Just heard from Ainol that all new NOVO 8's will be shipping with a larger battery and pre-installed Marketplace! This is in response to just about every owners complaints about the poor battery life of the original NOVO 8...no better than 2.5 hours with wifi enabled,or around 4-4.5 hours with wifi off. The new battery has a reported(from actual users)life of 3.5 hours with wifi enabled, and over 5+ hours with wifi off...a nice improvement!! For many, this was the reason they didnt buy this tablet, and Ainol knew this. Rather than ignore this(which so many tablet manufacturers do,unfortunately), they took the initiative and placed a larger battery in their flagship android tablet, making a well made tablet all the more desirable. Not having a Marketplace also was addressed at the same time, all around its a nice one-two punch, eliminating the two biggest problems at the same timeIf you were on the fence on buying the NOVO 8, now there's no reason not to....it really is a fine tablet, with excellent hardware and a good company behind it, you really cant go wrong here!