Archos offers a number of low-cost Android tablets… and the company’s Arnova brand offers even cheaper devices with lower quality components. But if you’re looking for a bargain rather than the fastest processor or highest quality screen, you could probably do worse than an Arnova tablet, and according to an FCC listing it looks like a new model is on the way.
The label on the front of the tablet reads “Arnova 8 G2,” which makes this a second-generation version of the Arnova 8 tablet with an 8 inch display. The original had an 800 x 600 pixel resistive touchscreen display, Android 2.1 operating system, and 802.11b/g WiFi.
Unfortunately we don’t have any specs for the new model yet, but the photos show a tablet with a series of physical buttons. So my guess is the device will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread or an older version of the operating system. Tablets with Android 3.0 and up don’t use physical buttons for Home, Back, Search, or Menu functions.