Originally Posted by pwishart
Have you tried leaving the tablet turned off for a while? I left mine off for about 3 weeks and used my iPhone only, when I recharged the tablet and turned it on it immediately said that a firmware update was available and updated to 6.01.
It frequently dies after a couple of days when not plugged in while I'm away, but I've never left it off for weeks.
Originally Posted by sonoftumble
Yes. I totally understand. I was taking a little swipe at the Android OS. I'm on 6.01, but I use my iPhone and the tablet simply sits on its cradle. As I recall it updated on its own one day.
You know, I initially had a smack about how I use real devices and not iToyz, but scratched it because it could be considered inflammatory. Taking the high road is for suckers. Duly noted.
Besides, it has NOTHING to do with Android OS* and everything to do with Vizio not giving a flip about updating their now-orphaned tablet to the extent that not even everyone can get the latest version before they gave up. It's not as if the tablet doesn't work, but I'm used to 7.1.2 on my Nexus 6P and 6.0.1 on my four-year-old Nexus 7 (2nd gen), so to have to flashback to a Summer 2015 layout because the stupid updater doesn't work annoys me. I'd put Lineage OS on it except it's such a rare tablet, there's no version for it. (I was able to put it on my Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 10.1 which had been abandoned by Samsung well under a year from launch, stuck at Android 4.4. Jerks.)
*How insecure are iFanboys that they have to reflexively lash out at the OS that provides the features roadmap for Apple to copy and put out 2-4 years later, claiming they invented it? You should be thanking Android and their handset makers or you'd still be using business card-sized screens. (As it is you only get 1080p with the Plus models, starting with the iFone 6 Plus in 2014, a year after the Nexus 5 had it.) Want to know what iOS will have? Look at what Android did 2-4 years ago, though being able to clear your home screen of all those icons seems to be beyond Cupertino's capabilities to copy.