Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Archos G9 series in Q1 2012

Archos sends word that its G9 series of tablets, which includes 8-inch and 10-inch models, will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich during the first quarter of next year. The Archos 101 G9 and Archos 80 G9, which launched with Honeycomb (version 3.2 to be precise), were unveiled earlier this year as Archos' first products to ship with the Android Market.

With a dual-core OMAP CPU inside and an update to ICS now assured, we have to admit that £199 (around $279 in the US) price point is looking ever more tempting. Check out our hands-on coverage for more on both G9 tablets.

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  • I have a Gen 8 101 and it is the worst electronic device I have ever owned. When i bought it, the specs looked great for the price but they never got the software right, the screen quality is horrible and the build quality is poor. I hope the Gen 9 is better. Just goes to show you that you can have great hardware but if the software is crap, the device and user experience is crap.
  • Well I know they are far from perfect, but they do have some good points and they will play almost any video file. I hope the Gen9 devices are better, but I'm mainly looking at the Transformer prime.
  • G9 is ok. Definitely some bugs... I would say it was a fair value.