Finally had enough

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  1. obiwan22

    obiwan22 Member

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    SO LONG

    FARWELL!!!

    I didn't think this day would come this soon.[​IMG]

    But Im off!

    I had a good time here rooting/hacking my archos tablet.
    I made some friends and managed to create an awesome wiki!
    I originally bought the gentouch to learn how to adb/root so that one day I can get a better android tablet and use my knowledge to hack it.

    But Ill miss all you guys and stay strong. The augen looks like a promising device.

    Someone needs to run the wiki now that Im gone.

    So my Augen goes back to KMART on the weekend!

    Bestbuy had a new sale this week on the archos 5 16gb.

    Archos - 5 16GB* Internet Media Tablet - Black - 501313

    For $80 more you get:
    microphone-skype
    usb keyboard/mouse support
    usb external mass storage units
    open gl-runs most 3d games
    market hack
    root hack
    GPS built in and free activation
    volume control-buttons on device
    KICKSTAND!!!!
    BLUETOOTH!!!!!

    and pretty much everything you can get on the gentouch you can get on the archos 5!

    anyone joining me?
     
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    the archos 5 16gb isnt all that bad!

    I bought it for $230 at bestbuy and had a 10% off coupon.

    I found that the accelerometer works great!
    The bluetooh works flawless!
    The internet speed is 5x faster
    The whole gui is 10x faster
    I got the whole thing rooted with market
    The screen has a better contrast ratio
    it has 16 gb of memory inside!
    The gps actually works okay!
    It has a microphone and voip calls are made easy
    all the same programs as gentouch

    downside(for now)
    no youtube app
     
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    Let us know if they ever get froyo running on it. I looked through that thread briefly on the archosfans forums that I linked for you in your slatedroid thread... Of course it's faster, it's running an older version of Android(1.6) AND it has a TI OMAP3440 SoC which has a Cortex-A8 CPU core... those are roughly(up to) twice the speed of a comparitively clocked ARM11 based CPU like what we have in the TCC8902... Yep, and a GPS would've been nice to have as well, but if I dump the GT, I'm going for an A81-E ATM unless something better comes along... still holding out ATM for more Augen support as they posted a "fix" for the accelerometer in their reader...
     
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    I think its really cool
     
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    So I take it you didn't get Rotate D working..lmao...

    i'll prob get a higher end tablet when they start rollingout.. but i feel the archos is ok... but the 5" screen and android 1.6 is going to limit it...

    best buy will drop a hum dinger of one on black fri i think.. they have one in development.. keeping my fingers crossed at least...

    Fare the well fellow Augen-ite.... go forth and plunder the kingdom of Archos... :D
     
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    tipstir Senior Member Developer

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    Oh man not you too! Shoot! Why? Your so into the Gentouch78 like me well almost? LOL! So you're happen with the 5" 1.6 firmware I got that in my Gome Flytouch! I got two tablets and I'll get a 3rd but I am waiting to see what comes out dirt cheap down the line hopefully a bargain 10.1".
     
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    you talking to me?
     
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    tipstir Senior Member Developer

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    Well enjoy your new tablet.
     
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    Hang onto your receipt obiwan, Archos has a PR event on 8/30 (Monday) in Paris. Speculation is announce of their Generation 8 tablets:

    OMAP3640, Android 2.1-.2, 3D acceleration, 3in. - 10in., $100-$350 Might be interested in the 5in. or 7in. myself IF they are at rumoured pricings....

    Forum.ArchosFans.com - View topic - Gen 8 IT

    The 10in. is rumoured to possibly have a dual Pixel Qi screen, which means color LCD/eInk(alike) -> GREAT reader and awesome battery life while reading IF true... but, personally, I don't want a 10in. tablet, which is notebook size for me. e.g. 10+in. notebook, 7-8in. for tablet/reader, and 3-5in. for PDA/handheld console. fixing my inch symbols to text abbrev...
     
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    xaueious Administrator Staff Member

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    The Archos 5 is pretty much an abandoned product. If you just wait till next month, you will be crying with that tablet, especially with the $80 price difference. At 5", it just wont be the same.

    Great work on the wiki. You have been an excellent resource to the community.

    See you around!
     
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    What version of Android is it running? I saw the Archos 7 Home Tablet for 199CAN and gave it a pass as it runs Android 1.5 which really made it a sucky experience. Plus the Archos 7 has a resistive screen as well so if that's a factor there's no advantage. I'm inclined to wait just a bit longer.
     
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    The current 5IT is running 1.6, but people centered around archosfans forum(apparently) are working on froyo(2.2)...

    The new ones supposedly being announced at tomorrow's PR event will be running 2.1 - 2.2 and the new 5in. is supposed to be c. $200 and the new 7in. c. $250...
     
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    hey I still have my receipt
     
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    lol im bragging. for people who still own the augen, you guys are still waiting for some hope, I understand that but there are much better devices out there you can buy for a little more that are 10x better.

    For example, I get 3 more hours of the archos comapred to augen
    bluetooth is very very handy
    GPS works extremely well

    boo hoo, so what if archos runs 1.6, archos might release a update to eclair soon(2.2) for froyo will get ported by development in a month......

    I find that the archos software and hardware wise beats the augen right in the butt!
     
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    I guess the title says it all. I got the GenT updated, rooted, and everything else at it was still one big POS. I returned it to Kmart today and got my money back. The lady at the service desk said that she has seen several of them returned. After I got everything, including Android Market, working, it worked fine for about 2 days. Then daily, I was having to do a factory reset. After the 3rd reset, I'd had enough.

    So, my hunt for a good tablet continues.......
     
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