ARCHOS releases Ice Cream Sandwich for its G9 series tablets

ARCHOS has an update ready for its G9 series tablets bringing their aging Android 3.2 builds into the modern era with a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. The new software brings the software build of the ARCHOS 80 G9 and ARCHOS 101 G9 to Android 4.0.3. Slightly confusing is that the update is software version 4.0.4. Along with all the accoutrements of ICS, the 8-inch and 10.1-inch G9 tablets receive updates to MediaCenter and File Manager and enhanced USB file transfer. The full changelog can be found at ARCHOS site as well as the link for downloading the update.

[ARCHOS via EuroDroid]

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TAGS: Archos 101 G9 , Archos 80 G9

  • RedPandaAlex

    Didn’t expect Archos to be one of the first to get their devices updated.

  • Ben Kapferer

    The new iPad is also $100+ more expensive.

    • Jason Crumbley

      Which is why I don’t understand people that complain about Android tablets being too expensive.

    • Aeires

      Don’t feed the troll, just hit the flag and report it.

  • Frans-Peter van der Leur

    And what about the early adopters of Archos tablets end 2010? They are still stuck with Android 2.2! Never buy an Archos, this is probably the last update you will see!

  • http://phandroid deh2002

    Wow, other manufacturers should be very ashamed that the bargain brand is pushing major updates first. I would be embarrassed if I were Samsung, htc, or any others that can’t get it pushed out to their customers. Very sad in my opinion, very sad.

  • idongacha

    .4 because its a rare 8″ screen

    • Mrs. Bossy

      no, it’s all their tables. the G9 tablets too, 10.1″ and 7″

  • JibberX

    I have an Archos 80 G9, with Android 3.2 is was a bit crap really, it would bomb applications out at random, be generally unstable and would freeze properly at times (usually to do with the Flash player). 

    The Android 4.0 ICS update has totally transformed the device from a slightly overpriced picture frame/paper weight/Android curio into something I genuinely use everyday, Netflix, Email, Web surfing all that jazz, it has yet to crash once, and the performance is considerably faster than it was.

    I am surprised how little coverage this is getting, this is a £200 ICS tablet, wifi, bluetooth, hdmi, 3g stick port thingy, microsd card slot, its got a freaking kick stand people, a kick stand.