The Moto G really set a standard for budget devices. Traditionally, anything costing less than $300 off-contract was poorly built, had slow or old hardware and terribly glitchy software. Generally, anything that was “budget” in the Android world wasn’t worth buying, because the device would become unusable far too fast. But the Moto G offers ... Read More »
The Archos GamePad was a basic Android-powered, large PSP knockoff at first sight. Who needs a 7-inch tablet with game controls on the sides when so few Android games support controllers in the first place? But the device was so much more than that, with some incredibly innovative software built in that allowed mapping physical ... Read More »
Today Archos announced their first line of Google-certified smartphones, which are slated to hit Europe at the end of May. Archos has been producing Android devices for awhile, but not all of them were certified by Google, and they lacked access to Google’s mobile services like the Google Play store.
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The Archos GamePad doesn’t have the flash or the breadth of capabilities seen in NVIDIA’s Project SHIELD, but at just $169.99, and available already in the UK with a US launch coming in February, the GamePad could be the answer for Android gamers jonesing for some real controls to use with ... Read More »
CES is full of Android-related devices connected or built into televisions, but the new Archos TV Connect is the very first Google-certified device to deliver the full Android experience on a TV. While Google TV devices may have a version of the OS developed specifically for large screen displays, Archos has chosen to use a ... Read More »
In a world where Google TV has never really caught on and the latest Android powered gaming systems don’t really offer a true Android experience, you’d think someone would be able to deliver an “Android powered smart TV providing the full Android ecosystem.”
Say hello to the Archos TV Connect, an add-on which transforms your ... Read More »
Several months ago Archos announced their new Gamepad would be available in late October, and this week we get our first look at the device. Nicolas Charbonnier of ARMdevices.net got to spend some quality time with the device and uploaded a seven minute video to YouTube.
We originally reported that the device might ... Read More »
If you’re simply not satisfied with the gaming experience on your current Android powered tablet or phone, the new Archos GamePad might catch your attention. It features dedicated physical control buttons and analog sticks which work with Archos’ patented automatic game recognition and mapping tools and it’s already compatible with more than 1,000 of the more advanced Android ... Read More »
It’s been a little more than a year since the Motorola XOOM made its debut as the first Android device running on Google’s tablet version of the OS – Honeycomb. At the time, Motorola priced its Wi-Fi only version of the XOOM at $599 for an experience which wasn’t quite ready for prime time. Fortunately ... Read More »
Here is a story I didn’t think I would be writing a year ago. Google is disappointing a lot of Nexus S owners with their inconsistent software updates, as our very own Dustin pointed out earlier this month.