Posted by Charbax on December 24th, 2009
Archos briefly released the 1.6 firmware yesterday, but they found out that it had somekind of bug, so they pulled it temporarily to get it fixed.
An official source at Archos is telling me that I should communicate you the following warning:
People that were early to see this firmware and who upgraded to it, are requested to please not try to downgrade to firmware 1.4.16 from it.
ppl that are already on 1.6.x (donut) not to downgrade to 1.4.25, it is possible but a painfull process coz at the start nothing will work
The new Android 1.6 firmware brings a lot of new optimizations, including a new better video decoder that improves H264 HD playback, faster Archos Media Center and better integration of Archos multimedia features into Android, the first official support by Android of Archos superior screen size and resolution which hopefully will soon lead to official support of the Google Marketplace, WiFi connection seems faster, Bluetooth connections might have been improved, overall readability of all Android features are better optimized for the screen size and resolution, and of course it has plenty of bug fixes.
There will be a new Google Marketplace hack available soon until hopefully soon Google officially allows Archos to include it by default.
Discuss this news in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=28855