There have been some delays on the initial plan to release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) on Archos G9 devices early February. Still, ICS integration on G9 devices has made great progress and should be finalized real soon.
According to first testers feedback on a recent beta release:
– the Graphical User Interface provide smoother operation compared to Android 3.2 Honeycomb
– performance and stability has been really improved on the ICS web browser update
– face unlocking isn’t implemented (not sure it would work that well with a low resolution camera on the G9 devices)
The wait for ICS on Archos G9 should be over soon, but no release date has been given, lets hope Archos sticks to Q1 2012 as announce in their December 2011 press release. (document in French)