I hope this helps someone in some way - but please note that I am completely android & tablet illiterate. I purchased the tablet early on in the workday, around 9 a.m. eastern. It arrived on 03/30, but was a birthday gift for the hubby, and so it wasn't opened until today. It's pristine - obviously sparkling factory new ( no saran wrap to remove from screen; but everything shiny, no fingerprints, no scratches, everything twist-tied ). Tonight, trying to do everything "right", I fully charged it first. Then I plugged in the USB cord to my PC and turned it on. It fired in and recognised that it was hooked-up, asking me if I wanted to link. I did ( and being the most anal person anybody has ever met ) I actually made a CD back-up of the original contents. Upon unplugging it, I then took it out to the web and registered it - no problem. But never did it, in several re-boots, give me a screen requesting such, and when I go to the menu to request that it do an update, it says that I am up to date. Also, it is now no longer recognized by my PC at all when plugged into the USB ( so I can't use the silly restore CD to take it back to zero ). Anyway; the info it shows me is:
Kernel: 188.8.131.52-00000-10.8.2-dirtyhudson@tapntapsvn #15
Again; I hope this helps. I also cannot seem to get it to do the update - but am hoping that further info. posted here may provide some clarification as to why that is so.