Archos G9 tablets with ICS pre-orders go live

February 16, 2012
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For those keeping track of the Archos line of tablets the latest edition G9 series are about to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We saw an early preview build back in December from Archos and were told to expect an update to the Archos 101 G9 and 80 G9 early 2012 -- as soon as the first week of February. While the update hasn't started rolling out yet a few online retailers are currently taking pre-orders for the Archos G9 with ICS.

We are expecting the official update to begin shortly but no actual date has been given by Archos as of late. However online gadget retailer Dynamism is now offering the slates up for pre-order with an expected ship date of March. We don't know much about the online retailer and most likely you can get one anywhere as they are available now and just wait for the official update to land.

For those unfamiliar with Archos, while they don't have the best build quality in the business they do offer a great tablet for a low price. The Archos 101 G9 features a 10" 1280 x 800 resolution display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage all for $329. Once they get updated with Ice Cream Sandwich they'll be one of the best priced Android 4.0 tablet available -- given the specs.

We are waiting to hear an official word from Archos regarding the rollout to Ice Cream Sandwich but for now feel free to pre-order one from the links above. If you have an Archos 101 G9 have you received Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich yet?

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  • Frans-Peter van der Leur

    Real updates from Archos will never come, people who buy the original tablets in the end of 2010 still have to deal with the slow Android 2.2

    I will never buy an Archos again and would not recommend Archos to friends either.

    • Daniel

      looks like Archos isn’t going to full through with this ICS Update? as of 17th February, still no sign of an update

      • Anonymous

        There is still several days left of february..OS 2.0  is dropping soon for my playbook..hopefully ics for my 80 g9 also

      • Daniel

        hmm, i wonder if anyones emailed or called them about why the ICS update hasn’t gone live yet?

      • guest

        they dont respond to questions about ics

      • Anonymous

         I read elsewhere that they had responded with the words, “..we are late.” Ah well…

      • Daniel

        haha

      • Daniel

        Nearly the end of February and still no update or response from Archos :

      • Daniel

        Nearly the end of February and still no update or response from Archos :

      • Daniel

        hmm, i wonder if anyones emailed or called them about why the ICS update hasn’t gone live yet?

  • Jademeister

    I’ll never buy an Archos Product, that’s for sure.
    I know that a lot of manufacturers also miss their due-dates, but missing them without even so much as a little shred of Information is a definitive no-go.
    Shame really, as the 80 G9 that I got is pretty good value for money.

  • legotub

    I really want an  Archos 101 G9, i just hope they don’t mess it up by releasing Android 4.0 late…first week of February huh.

  • Marco

    I’ve an Archos 80 G9 running Honeycomb 3.2 and I’m really happy with it comparing value vs. price. When ICS is released it will be welcome but right now, no major complain in terms of hardware or functionalities.

  • Homer Nixon

    Someone please correct me if I’m wrong, but it appears the Archos tablets went on sale nationwide in the last week or so.  I just picked up an 80 G9 flash for $240 plus tax.  Looking forward to a nice fat Ice Cream Sandwich. I haven’t had one since last Summer.

  • 92camaro

    so should i buy a archos 101 g9 with 2.3, 3.2 and wait for the upgrade to 4.0 ics or should i pay extra and pre order the ics on dyanamism? 

  • Downunder Audio

    Just got the Archos G9 101 Turbo, the prices have fallen on the Normal G9 due to the Turbo release in January which has the Dual core A9 1.5Ghz chip inside.
    Running 3.2 currently and looking forward to the new cpu making the most of ICS. any new from mwc 2012?

  • Downunder Audio

    Just got the Archos G9 101 Turbo, the prices have fallen on the Normal G9 due to the Turbo release in January which has the Dual core A9 1.5Ghz chip inside.
    Running 3.2 currently and looking forward to the new cpu making the most of ICS. any new from mwc 2012?

  • Guest

    ICS coming on April 1.

    • Bobhall109

      Lol

  • Paul

    is it with 512 or 1 gig ram??