Archos cancels Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for G9 tablets
The Archos G9 series of tablets first hit the streets in 2011, and they’re still available for purchase from the Archos store. They feature TI OMAP 4 processors, the Google Play Store, and a few other features that help set them apart from the company’s earlier tablets.
Archos originally shipped 8 inch and 10 inch G9 tablets with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and later upgraded the tablets to support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. But now that looks like it will be the end of the line.
In a comment on Facebook, an Archos representative says that “after many months of analysis and testing,” the company has decided not to release an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
But if you want to run a newer version of Android on these tablets, it looks like you may have to look to the user community: There are custom ROMs that let you load unofficial builds of Android 4.2 on these tablets, including CanogenMod 10.1 and Paranoid Android.