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INTRODUCTION TO THE PANDIGITAL PLANET


Pandigital Planet Wiki Information for the Pandigital Planet Android Tablet Released June 2011

Please take a few moments to read through this wiki. Posting questions to the forums that are easily answered here will only annoy other users.

A lot of time and thought have gone into making this wiki as helpful to newbies who are brand new to the Pandigital Planet as well as serving as a repository that contains important information gleaned from the many, many forum threads that veterans also find useful. If, after reading through the wiki you still have questions, use the search function in the forums to search for a thread that deals with your question. Still haven't found your answer after some due diligence? Then the posting a question in the forum will be appropriate and keep you from getting referred to either a previous thread or this wiki.

The knowledge you gain here will familiarize you with some of the technical jargon and narrow your search down so your questions will be informed and intelligent - which is not only appreciated by the more senior members, but helps them help you more efficiently.

Thank you in advance for following these guidelines. Enjoy your PDP!

Contents

Tablet Specification

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  • CPU: AMLOGIC MESON-M1 8726M SZ Cortex A9 (800 MHz)
  • GPU: Mali-400 MP, OpenGL ES-CM 1.1 (fully 3d games capable)
  • Operating system: Android 2.2.1 (FROYO)
  • Latest SDK Build number : 8
  • WiFi: 802.11b/g/n
  • RAM: 256MB
  • Internal Memory: 2GB Flash
  • External Storage: MicroSD card up to 32GB
  • Touch Screen: Resistive, 2-point Touch: 600 x 800 Pixels
  • Battery: McNair MLP656095 3400mAh 3.7v
  • Power Supply: 5vdc 2.0 amp
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Reset: No, Hard Power off only
  • Accelerometer: Combo Accelerometer Magnetic Sensor
  • USB: Mini 2.0 Host/OTG

Physical Hardware:

  • Face: 0.3 MP Camera, 4 Physical buttons (Home, Application/Menu, Back, Search), Internal Mic, charge indicator
  • Top Side: Mini USB (2.0 required); Microsd Card Slot, Power Connector
  • Bottom Side: 3.5mm (1/8") Headphone/Mic combo Jack
  • Left Side: Power Slide Switch, Mini HDMI Output (480p, 720p, 1080p), Volume Physical Buttons
  • Right Side: Blank
  • Rear Face: 1.3 MP Camera, Mono Speaker

Supported Formats:

  • eBooks: EPUB, PDF,
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, WAV
  • Images: JPG, JPEG, BMP, PNG, non-animated GIF (animated gifs work in browser)
  • Video: Codecs supported: MPEG 4, H.264, H.263, WMV, DIVX HD/XVID
  • Video: File formats supported: 3GP, AVI, FLC, 3GPP, MOV, MP4, 3G2
  • Video: Resolutions up to 1080p full HD (tested)
  • OfficeSuite Compatible File Formats:
  • Word – DOC, DOCX
  • Excel – XLS, XLSX, CSV
  • Power Point – PPT, PPS, PPTX, PPSX
  • Text – TXT, PDF

Overview

From Pandigitals Website:

Introducing Planet by Pandigital, a light easy-to-carry multimedia tablet powered by Android™, perfect for at home or on the go. Within the sleek thin design is the performance power to deliver seamless interactivity to countless features;

Take photos and capture videos. Listen and download your favorite music. Connect effortlessly with your social networks. Access and manage your email. Browse the full interactive internet. Download and play the hottest games.

With direct access to the Barnes and Noble eStore your world is open to over two million books, newspapers and magazines to read or lend. And, with the power of Android™, browse thousands of applications with instant access to the Android App store.

Personalize the Pandigital Planet 7" Media Tablet to fit your life - include your favorite music and media, select the perfect Android app to add, and stay in touch via email or other social media favorites. Connect to the internet in seconds using your favorite WiFi hotspot. Including optimized applications, the world wide web, and access to thousands of applications to meet your personal needs and interests.


Model Number: R70A200

Hardware

The Pandigital Planet has an Amilogic 8726M SoC custom revision, Containing a Cortex A9 single core arm proccessor running at 800mhz, 256Mb of ram, A Mali-400MP Mobile GPU, and a currently disabled Qualcomm Atheros ar1520 GPS. Bluetooth not included or disabled.

It also contains a 2gb internal flash, of which 512 mb is used for system and app storage (256 system, 256 application/user).

Up to 32gb MicroSDHC card can be used. (32 gb sandisk class 4 tested)

A very bright, decent quality LCD screen, with resistive Dual touch Input.

Twin cameras, a forward facing 0.3MP (640x480) webcam, (which is for some reason higher quality than->) and a rear facing 1.3MP (1600x1200) camera. No flash included for either camera.

A built in microphone and mono speaker, as well as support for headphone/mic combo standard 3.5mm headsets.

All standard Android buttons, Home, App/Menu, Back, and Search, as well as volume up and down keys.

Retail Locations & Price

The Planet is currently sold at Kohls with an MSRP of $189
Link to PDP @ Kohls.com

Accessories

None Currently Available.

Cases

Power Supply

5v DC Power supply, No others currently available.

Support

Slatedroid Pandigital Planet Subforum: Pandigital Planet

Contact Information

  • Pandigital Support Center
  • Phone: (1-800) 715-5354
  • Monday - Friday 10am -7pm EST
  • Saturday 10am - 4pm EST
  • www.pandigital.net

User Manuals

The Hacks

The OpenPDP ROM

Pandigital Planets first _stable_ ROM release by Spz0.
Including a Bloatware free trimmed OS with improved UI performance and Google Experience pre-installed.
More Information available @ http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/19946-updated0722-openpdp-rom-v121/

Google Apps and Market Access

See GApps Installation Thread
Please read the instructions in the first post carefully.
Great thanks to Balrogbob for his outstanding work on this and his custom rom projects.

Pandigital Planet Custom Rom Collaboration

We start with FroYo. Gingerbread and HoneyComb, here we come.

Software Modification

Battery Calibration
With the installation of ROMS, and from regular usage of the PDP, the Battery will need recalibration from time to time. There is a thread addressing this issue here: http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/19747-battery-calibration-updatezip/

Hardware Modification

Wifi Antenna Relocation.
The way in which Pandigital assembled and placed their wifi antennas causes stress on the backside of the touchscreen, resulting in phantom touches, and an incorrect calibration. There has been a solution posted about the issue located here:
http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/19750-how-to-internal-mod-better-wifi-reception-better-touchscreen-response/
Internal Photos
http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/19036-pics-of-planet-internals/

Tentative outline

This is based on the PDN wiki. As sections get added/completed/modified here, delete/change the corresponding section below.

   1 Tablet Specification
       1.1 Overview
       1.2 Summary of Features
       1.3 Hardware
       1.4 Retail Locations & Price
       1.5 Accessories
           1.5.1 Cases
           1.5.2 Screen Protectors
           1.5.3 Power Supply
       1.6 Support
           1.6.1 Contact Information
           1.6.2 User Manuals
           1.6.3 eReader Software Tips
   2 Modifying the Planet
       2.1 New User Guides
       2.2 Software Modification
       2.3 Guides and Fixes for All Slates
           2.3.1 *Fix Market For Slates
           2.3.2 *Flash ROM
           2.3.3 *Use WebShare app to transfer Files
           2.3.4 *Change Key Mapping
           2.3.5 Others Guides
       2.4 Hardware Modification
       2.5 The original PDN wiki
       2.6 Troubleshooting

Pandigital Novel wiki links

NOT to be confused with PD's PLANET discussed on this page.

PDN Wiki Index
Introduction to the Pandigital Novel
Pandigital Novel Hacking
Pandigital Novel Software
Pandigital Novel Hardware Modification
Pandigital Novel Version
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