Archos

  • Archos To Launch A Line Of “Pebble-Like” Smartwatches For iOS And Android At CES

    Archos To Launch A Line Of “Pebble-Like” Smartwatches For iOS And Android At CES

    Archos just dropped a huge smattering of CES news in advance of the huge annual tech show, which kicks off next week in Las Vegas. Among the various announcements, tucked away near the bottom, is the revelation that it will be introducing a “selection of smartwatches” for 2014, which will start at under £50 (roughtly $82 U.S.). Read More

  • Review: The Archos Gen10 101 XS Android Tablet

    Review: The Archos Gen10 101 XS Android Tablet

    Short Version: Want the Microsoft Surface without the Microsoft? Archos may have the device for you. This unique tablet/keyboard combo turns itself from traditional slate into an Android-powered ultralight in a few simple steps. Best of all, it’s going to get Jelly Bean in Q4 2012 so your investment, at least for a few months, will be sound. The cons? It’s a little chintzy, a… Read More

  • Archos G9 Tablets To Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Early Next Year (Video)

    Archos G9 Tablets To Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Early Next Year (Video)

    I wouldn’t be shocked to hear that you had perhaps forgotten about the Archos G9 tablets. They haven’t seen much coverage of late, though we did get our hands on one back in October. In our review we found them to be fun but ugly, with various ports and a somewhat untrustworthy build quality, though solid enough for casual use. But the 8- and 10-inch G9 slates may be due for a… Read More

  • Archos 80 G9 Tablet Review: Fun But Ugly

    Archos 80 G9 Tablet Review: Fun But Ugly

    Short Version: The Archos 80 G9 tablet isn’t necessarily something I’d recommend for the hardcore tablet enthusiast, but it certainly gets the job done. Powered by pure Android 3.2 Honeycomb, the tab offers everything you’d expect out of Android and a nice variety of ports, albeit with a somewhat rough build-quality. Read More

  • Archos Q9 Tablet Is A Beefy, Honeycomb-Running Machine

    Archos Q9 Tablet Is A Beefy, Honeycomb-Running Machine

    The Archos G9 tablet comes in two flavors, 8-inch and 10-inch, and runs Honeycomb 3.2. The specs are more than acceptable with the 8-incher starting at $299 for 1 GHz of power and $100 more for a half a GHz extra. The tablets have internal flash memory of up to 16GB or a 250GB hard drive, your choice. Read More

  • Meet Philly’s New Android-Powered Newspaper: The Arnova 10 G2

    Meet Philly’s New Android-Powered Newspaper: The Arnova 10 G2

    The Philadelphia Media Network has had an ambitious summer: in July, the company announced their intention to sell subsidized Android tablets with subscriptions to the digital editions of Philly’s two daily papers. August was presumably spent sourcing hardware and working on the apps, and now that summer is over, PMN is ready to reveal the fruits of their labor. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $79 7-inch Archos Android Tablet

    CrunchDeals: $79 7-inch Archos Android Tablet

    John riled up the Internet the other day by stating buying Archos’ latest, low-cost tablet is like buying cut-rate toilet paper. I get that and fully agree. Howover, some people have more of a tolerance for crapgadgets than others and if that’s you, head over to Woot and snag this $80 7-inch Android tablet. It’s 2010′s model running on Android 1.6 but comes with a… Read More

  • Archos Releases $99 Android Tablet, I Release Bile

    Archos Releases $99 Android Tablet, I Release Bile


    This $99 Archos tablet runs Froyo and has a 7-inch 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen and 4 amazing GB of storage. No mention of processor but I suspect a few TI-81s have sacrificed their lives to be part of this mess. Read More

  • Xoom Too Expensive? Try These 5 Inexpensive Android Tablets Instead

    Xoom Too Expensive? Try These 5 Inexpensive Android Tablets Instead

    The comments on yesterday’s post concerning the Xoom’s bungled launch stated loud and clear that people want inexpensive Android tablets — or at least that the high MSRP was the Xoom’s undoing. The thought is that if you’re going to spend over $500 on a tablet, the iPad is the only choice, which therefore makes the $800 Xoom a no-sale. I sort of agree with that… Read More

  • The Archos Arnova 10 Trades High Amounts Of Memory For A Lower Price

    The Archos Arnova 10 Trades High Amounts Of Memory For A Lower Price

    Archos quietly became the favorite low-cost Android tablet maker of fanboys everywhere thanks to a solid 2010 offering. The company’s Arnova brand builds upon the same formula with even cheaper tablets. The secret sauce? The bare minimum amount of internal memory. But buyers might overlook that little detail especially with the Arnova 10 shipping for only $180. Read More

  • Archos Actually Doing Well, Financial-Wise

    Archos Actually Doing Well, Financial-Wise

    Remember Archos? With all this talk of Droids v. iStuff, Archos’ stable and handsome PMP/Tablet line has been cast by the wayside, relegated to a distant third place where it commiserates daily with Creative and the Zune. However in many markets Archos is still a leader and now they have the financials to prove it. According to a recent release, Archos hit 83 million Euro in revenue… Read More

  • Uproar Surrounds Possible French Tablet Tax That Would Exempt Windows-Based Tablets

    Uproar Surrounds Possible French Tablet Tax That Would Exempt Windows-Based Tablets

    A proposed French law (well, an expansion of an existing law) has supporters of Android and other non-Windows operating systems slightly upset. The law would make it so that France’s private copying levy applies to all non-Windows tablets, that is, Android tablets and the iPad. The private copying levy was first introduced several years ago and adds a “copying fee” to… Read More

  • The Archos 101 Be Shippin', Me Hearties

    The Archos 101 Be Shippin', Me Hearties


    I don’t know why I said that in a pirate voice. Probably because the news that this 10-inch tablet, highly anticipated in some quarters, is now shipping. At least, the 8GB version is. It won’t arrive with 2.2 on it, like the other Archos tablets, though. What, do you think Froyo grows on trees?! Avast! Update: It was for a little while, anyway. Are they finding these things or… Read More

  • Archos Tablets Now Shipping With Froyo

    Archos Tablets Now Shipping With Froyo

    We posted a video a little while back of Froyo running on Archos’ recently-released Android tablets, and figured that the real rollout must be happening soon. Well, that seems to be the case, as the 28, 43, 70, and 101 models are now (or will be soon) shipping with Android 2.2 baked right on in. Read More

  • Archos Gen8 Series Getting Android 2.2 Soon

    Archos Gen8 Series Getting Android 2.2 Soon

    Good news for the Archos fans out there who’ve been waiting on the Froyo update since the new line’s introduction in August. It seems that the time is drawing near when you will have it running officially on your tablet &mdsah; though you certainly might have hacked it on there before now. This is the official build, much less risk of bricking. Read More

  • Archos Drops Five Android Tablets From 2.8 To 10.1 Inches

    Archos Drops Five Android Tablets From 2.8 To 10.1 Inches


    Just when you thought you were safe from tablet news for a day… Archos strikes. The new Archos line of tablets has just been revealed, and there’s something for everybody, as long as everybody wants some kind of Android device. Read More

  • Archos Generation 8 Android Tablet Specs Hit Early

    Archos Generation 8 Android Tablet Specs Hit Early


    Archos was making touchscreen PMPs cool well before the iPod touch debuted. The firm’s upcoming PMP, however, will be a bit different as it looks like it will be rocking Android at an incredible price. We like. Read More

  • The iPad Alternatives — The 'Where Are They Now' Edition

    The iPad Alternatives — The 'Where Are They Now' Edition

    The iPad is the king of tablets and might hold that title for years to come. However, there are a ton of alternatives that we’ve featured over the last few months, mostly in these two posts (1 & 2) detailing the top 14. But since I ran those posts, a lot has changed and while some managed to make it to the market, others were delayed or scrapped entirely. It’s sad, really. Read More

  • Archos 7 Home Tablet: June, $199

    Archos 7 Home Tablet: June, $199

    We now have a release date and price for the Archos 7 Home Tablet, a device that Matt has been talking about pretty much nonstop for a while now. Does June for $199 sound good to you? Hope so, because that’s what we’re looking at. Read More

  • The Archos 5 Internet Tablet gets access to Android Market's paid apps

    The Archos 5 Internet Tablet gets access to Android Market's paid apps

    The Archos 5 Internet Tablet just got a bit cooler. It finally has access to paid apps from the Android Market thanks to the latest firmware. This solves one of the biggest gripes we’ve heard about the small Android tablets. Previsously users could only download the free Android apps, not the preimum apps that cost something. This is actually a significant move in the Android tablet… Read More