08/12/2010, The Archos 5 Internet tablet is the first Android-powered device from the company, rolling out a good one year ago. Well, it seems to have reached the end of the road as Best Buy is letting its inventory of the 16GB A5A disappear in due time, as most stores have already sold out the 5″ tablets that were once as plentiful as the buffalo which roam the plains of North […]
06/04/2010, The Archos 5 Internet tablet is a decent portable media player, although it hasn’t lit up the world with its Web browsing capability, and it isn’t exactly the best platform to play games on it where Android-powered devices are concerned. Archos has decided to fix this issue with a software update which adds support for OpenGL, which basically means you are able to enjoy 3D games such as Speed Forge […]
05/12/2010, The Archos 5 Internet tablet seems to have had an “upgrade” (this word is relative depending on which camp you’re on as you read further) where its operating system is concerned thanks to a bunch of hackers who decided to have the device run on Nokia’s Linux-based Maemo operating system instead of the standard Google Android OS which it ships with. With Maemo installed, you are able to take advantage […]
04/27/2010, It has been a long time in coming, but Archos 5 users are finally able to gain access to the full Android Market, completing the tablet experience. This is in stark contrast to other Android-powered tablets that have limited access to free apps or even worse, none at all to the Android Market. This bodes well for the supposed flurry of Android-powered tablets that will be hitting the market later […]
03/29/2010, While you might still be waiting for the Android 2.1 update for the Archos 5 (read our review), here is a little something to tide you over until that fateful day arrives – with the 1.7.95 firmware update that will feature a bunch of new features as detailed in the image above. We’re stoked that there is a new “deep sleep” mode that helps prolong battery life while improving Wi-Fi […]
01/21/2010, Folks who own the Archos 5 device will be pleased to know that a full OS update to Android 1.6 (aka Donut) has been released. Too bad there aren’t any groundbreaking changes with no Android markeplace support in sight, although that can be remedied with but a hack which will most probably happen in the near future. Initial problems reported by users who have made the 1.6 update include the […]
12/28/2009, Folks who own the Archos 5 Android-powered Internet tablet experienced a rather short-lived joy today – first, they received a new 1.6.08 firmware update which fixes a handful of existing features, only to have Archos pull the update from its website later on. Apparently, this was due to a last-minute major issue with the Web Browser, and they will spend the next few days flushing gremlins out of their system. […]
11/28/2009, It looks like Archos is quite supportive of developers, evidenced by its recent PR that confirms that the company is making a proof-of-concept “developer edition” firmware for its ARCHOS 5 and ARCHOS 7 Internet Media Tablets. The firmware will be based on the Angstrom Linux distribution, though it certainly isn’t meant to be a commercial distro. Are you planning to tweak your Archos device with this when it’s released?
11/19/2009, The Archos 5 tablet has received its latest firmware update, bumping up the version number to 1.3.07, where among the long list of changes and fixes include improved support for MP4 and MKV videos, fixed playback resolution issues and fixed support for full screen playback of YouTube and YouTube HD content. Apart from that, you can now output content via the Archos 5′s TV-out capability via the battery dock or […]
10/12/2009, Despite being just a couple of days out, Amazon has stopped all orders for its 160GB hard drive-based Archos 5 device, placing the item “under review.” Apparently, it might be a problem on their end that concerns the way it is shipped, although Amazon did mention that “customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item” which definitely isn’t good news at all for […]
10/10/2009, If you’ve recently read our Archos 5 Internet Tablet review, you’ll probably be licking your lips in anticipation of this device. It’s been on pre-order for a while now, but for those of you who have been patient (and keeping in touch with the news), the Archos 5 has started shipping, so it won’t be all that long now, just a little bit more! Drop us a comment and let […]
10/08/2009, Amazon is now offering the Archos 5 Internet tablet for the masses, where it will come in 160GB and 32GB capacities (with the latter featuring an SSD as the storage medium of choice), retailing for $389.99 and $369.99, respectively. Would you rather have so much more storage space albeit running the risk of damaging your hard drive during rough and tumble moments? As for the 500GB model that is going […]
09/15/2009, Archos is currently announcing its Archos 5 tablet that runs on Android in Paris. It will feature an AppStore and has been designed to receive accessories. Update: we have been getting some official information directly from the Archos event in Paris: Archos claims that the web experience is much better than the iPhone’s (but the Archos 5 does not have a 3G connection, even if tethering is possible). Their web […]
05/26/2009, Amazon hopes to move more and more 250GB Archos 5 Internet Media Tablets by throwing in a free $100 DVR Station with each purchase of the former. Sounds like a bargain, although we’re not sure how many people would prefer to be caught carrying around an Archos 5 instead of an iPod. Would you pick up this offer, or give it a pass?