Archos Gen9 to be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in a few months ?


According to who got confirmation from ARCHOS sources during the IFA 2012 tradeshow, the Gen9 tablets should get an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update early 2013. For impatients who a want an immediate Jelly Bean bite, there is also a non official custom firmware built by independent software developers.

Google latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean features

Google latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean system brings interesting new features:
  • Smoother user interface aka Google Project Butter (Vsync timing across all drawing and animation done by the Android framework, including application rendering, touch events, screen composition and display refresh, Triple buffering in the graphics pipeline)
  • Enhanced accessibility
  • Bi-directional text and other language support, user-installable keyboard maps
  • Expandable notifications, ability to turn off notifications on an app specific basis
  • Shortcuts and widgets can automatically be re-arranged or re-sized to allow new items to fit on home screens
  • Bluetooth data transfer for Android Beam
  • Improved camera app
  • High-resolution Google+ contact photos
  • Improved voice search, Offline voice dictation
  • New interface layout for tablets with smaller screens (closer resembling that of a phone)
  • Google Wallet (for the Nexus 7)
  • Google Now search application
  • Multichannel audio, USB audio (for external sound DACs), Audio chaining (also known as gapless playback)
  • Stock Android browser is replaced with the Android mobile version of Google Chrome in devices with Android 4.1 preinstalled

  • (Feature List from Wikipedia)

    Unofficial Jelly Bean (CM 10) port on Archos Gen9

    Quallenauge from has built a custom CyanogenMod 10 (CM10) firmware running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Most of the essential components are working (screen, Audio, Wi-FI, GPS) , but it is still an early development version that is not ready for a daily use and reserved to developers.