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Archos revamps Android tablet range

French consumer electronics company Archos has announced two new large touch screen devices with the G9 series, running from Android ‘Honeycomb’ 3.1 and with much faster processors than are currently seen in tablets today.

The G9 range is the latest tablets from Archos, which arrive with dual-core 1.5Ghz CPUs where other manufactures are only offering 1Ghz in the same ilk and at the highest level. The devices also run from the OS solely geared up for the larger touch screen products, where past tablets from Archos only ran from Android ‘Froyo’ 2.2.

These new devices will tip up in two different screen sizes, a 10.1-inch and an 8-inch display that is capable of full HD 1080p video from a Texas Instruments ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz chipset that is reportedly 50-percent faster than the Nvida Tegra2 equivalent.

Archos G9 tablets have a storage option of either a 16GB flash drive, or a much larger 250GB hard drive that increases the width by 3mm and weight by 134grams in the 8-inch screen device, or 106grams in the 10.1-inch version.

The latest products arrive with access to a specifically made 3G dongle for the series, which seamlessly and invisibly slots into the tablet and offers up internet access away from WIFI and for the first time in over almost four years.

No prices have been unveiled by Archos for the G9 Android ‘Honeycomb’ 3.1 tablets, although they are expected to be on the shelves at the end of September.

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Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.