Here is a demonstration of the Archos GamePad tablet (video)
Otherwise, the GamePad is a pretty regular device. It’s a 7-inch tablet with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, and powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz processor with Mali 400 GPU. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and that means you have the whole repository of Android games available to you.
The most obvious use - apart from the games in the Google Play store - are emulator games. How does that look like? Pretty playable actually, check out a demonstration of the tablet right below.
1. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
I like how he hopes Nintendo will support Android. Lol. They will never support a platform if they don't control the hardware. They're not Sega. Read "super Mario" and you'll get a good idea why.
2. Seymur (unregistered)
Sorry for offtopic but why games on iPhone 5 runs much smoother than on Android device, for ex. The Dark Knight Rises?
3. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
dude.... that's like way of topic....anyways what android device you tested the iPhone 5 against?
4. Seymur (unregistered)
Nexus 7, SGS 3 and others. Check them out on YouTube.
5. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
My Nexus 7 Arrives This weekend, I'll stack some games against the iPad(Sold) bu my guess it the new iPhone 5 chip, plus some games arent using full screen real estate yet but I'll check and see, also could be since android games are built to work on many devices optimization could lack optimization for certain things
8. Seymur (unregistered)
New iPad runs games smoother than Nexus 7, but lags aren't invisible. I've had N7 but I didn't like that most of apps were just blown up versions of smartphones, unlike iPad apps are optimized especially for that. We are actually talking about how Android runs games, so it's not really offtop.
10. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
it was not the new ipad but iPad 2, what apps you tried? I wont install anything not optimized for 4.0 and they all have tablet look built in only things missing are Facebook an twitter but most things I have use tablet hybrid UI (I'll take screenhsots) but I don't think I'll see a lot of change
13. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
The iPhone 5 runs smoother than any Android device for many reasons. The biggest one is the software/hardware integration. Another is the ridiculously advanced chipset in it, I love Android, but Apple's A6 is unbelievable.
25. Dwarphkin (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
iPhone 5 runs smoother because it's a closed platform, and theres way better optimization because there are only like 3 idevices, compared to the hundreds of androids. It doesn't run smoother just on chips alone.
15. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 258; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)
Nothing new that Android needs more power to compute games; most people choose Android because it gives a desktop feeling with its multitasking, file browsing, usb support, can turn into a mass storage device, google integration, full web browsing experience with desktop ua and such...
Android needs to be compiled with the dalvik vm, ios in object c directly talks with hardware. Anyway google is translatin android to C, we'll see...
If you buy a smartphone for gaming yes iphone performs better (s4 pro may have similar performance)
17. Seymur (unregistered)
22. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
Iphone5 is not 720P, does not have live wallpapers, widgets, nfc, etc...
Less stuff you can do with the iphone5, so it has more power to run on games
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5328; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
wish an app could do mapping to any bluethooth controller
12. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
yup, the mapping tech is the key to having physical controllers for android. I mean, a lot of people already have bluetooth controllers and there are cheap ones available, so why not just map it, right?
9. JunkCreek (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
android evolution. Phone --> SmartPhone --> Digital Camera --> Game Console (even PSP, NES, SNES, MAME, SEGA can run as smooth as any emulators in PC with the same hardware specs) --> Desktop PC Alternative (coming soon, Moto has already has the prototype - CMIIW).
Android - Avolution (unfortunately, the Avolution word has been used by commercial advertising A Mild - Sampoerna Cigarette).
I try to using Apple's trademark here, as Apple using "i" Android using an "A".
11. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)
Thumbs down for this complete rubbish!!!!
14. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
Microsoft will never support Android. What is this guy thinking?
16. lyndon420 (Posts: 1642; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
What do you mean? Microsoft loves Android...that's where they make most of their money.
24. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)
Wow, good call. I had to do some research--it's incredible what legal action can ensue. Pun intended.
19. Seymur (unregistered)
21. LordDavon (Posts: 104; Member since: 19 Sep 2011)
I believe it is going to be around $150.
20. BattleBrat (Posts: 888; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
I like Archos tablets, heck I'm using a G9 101 Turbo to type this!