Showing posts with label archos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label archos. Show all posts

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Archos plans to launch a Windows Phone!

The main problem for lesser models of Windows Phone is the lack of manufactures. They are reluctant because of the overwhelming dominance of Nokia in this segment; Nokia is having more than 90 % market share.

Archos Windows Phone
However, the steady increase in sales of Windows Phone (Windows Phone 9.5 million were sold in the third quarter last against 3.7 million a year earlier) begins to give some value to looking to get out of their addiction to Android. This is the case of Sony, Samsung or ZTE.

The French Archos could also be part of it. The manufacturers, who focuses on Smartphones are, opened the door to windows phones now. "We will launch a Windows Phone device when the time comes," said Loic Poirier, CEO of Archos. Archos interest confirms the growing interest of manufacturers for the windows platform.

Their interest could amplify change in business model soon. Because Microsoft might abandon the system unit license in favor of outright free similar to Android. This is what The Verge reports that this strategy would be driven by Terry Meyerson, head of the Windows division to better compete with Android.

 The transition to free licenses for Windows RT and Windows Phone will be introduce soon and the loss of income could then be painful but remember that Microsoft is raking in hundreds of millions of dollars with royalties that key manufacturers of certain patents used by Android.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

45 and 50 Helium 4G New Android Smartphones with LTE From Archos

Archos Helium
Archos introduces the 45 helium 4G and the 50 helium 4G LTE -enabled its first two Android Smartphones. Both devices come with quad- core processors from Qualcomm, Android 4.3 and IPS displays. The French manufacturer Archos has presented two new Android Smartphones namely helium 45 and 50 helium 4G 4G.

The devices are the first Archos Smartphones that support LTE. With hardware in the middle class area and Archos offers them for quite low prices from 200 Euros. The 4G Helium 45 has a 4.5 -inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. This gives a pixel density of 217 ppi. Inside the quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) operates at a clock rate of 1.4 GHz. The RAM is 1 GB in size; the built-in flash memory is 4 GB only. A slot for micro - SD card is installed.

The 50 helium 4G has the same processor as the 45 helium 4G, also the amount of memory is the same. The IPS display here is, however, 5 inches tall and has a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels, giving a pixel density of 293 ppi. Also, the flash memory falls with 8 GB of something bigger than the other one, a slot for micro - SD card is also included.

Both Smartphones support quad-band GSM and UMTS on the frequencies 900, 1,800 and 2,100 MHz. LTE dominate both devices at the frequencies 800, 1,800, 2,100 and 2,600 MHz. Wi-Fi is supported by an unknown standard, so also Bluetooth is running in version 3.0. A GPS receiver with GLONASS support is built in both of the Smartphones. On the back of the 4G has 50 helium is an 8- megapixel camera with autofocus and LED photo light.

At the front is a 2 megapixel camera for video calling is installed. 4G The 45 helium has a main camera with 5 megapixels; front camera here has only VGA resolution. Both cameras have a BSI sensor for shooting in less illuminated situations. Both Smartphones come with Android 4.3, so the third and final Jelly Bean version. The 45 helium 4G has a battery with a rated load of 1,700 mAh, the 50 helium 4G with a 2,000 mAh battery runtimes are not available.

The case of the 45 measures 134.6 x 66.8 4G helium x 9.7 mm , which is 145 x 71.4 x 8.9 mm in size 50 helium 4G. The 45 helium 4G is 200 Euros and the 50 helium 4G will cost 250 Euros. The Archos Smartphones are going to be displayed at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) of 7 up to 10 January 2014 in Las Vegas present to the public.

Saturday, 16 November 2013

New Android Handheld Mobile Game Console From Archos

Archos gamepad 2
Archos new version of its Android mobile game console is now available in Europe for only 190 Euros and the buyer gets this latest handheld gamepad 2, which eliminates major criticisms of its predecessor. The Archos gamepad 2 is the second gaming device that comes with an Android operating system and physical controls. So that users can play games from the Play Store as with a console controller.

With the preinstalled mapping tool which physical control buttons can be linked using drag -and-drop with the virtual control elements on the display. Archos tries the new gamepad 2, rectified some weaknesses of the previous model. Thus, the screen viewing angle is not stable, relatively dark and low contrast in the first version. The Archos gamepad 2 is now building up a 7 -inch IPS display, the viewing angle is stable.

The resolution has been increased from 1,024 to 1,280 x 600 pixels x 800 pixels. This gives a pixel density of 215 ppi, the previous one had only 170 ppi. The processor also been improved: Inside the gamepad 2 now works with an unspecified quad-core processor with Cortex-A9 cores and a clock speed of 1.6 GHz.

In the first game pad is a dual-core processor with the same clock speed. The memory size has increased from 1 to 2 GB. Of this gamepad 2, battery with a rated load of 5,000 mAh will last longer than the predecessor. The gamepad 2 comes with Android in version 4.2. The user has full access to Google's Play Store and other Google apps.

A separate Archos AppStore in the game zone filters out compatible games from the entire range directly with the control elements of the tablet. The purchase itself is still done with Google Play. With the mapping tool, the user can theoretically link each game using the control buttons. This has worked well in the first gamepad; according to Archos function has been improved.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Bouygues Telecom and Archos: one tablet per day for € 0.66

Students of higher education will soon have a tablet with Archos 3G + package to 0.66 euro per day. This is the result of partnership between Archos, Bouygues Telecom and the Ministry of Education. The tablet in question is an Archos 80 G9. She will be accompanied by a 3G + key of the same operator. Rate side, the tablet is billed as 1 euro instead of 250 euros. Like a cell phone to receive the discount, Bouygues requires a commitment of 24 months. The subscription amount, in turn, to 19.90 euros per month, or 0.66 euro a day.