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ICS Update for Archos G9 Tablets Now Available

March 8, 2012

Archos G9 tablets owner, you will soon be able to join the small ranks of Android device owners in the world that sport Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Thanks to the special mail that was just delivered in our mailbox today, we are pleased to inform you that Archos is planning to roll out over-the-air upgrade for all Archos G9 tablets to ICS starting today.

Devices that are eligible for the ICS update include the Archos 80 G9 and Archos 101 G9 models; both the classic and turbo variants. Upgrading the old Honeycomb to ICS is as simple as connecting the tablet to an available Internet connection.  You will see a notification that appears as a letter “A” that tells you a new firmware is available. Select the notification to begin downloading, wait until it finishes, and complete the process by selecting ‘Yes’ to install.

Some of the improvements that you will experience on the ICS-totting G9 tablets include easier multitasking, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, enhanced imaging capabilities, and better social media integration. You can also expect unique Archos add-ons, such as full 1080p support, optimized File Manager that supports full drag and drop, Ethernet USB dongle support, and Archos’ own remote control application. Lest we forget the Face Unlock feature, which lets you log in to your tablet simply by smiling, or other preferable facial expressions, to the tablet’s front camera.

The Argos 80 G9 tablet features TI OMAP4 multi-core processor running 1GHz to 1.5GHz, 8-inch screen with 1024 x 768 resolution, and 720p front camera, while the Argos 101 G9 comes with similar specs – save for the bigger 10-inch screen with 1200 x 800 resolution.

In the past, Argos was mostly known for its range of affordable portable multimedia players. It didn’t take long for the company to jump on the Android bandwagon as it released the Archos 5 Internet Tablet back in 2009.

Any Archos owners out there excited for this one?