Owners of Archos' G9 series of tablets should be receiving an update today, bringing the software version of their devices to 4.0.7. The update contains mostly bug fixes, but also enhances graphics performance:

Version 4.0.7 - June 19th, 2012

  • Applications: fix no audio when launching video capture impacting applications like Skype
  • Display: graphics performance enhancements
  • Hard drive based products: avoid potential loss of hard drive when 3G USB port is switched on with no peripheral attached
  • Wi-Fi: fix some more disconnect cases happening on some access points

Archos has been fairly consistent about updating the devices regularly - the last OTA update went out just over a month ago. While Archos does make up a decidedly small fraction of the already small Android tablet market, they're certainly setting an example with updates that other manufacturers could learn from. And as a clarification, no, this is not Android 4.0.7 - Archos just happens to have chosen that its own software builds.

If you have a G9-series tablet, you should check for the update now.


David Ruddock
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  • http://twitter.com/sprunka Se├ín Prunka

    We've already had to replace our Archo G9 101 Turbo for a faulty USB port. Both the original one we had and this one have sucked. Random reboots; faulty touch screens (fixed by re-calibrating, but getting to the recalibration screen is hard when the 'back' button is permanently depressed); Randomly freezing up/locking up where only a forced reboot (holding in the power button until it shuts down) will work. Archos is crap. Never purchasing another one.

    • Thadius857

      Our 3 G9 80s are holding up well so far. At about $120 each out the door, they're hard to beat.

  • Chahk Noir

    Yay for them fixing the no audio thing on Skype... again.