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Looks like Ice Cream Sandwich update are going to start rolling out in force now. Just this morning we told you that HTC is pushing Android 4.0 to the Sensation/XE, and now Archos has announced that it will be making available ICS to its G9 tablets beginning today.

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The update will be rolling out in typical OTA fashion to G9 owners across the globe. Aside from Android 4.0, Archos has also thrown a few changes of its own into the update, including the following:

Unique ARCHOS add-ons for Ice Cream Sandwich include full 1080p support for most video codecs, movies and TV shows description and subtitles automatic download, wireless content sharing between your device and any computer or DNLA compatible TV’  and 3D video support for MKV3D files. Additional features include an optimized File Manager with full drag and drop support, Ethernet USB dongle support and the ARCHOS remote control application that allows your tablet to be controlled by any Android device.

Pretty nice, no? An "A" should appear in the notification tray when the update is available on your device - simply tap that and you're good to go.

Enjoy.

ARCHOS G9 Tablets Get Sweeter with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)

Over-the-air updates begin rolling out worldwide today

Denver, CO - (March 8, 2012)ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, has released the latest version of the AndroidTM platform for its G9 tablet range – Android 4.0.3 also known as “Ice Cream Sandwich.”
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.

Android 4.0 builds on the things people love most about Android — faster web browsing, easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and enhanced social media integration. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing with improved text input and spell checking, a dynamic voice input engine, enhanced imaging capabilities and a redesigned Gallery app with photo editor.
Unique ARCHOS add-ons for Ice Cream Sandwich include full 1080p support for most video codecs, movies and TV shows description and subtitles automatic download, wireless content sharing between your device and any computer or DNLA compatible TV’  and 3D video support for MKV3D files. Additional features include an optimized File Manager with full drag and drop support, Ethernet USB dongle support and the ARCHOS remote control application that allows your tablet to be controlled by any Android device.

With full Google certification, the ARCHOS G9 range will continue to benefit from all the GoogleTMApps (GmailTM, Google MapsTM, Google TalkTM, etc.) and full access to the Android MarketTM with over 450,000 apps.
For additional details of regarding the ARCHOS Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, please download the update fact sheet.
For more information about the G9 tablets and ARCHOS full product range visit ARCHOS online.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • slurms mckenzie

    im looking at u samsung. update ur flagship phone asap

  • Pooya

    At this rate, my grandma's feature phone will get ICS before the Next S!

  • Roxy

    Just gave mine the update. Update went really smooth and I really think I'm going to like Ice Cream Sandwich.

  • Ian Stephenson

    HTC starts rolling out updates, ASUS rolled out updates, now Archos is rolling out updates, Sony and Huawei have beta updates available for testing... and Samsung is too busy shitting out billions of tablets. Meanwhile my G1 gets updated to ICS.

  • Lee

    I just tried to update. First it wanted me to confirm that I wanted to upgrade to 4.0 and then it failed to download the update. Since then the update server has been intermittently available and keep reporting that I'm uptodate.

    I guess there's been quite a demand on the updates all at once.

  • Lee

    If anyone is having issues downloading the update OTA read the Archos factsheet as it tells you how to download and install ICS manually :D

    http://store.archos.com/docs/Android%204%200%20Update%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

  • pjay

    Got mine upgraded. Touchscreen seems a little twitchy. Long presses to delete apps from homscreen being confused with swiping to change home screens!
    Unlock swipe only works in one direction now (swipe to the right - confusing my 4 year old son!)
    Otherwise all seems great. Well done Archos