VIZIO's Breakthrough 8" Tablet Delivers Enhanced Performance for Easier and Faster Access to Your Favorite Entertainment

VIZIO’s Breakthrough 8” Tablet Delivers Enhanced Performance for Easier and Faster Access to Your Favorite Entertainment 

 - VIZIO’s new automatic firmware update for VIZIO VTAB1008 Tablets includes feature enhancements that boost performance, UI speed, battery life, universal remote compatibility, and graphics

Irvine, CA — September 6, 2011 — VIZIO, America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company*, announced today a new automatic firmware update for the VIZIO 8” Tablet with Wi-Fi that delivers enhanced performance and feature enhancements that further optimize the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus™ experience.  The update for VIZIO Tablets enables more nimble operation of the UI including faster scrolling and menu navigation (helpful to those with lots of Apps from Android Market™), along with improved graphics performance, battery life and an expanded set of devices that can be controlled from the VIZIO Universal Remote Control App. 

This latest update to the VIZIO VTAB1008 8” Wi-Fi Tablet follows the recently announced support for Hulu Plus™ subscription service app.  With hundreds of thousands of apps in Android Market, avid users will now find it easier than ever to scroll through their collections and launch their favorite apps.  Increased speed, graphics rendering, and battery life will allow VIZIO Tablet users to better enjoy content on this gorgeous 8” slate anywhere there is Wi-Fi.

Not only will the update give users a performance boost, but it also includes added device compatibility for VIZIO’s Universal Remote Control App, enabling your VIZIO Tablet to become the central hub of your entertainment experience with control of up to 95% of all CE devices in North America.  Gamers will benefit from the update too, as the update includes a boost designed to improve gaming performance with better graphics and a faster rendering of content.  From channel surfing to gaming, the VIZIO Tablet has the speed and technical capability to put the best premium content on the web at your fingertips.

“VIZIO’s dedication to providing Entertainment Freedom For All™ has led us to continually work to develop faster and more accessible ways for consumers to enjoy their content,” said Matt McRae, Chief Technology Officer, VIZIO. “The VIZIO Tablet is a great platform for innovation and we are excited to be able to continually deliver enhancements that will set the VIZIO Internet Apps Plus™ user experience apart from any other.”

This update demonstrates VIZIO’s commitment to the product and its promise to deliver the best experience and value to its users.  Designed with Entertainment Freedom™ in mind, the Wi-Fi enabled VIZIO Tablet comes equipped with unique features like a three-speaker configuration for enhanced audio in landscape or portrait modes, built in universal remote app for home theater control and a HDMI® port for HD playback on the big screen.  These feature enhancements and recent updates of the sub-$300 VIZIO Tablet make it one of the most fun and affordable media centric Android-powered Tablets on the market.

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* Source: IHS iSuppli Corporation Research Q3 2011 Market Tracker Report of Q1 & Q2 2011.



VIZIO, Inc., "Entertainment Freedom For All," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's #1 LCD HDTV Company.  In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010.  VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation.  VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics.  VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners.  VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, IGN Best of CES - Television, Best of CES, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy, Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors.  For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at

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