Archos Delivers Ice Cream Sandwich to 80 G9, 101 G9 Tablets

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Archos just revealed its Ice Cream Sandwich-based Child Pad tablet for kids earlier this week, but what about the prospects for seeing ICS arrive for its family of existing devices? Owners of the manufacturer’s Generation 9 tablets are in luck, with Archos today making available system software 4.0.4 for the 80 G9 and 101 G9, the company’s 8-inch and 10.1-inch tablets, bringing each up to Android 4.0.3.

Besides the core Ice Cream Sandwich update, there are a lot of additional features being added with this release. Several improvements are made to the Archos MediaCenter software, including improved 3D-out and grouping of files extracted from DVDs. The File Manager gets some new options and improved drag-and-drop handling.

Archos claims that video chat apps should now be “more robust”, but doesn’t specify what may have been changed. There’s a nice automatic-share-mounting feature to make it easier to access your files when tethered to a computer, and gamers will appreciate the support for Xbox gamepads when using the USB Host cable adapter.

Download links to the firmware, as well as installation instructions are available through the source link below.

Source: Archos

Via: Phandroid

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