A few days ago I bought a Point of View Android based Tablet. The device has a nVidia Tegra 2 chipset and is capable of playing HD content. The Point of View MobII basically is a rebranded Advent Vega Tablet with some extras.
Since I have a HTC Desire Android based smartphone I wanted to install the apps that I already knew like, for example, Angry Birds, YouTube, K9 mail, Skype, WinAmp, etc. I was really pissed off to find out that the Market app is not available on the POV MobII tablet but instead has the AndroidPit market build-in. Thank god for the Internet, there is a workaround available I found the solution on a Dutch forum, click on this link.
What you need to do to get the Market working
Download a zip file called market_update0.zip from http://itablet.freeoda.com, this is the same link the AppDownload application will open. The Android Forum tab contains a link to the market update, this will open an anoying site that requires you to wait for 60secs for the file to download. I`ve uploaded the file to my DropBox account you can download it here directly.
I copied the zip file to a MicroSD card and inserted the SD card into the tablet. Make sure NOT to extract the files and install the .apk files manually, this wont work. It is also not necessary to root the device! Just put the downloaded zip on the MicroSD card.
Once the ZIP is on the MicroSD card and the card is inserted into the table, go the to the device Settings and then select to the Software Tool. Select the Software Update option and point to the market_update0.zip file. The device will now reboot and apply the software update. After the reboot you have a working Market.
I have already installed most of the apps I know from my Android Phone. On a side note, not all the apps are compatible with the tablet resolution, I also noticed that some apps are not available in the store. This will get you most missing apps from the market, except some “protect market apps”
Setting–>Manage Applications–>All–>Market (Clear Cache then ‘Force Stop’ — DO NOT clear data)
Setting–>Manage Applications–>All–>Google Services Framework (Clear data then ‘Force Stop’)
After the reboot you can download Google Maps and Gmail right from the market.
Advent Vega internals
Since the PoV and Advent Vega are identical, check out the following page if you want to view the internals of your PoV MobII. Warning, opening the device is at own risk: http://android.modaco.com/content/advent-vega-vega-modaco-com/324250/vega-internals/
Also make sure to check out the latest version of the firmware: http://downloads.pointofview-online.com/Drivers/
Make sure to check out the great work of MoDaCo who build a ROM for the Advent Vega. This device is hardware identical to the Point of View. Try installing this ROM (at your own risk) if you want to get the Google Services working like Market, Calendar etc. Check out this forum.