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Archos G9 tablets getting Android 4.0 OTA starting today

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Archos G9 tablets getting Android 4.0 OTA starting today
We've been waiting patiently for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to get released out to various devices, and we knew that Archos had promised to have the update out for all G9 tablets by February, but it looks like that date was off by just a bit. Rather than February, today marks the day that the OTA ICS update for the Archos G9 tablets began its rollout. 

The update began rolling out to Archos G9 80 and 101 tablets (8" and 10" respectively) this morning. And, for the slight delay, Archos has included more than just the standard update to Android 4.0. Not only will users be getting the bump to Android 4.0.3, but there are "unique Archos add-ons" in the mix as well. Those add-ons include full 1080p video support for "most codecs", as well as automatic downloading of TV/Movie info and subtitles. The update also includes DLNA support for wireless content sharing and 3D support for MKV3D files. There is an updated File Manager, Ethernet USB dongle support and even an Archos remote control app, which will allow you to control your tablet from any other Android device. 

Not a bad update all total. Enjoy, Archos G9 tablet users!

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posted on 08 Mar 2012, 15:43 3

1. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


no one has these tablets, and they are one of the first to get the update? that makes no sence.

posted on 09 Mar 2012, 03:55

9. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)


I was actually thinking of buying one... though just to play with it and install Bodhi linux on it

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 16:32 1

2. imkyle (Posts: 983; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


They are nice tablets specs wise, but the cheap screen needs to be fixed.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 16:35

4. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Yeah, they even have the guts to produce a 250GB droid...... with a resistive screen.eeeeewwww.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 16:35 1

3. phones522 (Posts: 94; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)


i thought about getting one awhile ago they have good specs and a cheap price also it can have up to 250GB

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 16:38

5. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I strongly urge you not go for it. Yes it's pretty cheap, but the android experience is totally different on a resistive screen. Totally sucks big time.

But if you're after the 250GB thing then go. But I'd rather buy a 1 terrabite external drive for around a quarter of the cost.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 19:11 1

7. greathero1 (Posts: 476; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


actually I own a G9 and the experience has been pretty good. I have the 80 series and it performs just as well as the Galaxy Tab 7.0

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 17:22

6. theBankRobber (Posts: 647; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


Also reported is the galaxy S II is getting ICS on March 10th. Though not in the US but it looks to be more forward pushing for the update.

posted on 08 Mar 2012, 19:49

8. greathero1 (Posts: 476; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


Well, I just installed the update and everything seems good so far.

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 01:37

10. BattleBrat (Posts: 1071; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


FYI, these tablets have CAPACITIVE screens not resistive. retard.

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