Another entry-level 8-inch Android tablet is about to rear its head in the U.S. market soon. With the Archos Arnova 8 G2 tablet having just passed mandatory certification requirements of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), this newcomer to the 8-inch tablets race will soon be making its appearance.
Assigned the FCC ID SOVAN8G2, the Arnova 8 G2 reportedly comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a Rockchip 2918 processor. FCC documents revealed support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, which suggests that the tablet may be a Wi-Fi only device. It also sports an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen (with pixel resolution of 800×600 presumably the same as in the Arnova 8), physical control buttons, and front-side speakers.
The Arnova 8 G2 is supposed to be the next-generation successor of the Arnova 8 (hence, the “G2”) in the name. And, being an updated version, the Arnova 8 G2 might command a price range a bit higher than the Arnova 8’s. We’re looking at a price point somewhere around US$150 and US$200, although that’s just plain guesswork. No official word on the pricing on release date or price yet.
The Arnova 8 G2 will most likely carry on with the Arnova 8’s 4-gigabyte inbuilt flash storage, which can be expanded to a few gigabytes more via an SD card slot.
If you are looking for inexpensive Android tablets for casual use, the Arnova 8 G2 might be worth looking into. Could this be your next Android tablet?