Archos G9 tablets now available running dual-core 1.5GHz OMAP4 chips
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There is now a processor update for the Archos Gen9 tablets. A 1.5 GHz TI O MAP 4 dual core processor has now been added to the Archos 80 G9 and Archos 101 G9.
In 2011, when Archos first launched its tablets into the market, the tablets featured 1GHz OMAP 4 chips and Honeycomb i.e. the 3.2 version of Google Android. And now, the tablets have been updated and upgraded with 1.2 GHz versions and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Although the pricing for the tablets hasn’t changed and still lies at $269 for the Archos 80 with an 8 inch display and the $330 for the 10 inch Archos 101 G9 which now are running on the 1.5 GHz processor.
8GB storage also serves as an attraction with the 1024 X 768 pixels, 8 inches model Archos 80. Although Archos has even offered the 10 inch, 1280 X 800 pixels Archos 101 G9 with a choice of 8 GB of flash storage or a 250 GB hard drive, an option for the 250 GB hard drive for the Archos 80 is expected soon.
Archos 80 and Archos 101 are the only two Android tablets which have been equipped with flash storage instead of the hard drive. Seeking the high electricity usage, easier to break and the cheapness of the hard drives, Archos has preferred the flash storage. This is one of the major reasons which allow Archos to offer 250 GB of hard disk space when most tablets in the market have just 64 GB or less to offer.