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Archos 5 Firmware 1.0.76 beta released

Posted by Charbax on 19th September 2008

Version 1.0.76 – September 19th, 2008 available at http://www.archos.com/products/imt/archos_5/specs.html?country=global&lang=en

Bug fixes:

Fixed Video Recording

Music: Fixed audio drop-outs during playback

Music: Fixed File Info not correct in UPnP mode

Video: Fixed support for certain H264 and MPEG1 files

Video: Fixed WebTV search

Photo: Fixed some green lines at the right side of some JPEG pictures

Photo: Fixed picture display and zooming was slow if launched from the file browser

Photo: Fixed support for certain JPEG pictures

Photo: Fixed picture zoom sometimes hanged

Web: Improved overal stability

Web: Fixed javascript for Amazon.com and HotmailClassic compatibility

Email: fixed attachment save

Email: added sorting feature

Games: Fixed some PlayinTV games made the unit crash after several start/stop cycles

Wifi: Fixed could not list/connect to Wifi Access Point with hidden SSID

Minidock: Image quality with the MiniDock in NTSC mode has been improved

Minidock: Keep speaker on if plugged to a minidock but still display on LCD

Tools: Fixed USB Host instability

Tools: Now possible to cancel/interrupt a file copy

TV out: Fixed flicker on LCD after using TV out (flicker could persist for 24h then)

TV out: Fixed crashing after standby/wake-up on TV

User Interface: Fixed Chinese (pinjin) and Russian virtual keyboard on TV

User Interface: some screens adapted to work better with the infrared remote control on TV

User interface: some polishing everywhere

You can discuss this firmware update at http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=17340 and in the Chat: http://forum.archosfans.com/chat/

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Archos 5 with voice functionality a “possibillity”

Posted by Charbax on 19th September 2008

Tony Limrick, Archos Marketing Director for Northern Europe “hasn’t seen any prototypes” but he “does not rule out” that an Archos 5G could get voice functionalities in it, or that a special version with phone functionalities one day become available.

Check out this nice cool article at http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/is-the-archos-phone-on-the-way–467505

I speculate that the Archos 5 and Archos 5G hardware should be able to support SIP and Skype based voice functionalities while using the upcoming FM Remote Control accessory which has a built-in microphone. This could possibly happen at some point in the next 2-3 months once the first carriers launch and announce their release of the Archos 5G to their customers and to attract new customers on their HSDPA networks. Those carriers, I think, could encourage or ask Archos to provide some nice VOIP and IM applications on the Device in a new firmware upgrade under the Internet icon of the Interface.

The Archos 5G would not have to wake up from suspended mode on incoming VOIP and IM calls, but if it could, it would make the functionality even more interesting. With true VOIP incoming call wake-up functionality, this could make people throw out their old mobile phones and thus Archos could accelerate the big move to data-centric business models only.

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Archos 5 review – Part 5: Archos 5 vs. the iPhone

Posted by Charbax on 19th September 2008

Archos 5 is much better then the iPhone. In this video, I am showing the differences in features and talking about them. The Archos 5 has a much bigger and better screen, browses the Internet faster and better and comes with much more storage for a cheaper price. Those are just some of the main differences.

Archos 5 review Part 5: versus the iPhone 3G

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You can discuss this video at http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=17334

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