Archos 70 v2

Archos is preparing to update the Archos 70 Gen8 tablet which has been available since 2010. The new model won’t have the speedy dual core processor found in the company’s Gen 9 tablets, but it will have a few major updates over the company’s original 7 inch Android tablet, including:

  • 512MB of RAM (updated from 256)
  • 1024 x 600 pixel display (instead of 800 x 480 pixels)
  • Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system (rather than Android 2.2 Froyo)

The tablet will have the same TI OMAP3 processor as the original. The tablet will feature 8GB or more of storage and there’s a microSD card slot for expansion.

jBmm.fr reports that the Archos 70 V2 Gen8 tablet will be available in later 2011 or early 2012 and will sell for about $199 and up.

via ArcTablet

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4 replies on “Archos 70 V2 to ship soon with Android 3.2”

  1. I have had this tablet for a year and I have generally been happy with the exception of the 256 mb of RAM which has among other things meant not Google Earth.  Hopefully version 2 will come with market already loaded.  At around $200 it will be competitive with B&N and Kindle tables, especially with camera and bluetooth.

    1. I believe one of the requirements to have certain Google apps preloaded (including Market) is to have GPS like the Gen9s have. With this still being a Gen8, it will more than likely NOT have GPS, so I doubt it will come with Market. At least we have Arctools and Gappsinstaller to load market. On another note, I’ve had Google Earth loaded and working on my A70 for s long time now.

  2. Interesting.  Hopefully, the idiots will allocated more than 256mb for apps.

    1. Android 3.x takes away the differentiation between app storage and data storage. So 5+ GB of storage should be available for apps and data.

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