Ayant cette tablette qui n'est censé sortir que plus tard, je me suis penché sur le sujet pour en savoir plus.
Je suis donc tombé sur un forum archosfan où il etait question de la tablette 70b it et de la version 250Go qui d'après certains de leurs membres serait dépourvue de la mise à jour honeycomb (que j'attend).
Bien sùr rien n'est certain m'enfin cela m'enchante beaucoup moins.
Qu'en pensez vous ?
Je vous met les post concernant le sujet.
Hey guys, here is the skinny as far as I have found out. Below is the conversation I had with Archos UK today about the 70b 250gb I had received.
I have recently received an Archos 70b 250gb tablet. I am unable to register my product as the option for this device does not appear on the website when I attempt to register it.
I was also wondering when an upgrade would be made available to bring the tablet up to the promised Honeycomb operating system.
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future,
Dear MR Silverstone
The A70b IT has not yet been released. You may have what was originally planned to be the A70b which is a higher spec model but does not use Android Honeycomb. You will need to register this as a standard A70 IT 250GB. These units were provided in place of the original A70 IT, for the same price.
Thanks for getting back to me. Does this mean that a later firmware update will not provide Honeycomb?
Dear MR Silverstone
Yes, that is correct. The device was designed specifically for Android 2.2. To run Android 3.2 smoothly, you require a dual core processor.
Guess that answers that one. If any of us have a 70b now then it simply sports upgraded screen and memory as far as the 250gb version is concerned. There are a couple of small software tweaks as well I think. However, no Honeycomb to come.This is going to cause some real confusion in future, how will you know what 70b you are buying, especially mail ordee, and what about repairs? Mine is clearly registered as a 70b in my archos account complete with a picture running hc, that was done automatically when i registered the device at first logon
I would not take that information as final or accurate in any way, the company has officially announced this model A70b or v2 to be released in January. It has confirmed that it will have 1.2ghz single core cpu, 512mb ram, uprated screen and run Honeycomb. The model I have ( pictured a few posts above ) is clearly exactly that and when updating to the latest firmware, it required a special firmware designed for this model only - it may not yet be running at 1.2ghz, but setCPU clearly shows that at 1.0ghz, the cpu is not set to max, it actually looks as if it's max should be 1.4ghz if the sliding scale is acurate. It may be that they have for some reason decided that the 250gb 70b isn't going to get the honeycomb upgrade, that would be highly unfair and pretty hard to swallow,they can hardly justify it because of the rubbish about requiring a dual core processor to run smothly, and then in the next week release such a device.
It may be that they haven't figured out how to make the hdd play nice with Honeycomb and maybe they have given up trying, but I guess if only a handfull have been sold, they are not likely to face a massive backlash about it
I personally wouldn't find it the end of the world if honeycomb didn't come, most of the people that have these devices got them by accident, myself I took a gamble that I would be sent the wrong device and it paid off - but so far, I don't think Archos can be accused of making any false promises. my device is vastly superior to my original A70it and if it gets a bump to 1.2ghz or more, I will be pretty happy.