[Poll] Archos Generation 8 Internet Tablets – Bugs, Enhancements, Feature Requests


The poll is closed, results are published here.

We are starting a poll about Archos Gen8 products hoping that the community can share their opinion about these tablets and Archos can hear us to make their products better.

We have collected a list of issues or enhancements that applies to Archos Gen8 Internet Tablets (Archos 28, 32, 43, 70, 101) from original Eclair (2.1) to updated Froyo (2.2) firmwares. Please feel free to answer the poll, it will just take a few minutes of your time and may help Archos to build better products, set priorities in fixing bugs or making hardware or software improvements. We cannot guarantee that Archos will listen to our voices but at least it’s great to give them a place to check and find consolidated information.

Don’t hesitate to add comments on the post if you see more questions to be asked: if there are enough changes requested, the poll will be reviewed early 2011. Also, as replies are coming, we will make the poll results publicly available to be viewed by everybody.


  1. Archos, you guys have done some very good things. The battery life on my A70 is phenomenal for example. But more important than getting everything right, is PRIORITIZING what your customers need.

    1. There is no 3G on any of the Gen8, so Bluetooth tethering is absolutely CRITICAL. I have had my A70 for over a month and I still cannot successfully tether it to my Android 2.2 phone (which is absolutely capable of tethering). That is a shame. An Android tablet should be able to tether to an Android phone like brother and sister. If Bluetooth is too difficult to get done now, at least add support for Ad-hoc WiFi. I need SOME way to tether my tablet to my phone. Please.

    2. After tethering, your next priority (as in working on it right now) has to be getting Honeycomb pushed to the Gen 8. I know it will be a few months, but please don’t make us wait 8-10 months after other devices have it like some manufacturers do.

    After you do those things, then you can focus on the rest of the stuff:

    3. Increase RAM, yes even if you have to change your file system or whatever.

    4. Allow charging via USB.

    5. People have been begging for this since we got our hands on Gen8. Please, please, please create a system option to hide the on-screen buttons (back, menu, home, search) in certain situations. It throws off alignment on the homescreen and isn’t very useful in the video player either.

    Overall, you’ve made a very good device. If you listen to me, you could make it a great one. 😛

  2. I love for archos to make the icons bigger so it gives you the actual tablet feel, instead of it feeling like a smart phone. Also multitasking is a problem. When Im using radio and trying to browse the web at the same time I get serious lag, even when theres a decent amount of ram left and running on overdrive. Those are my two serious complaints. I sure hope we can get a upgrade to 2.3. If not I don’t think I will buy another archos tablet. Oh one more thing, sometimes my archos 70 crashes and dont know why. But other than these three problems it is a awesome tablet. Archos just needs to make it feel more like a tablet.

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