Please note that Android Market installed thru ArcTools is still working on this firmware. Tested on an Archos 70 after a Reset Android procedure and ArcTools 0.45 installation (downloaded from Appslib). Archangel rooting method still works on this firmware.
New feature: Online video descriptions / media scrapper:
Releases notes from http://update.archos.com/8/gen8/changes_firmware_archos_android_gen8.htm
- External keyboard layouts: various country layouts are now supported using Settings > Language and keyboard > Select external keyboard layout setting (qwerty us/uk, azerty french, qwertz deutch, latin america spanish, russian, japanese).
- Proxy: http proxy settings have been enabled for the browser in Settings > Wireless & network > wifi proxy settings.
- Network shares: introduce an option to enable/disable network share scanning per Wi-Fi Access Point in Wi-Fi authentication dialog box
- Battery: improve robustness of battery charge status for hard drive based A70it
- Sound: fix sound level saturation causing loss of audio when playing on speaker
- Music: fix some MP3 files have bad sound after seeking
- Video: make some high level H264 HD files play correctly
- Video: fix black screen on video player resume from suspend for MPEG4 files
- USB host: fix NTFS UTF8 support
- Wi-Fi: fix network disabled occurring after several suspend/resume loops
- Wi-Fi: prevent false state information reported when authenticating/enabling Wi-Fi
- Multimedia library: avoid deletion of multimedia files happening sometimes on SDCard