4.1 will come out in 2013, according to some sources.
That is true for the G10 devices, but there has never been any 'honest' verification (so far) that it will ever come out for the G9 devices.
Meanwhile, I find it interesting that Archos decided to FINALLY put out firmware based on Google's Android 4.0.4 (which they should have done way back instead of the crappy 4.0.3 based garbage)... and they did it at a time when Google just released the 4.1.2 upgrade of Jelly Bean for the Nexus 7... which now allows that device to work in landscape mode.
I'd really like to know what all the morons are thinking with these totally idiot half-a..ed upgrades to Android. I mean, why the hell did Google ever have Jelly Bean only running in portrait mode on a 7 inch 'tablet' device to start with? For a cell phone or an e-reader that's OK, but who the heck uses a 'tablet' in portrait mode?
The other thing that REALLY scares me about this Archos update is that it also upgrades the kernel (which is likely why it's not working right for some people). I'm worried that after this update there will be no way at all to ever downgrade back to 3.2.80 Honeycomb... which is the ONLY one that really runs good on the older 'classic' 1Ghz G9's that had only 512Meg of RAM. Seems like most of these upgrades are really steps backwards with only worthless changes to the user interface (just like Microsoft has been doing with Windows).
Anyway, good luck to all of you that do try upgrading. I'm not about to for a long time yet until I see how many problems it cause for the rest of you first.