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Froyo firmware 2.0.54 for Gen8 released

Posted by Charbax on November 30th, 2010

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Changelog:

Firmware changes

Version 2.0.54 – Android “Froyo” 2.2.1 – November 30th, 2010

- 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

You can discuss this firmware in the forum: http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=41936

  • tktmfk

    Hi all,

    be careful with the update! After I updated my archos 70 (8GB), I wasn’t able to connect to the WIFI-network anymore!
    And I also lost all my apps & stuff, because the installer recommended me to wipe everything before …

    Switching back to the android 2.1 isn’t also possible, because archos removed the firmware from their website.

    If someone you have any suggestions for me, just let me know …

  • 3228

    This would be great news if we could get hardware to run it on. Ordered my Archos 101 2 months ago and still waiting. No tablet. No information. Ipad is beginning to look better and better.

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