Cracked version of Google Marketplace for the all new Archos tablets
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It is eventually up for grabs, and the irony is that it took the much smaller siblings to do that! An application that lets the installation of Android Market and all the Google applications is now available on the new Archos tablets viz. Archos 28, Archos 32, and Archos 43. It is believed that the person who released this application is a member of the ArchosFans community.
When Archos 5 was launched, many of its users had installed a hacked version of the Google suite of Android apps for some time. But with the launch of latest Archos tablets which comes with Android 2.1 and upgradable to Android 2.2, the hacked version would not work – leaving the new users wanting for another app that is compatible with the newer platforms. The good news is that the new application is running perfectly on all the three above mentioned tablets.
The latest application has many advantages: it lets you install the Android MarketPlace, thereby making downloading and installing of apps on the system much easier. This is not all, you even get Google’s Gmail app, Google Maps, Google Talk, and Google Calendar. There are reports of few problems that shouldn’t be much of a concern: One user couldn’t re-boot the system after installing the update, which may happen because there was no storage space on the device to install all the updates perfectly and another incident reports a strange symbol on top of the Calendar app.
Small information on the procedure of the installation procedure of the new application - first, download the gApps4Archos.apk file from the links available at the ArchosFans Forum here. Then plug your Archos device to the computer, copy the APK file to the plugged device and eject the device. Once that is done, use the file explorer on the device to search the copied file, i.e. the APK file and click on the file to start the installation procedure.
Before you guys install it, you must keep one thing in mind that this is an unofficial update and you cannot expect any help from both Archos and Google if you face any trouble after installing the update. But then, discussions on the Archos community are a certain possibility, which seems to be happening at a rather healthy rate if the rapid forum posts are any indication.
A video is also made available by the ArchosFans editor Charbax which might help you dealing with the update and other necessary stuffs on Archos.