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by cutterjohn
Tue May 24, 2011 4:58 am
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here
Replies: 621
Views: 81771

Re: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here

Can't install apps. Appslibs, Amazon, etc. dl craps out at c. 90% pretends like it's finished, tries to install then, whoops can't install. Archos could definitely push out a new fw soonish. Gribbit. [EDIT] ...and since I forgot to re-iterate in other posts the launcher rotate updates are INCREDIBLY...
by cutterjohn
Sun May 22, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: Archos Applib vs Android Marketplace
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

Re: Archos Applib vs Android Marketplace

You can also do the Amazon app store now as well which just requires going to the Amazon site and getting the app. The nice thing about the Amazon store is that they give away an app a day, but the down side is that they have a screwy DRM... The Amazon store already has WAY WAY WAY more useful stuff...
by cutterjohn
Mon May 16, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Archos 43 or gen 9 5inch
Replies: 23
Views: 4385

Re: Archos 43 or gen 9 5inch

sequitur you say: I suspect they went to a 4.3 inch screen in gen 8 for a readily accessible screen. Given the number of phones coming out with that size I'd think it would make more sense if they offer that size to go to a 5 inch screen. For a portable device I'd argue that a 7 inch screen is a lo...
by cutterjohn
Mon May 16, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: What general organizing Android App should I get?
Replies: 8
Views: 2401

Re: What general organizing Android App should I get?

You should really consider the HP ipaq 111 or the IPAQ 211. They run the Windows mobile OS, which a lot of people hate. But it will do exactly what you are looking for right out of the box. http://www.amazon.com/HP-111-Classic-Handheld-FA979AA/dp/B000VU0CQG/ref=dp_cp_ob_e_title_2 Pretty expensive f...
by cutterjohn
Sat May 14, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: 15% off all Archos tablets at NewEgg
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: 15% off all Archos tablets at NewEgg

i know i am going to get blasted for saying this in this forum, but with price dropping on Galaxy Tab (as low as 200 for refurb), prices need to drop significantly more on Archos product to compete. If you can get a galaxy tab for same or less, would you really pick archos (and its never ending fir...
by cutterjohn
Sat May 14, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Archos 43 Internet Tablet
Topic: What general organizing Android App should I get?
Replies: 8
Views: 2401

Re: What general organizing Android App should I get?

I purchased a Archos 43 and want to basically use it as a PDA. If you're able to then return the Archos and spend the same money on a PDA. Android isn't completely pointless without any kind of regular or persistent internet connection but it's not that great either. Almost everything about it assu...
by cutterjohn
Thu May 12, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here
Replies: 621
Views: 81771

Re: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here

I excluded already wifi as being a cause. It discharges at the same rate even with wifi turned off. No fancy apps here, very few actually and well known, all with automatic updates disabled. Problem was the same from the beginning after a fresh install of the new firmware with android reset. no ide...
by cutterjohn
Wed May 11, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here
Replies: 621
Views: 81771

Re: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here

In my case the power LED also stays on even on deep sleep and the battery is discharging at about 10% for every 8 hours of "deep sleep". Horrible experience :evil: something's preventing it from actually sleeping then is what that means. Maybe some app or maybe WiFi/power setting is preventing slee...
by cutterjohn
Tue May 10, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Poll: Increased app storage at the expense of media storage
Replies: 70
Views: 9073

Re: Poll: Increased app storage at the expense of media stor

I want more RAM, unfortunately a sw update won't fix that but seriously more app storage for the A43 and above, say at least 1GB would be nice, but I'd have to go for less on the A32 & 28 as they have no uSD slot and hence are limited to flash storage as shipped... I'd go for a couple 100MBs extra t...
by cutterjohn
Tue May 10, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here
Replies: 621
Views: 81771

Re: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here

batt charge update for me on A43: I forgot and left it on the charger all night the other day, and when removed and checked the charge meter was reporting 100%. (Usually I try to NOT leave it on the charger as I really don't trust Archos' charging hw given the variety of charge levels that I have ob...
by cutterjohn
Sat May 07, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Archos 32 Internet Tablet
Topic: Does the 32 have capacitive touch input?
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: Does the 32 have capacitive touch input?

Hi. If not, is there any other (Archos or not) WIFI only (no 3G or 4G) Android device that does have capacitive screen? The resistive touchscreen on my A32 is quite responsive, as in way better than any other recent device that I've owned with a resistive touchscreen that was made recently. The scr...
by cutterjohn
Sat May 07, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here
Replies: 621
Views: 81771

Re: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here

Just an update on the battery charge meter not being 100% when LED is blinking. I again forgot about having my A43 on to charge(was at 75% but I wanted full for the day later) and I just now unplugged it after probably sitting on the charger for hours after the LED started blinking and the mter read...
by cutterjohn
Thu May 05, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here
Replies: 621
Views: 81771

Re: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here

Just curious... Are the folks with the white screen and battery charge percentage weirdness using the "deep sleep" mode setting when the screen turns off? I don't nor have ever used deep sleep and suffer none of the issues expressed here and I'm very happy with 2.3.26. Just curious... nope. My Deep...
by cutterjohn
Wed May 04, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Arnova 10, Arnova 8, Arnova 7
Topic: Video: Arnova 10 capacitive RK2918 to be released in May
Replies: 74
Views: 48739

Re: Video: Arnova 10 capacitive RK2918 to be released in May

soo....Arnova's should we launched any day eh ? ...probably like the A43, only sporadically available even to this day some 6m post launch... although it seems that the A101 and A70 are in the same boat while Sears at least seems to have boatloads of A32s... never bothered to check on A28s since th...
by cutterjohn
Wed May 04, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: General G9 discussions
Topic: Tablets evolving well, except for "usable" SIZE.
Replies: 10
Views: 2803

Re: Tablets evolving well, except for "usable" SIZE.

I am new here (1st post) and perhaps this subject has been beaten to death somewhere already, but I haven't seen it. I hear all the talk about screen touch response, graphic speed and brilliance, and remarks about the evolution of other capabilities where most of the talk is of incremental improvem...
by cutterjohn
Wed May 04, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Did we buy prototype devices?
Replies: 24
Views: 2893

Re: Did we buy prototype devices?

Theres very little margin in netbooks, also a lot of the guts are relatively cheap. An atom plus chipset is 20 bucks. The screen is a super common very crappy TN panel (same thing as the 101). I do agree though, tablets and phones are both generally very overpriced. I think a lot of it is because t...
by cutterjohn
Wed May 04, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here
Replies: 621
Views: 81771

Re: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here

Just another update wrt charging. This morning I charged my A43 in anticipation of a trip(started @ 78% charge but I wanted full for the trip), and left it charging longer than normal. When I remembered it (and the LED was blinking) I took it off the charger and found that the meter was only reading...
by cutterjohn
Tue May 03, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here
Replies: 621
Views: 81771

Re: new firmware 2.3.26 - report bugs here

3. Charging up to 94% only instead of 100%. Battery looks to be draining quite fast as well. That's better than the 29% mine capped at last night, or the 9% it seems to be stuck at now. I couldn't watch any TV shows on the train this morning like I usually do because of a low battery. This is surel...
by cutterjohn
Tue May 03, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Did we buy prototype devices?
Replies: 24
Views: 2893

Re: Did we buy prototype devices?

I'll admit that I would love Archos to come out with a perfect tablet. Best screen made. Fastest processor available (for the coming year), strongest case, lightest weight, butter-smooth graphics, and so on. I don't see them capable of selling it for the gen8 prices without losing money on each. Th...
by cutterjohn
Tue May 03, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
Topic: Version 2.3.26 how's it treating you?
Replies: 18
Views: 2947

Re: Version 2.3.26 how's it treating you?

Incredibly sluggish launcher screen repainting on rotations or anything else that triggers a launcher screen repaint. i.e. notification bar & backgrounds come right back, but widgets and shortcut icons take quite a while to be repainted. (1st appeared with 2.3.26 and didn't happen in 2.0.71 -> 2.1.0...

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