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Archos 80 G9 tablet
Archos has taken the wraps off its latest Android range, which includes two tablets, a music player and a cordless home phone.
The French device manufacturer, which has been putting Android into tablets since 2009, showed off the 8-inch and 10-inch G9 tablets, the Home Connect web radio and the Smart Home Phone Dect handset at an event in London on Tuesday. The 8-inch tablet, the 80 G9, is pictured above.
Honeycomb has been mostly implemented on Nvidia Tegra 2 tablet processors. Archos chose to work with Texas Instruments (TI) to get the Android version ported to TI's 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP4460 processor, which is based on ARM's Cortex-A9 design. Archos chief chairman Henri Crohas said at the launch that this move is awaiting Google certification.
Crohas said TI's processor makes the G9 tablets 50 percent faster than either Apple iPad 2 or many other manufacturers' Tegra 2-based Android tablets.
Photo credit: David Meyer