Archos Tablets Android 2.2 Froyo Update

Archos has announced that a good number of its Android tablets will be getting an update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) shortly.

Model numbers that will get the update include the 23, 32, 43, 70 and 101 series. The new version will be Android 2.2.1 which allows for better performance on the tablet, better battery life as well as a few other new features.

The update was first mentioned on November 30 on the Archos site and has the following 15 or so items that will be included…

* Higher performance: just in time compiler (JIT) technology makes applications run up to 5 times faster than previous Android “Eclair” 2.1 firmwares
* Enhanced Microsoft Exchange support: it is now possible to synchronize contacts and calendar events
* Allow to install more 3rd party applications by installing them on the storage memory (for applications that supports it)
* Video: movie information and cover retrieval in video file info dialog
* Multiple selection mode is now always enabled in the file manager
* External bluetooth GPS receivers are now supported
* Better assistance is provided in the tethering wizard to pair with cell phone using bluetooth DUN profile (smart APN detection)
* OpenVPN is now supported
* Slideshow support for network shares has been added to Gallery and Photoframe applications
* Photoframe: full screen picture can now be displayed on double tap when in floating image mode
* Manual white balance setting has been added in Camera application
* Faster USB write transfer
* Battery: more accurate battery charge estimation
* Audio: improved compatibility with android audio stream volume management (voice/music/ringtone etc.)
* Orientation: fixed compatibility issue with some applications working with inverted accelerometer axis

Archos doesn’t mention a release date, unless it is November 30, and if thats the case you should be already downloading it now.

Via: Engadget


  1. Hi,
    I hope that Archos series will get upgrade …soon. What about the subtitles (or closed-captions) will add for that?

    Thank you.

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