ARCHOS G9 Tablets Get Sweeter with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)

Posted on Mar 8 2012 - 11:58am by Mike Wewerka

Budget tablet maker, Archos, has just announced that it’s G9 tablet will be getting a little sweeter today, as Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, begins to rollout OTA. The G9 will be getting version 4.0.3 and aside from the new OS, the G9 will also be getting improved text input and spell checking, a dynamic voice input engine, enhanced imaging capabilities and a redesigned Gallery app with photo editor.

The full press release is below. Anyone else finding it odd that a budget company like Archos can deliver Android 4.0 before Google can update its own Nexus S 4G? Makes you think, doesn’t it.

Over-the-air updates begin rolling out worldwide today

Denver, CO – (March 8, 2012) – ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, has released the latest version of the AndroidTM platform for its G9 tablet range – Android 4.0.3 also known as “Ice Cream Sandwich.”

Starting today, the over-the-air (OTA) upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich will begin rolling out to G9 owner’s worldwide. Just look for the notification “A” in the lower right hand corner of your device – click it, download it and begin your Ice Cream Sandwich experience.

Android 4.0 builds on the things people love most about Android — faster web browsing, easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and enhanced social media integration. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing with improved text input and spell checking, a dynamic voice input engine, enhanced imaging capabilities and a redesigned Gallery app with photo editor.

Unique ARCHOS add-ons for Ice Cream Sandwich include full 1080p support for most video codecs, movies and TV shows description and subtitles automatic download, wireless content sharing between your device and any computer or DNLA compatible TV’ and 3D video support for MKV3D files. Additional features include an optimized File Manager with full drag and drop support, Ethernet USB dongle support and the ARCHOS remote control application that allows your tablet to be controlled by any Android device.

With full Google certification, the ARCHOS G9 range will continue to benefit from all the GoogleTM Apps (GmailTM, Google MapsTM, Google TalkTM, etc.) and full access to the Android MarketTM with over 450,000 apps.

For additional details of regarding the ARCHOS Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, please download the update fact sheet.

For more information about the G9 tablets and ARCHOS full product range visit ARCHOS online.