says:

    just bought my cruz tablet and have been trying to download angry birds and words with friends but have not been able to. Is it not possible to load these games?

  31. Nicole says:

    Why can I not connect to my home connection regardless if I sit right next to it? I have tried everything it just keeps going from authenticating to disconnected.

  32. Dan says:

    The Cruz T301 CANNOT natively support Flash when using the pre installed browser.The good news is that there are several downloadable browser applications that get around this limitation. Try Skyfire.

  33. dmadge says:

    can flash based games be played on thr t301 using the skyfire browser

  34. Audrey says:

    Hi, I managed to get my hotmail account as my main e-mail. The problem is, I want my yahoo account as primary & I can’t seem to get hotmail off my Cruz. Does anyone know how to change the e-mail? I have tried manually changing & all I get is errors (I am really not much of a techie, so any suggestions would be helpful)
    Thanks!

  35. kiana says:

    how do i get the android onto my tablet ? and download stuff ?

  36. mike says:

    bought cruz t301. went to upgrade os to 2.2. now it wont load, just sits froze on cruz screen. what gives?

  37. Franklin says:

    I have the velocity cruz t301. I have update it and now wifi wont work and only can play one video on my sd card the other videos says cannot play this video why is the problem?

  38. Sherrie says:

    I purchased the T301 for my daughter and have been trying to update it since I received it. I download the zip file and put it on the card. Insert into the tablet, push the volume up button then the power. Nothing happens. Then I have to push the reset to even get the thing to power on. What can I do to get this thing to work correctly?????

  39. Angela says:

    I’m going to do the update for the 300 series tablet to Android 2.2 but after the 2.2 is installed is there a way to get flash? I really want Angry Birds to work…is there any remedy?

  40. Ivelisse says:

    I purchased the T301 for my daughter with 2 GB of capacity. I want to know if with this capacity I can updated it.

  41. cayla says:

    Hi, I have a Cruz T301 and I just updated and it erase everything. So, I re-install everything and when I import epub files to kobo or aldiko, they said they can’t find it and I have tons of them. Please help!

  42. Mary says:

    I’ve gotten a new Cruz T301 and cannot download anything! Can’t move or save anything to the SD card. Also, I am confused as to which directory is actually the SD Card…it has a /sdcard and a /mnt/sdcard…any help?

    • Mai says:

      It’s really the same thing. The main folder just tends to overall have all of them listed, but just to be safe, I put my stuff in the /mnt folder bc then its sure that it will be put onto the sdcard that you can remove.

  43. Michele says:

    I am connected through my router but every time I try to use the browser it redirects me back to my home screen. Is this a problem with my router or tablet?

  44. Sarah says:

    I updated my OS for the T301 Cruz when I tried to reboot now it will not turn on. What should I do?

    • Mai says:

      something similar happens to mine sometimes where it won’t turn on, but when I’m in the dark it’s just that the screen blacked out, but it’s still on. Maybe try to take out battery for a little bit and put it back in.

  45. Julie S says:

    I purchased 2 T301s for my daughters for Christmas. I have spent hours trying to download the 2.2 upgrade on my laptop to put on the SD card to upload it to the tablet. I am beyond frustrated and considering returning both of them and getting a Kindle or other brand. When I put the SD card in my laptop it says I need to format the card. I’ve tried to use a USB card and transfer it this way too. I cannot get either method to work….I need some HELP!

  46. julie says:

    I have downloaded 2.2 for my son t301 and now it is frozen on the cruz logo. What do I do

    • Mai says:

      Sometimes you just have to take out the little plug connecting the battery to the system and it will shut off then try to restart. If it’s a problem after trying to update, just retry the update.

  47. Rojas says:

    Hi, I have a tablet cross T301, did not want to turn, I hit reset and turned on again.
    It may be helpful to someone … I’m sorry for my poor English ..

  48. Bobbie says:

    I have a T301 cruz tablet and i cant download none of the apps that I want. I called the support line and he told me the best thing to do was to get the T408 cruz tablet because you could do alot more things on it. The only thing that sucks is I cant return the one i have b/c its been longer than 30 days. I wish i would have spent the extra money and got what i could do more things with.

  49. Bobbie says:

    Also i cant even update things that pops up so why does it even show up.

  50. Lisa says:

    I just purchased the T301 and if I click on the Apps or Browser the screen blinks and then goes back to the wallpaper. Is this a known issue? Also, does anyone know the easiest way to fix this?

  51. Bo says:

    That’s not what the owners manual says, the owners manual (Getting started with your Criz Tablet t103, t104, t105 page 3) clearly says that the hole between the usb and the headphone jack is the microphone. As all the current advertisements by Velocity for the t100 series says that it has a microphone. So ether it has a microphone at which point your tech department needs to come up with a patch to make it work. Or it does not, and we have a clear case of false advertisment, at which point this may become a legal issue. I have my fimgers crossed in hopes that it is a software issue.

  52. Doris says:

    I could not download update 2.2 to t300. My pc woud not recognise sd card. I down loaded directly to cruz. was this wrong? Do I need to reset, or will it continue to work with sd card for extra storage. Also, how do I know if download worked?

  53. jackie says:

    Why doesn’t my Cruz tablet download app????

  54. dee says:

    2.3 for t301

  55. Kim W says:

    I have an audible account, and was looking forward to listening to my audio books on my Cruz t301. It wont accept the app to download so I can listen. Is there a way to install the app and have access to my audio books?

    • CruzAdmin says:

      You will need to go through the proper channels for support. The Velocity Micro blog is not a part of our support dept.
      First register at http://cruzsupport.velocitymicro.com/ics/support/mylogin.asp?task=signupform
      then call us at 800-296-4312 (Option 5, then 2).

      • NenkGelish says:

        I got my Tablet today too. We plugged it in when we got it home it came on ehtryeving was fine I set the time and date and ehtryeving then I set it down to charge up for a while. It shut off itself, Yeah I know it goes into standby mode, but now it doesnt turn on at all? I don’t get it. I tried the reset button, Tried turning it on, tried plugging it into the computer and ehtryeving. It’s been plugged in now a total of almost 4 hours the red light is still on but it won’t power up!

  56. Rox says:

    Hi, I have this tablet cruz T301 with Android 2.2, but it is only in English and i would Italian language … where would I find it? thanks and sorry for bad English

    • Susan says:

      The Cruz T301 cannot nltvieay support Flash when using the pre installed browser. The good news is that I’ve been informed there’s several downloadable browser applications that get around this limitation. Try Skyfire. Keep in mind, I am not in Cruz Support and I am not 100% sure of this approach so I can’t officially say it will be successful. For Cruz Tablets that DO support flash, please see the T410, T408, and PS47!

  57. Jacques says:

    Why can my T301 not connect to my computer?

  58. frank says:

    I have a T301 tablet but there is no flash player for it. there are only two of your tablets that there is flash player for. can you make one for model T301?

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