The Archos 5 Internet Tablet is a handheld device with a 5 inch display, some pretty decent media player software, and oh yeah, the ability to surf the web and run Google Android apps. But it ships with Google Android 1.6, which is starting to feel a bit dated. So what’s a hacker to do?
Yeah, that’s a silly question. Archos Fans forum member andoreas has been hard at work porting Android 2.2 to the mobile device. His latest build even supports OpenGL.
Right now it’s just a proof of concept that’s a bit rough around the edges. But you can check out a video after the break showing the Archos 5 running Android 2.2 Froyo. You’ll need an WebM-capable browser to see the video.
via OpenAOS and GadgetMix