Archos 5 Internet Tablet Firmware Update Enables OpenGL 3D Hardware Acceleration

Any ARCHOS 5 users out there still proudly using their device will wake up to a firmware update for the tablet today. The most notable improvement you’ll see is that it now has native support for OpenGL 3D hardware acceleration. Developers that target the platform would love this, and the end-result for users would be nothing short of mouth-watering if it’s ever taken advantage.

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Other improvements include the addition of ThinkFree 2.0 (office suite), improved memory management, new 3D games (presumably to take advantage of that newfound hardware acceleration), and more. Grab the download and installation instructions now by making your way over to the Archos website.

[via GadgetMix]

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  • Ryan

    it will be interesting to see what is done with these new features, newegg is/was selling them on sale recently.

  • Ryan

    However I still think ill wait on an android tablet until Tegra 2 is released.

  • l77onte

    This is old news. The firmware that enabled opengl was released about a month ago.

    see: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=34032

  • SK

    Too freakin’ old news! I got all excited thinking they released on today! Only to be disappointed by this ooold news!

  • SK

    Ok, I take it back. I’m an idiot for not verifying I77onte’s claim.

    They did release an update, albeit a really small update.

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