We have something really interesting for you – pictures of Arnova G3 tablets, which are not yet officially announced by Archos. We are one of the first websites to post their pictures on the web. It is unbelievable how fast Archos is releasing products now, to be honest, I have expected Arnova G3 to come out only in summer, featuring the new RK30 processors. The G3 tablets we got pictures of still have the old RK2918 inside with one exception – Arnova 7c G3. According to some Chinese resellers(now you also know where we got the images from 😉 ), the Arnova G3 is already being manufactured and some resellers already received stock. For now, we have not yet received information about the pricing or availability in “normal” shops for most tablets(exception: Arnova ChildPad), but we will try to find it as soon as possible. Just like on the G2 models, on nearly all G3 models there is space reserved for an HDMI port, but so far, it seems like only 7c G3 will have one.
We will start with Arnova ChildPad. Archos announced it only yesterday and everybody expected it to be Archos branded. We already have an article for this one, but today we also have some additional images:
Like you can see, it is actually an Arnova device. We don’t know for sure, but we have received some tips which suggest this one will have a resistive touchscreen, not even supporting dual-touch.
Known specs are: RK2918@1GHz, 800×480 resolution, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0, Appslib, 4GB of flash memory, weight: 380g, price: 99EUR/129$.
Get ready for more! What do you think about the Arnova 7c G3?
It features nearly the same design as the current 7c G2 model, but the logos have moved and the capacitive buttons are gone. It has also got a performance boost, it now features an Qualcomm MSM8255 processor running @1.4GHz and 1GB of RAM. It seems to be an high-end tablet even featuring micro HDMI and bluetooth. Arnova 7c G3 is, so far, the only tablet from this generation which supports Wifi-N and has GPS with Sygic application preinstalled. It is said to weigh only 370g, compared with 490g for the original 7c G2 it sounds really light. With the thickness of 10.5mm it will be one of the thinnest 7″ tablets Archos made, only Archos 70IT is half mm thinner.
Known specs: Qualcomm MSM8255@1.4GHz, 800×480 resolution, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0, Appslib, 4GB of flash memory, 0,3 Mpxls front camera, 3 Mpxls back camera, bluetooth, micro HDMI, weight: 370g.
Known specs are: RK2918@1GHz, 800×480 resolution, capacitive touchscreen, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0, Appslib, 4GB of flash memory, weight: 350g.
The 8b G2 didn’t change much, either.
Known specs are: RK2918@1GHz, 800×600 resolution, capacitive touchscreen, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0, Appslib, 4GB of flash memory, weight: 510g.
The Arnova 9G2 also got an update.
Known specs are: RK2918@1GHz, 1024×768 resolution, capacitive 9.7″ IPS touchscreen, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0, Appslib, 4GB of flash memory, weight: 630g.
10″ models are also not forgotten, Arnova 10b G3 and Arnova 10b G3 Dual Touch are known.
Known specs are: RK2918@1GHz, 1024×600 resolution, capacitive touchscreen, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0, Appslib, 4GB of flash memory, weight: 715g.
And the biggest announcement since years? Arnova 7d G3:
Like you can see, this one has “Simple Touch”. That means it will have a resistive touchscreen and will not have Dual Touch. It looks just like the Arnova Child Pad, but then painted in “normal” colors. BTW, there will also be a version with capacitive touchscreen:
Do you see much difference with the 7b G3?
Known specs are: RK2918@1GHz, 800×480 resolution, 1GB RAM, Android 4.0, Appslib, 4GB of flash memory, weight: 380g.
None of these tablets are Google-certified(at least, for now), instead there is Appslib on each device. None of these tablets feature AVOS. None of these tablets(exception: Arnova 7c G3) have support for Wifi-N networks. None of these tablets have kickstands. The only tablet that has decent specs is Arnova 7c G3. Let’s hope Archos will spend a little bit more time on developing Archos G10 and Arnova G4 tablets. It is ridiculous that Arnova G2 tablets are available in the shops for only half a year(some models, like 8 G2 even less), new generation is released and the users who bought the old generation are forgotten. The only differences between the two generations are ICS and amount of RAM. Why couldn’t Archos just release the ICS firmware for G2 models and ship the new units with 1GB of RAM? Let’s hope the community will be able to port the ICS firmwares also to older devices, because there are not much differences between them, it should not be a huge problem.