Here is a demonstration of the Archos GamePad tablet (video)

Here is a demonstration of the Archos GamePad tablet (video)
The Archos GamePad might seem like a gamer’s dream device - it has the gamepad controls you’re probably used and they don’t take any space on the screen.

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.

source: mobiFlip


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23 Comments

1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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: Jul 12, 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: Oct 18, 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: 259; Member since: Oct 20, 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

Thank you

22. BadAssAbe

Posts: 506; Member since: Apr 22, 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

6. kirholstov

Posts: 146; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I'd better buy an iPod touch

7. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

wish an app could do mapping to any bluethooth controller

12. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

+1 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: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 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: Jul 28, 2011

Thumbs down for this complete rubbish!!!!

14. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

Microsoft will never support Android. What is this guy thinking?

18. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Price????

19. Seymur unregistered

Cheap

21. LordDavon

Posts: 152; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

I believe it is going to be around $150.

20. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I like Archos tablets, heck I'm using a G9 101 Turbo to type this!

23. Black_Dynamite

Posts: 6; Member since: May 29, 2012

Shut up and take my money!

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