Softpanorama

Home Switchboard Unix Administration Red Hat TCP/IP Networks Neoliberalism Toxic Managers
May the source be with you, but remember the KISS principle ;-)
Bigger doesn't imply better. Bigger often is a sign of obesity, of lost control, of overcomplexity, of cancerous cells

Lenovo A3000 phablet with 2G 3G and Dual SIMs

News Tablets Recommended Links Tethering and Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots MiFi Low cost Android smartphones
Lenovo A3000 phablet with 2G 3G and Dual SIMs Cube Talk 79 U55GT - 7 Samsung Galaxy Notes 8 S-pen Microsoft Surface Pro BlackBerry PlayBook
Android Windows 8  Selected Free and Low Cost Android Apps Java Humor

Etc

This is one of the few well built and reasonably priced tablet. The model A3000-H  sold in Asian markets also can be used as a low cost Android smartphone (you'll need a Bluetooth headset).

This is one of the most capable, lower cost rivals of the Google Nexus 7. It is sold in three configurations:

Here is a relevant info from Lenovo forum:

The A3000-H is the model sold in Asian markets, the big difference is that it supports voice, you can make GSM calls. See -
ideatab_a3000_voice_qsg_v1.0_en_110_74_20130626.pdf

The A3000-F is the ROW model which I suppose includes North America.

See -
ideatab_a3000_qsg_v1.0_en_110_74_20130626.pdf

Someone in Lenovo should explain to the US product experts that all of Asia gets a version the supports calling, which is why there is so much chatter about it on the forum.

The two PDFs referenced are official LEnovo docs copied from Lenovo Global Support site - support.lenovo.com.

Both phablet and European 3G version  has dual SIM slots.

The Lenovo A3000 is a notable upgrade over A1000: it uses an IPS display.  The IPS screen is a better deal since has wider viewing angles making for a much more pleasant viewing. While the text wonít be any sharper, it just looks better. With the cost around $150 it is a high-quality budget tablet. In comparison the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  costs twice more.

A3000 phablet is an outstanding value tablet with almost all the features you want. Quad CPU makes everything smooth without stutter or lag, IPS display is clear and bright, the medium res 1024x600 screen saves the battery and provides a high quality picture for a 7in display, with the upgraded "FUSED" firmware almost all the memory is now usable plus you can still add an external SD card. The HSPA+ 3G connection runs up to 42Mbps so you're not tied to a Wi-FI. What's missing? GSM voice, only the Asian market it seems gets voice. Almost a perfect tablet.

Regarding to the phone feature. The A3000 has a working phone (voice) in the Asian version, just not in the European and North American versions. This was true for the A2107 too and Lenovo never updated it to the non-Asian markets. There were modified firmware on XDA forum to do this using a modified version of the Asian firmware. That entails certain risks but is doable with the Europian version of the tablet (3G only)


Top Visited
Switchboard
Latest
Past week
Past month

NEWS CONTENTS

Old News ;-)

IdeaTab A3000 Powerful 7 Mobile Entertainment Tablet Lenovo (US)

MrBeck: The A3000-H is the model sold in Asian markets, the big difference is that it supports voice, you can make GSM calls. See -
ideatab_a3000_voice_qsg_v1.0_en_110_74_20130626.pdf

The A3000-F is the ROW model which I suppose includes North America.

See -
ideatab_a3000_qsg_v1.0_en_110_74_20130626.pdf

Someone in Lenovo should explain to the US product experts that all of Asia gets a version the supports calling, which is why there is so much chatter about it on the forum.

The two PDFs referenced are offical LEnovo docs copied from Lenovo Global Support site - support.lenovo.com.

Aug 23, 2013

MrBeck: Now that I have my UK spec A3000-H in hand and can read the labeling, the A3000-H is 2G/3G with SIM slots but only the Asian market firmware includes voice. My UK spec device support data and SMS.

The A3000-F is wifi only. Apologises for the errors in my first answer, unfortunately this forum has no provision to edit a submission. Sep 3, 2013

Recommended Links

Google matched content

Softpanorama Recommended

Top articles

Sites

Top articles

Sites

Lenovo A3000, Android tablet that has phone functionality

GizmoChina

Lenovo A3000 mobile phone tablet as a revolutionary integration of the intelligent tablet-smartphone products, with fast Internet access anytime, anywhere, easy to carry and user-friendly call experience these three elements.

In the mobile network standard, the A3000 not only continue to support Wi-Fi, has further enhanced 3G capabilities, anywhere you can easily on-line, you bid farewell to find the signal embarrassing day. In addition, the A3000 using 7-inch screen size, but has thinner and lighter Ė weighing only 350g while the thickness is only 11.0mm, you can easily put in the bag or pocket, will be able to carry.

Breakthrough handset design, even without headphones, also makes it easy to call, to avoid the embarrassment of a speaker call, eliminating the need for cumbersome headset call. Equipped with the latest Bluetooth 4.0. A3000 dual card dual standby combination of speed Internet and high-quality call to be the best of both worlds, more in line with the Chinese consumer habits.

In addition to the above elements, the excellent performance of the Lenovo A3000 its icing on the cake. Equipped with strong new quad-core 1.2GHz processor, more efficient, more power, either in the game or application, can easily enjoy the experience more than 7 hours long.

PCMag

The Lenovo A3000 could suffer from middle-child syndrome; it's very generic. This is a 7-inch black tablet running Android 4.2 on a 1.2-GHz quad-core Mediatek processor. It lacks the dual front speakers on the A1000, instead having a single front speaker at the top of the tablet that can also work as an earpiece for VoIP calling. The IPS screen is much, much brighter and feels less distant under the tablet's font face than the A1000's TN screen, and a textured back with a 5-megapixel camera in the corner gives it some class. The A3000 also has a MicroSD card slot, and can come with up to two SIM card slots for HSPA+ networking.

The A3000's biggest problem is that there's very little that stands out about it other than dual-SIM data, and at least in the U.S., that isn't much of a selling point. Otherwise, you have a very, very, very generic tablet here. Maybe that quad-core processor has spectacular performance - I didn't see that in my brief hands-on - or maybe it'll come at an amazing price.

Doubts about Lenovo a3000-H - Page 2 - Lenovo Community

Thanks for sharing those screenshots with the Antutu benchmark, it's a very good number :smileywink:

About the lack of voice calling, check this http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-IdeaTab-Slate-​Tablets/Call-voice-A3000/td-p/1198147

The requests of this feature are really big, maybe Lenovo is thinking already about adding it in an update. Let's hope so...

If it had voice calling and the same price, the sells of this model would be massive. Lenovo take note :smileywink:

====


Hey I already Managed to Get the Voice Calling. I Just re Flashed the 4.2.1 Firmware, then Voice call option is Back. So I Have now Fully Working with VOICE CALL Tab, IdeaPad A3000-H running on Android 4.2.1

====

According to http://droidlessons.com/how-to-move-android-apps-t​o-the-sd-card/

Open the Settings app -> Go to the Apps menu: -> Choose an app you wish to move:-> Pick "Move to SD card":

Notice some apps cannot be moved. You can't install directly to the SD card. In many cases you can move much of the app and its data to the SD card, but the OS and the app have to support it

There are also apps that help to move apps to external sd:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi​.infolife.app2sd

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.​buak.Link2SD (root needed)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.​a0soft.gphone.app2sd

===

OTA = Over the Air , update. I needed to force it by going to the Settings, About Tablet, System updates to cause a check and download. Use wifi if you do find an update, I found two 5MB and 528MB.

===
I haven't watched the video... I leave this here in hope it can give some light.

http://karthikkn.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/install-​apps-to-sd-card-on-your-android-phone-without-root​...

I found this googling, Any experiment you do on your tablet is under your responsability :smileywink:

I don't know if it could work on lenovo tablet, but It looks really interesting anyway.

Call voice A3000. - Page 2 - Lenovo Community

If your A3000 is like my UK spec A3000, a rash assumption given what we know about Lenovo's policy for multiple firmware for the same hardware, anyway, go to Settings, Storage, there should be a three dot icon in the upper right, tap it, you should get a "USB computer connection" option, tap that, you should get a page of options as to how your USB connect works when you connect to a PC. The last option is to appear as a CDROM to the PC. The software on the CDROM are the ADB drivers for connecting to the A3000 for debug. I found this by accident, certainly Lenovo didn't tell me.

Call voice A3000. - Page 2 - Lenovo Community

Update Your Lenovo A3000-H Firmware to 4.2.2 With Calling Option,

Read Here for More Information,
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2​441135

IdeaTab A3000 Powerful 7 Mobile Entertainment Tablet Lenovo (US)



Etc

Society

Groupthink : Two Party System as Polyarchy : Corruption of Regulators : Bureaucracies : Understanding Micromanagers and Control Freaks : Toxic Managers :   Harvard Mafia : Diplomatic Communication : Surviving a Bad Performance Review : Insufficient Retirement Funds as Immanent Problem of Neoliberal Regime : PseudoScience : Who Rules America : Neoliberalism  : The Iron Law of Oligarchy : Libertarian Philosophy

Quotes

War and Peace : Skeptical Finance : John Kenneth Galbraith :Talleyrand : Oscar Wilde : Otto Von Bismarck : Keynes : George Carlin : Skeptics : Propaganda  : SE quotes : Language Design and Programming Quotes : Random IT-related quotesSomerset Maugham : Marcus Aurelius : Kurt Vonnegut : Eric Hoffer : Winston Churchill : Napoleon Bonaparte : Ambrose BierceBernard Shaw : Mark Twain Quotes

Bulletin:

Vol 25, No.12 (December, 2013) Rational Fools vs. Efficient Crooks The efficient markets hypothesis : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2013 : Unemployment Bulletin, 2010 :  Vol 23, No.10 (October, 2011) An observation about corporate security departments : Slightly Skeptical Euromaydan Chronicles, June 2014 : Greenspan legacy bulletin, 2008 : Vol 25, No.10 (October, 2013) Cryptolocker Trojan (Win32/Crilock.A) : Vol 25, No.08 (August, 2013) Cloud providers as intelligence collection hubs : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : Inequality Bulletin, 2009 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Copyleft Problems Bulletin, 2004 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Energy Bulletin, 2010 : Malware Protection Bulletin, 2010 : Vol 26, No.1 (January, 2013) Object-Oriented Cult : Political Skeptic Bulletin, 2011 : Vol 23, No.11 (November, 2011) Softpanorama classification of sysadmin horror stories : Vol 25, No.05 (May, 2013) Corporate bullshit as a communication method  : Vol 25, No.06 (June, 2013) A Note on the Relationship of Brooks Law and Conway Law

History:

Fifty glorious years (1950-2000): the triumph of the US computer engineering : Donald Knuth : TAoCP and its Influence of Computer Science : Richard Stallman : Linus Torvalds  : Larry Wall  : John K. Ousterhout : CTSS : Multix OS Unix History : Unix shell history : VI editor : History of pipes concept : Solaris : MS DOSProgramming Languages History : PL/1 : Simula 67 : C : History of GCC developmentScripting Languages : Perl history   : OS History : Mail : DNS : SSH : CPU Instruction Sets : SPARC systems 1987-2006 : Norton Commander : Norton Utilities : Norton Ghost : Frontpage history : Malware Defense History : GNU Screen : OSS early history

Classic books:

The Peter Principle : Parkinson Law : 1984 : The Mythical Man-MonthHow to Solve It by George Polya : The Art of Computer Programming : The Elements of Programming Style : The Unix Haterís Handbook : The Jargon file : The True Believer : Programming Pearls : The Good Soldier Svejk : The Power Elite

Most popular humor pages:

Manifest of the Softpanorama IT Slacker Society : Ten Commandments of the IT Slackers Society : Computer Humor Collection : BSD Logo Story : The Cuckoo's Egg : IT Slang : C++ Humor : ARE YOU A BBS ADDICT? : The Perl Purity Test : Object oriented programmers of all nations : Financial Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2008 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2010 : The Most Comprehensive Collection of Editor-related Humor : Programming Language Humor : Goldman Sachs related humor : Greenspan humor : C Humor : Scripting Humor : Real Programmers Humor : Web Humor : GPL-related Humor : OFM Humor : Politically Incorrect Humor : IDS Humor : "Linux Sucks" Humor : Russian Musical Humor : Best Russian Programmer Humor : Microsoft plans to buy Catholic Church : Richard Stallman Related Humor : Admin Humor : Perl-related Humor : Linus Torvalds Related humor : PseudoScience Related Humor : Networking Humor : Shell Humor : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2011 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2012 : Financial Humor Bulletin, 2013 : Java Humor : Software Engineering Humor : Sun Solaris Related Humor : Education Humor : IBM Humor : Assembler-related Humor : VIM Humor : Computer Viruses Humor : Bright tomorrow is rescheduled to a day after tomorrow : Classic Computer Humor

The Last but not Least Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage and those who manage what they do not understand ~Archibald Putt. Ph.D


Copyright © 1996-2018 by Dr. Nikolai Bezroukov. www.softpanorama.org was initially created as a service to the (now defunct) UN Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) in the author free time and without any remuneration. This document is an industrial compilation designed and created exclusively for educational use and is distributed under the Softpanorama Content License. Original materials copyright belong to respective owners. Quotes are made for educational purposes only in compliance with the fair use doctrine.

FAIR USE NOTICE This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to advance understanding of computer science, IT technology, economic, scientific, and social issues. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided by section 107 of the US Copyright Law according to which such material can be distributed without profit exclusively for research and educational purposes.

This is a Spartan WHYFF (We Help You For Free) site written by people for whom English is not a native language. Grammar and spelling errors should be expected. The site contain some broken links as it develops like a living tree...

You can use PayPal to make a contribution, supporting development of this site and speed up access. In case softpanorama.org is down you can use the at softpanorama.info

Disclaimer:

The statements, views and opinions presented on this web page are those of the author (or referenced source) and are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect, the opinions of the author present and former employers, SDNP or any other organization the author may be associated with. We do not warrant the correctness of the information provided or its fitness for any purpose.

The site uses AdSense so you need to be aware of Google privacy policy. You you do not want to be tracked by Google please disable Javascript for this site. This site is perfectly usable without Javascript.

Last modified: April, 18, 2018