ARCHOS G9 Tablets Get Android 4.0.3 with Firmware 4.0.4

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Archos has finally released a new firmware for Archos 80 G9 / 101 G9 and A70B that supports Android 4.0.3 (ICS). There are also some improvements for the MediaCenter,  File Manager and more.

Here’s the ChangeLog:

Version 4.0.4 – March 8th, 2012

  • Initial Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3 firmware release
  • MediaCenter Video: support for MKV3D on TV with automatic switch to best 3D mode
  • MediaCenter Video: allow to disable system notifications in video player
  • MediaCenter Video: collection of VOB files from DVD are now gathered into a single movie item
  • MediaCenter Music: integrate Music control panel in Lock Screen
  • MediaCenter info dialog: allow to edit the name used for performing the Movie and TVShow online search
  • File Manager: display a notification when file copy continues in background
  • File Manager: improved drag and drop support
  • File Manager: new option to prevent indexing of some storage/sdcard folders by multimedia library
  • Applications: more robust video conferencing support (Google talk, Skype etc.)
  • USB file transfer: a samba server is now activated on the tablet when using USB network tethering for easier file transfer on non Windows based hosts
  • Archos widgets: new USB network tether widget
  • External Keyboard: french layout has been expanded to handle AtlGr keys for special symbols
  • Accessories: Xbox gamepad support

The update should be done automatically OTA, but alternatively the firmware can be downloaded at http://update.archos.com/9/gen9/gen9_4.0.4/firmware_archos_it4.aos

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