The info I have found out so far from the "about the device" section in "settings":
Model: WonderMedia WM8650
Android Version: 2.2
Kernel Version 188.8.131.52 - default
Build Number: generic-eng 2.2 froyo Ver1.3.1 - 20110513.125040
It also stated that the internal storage space is 2GB. Exactly how much of the above is true, I'm not sure and don't know how to find out. I did find access to the Root and Parent directories but it's all gobbledegook to me.
I inserted a phone memory card into the USB port and the device succesfully plays music and views photos from the card. I then tried to set it up for the wireless internet network we have at home already and that's where I'm stuck. Wifi is switched to "on", (airplane mode not ticked) then when you go into set up, wifi has already switched itself off. A notification box for open networks is ticked and when I reopen the wifi, it gives the message "scanning", then within no time at all a message appears saying "unable to scan for networks" and the wifi automatically switches off again.
"Add Wi-Fi network" will only work when wifi is on for those few seconds, in which time I can't get the SSID and password in. I can save the details though and it appears to accept them but I can't see them anywhere. I can sit the device right next to the wireless router and nothing is being picked up before it switches itself off. My laptop and girlfriend's phone can both get signals outside so signal strength shouldn't be an issue. I tried plugging the device into the modem and keying in what I thought was my user name password to the ADSL settings and that didn't work either. Although I may have got the details wrong. But it's no use to me plugged into the wall anyway. There is also something similar to configure Ethernet but I don't know the relevance of that either.
It also supposedly good for 3G and there is facility to add a 3G Network. Albeit when you try to add the choices are WCDMA, CDMA2000 and TD-CDMA, which I thought were all 2G.... but I'm guessing there. I don't think we even have 3G where we live anyway and I'd rather get wifi working, so if anyone can point me in the right direction (even to confirm I've got a dud on my hands), then that would be very much appreciated. Would be great if it's just a setting that needs adjusted somewhere...............
If I can get something working with the internet I'll be a lot happier and might even venture into the land of custom ROMs. Whatever they are! Or perhaps I'll have to make do with a glorified picture viewer and mp3 player.
Thanks in advance for any help
Edited by TCA, 2011-09-16 23:04:06.