Flying Kiwi wrote:
Thanks for your reply. I've never let either of the ones I've used reach that state (although have got very close) - when they got extremely low, I stopped what I was doing (at great inconvenience) and plugged in (hoping it would at least charge a bit - which it usually did).
Do you have any answers to the questions I posed please DugyC (or anyone else) such as the boot version listed as described in my post and what about my other observations, do they match your experience?
When mine discharged it was usually because I hadn't used them for a few days and left them on normal sleep rather than deep, therefore they discharged the battery. Bit of a pain. I love the Deep Sleep option though, it really is a brilliant balance between fast power on and saving battery. As I say wish my Nexus7 had it.
Anyway, with regards your other questions. I've never experienced the unreliable charging you've mentioned, they've always charged when plugged in no problem. The percentage though can be hit or miss... I think it starts flashing "fully charged" before it gets to 100%, so sometimes it shows high 90's instead. Also a reboot would use up some of the battery. Normally I charge overnight so it will sit on charge while at "full charge" flashing for quite a few hours before I wake up and unplug, and it almost always shows 100%. To be honest though it's not really an issue for me.
As I said earlier I've never had to plug into the PC to get it to charge, and as there is no charge through the USB can't see how that matters. I know with a phone which charges through USB you have the option for Data connection or charging only. As the Archos does not charge through USB this shouldn't matter, but maybe there is a wee bug there. It's never been a problem for me though so can't comment fully.
Regards the firmware/boot version, I was going to look at this last night but unfortunately my youngest and also my partner had both fallen ill so forgot about it. I'm unlikely to have a chance tonight either but will hopefully post back at some point over the weekend. Hope that's okay, I expect it will mirror what you've said though.