10
Oct
1

If you own either of Archos' G9 series tablets (the 80 or 101), then an OTA should be coming your way. The update brings version 4.0.24, and includes not only a bump up to Android 4.0.4, but several enhancements and fixes, most of which deal with the Media Center:

Version 4.0.24 - October 10th, 2012

  • Android: IceCream Sandwich 4.0.4 version
  • Media Center: network indexing on network shortcut menu (+), network shortcuts creation is proposed on network share directory long press
  • Media Center: new simplified Movie/TV Shows/All Video views
  • Media Center Video: new video information view with backdrop display and chooser (click on backdrop to change it)
  • Media Center Video: poster can be changed by clicking on it in the video Information view
  • Video Scraper: faster media information retrieval process. Note that in the migration process, all your video scraper information will be lost.
  • Subtitles: ability to download and save subtitles for network shares
  • Media Center: add video search
  • Media Center Music: Album art swipe gesture support
  • Remote control: control your tablet with your TV remote through HDMI on TV compatible hardware (directional pad, multimedia and color TV remote keys)
  • Archos Remote: support of remote touch pad
  • Wi-Fi: new more robust driver
  • Media Center Video: fix audio desync for some MPEG4/AVI files
  • Media Center Video: fix MPEG PS/VOB audio track selection
  • Media Center Video: fix UPNP playback of large files (>4GB)
  • Media Center Video: fix seeking in some TS files
  • Media Center Video: fix playing certain MKV files
  • Media Center Video: fix playing certain H264 files
  • Media Center Video: improve DVD/VOB playback in case there are IFO files present
  • Media Center Video: add support for MPL2 subtitle format
  • Media Center Video: improve playback of H264/AAC TS files

This OTA should be rolling out now, so head into the Settings menu and see if it's available on your device.

[Archos]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. 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- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/haybarner Mark Rowland

    Looks like it has been pulled, just getting a 403 error and the OTA doesn't even say there is an update now.

  • AJ

    It's been pulled because it was bricking tablets; both mine and a friend's are useless now. Can't even boot into recovery; looks like a return to vendor!