Android 2.2 is now available for Archos 28/32/43/70/101 Internet Tablet

Archos Android 2.2

Archos has just released a firmware update for Gen8 Devices with Android 2.2.1.

This will be faster and more responsive, but you’ll have to wait a bit longer for flash support since they need the flash plugin to be certified.

If you already installed Google MarketPlace on your Archos device, you might need to wait for a new gApps4Archos.apk file or follow the instructions here, install the new version for Android 2.2. The file name is now gApps4Archos2.apk.

Here are the features of this firmware update (2.0.54):
1. New Features of Android 2.2.1

  • Higher performance: Just In Time compiler (JIT technology), makes applications run up to 5 times faster than previous 2.1 Eclair (firmware 1.0.84).
  • Enhanced Microsoft® Exchange support: it is now possible to synchronise contacts and calendar events.
  • Allow to install more 3rd party applications by installing them on the internal storage memory (for applications that support it).
  • New widgets: home screen “tips widget” providing some helpful information.
  • Easier access to the four side screens

2. Special ARCHOS Features

  • Video: Movie information and cover retrieval in video file info dialog
  • Multiple selection mode is now always enabled in the file manager.
  • External Bluetooth GPS receivers are now supported.
  • Better assistance is provided in the tethering wizard to pair with cell phone using Bluetooth DUN profile (smart APN detection).
  • OpenVPN is now supported.
  • Slideshow support for network shares has been added to Gallery and Photoframe applications.
  • Manual white balance setting has been added in Camera application.
  • Faster USB write transfer.

3. Flash® 10.1 compatibility

  • This firmware is compatible with Flash® 10.1 but does not include the Flash® plug-in.
  • Distribution of the Flash® plug-in requires a certification by Adobe®.
  • Flash® plug-in will be available after the certification process is completed.
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