Archos Gen 8 Tablets Get Froyo 2.2.1

gen8 Archos Gen 8 Tablets Get Froyo 2.2.1

Today Archos released Android 2.2.1 better knows as Froyo for their 8th generation of internet tablets of PMPs, or MP3 players- which ever you would like to call them. The models include the 28, 32, 43, 70, and 101. I just loaded it onto my 32 and it looks and works great. You can find the change log here and download here. (via Archos Forums)

5 Comments

Austin Welles on December 2, 2010 11:04 PM

Finally! It’s about time they made this update. I’m most excited about the addition of a capacitive screen to both the 70 and 101. I’m highly considering a 70 now. The switch couldn’t have come sooner. A review of the 70 would be good sometime in the future.

Sasuke on December 3, 2010 11:15 AM

hey man.

is the Android 2.2.1 compatible with the Archos 5 IT..??

Thanks :)

NXTreme on December 3, 2010 5:24 PM

Great, we now have flash! Now, if only ABi would produce some reviews of these tablets… I’m waiting!

Tmc on December 4, 2010 10:51 AM

The 28,32 and 70 are seeing the light of day in etail, but the 43 and 101 are still taking a LOONG time to get first & second shipments. Looks like it will take a few months of shipments before the supply/demand works itself through to meet demand. BTW, there are a few bugs/issues that will need to be corrected that Archos are aware of. They’ve also downclocked the processor for stability & battery saving purposes. No doubt that there will be apps to overclock on-demand just like other o/s as necessary.

The 5th gen tablets aren’t compatible with the 2.2.1 build fisrt, for purely for product favoratism reasons first & foremost (as to not cannibalize a new product line) & second to take the time to get firmware updates “right” becaus it’s important not to “brick” a discontinued product.

Lucien Dominick G. Tiojanco on December 31, 2010 1:42 AM

These are available locally here however the way they are priced locally does not make sense. You’re better off buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab instead.

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