Archos Arnova 8b G2 tablet brings Gingerbread love for a mere $180

Archos Arnova 8b G2 tablet brings Gingerbread love for a mere $180
If there’s one thing we can continue to expect in the future with Android tablets, it has to be none other than seeing a steady stream of super affordable ones – you know what we mean, those from less recognized names in the industry. On numerous occasions, we’ve reported about the abundance of Android based tablets from Archos, and yet again, we hearing about another one that seems to stand out mainly because of its affordable pricing.

Its latest offering, the Archos Arnova 8b G2, might not be the shiniest thing from its stable, but rather, we’re certain that people will appreciate its expected $180 pricing when it’s released. So what do you get for such a cheap price? For starters, you can expect hardware specs that might make you cringe when you compare them to such beauties such as the Amazon Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet – then again, it offers all the beauty of the stock Gingerbread experience.

Specifically, it features an 8” 800 x 600 LCD display, 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 512MB RAM, unspecified sized front-facing camera (no rear), Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 4GB or 8GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot. As we mentioned already, this cheapy is going to be packing Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box, however, there’s no mention about upgrades to either Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich.

Well, it’s hardly expected to find the Archos Arnova 8b G2 getting in with Android’s tablet optimized platforms, especially for the price you’ll be paying. Then again, we’re sure someone out there in the Android community will somehow get it upgraded. No doubt some of us will look forward to dishing out very little for this one, but there’s no confirmation yet on when or where it’ll be released exactly.

source: Arnovatech via PocketNow


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