Old 03-06-2011, 06:07 PM
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Default Can the Archos 43 be upgraded to Honeycomb?

I am thinking about getting a Archos 43 and was wondering if it could be upgraded to the newest version of Android, Honeycomb 3.0
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:48 PM
barryem barryem is offline
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The Archos 43 has a single core processor and Honeycomb requires a dual core processor.

I doubt many of the current tablets can be upgraded.

I have an A43 and it would probably be nice to put Honeycomb on it but really it's very nice as it is. They've done a good job with it.

I've owned a lot of Archos devices over the years and they tend to get a lot of things wrong but they often get enough right to make their stuff worthwhile. I think this time they did a much better job than with their past devices.

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Old 03-07-2011, 05:14 PM
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Actually the rumors that Honeycomb required a dual core processor was derided a while ago. The Nook Color and T-Mobile G1 are able to run Honeycomb, so I wouldn't be surprised if the 43 were able to run it.

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Old 03-07-2011, 11:29 PM
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A few people having it running on the developers firmware on several different gen8 devices. So it can if they release it or you use the developer firmware which apparently voids the warranty.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:41 AM
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There is a Angstrom (Embedded Linux) variant in the SDE firmware to download from Archos breaking Archos warranty (but not the defects liability by law being two years in europe). My guess is that the seller cannot find out if the warranty was void but only Archos itself (after you put back the original firmware on the device).

Honeycomb has no limitation whatsoever I read at different places. Last year there were many rumours concerning hardware limitations. They did not even post some recommended hardware. The only thing I read is that applications for larger screen sizes are encouraged to be developed. IMO best would be to offer support for two screen types, low and high resolution.
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