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  1. paul foster's Avatar
    Just finished updating. Too early to declare this a winner but good right now. I will post any issues as they arise.

    I am familiar with 5.1 on my nexus 7 and had many issues before the last stable release. Thats why I got the dell. Stable 4.4 is better than buggy 5.0


    Better late and stable than early and flawed

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-08-2015 01:08 PM
  2. paul foster's Avatar
    No bugs yet but tablet feels very fast.

    Now we can start the ---+ when will 5.1.1 be delivered conversationšŸ‘½

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-08-2015 01:15 PM
  3. jrb7561's Avatar
    With the new lock screen you can swipe up anywhere on the screen to unlock. You don't have to touch that tiny lock icon.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-08-2015 04:45 PM
  4. anon(9146492)'s Avatar
    Duh! Yeah swiping up from anywhere works. I was doing a side swipe to unlock that doesn't work. Thanks.
    05-08-2015 05:11 PM
  5. pawdog's Avatar
    The encryption doesn't appear to have any negative effects on performance. If anything the tablet is faster and smoother. Looks like the best just got better.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-08-2015 11:01 PM
  6. jrb7561's Avatar
    Yeah I'm really digging the update. The tablet feels notably faster. I'm using the Google Now launcher which is a good match for this tablet.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-08-2015 11:38 PM
  7. anon(9146492)'s Avatar
    Here is a screenshot of the star. Upper right hand corner. What is that?

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    Attached Thumbnails Android 5 Lollipop coming to the Venue 8 7840 Tablet On April 21st.-531.jpg Ā 
    05-09-2015 01:04 AM
  8. anon(9146492)'s Avatar
    I figured it out. I had accidentally set it for priority interruptions only.

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    05-09-2015 01:14 AM
  9. cbys's Avatar
    They seemed to have removed the Intel Sensing Assistant function in favour of Ambient Screen which doesnt work at all when i pick the tablet up. Any way to restore that functionality?
    05-09-2015 03:57 AM
  10. paul foster's Avatar
    My tablet is always at home so I have lock screen / security turned off. However 5.0.2 encrypted my storage. Can someone tell me where I can find the encryption key ?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-09-2015 09:58 AM
  11. tabs007's Avatar
    Any one figure out how to root it note that it's encrypted and lollipop?
    05-09-2015 04:28 PM
  12. jimmywhitson's Avatar
    me 2.. no complaints here
    05-10-2015 05:51 PM
  13. darrell s's Avatar
    Just got my Dell Venue 8 7840 delivered today, with KitKat. So far, I like everything about it.

    But when I click on "System Update" in About tablet in settings, it usually just shows the screen and then exits without starting the update. Is it just a matter of waiting until the update is sent to me?
    05-11-2015 05:15 PM
  14. Willy_P's Avatar
    ...when I click on "System Update" in About tablet in settings, it usually just shows the screen and then exits without starting the update. Is it just a matter of waiting until the update is sent to me?
    Yes, if you wait, it will come.
    05-11-2015 06:02 PM
  15. mimsiesboy's Avatar
    me 2.. no complaints here
    After a few days of Lollipop on my dell I do not have one complaint, I think it's faster now. Kudos to dell.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-11-2015 06:15 PM
  16. Willy_P's Avatar
    After a few days of Lollipop on my dell I do not have one complaint, I think it's faster now. Kudos to dell.
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    It is faster, at least on my tablet. Using AnTuTu Benchmark, Version 5.7, I got a rating of 44,253 with Android 4.4 and 46,127 with Android 5.0.2.
    05-11-2015 06:43 PM
  17. mikedk1982's Avatar
    My wife and I did the update on ours and we are having serious WiFi issues. Router and modem are fine, other devices connections are solid and fast.

    The Venue 8 7000 can't hold a stable wi-fi connection, halfway through the speedtest it drops from 100+mbps to 60, then to 40, then to 12mbps download.

    I've tried tinkering with the wi-fi settings, everything short of a factory reset.

    anyone else seeing this?
    05-12-2015 05:46 PM
  18. paul foster's Avatar
    No WiFi issues here. In fact no issues at all. Tablet with 5.0 seems to be running better than 4.4

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 06:15 PM
  19. cpolism's Avatar
    Same here. All good with the update

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-12-2015 08:59 PM
  20. Willy_P's Avatar
    My wife and I did the update on ours and we are having serious WiFi issues. Router and modem are fine, other devices connections are solid and fast.

    The Venue 8 7000 can't hold a stable wi-fi connection, halfway through the speedtest it drops from 100+mbps to 60, then to 40, then to 12mbps download.

    I've tried tinkering with the wi-fi settings, everything short of a factory reset.

    anyone else seeing this?
    I failed to record 4.4 wi-fi speeds but, based on my memory (which isn't that great), I think I'm getting faster wi-fi speeds after the upgrade. Be careful how you hold the tablet. I think the antenna is near the front facing camera and if you hold the tablet and cover the antenna, wi-fi reception will be degraded.

    If all else fails, try the factory reset.
    Feldhege likes this.
    05-13-2015 11:15 AM
  21. mep1127's Avatar
    Anyone experiencing bluetooth issues? On kit Kat a Bluetooth game pad I have worked fine. On Lollipop it seems to not connect, and when it does it will drop the connection and not reconnect. Tested it on my s5 on 5.0 it seems ok.
    05-14-2015 04:36 PM
  22. NoNoiPhone4me's Avatar
    I just bought a new Dell 7840 android tablet I have what may be a very dumb question. How and where do you add a microSDXC card?

    I heard that you can add one to the tablet -- and I need to add extra storage for all my videos and audios -- but I cannot figure out how.
    05-19-2015 03:48 PM
  23. Willy_P's Avatar
    Anyone experiencing bluetooth issues? On kit Kat a Bluetooth game pad I have worked fine. On Lollipop it seems to not connect, and when it does it will drop the connection and not reconnect. Tested it on my s5 on 5.0 it seems ok.
    Sorry about the delayed reply. I connected a Bluetooth speaker and it works just fine -- just as it did with 4.4
    05-19-2015 05:46 PM
  24. Willy_P's Avatar
    I just bought a new Dell 7840 android tablet I have what may be a very dumb question. How and where do you add a microSDXC card?
    The micro SD card slot is located on the lower right side of the tablet. Straighten a paperclip and insert it in the pinhole to open it.
    05-19-2015 05:51 PM
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