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[News] [Rival] Archos Shows Why Windows Sucks

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Archos Shows Why Windows Sucks
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 10:18:40 +0000
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Archos$550 tablet doesnât make Windows look all that good


Archos 9 tablet doesn't make Windows look good

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| Windows just doesn't seem at home when 
| squeezed into this 1.8-pound slab, with a 
| touch-sensitive screen that is 8.9 inches on 
| the diagonal. It's sluggish, and the controls 
| aren't adapted to the size of the screen or 
| the fact that there's no real keyboard or 
| mouse.



Review: Sluggish Archos 9 demonstrates pitfalls of tablet PCs, need for new tack by Microsoft

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| Windows just doesn't seem at home when squeezed into this
| 1.8-pound (0.8 kilogram) slab, with a touch-sensitive screen
| that is 8.9 inches (22 centimeters) on the diagonal. It's sluggish,
| and the controls aren't adapted to the size of the screen or the
| fact that there's no real keyboard or mouse.
| [...]
| It's a little disconcerting that the Windows tablet
| experience is so poor, nine years after Microsoft made a
| big push for its Tablet PC version of Windows XP. Clearly,
| Microsoft hasn't really adapted Windows properly for this type of device.


Archos to launch Two New Android Tablets at CeBIT.

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| Weâve just had word from Archosâ German PR
| company that Archos will announce two new
| Android Tablets at CeBIT.


Two Archos Android home-use tablets at CeBIT 2010

,----[ Quote ]
| The Archos 7 looks pretty much to be locked-
| in for CeBIT in around a weekâs time, but
| according to Archosâ German PR team the
| company have a second Android-based internet
| tablet to bring to the show. CarryPad have
| heard that two new devices are in the works
| for the Germany-based show, both described as
| âgood value Android Tablets that are
| specially designed for use in the homeâ.


Archos 5 gets Firmware Update

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| Recently, I turned on my Archos 5 tablet for
| my nightly reading and found notification for
| the firmware update (1.7.77). Alas it's still
| Android 1.6. The update went without a glitch
| but if you are wondering what was includes
| here's rundown from the Archos support site:
|     * Extended Bluetoothâ support for
|     cellphone tethering (DUN and PAN)
| [...]


ARCHOS publishes Linux distro for 5 and 7 series Internet Media Tablets

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| ARCHOS, the French multimedia tablet
| manufacturer, has published Special Developer
| Edition (SDE) firmware that allows developers
| to easily install a complete Linux
| distribution onto its 5 and 7-series Internet
| Tablets. The SDE is based on a customised
| embedded build of ÃngstrÃm Linux and does not
| contain any of the company's legacy
| multimedia software.


Archos posts 'full' Linux distro for Android tablet

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| Media player maker Archos has posted a full
| Linux distro that will run on its Archos 5
| machine.


Angstrom Linux available for Archos 5 Internet Tablet


Archos readying 7-inch Android tablet?

,----[ Quote ]
| The screen resolution is set at 800x480
| pixels, while a webcam is built into the
| device's frame.


Archos 7 Android Tablet w/ Flash Storage Leaked

,----[ Quote ]
| There is of course an Archos 7 Tablet on the
| Archos site running on Linux. This new scoop
| from ArchosLounge points to an Android-based
| Archos 7 tablet. The specs also indicates a
| flash-storage device instead of a hard drive
| one. It should be the same 7-inch 800 x 480
| touchscreen tablet with WiFi. The Archos 7
| Android comes with a 180 euro price or about
| 150 British pounds.


Archos 5 Internet Tablet

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| Archos has created quite a stir when he was
| introducing a version of the Archos 5 Internet
| Media Tablet runs on Android to be the owner
| of, based on Linux operating system announced.
| We examine here the Cyber-shot Archos 5
| Internet Tablet with flash memory, 32 GB with
| about 230 prizes. Two models of thick disks
| are also available: a 160 GB version for about
| 250 and 500 GB for a 290 or thereabouts.


Android Market On Archos 5 Internet Tablet

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| Issues be gone! The folks at ArchosFans.com have
| figured out a way for owners of the Archos 5 to
| get Android Market and all of the Google Apps
| like Maps, Talk Calendar and more onto the the
| device!


Archos releases developer edition firmware for Internet Tablets

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| Based on the Angstrom Linux distribution,
| this is by no means a commercial distro (no
| multimedia software) but since you're taking
| it upon yourself to code the next great
| multimedia / social networking / productivity
| / time travel app anyways, you don't really
| want to be bogged down by such pedestrian
| fare.


Archos 5 & Archos 7 Tablets Get New Developer Firmware [Archos
Releases Special Developer Edition Firmware for Its Internet Media Tablets]

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| The new special edition firmware is available
| as a âproof-of-conceptâ according to the
| press release and it âdoes not contain the
| traditional Archos multimedia software.â
| Developers interested in building native
| applications for the Archost 5 and Archos 7
| platforms will surely enjoy the release and
| weâre definitely interested in their upcoming
| apps.
| In fact if youâre going to use this Angstrom
| Linux distribution-based firmware to create
| any fabulous app, then, by all means, let us
| know about it.


Archos 5 Internet Tablet Android-based PMP

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| Gone is Archos' own - not exactly super
| swish - Linux-based OS and in its place
| sits Google's Linux-based mobile operating
| system, the first time that it's been seen
| in an official capacity on a shipping
| product that's not a phone.
| However, it's probably worth getting this
| out of the way early on: not all Android
| devices are created equal. Yes, Android is
| an open source operating system that any
| manufacturer can download and install onto
| its hardware without paying a fee. However,
| don't expect it come with all the
| applications you're accustomed to seeing on
| phones from the likes of HTC, for example.
| Specifically, you won't find Google's suit
| of apps on there by default since Google
| doesn't give those away for free.


Archos 5 Internet Tablet review


The Androids Have Landed

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| Verizon has joined the Android invasion. T-
| Mobile was the first to incorporate the
| Google open source operation system, but
| with Sprint and now Verizon on board, the
| Android is mounting a taciturn coup d'etat
| that could annihilate the iPhone OS and
| become the top dog of operating systems.


Archos Android 'tablet phone' confirmed

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| Media player specialist Archos will launch an Android-based
| mobile phone next year, the company has revealed.


Archos 5: The Linux Internet tablet for everyone

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| If you want to buy one, they'll be available tomorrow,
| September 16th, from Amazon and the Archos Web site. There is
| one major caveat: this second-generation Archos 5 has the same
| name as its predecessor and, just to look at it, you could
| mistake it for its immediate ancestor. If you want to buy one,
| make darn sure you're getting the new model. Prices range from
| $249.99 for the 8GB device to $439.99 for the 500GB top-end
| model.


Android tablet plays 720p video

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| Archos is shipping the Android version of its media-oriented
| Archos 5 Internet Tablet. The Archos 5 runs on a Texas
| Instruments OMAP3x SoC and comes in flash (8GB to 32GB) or hard
| drive versions (160GB to 500GB), with a 4.8-inch, 800x480
| touchscreen, 720p video, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth, says Archos.


Archos' Android Tablet Looks Imminent--and Slick

,----[ Quote ]
| That's the Android operating system running on this fairly slick looking
| ARCHOS tablet, which is concrete proof that Android is headed for more than
| just smartphones. As JKOnTheRun notes, the ARCHOS 5 Android-based Internet
| Tablet isn't scheduled to go on sale until September 15th, but online
| retailer B&H jumped the gun and has a 500GB version of it shown and listed on
| its site. The ARCHOS 5 is a 5-inch slate, and JKOnTheRun reports that at one
| time B&H listed both HDD and SSD models, with prices ranging from $294 to
| $420, depending on configuration. Those specs have since been removed.


Archos 10 Ubuntu with 500GB hard disk and 2GB RAM released!

,----[ Quote ]
| This is pretty awesome. Archos releases the Archos 10 Ubuntu edition, with a
| 500GB hard drive, 2GB RAM and a 6-cell battery built-in. Running Ubuntu 9.04.
| All for not much more than the Archos 10 with Windows XP, 160GB and 1GB of
| RAM: available for 375â at french retailer Surcouf.


Archos to announce Android device next month?

,----[ Quote ]
| So Archos will apparently be announcing something on June 11th in Paris and
| the general consensus is that itâll probably be the Internet Media Tablet
| with voice support running Android that was announced back in early February.

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