A new firmware update is rolling out for the Lenovo Yoga Book that users will want to pick up when they can. The update brings some much needed stability improvements to the ultra thin 2-in-1 Android tablet including fixing some random crash issues.
The new build is version YB1-X90F_171013 for those keeping score at home. It is a 300MB download and takes about 10 minutes to get installed. The Android Security Update patch is incremented up to the August 2017 level which isn’t great but better than nothing I suppose.
The biggest improvements however is overall stability of the device.
After the Android Nougat update back in September, many users were having random crash issues of apps or the device itself as well as random reboots. I experienced the random reboot issue on my Yoga Book where it would just spontaneously reboot while sitting idle on my desk.
This update seems to have fixed things. Since updating to this new build, my device hasn’t randomly rebooted once overall app performance has improved. I’ve not had any apps simply not work like I did in the previous software iteration.
The OTA for the update is out there now and you can go to Settings>About tablet>System Update to download it to your tablet. For those who may not be familiar with it, the Lenovo Yoga Book is a 2-in-1 ultra thin Android tablet. It has a 10″ full HD display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (that can be expanded) and weighs just 1.5 lbs. It has a stunning 15 hour battery life and has a unique Halo keyboard. This keyboard also becomes a writing tablet with the pen. It is an impressive tablet that I find allows me to be amazingly productive while on the road or in meetings. You can get one on Amazon for under $275.