Android 2.2 (Froyo) for Archos 28/32/43/70/101 Internet Tablets

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  • Higher performance: just in time compiler (JIT) technology makes applications run up to 5 times faster than previous Android “Eclair” 2.1 firmwares
  • Enhanced Microsoft Exchange support: it is now possible to synchronize contacts and calendar events
  • Allow to install more 3rd party applications by installing them on the storage memory (for applications that supports it)
  • Video: movie information and cover retrieval in video file info dialog
  • Multiple selection mode is now always enabled in the file manager
  • External bluetooth GPS receivers are now supported
  • Better assistance is provided in the tethering wizard to pair with cell phone using bluetooth DUN profile (smart APN detection)
  • OpenVPN is now supported
  • Slideshow support for network shares has been added to Gallery and Photoframe applications
  • Photoframe: full screen picture can now be displayed on double tap when in floating image mode
  • Manual white balance setting has been added in Camera application
  • Faster USB write transfer
  • Battery: more accurate battery charge estimation
  • Audio: improved compatibility with android audio stream volume management (voice/music/ringtone etc.)
  • Orientation: fixed compatibility issue with some applications working with inverted accelerometer axis

Firmware is here (from Archos servers): firmware_archos_android_gen8.aos

Mirror here: firmware_archos_android_gen8.aos
md5: fdbb8725f596c6b2cbecd17273f01773

from Archos release notes: http://update.archos.com/8/gen8/changes_firmware_archos_android_gen8.htm

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