Android Tablets, Android Updates

Froyo update for Archos Android tablets now available

Android 2.2 update for the Archos Android tablet family has arrived. The Archos tablets getting the FroYo sweetness are 28/32/43/70/101. Archos is updating the tablet straight to Android 2.2.1. The new update brings compatibility to Flash® 10.1 but does not include the Flash® plug-in. So you will have to wait until it is available with Archos.  You can find more about update here.

Update Changelog:

  • Higher performance: just in time compiler (JIT) technology makes applications run up to 5 times faster than previous Android “Eclair” 2.1 firmwares
  • Enhanced Microsoft Exchange support: it is now possible to synchronize contacts and calendar events
  • Allow to install more 3rd party applications by installing them on the storage memory (for applications that supports it)
  • 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
  • Photoframe: full screen picture can now be displayed on double tap when in floating image mode
  • Manual white balance setting has been added in Camera application
  • Faster USB write transfer
  • Battery: more accurate battery charge estimation
  • Audio: improved compatibility with android audio stream volume management (voice/music/ringtone etc.)
  • Orientation: fixed compatibility issue with some applications working with inverted accelerometer axis


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