Archos releases the Archos Gamepad 2 ($199/179€ MSRP) on Rockchip RK3188 Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 28nm HKMG 1.6Ghz, with 2GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB Flash storage (perhaps more storage options to be available for people who want to store many Android games on built-in Flash storage and not on MicroSD?), 1280×800 super high quality IPS display, new improved Gamepad buttons, new improved design compared to Archos Gamepad from last year (2, 3, 4), 5000mAh battery for long enough battery life, Mini-HDMI output, USB host/slave, Bluetooth (nice for controllers too when connected to HDTV). Basically this is better than a portable open Ouya. The future of Android gaming is nice. If I do get the chance to test the device for a bit, let me know what I should test on it. Should I test certain emulator performance such as N64? Dreamcast? Which games?
Archos 50 Oxygen is the high-end MT6589T 5″ 1080p IPS phone from Archos, featuring two cameras, a 5mp camera on the front and a 13mp camera with dual LED Flash on the back. The targeted retail price is around $350€.
Archos shows latest products in their platinum range. The Archos 97 platinum features 2048×1536 IPS screen “exactly the same as in the latest iPad”. The Archos platinum range also has dual band wifi, a Quad Core RK3188 processor clocked at 1.6ghz with 2GB RAM. The Archos Platinum range has a aluminium shells rather than plastic. The 97 platinum will be priced in retail at around $300€. Archos platinum range also comes in 8″ (I think $200€ maybe $150€) and 10.1″ (probably at $250€).
Archos is showing the Archos 101 XS2 the successor to the Archos 101 XS thin 10.1″ tablet with keyboard dock. The Archos 101 XS2 has a 10.1″ 1280×800 “real full IPS” screen. Like the previous generation the 101 XS2 comes with its own keyboard cover, here included at the 250$/€ targetted retail price. Upgrade from last year’s dual-core OMAP4470 Archos 101 XS the XS2 uses a Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 28nm HKMG Rockchip RK3188 CPU with Mali-400 GPU along side 2gb of ram.
Archos launches their new TV Set-top-box system based on the dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4470 with SGX544 GPU, it features a HD webcam, Ethernet, HDMI output, USB Host, Bluetooth 4.0 low-power support, (probably Miracast support), runs Android 4.1 and everything that also runs on Archos’s latest 101/97 XS Generation 10 series. You can use Archos new Bluetooth 4.0 remote and you can also use any other Bluetooth game controller from Xbox360/PS3/Wii and you can use any Bluetooth or RF/USB Keyboard and mice also for controls. The price is $129.
Archos launches new tablets on the all-new Allwinner A31 processor platform, which is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor with SGX544 GPU. The price is $199 for 8″ 1024×768 (40% cheaper than iPad Mini), $299 for 9.7″ Retina (40% cheaper than the iPad4).
Craig Terblanche of Archos USA shows us the new Archos Titanium range of tablets based on the dual-core Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali-400MP4, on Android 4.1, all Google Certified, 8GB Flash and 1GB RAM, IPS screens, aluminum chassis in thin and light form factors, white color, 7″ 1024×600 $119 (40% cheaper than Nexus7 and Kindle Fire HD), 8″ 1024×768 $169 (50% cheaper than iPad Mini), 9.7″ 2048×1536 Retina $249 (50% cheaper than iPad 4), 10.1″ 1280×800 $199 (50% cheaper than Nexus10).