Wireless communication not carrier locked, accepts any SIM card
Android device developer linktextArchos has revealed the latest addition to the Elements range of tablets, the ARCHOS 80 xenon, a specially designed 8” tablet with built-in 3G and WiFi. This Google™ certified tablet features a powerful Qualcomm Quad-core CPU at 1.2 GHz, Android™, 4.1 "Jelly Bean" on a clear IPS multi-touch screen.
Rubberized coating, assortment of cooking apps highlight new offering
Tablet and gadget manufacturer Archos has revealed the ChefPad, a tablet tailored for cooking enthusiasts. The Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" device has a specific "chef apps" selection, providing users a curated selection of cooking apps ranging from recipes, cooking tips, cooking TV, and cooking assistant apps.
Three new models available starting at $100 in May
Electronics manufacturer Archos has debuted a line of Google certified smartphones. The Archos 35 Carbon, 50 Platinum, and 53 Platinum are the first in a line of phones by the company, and are expected to be available in Europe by the end of May 2013. All devices have Google certification for access to Google Play, Dual-SIM slots, along with front and back cameras.
Seven-inch tablet with physical controls runs most Google Play games
Despite missing its promised February launching date, the Archos Gamepad is now available for purchase in the United States. The 7-inch Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" device will run most Google Play games, while also allowing users to customize their preferred control scheme for each game.
Archos rolls out Family Pad 2, covers off family tablet niche
Archos has revealed its Family Pad 2, a 13.3-inch (1280x800) Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ tablet that supports 720p resolutions natively. The device has been aimed at families to ‘gather around’ and enjoy viewing a video or sharing photos together. It incorporates an unspecified dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, though it boasts a quad-core Mali 400 MP4 GPU that should deliver strong gaming performance.
Archos Gamepad brings physical controls to Android gaming
The Archos Gamepad is set to launch in the US in February at the attractive price of just $169. We were impressed in our hands-on with the device at CES last week, finding it to be both powerful enough to run Android games with ease, as well as light and flexible with its configuration. The 7-inch device will run most Android games, while also allowing users to customize their preferred control scheme for each game.
Family-sized tablet lacks pixels, hopes to pack fun
Electronista is still here amid the backpacks and foot traffic at the Consumer Electronics Show, checking out the newest and most untouched in, well, consumer electronics. We stopped by Archos' booth yesterday to check out the Gamepad, and we also took a bit of time to go hands-on with their 13.3-inch FamilyPad, an oversized device whose name explicitly describes its purpose: it's for the family. Along with the FamilyPad, Archos had their keyboard-enabled Gen 10 devices on display, and we were pleasantly surprised by what we found there.
Archos tackles Android from multiple angles, form factors
The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show marches on and Electronista stopped by Archos' booth to check out the French company's newest offerings. Archos of late has been touting a number of Android devices with novel form factors, and we spent a bit of hands-on time with the Gamepad, Archos' dedicated gaming tablet.
GamePad packs full Android experience and joystick
Archos has announced the retail availability of its GamePad tablet, which combines an Android tablet experience with the physical inputs of a traditional portable gaming console. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device comes with full access to Google's Play Store and mobile services, and Archos has previously said that it would be compatible with more than 1,000 games on the Play Store out of the box, without the need for updates from developers. The Archos GamePad is now available for purchase in Europe for 150€, and it is scheduled for a North American release in the first quarter of 2013.
Archos intros 80 Cobalt, but doesn't yet reveal pricing or ship dates
Archos on Wednesday revealed details on the 8-inch 80 Cobalt, the third of its Elements series tablets that also includes the 9.7-inch Carbon. The Android 4.0-powered device uses a 1.6GHz, quad-core CPU paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. The capacitive touchscreen has 1,024x768 resolution, or exactly on par with Apple's new iPad mini.
Archos GamePad aims to address gaming shortcomings of tablets
Archos has revealed its 7-inch GamePad, dedicated Android gaming tablet at IFA in Berlin. At first glance, the device resembles a larger Sony PS Vita and includes standard gaming controls including dual-analog joysticks. Importantly, the device also comes with Google-certification meaning that it is compatible with all the apps and games on the Google Play Store.
Android 4.1 update to arrive in Q4
Archos today unveiled its new Gen10 XS tablet line. The line consists of three slim Android tablets, all of which will ship running an unskinned version of Android 4.0. Devices in the Gen10 SX line will sport a novel form factor integrating a keyboard that also serves as a cover, dock, and stand for the tablet.
Archos Family Pad Android tablet will have 13.3-inch touchscreen
Archos is apparently expanding its tablet lineup with a device called the Family Pad, which has just been spotted undergoing testing at the FCC. It follows up on the theme of the earlier Child Pad and the rumored Child Pad 2. Unlike those 7-inch tablets, however, this one aims to be much larger, perhaps to cater to family viewing and gaming.
Side-on promotional image gives little away
Android tablet maker Archos has posted a teaser for its upcoming G10xs tablet. A promotional image from the manufacturer has appeared on Facebook, though visitors can only see an angled side-on view that provides little information about the handheld. An accompanying message from the company reads "Archos Gen 10 is coming," and promises a launch announcement within three weeks.
Archos launches entry-level Elements tablet range with $250 97 Carbon
Android-powered device maker Archos has just kicked off a new Elements series of tablets with the 97 Carbon. It uses Android 4.0 and uses a 9.7-inch, 1024x768 IPS touchscreen paired with a 1GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM. There is 16GB of storage space onboard, though a microSD memory card slot lets users expand that.
Kid-oriented tablet otherwise similar
Earlier this year, Archos confirmed the release of its Child Pad, a child-oriented, seven-inch tablet that undercut Amazon's Kindle Fire by $70. The low price was possible due in part to the tablet's utilization of resistive touchscreen technology in its display. Now, an Archos product roadmap seems to confirm the existence of a new version, the Child Pad 2, implementing a capacitive touchscreen but still likely retailing at a low price.
10.1-inch, 9.7-inch tablets to arrive at low pr
Archos has added two more models to its Arnova tablet line with the announcement of the Arnova 9b G3 and 10b G3. The two tablets will join the rest of Archos' low-cost Arnova line at an as yet unannounced date.
10.1-inch still ships with Android 3.2
Last week, Archos began rolling out Android 4.0 upgrades to its 80 G9 and 101 G9 tablet customers. This week, the company has begun shipping the premium turbo version of the 8-inch model with Android ICS pre-loaded. The company has indicated on its storefront that the 10.1-inch turbo model will begin shipping in April.
Elements tablets to bring range of sizes
Archos has detailed its 2012 tablet lineup, which includes several Elements tablets and the G10xs model that aims to compete with the iPad. The G10 features a 7.6mm-thick steel housing, shaving nearly 2mm from the iPad's thickness.
Archos G9 first to get sweeping Android 4 patches
Archos used Thursday to roll out Android 4.0 upgrades to its G9 tablets (PDF). All 80 G9 and 101 G9 models should start getting the new firmware over-the-air. Archos' implementation adds unique touches besides what Google brings to the platform, such as 1080p video and automatic subtitle downloads for many formats, 3D MKV videos, file manager and remote control apps, and USB Ethernet adapter support.
Archos Child Pad tablet made official
Archos set a new floor for mainstream tablets Thursday by previewing the Child Pad. The seven-inch tablet is expected to cost just $129, $70 less than even the Kindle Fire, but would still promise Android 4.0. Its child focus comes through an OS design that's meant to safeguard younger users through a filter, provide an easy-to-follow visual theme, and child-oriented apps both for games and for education.
Archos to bring first Android 3.2 tablet to CES
Archos has just unveiled its lowest-cost Android 3.2 tablet, the 70b. It gets a seven-inch, 1024x600 capacitive touchscreen and mostly keeps the cost down through a 1.2GHz, single-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. An HDMI output and SD memory card input together supplement the 8GB of built-in memory.
Archos now selling 35 Home Connect radio for $150
The Archos 35 Home Connect Internet radio introduced mid-year has now gone on sale. The Android-powered device uses Wi-Fi to access Internet radio stations thanks to the included TuneIn Radio Pro app. There is also a built-in alarm clock, giving users the choice to wake up to nature sounds, an MP3 playlist, or a preselected radio station.
Huawei gives Android 4 to Honor, Archos teases
French tablet maker Archos has just announced that it will bring Android 4.0 to its existing G9 tablets. All will be upgraded to Android 4.0 during the first quarter of 2012, the company promised. The devices are powered by a dual-core, 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, with prices starting at 350 euros (about $460).
Flash also increased to 16GB
Archos has begun shipping a high performance version of its 10.1-inch Android tablet. The 101 G9 Turbo upgrades the dual-core TI OMAP4 processor from 1GHz to 1.2GHz. Also new is the storage, doubling to 16GB.
NVIDIA expects Tegra 3 tablet prices to drop fast
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang in a media conversation Friday anticipated that the price of quad-core tablets would drop around the spring. Tablets running the Tegra 3 chip would reach $299 within "a couple quarters," he said with Engadget and others in attendance. He didn't say who would reach the milestone or what components it would take.
Archos ships 9.7-inch budget tablet with Android
Archos just added a fifth model to its Arnova tablet range with the Arnova 9 G2. It sports an iPad-like 9.7-inch, 1024x768-pixel IPS display with a five-point multi-touch capacitive touchscreen layer and runs on Android 2.3. Processing power comes courtesy of a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 single-core processor, and there is 8GB of storage onboard.
Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 priced and dated for US
Archos commmitted itself to the US launch of its first truly native Android tablets on Thursday with release details for the 80 G9 and 101 G9. The unique eight-inch 80 G9 will be the first and ship September 20 for $299 with Android 3.2, making it one of the least expensive Android 3 tablets in the US. The entry version has a 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor and a light 8GB of storage.
PMN and Archos to sell cheap tablets for service
Philadelphia Media Network outlined its previously hinted plans to offer subsdizied tablets. The project will see 5,000 of Archos' Arnova 10 G2 tablets made available with a heavy discount depending on the subscription. The cheap Android slate will cost as little as $99 if bought with a two-year contract subscription to the Daily News and Inquirer costing $10 a month; the price rises to $129 for those who only want to commit for one year but are willing to pay a more standard $13 a month.
iPad tops Android in tablet recommendations
iPad owners are the most likely to recommend their tablets than any other, IHS discovered in a fresh study. Out of 10, Apple users gave their tablets a typical 8.8 rating, making them very likely to suggest an iPad. Unusually, ultra-cheap tablet maker Zenithink was second by the slimmest margin, while Samsung, Archos, and Motorola were near equal.
Archos sets US prices for 9th-Gen tablet range
Archos has set its US prices the G9 series of Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) tablets. The two main model lines are distinguished primarily by their screen size, however, within both product lines users have an array of choices. The Archos 80 G9 line is comprised of 8-inch tablets, while the Archos 101 G9 line is comprised of 10-inch tablets. However, blistering processor speed is something common to both lines of the French made tablet.
Archos AT0S2 tablet spotted at FCC, no details
A new Archos tablet, the A70S2, has shown up at the FCC. Unfortunately, a confidentiality agreement is in place until August 19, so no specifics on the device are currently available. While it's not known whether the device will even sport the Android OS, it's more than likely.
35 Smart Home Phone, 35 Home Connect
Alongside Archos' two new tablets introduced today, the company has also unveiled two new Android-based devices for the home: the 35 Smart Home Phone and 35 Home Connect radio. The home phone connects to standard landlines or ADSL boxes, but allows users to take advantage of Android features such as apps, MP3 ringtones, and photo display for caller ID. A front-facing camera also enables video calling to other Android handsets or computers.
Archos 80 G9 and 101 G9 tablets arrive
Archos took its turn at entering the full Android tablet category Thursday with the formal unveiling of its ninth-generation slates. The eight-inch and 10-inch 80 G9 and 101 G9 will both run Android 3.1 from the start and are unique in depending on spinning hard drives rather than flash. Either uses Seagate's Momentus Thin drives to fit as much as 250GB of storage.
Bargain Android tablet has Wi-Fi, 4GB RAM
Archos has added another inexpensive Android tablet to its Arnova line. The Arnova 7 has the same seven inch, 800x480 touchscreen as the Archos 7c, but unlike the 7c it has 4 GB RAM and ships with Android 2.2 (Froyo). It supports video playback at up to 720p at 30 fps and most popular media formats, including .avi, .mp4, .flv, .mp3, and FLAC. The Arnova 7 has Wi-Fi b/g, a micro SDHC slot, and one USB port. The processor was not specified.
Android 3.0 paired with spinning storage
Archos has announced that it will unveil its Generation 9 tablets on June 23, at a special event to take place at the Ritz Hotel in Paris. The France-based company recently teased the ninth-generation devices, which will be based on Android 3.0 with customizations for HDD storage. All of the Gen 9 tablets are said to be the first to utilize a dual-core 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, besting the 1GHz offerings that currently dominate the field.
Archos 9 updated with faster Atom, 32GB SSD
Likely as a result of the added competition from a multitude of new tablets, Archos has updated what was billed as the first Windows 7-powered tablet, its Archos 9. The device now gets a 32GB solid state drive, which is smaller but faster than the 60GB hard drive of the original model's. Another significant change involves a slightly faster 1.2GHz Intel Atom chip in place of the earlier 1.1GHz part.
Archos 7c Android tablet/PMP shipping for $220
The Archos 7-inch Android tablet that first surfaced in January is now shipping. The Archos 7c comes with a Android 2.1 and centers on a 7-inch 800x400 capacitive touchscreen display. The devices is fitted with 8GB of RAM that is expandable via a microSDHC slot.
comScore says iOS lead over Android true in Europe
Apple's overall mobile platform lead is larger in Europe than it is in the US, comScore found Thursday. The total iOS platform, including iPads and iPods along with the iPhone, was 116 percent larger than Android at 28.87 million devices in the continent. Android reached 13.37 million devices and 5.7 percent.
Original iPad ties with Xoom for second place
The Apple iPad 2 has topped the Consumer Reports tablet ratings. The iPad 2 outscored all-comers from Motorola, Dell, Samsung, ViewSonic and Archos. The next best tablet among the ten tablets tested according to Consumer Reports is the Motorola Xoom, or the original iPad, which tied for second. "So far, Apple is leading the tablet market in both quality and price, which is unusual for a company whose products are usually premium priced," said Paul Reynolds, Electronics Editor at Consumer Reports. "However, it's likely we'll see more competitive pricing in tablets as other models begin to hit the market."
Archos plans to ship Gen 9 Android tablets in June
Archos in a presentation caught late this past week has confirmed that it would ship its Gen 9 (ninth generaiton) tablets in June. The designs would theoretically be some of the fastest with a dual-core, 1.6GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor inside. The speed would put Archos at the "forefront" of performance over the 900MHz to 1GHz chips in the iPad 2 and the Xoom, Le Journal du Geek saw in its view of the presentation.
Archos plans high-end tablet for late summer
Archos in remarks at CeBIT said it was planning a new high-end tablet for the IFA show in Berlin. Keeping in step with a pattern set last year, it would complement the budget Arnova tablets from this past week with premium alternatives late this summer. It didn't hint to Tablet Blog what that would entail.
Affordable Android tablets for those on a budget
After some users reeled at the $800 price of the Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) 10-inch tablet, Archos has introduced two very low-cost Android tablets in the Arnova 8 ($150) and Arnova 10 ($199). Initially, both tablets will ship with a ARM9 600MHz processor and with resistive touch screens. However, both are expected to be upgraded to ARM Cortex-A8 1Ghz chips (similar to the current iPad) and capacitive touch screens within the next two to three months, while the prices are expected to hold steady.
Wireless streaming in and out of the house
Archos has revealed its Arnova Internet radio and TV hub. The web-connected device can stream over 12,000 web radio stations through its 2x2 Watt speakers
and over 1,500 web TV channels, which can viewed on its 3.5-inch color TFT 320x240 display. It comes with 2GB of internal storage, but also incorporates an SD card reader from which it can read audio files such as MP3, WAV, AAC and FLAC. Supported video files include AVI, MP4 and FLV.
Archos 70c color e-reader now up for pre-order
The Archos 70 color e-book reader that's been shipping in Europe since December can now be pre-ordered in the US. Called the Archos 70c, the device carries a $150 price tag on JR.com. The 7-inch device runs on Android 2.1 and has official Adobe DRM support for ePub books.
Amazon top 2010 list has Kindle, MacBook Pro
Amazon wrapped up the year on Thursday with word that itself and Apple topped the lists of its most popular items of the year. The Kindle with Wi-Fi unsurprisingly topped both the bestseller and wish list charts for electronics, but Apple had unusual success in computers. The 13-inch MacBook Pro was both the bestselling notebook on Amazon and the most wished for, although the most gifted was a low-end, 15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite.
France could tax iPad but draw Archos lawsuit
France may soon approve extending a levy that could charge extra for the iPad and most other high-end tablets, a local trade publication warned late on Monday. The country would expand an anti-piracy levy already covering smaller devices to charge as much as 12 euros ($16) extra for any tablet running a non-desktop OS and with more than 40GB of storage. Only Windows tablets would be completely exempted, although the Galaxy Tab's 32GB cap would keep it exempt in its current form as well.
Gear allows for voice calls, texting
The maker of the Peel 520, GoSolarUSA, has announced that it is now looking for Apple's approval. The case lets iPod touch owners make voice calls and send text messages, mimicking some of the functionality of the iPhone, although Internet access is still limited to Wi-Fi. GoSolarUSA says that after "being contacted by representatives of Apple," it is now pursuing Made for iPod certification, something the accessory previously lacked. The company could potentially have faced legal action.
Verizon outs FiOS Flex View for Android and BBerry
Verizon today switched on Flex View as an on-demand option for FiOS TV viewers. Both the desktop and mobile versions of its Media Manager app can buy or rent the same video on demand options as they would have from the fiber optic service itself. Video is stored locally to work offline and supports bookmarks to pick up playback later.
7.0-inch model joins 4.3-inch sibling
Archos has started shipping its second Android 2.2 (Froyo) internet tablet, the Archos 70. It joins its 4.3-inch sibling, the Archos 43, which began shipping yesterday. While the Archos 43 is aimed at the iPod touch and has no obvious Android competitors, the Archos 70 joins a slew of Android internet tablets that aim to challenge the iPad. The Archos 70 shares most of its major components with the Archos 43, other than its larger 7.0-inch 800x400 capacitive multi-touch display.