If you’re an existing Archos G9 Android tablet user you may or may not have been pleasantly surprised with a certain update that graced your tablet yesterday. Archos has started rolling out over-the-air updates for its G9 series tablets that will suit them up with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
If you haven’t spotted it already, there should be a notification in the bottom right of your Archos G9 tablet’s screen whereby tapping on it will allow the magic to begin.
“Starting today, the over-the-air (OTA) upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich will begin rolling out to G9 owner’s worldwide. Just look for the notification “A” in the lower right hand corner of your device – click it, download it and begin your Ice Cream Sandwich experience.
Certainly it will be in your best interests to do so given the option, with ICS sporting faster browsing characteristics, multitasking, many new features and generally a much smoother and more polished environment than prior Android releases all round.
Further incorporated beyond the defaults of ICS in the case of Archos’ update is full 1080p support for the majority of video codecs as well as 3D video support for MKV3D files. Then there’s a handy drag and drop feature incorporated into the file manager, the ability to share content wirelessly between the tablet and a computer or other DNLA compatible devices and a remote control feature allowing users to control the tablet using any other Android-based device.
KitGuru says: Finally a step in the right direction for yet another Android device maker. A shame it’s taken many other manufacturers so long to make the move – worst yet, some who have no plans to.