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This device is pure crap! (NOT ANYMORE!)

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:56 am
by acg2002us
First for 99 dollars I wasn't expecting a whole lot I really just wanted to use the archos 28 as a mp3 player. I purchased the device at sears connected it to wi-fi and upgraded to 2.2 (was a big perk to me) I've had multiple issues it will freeze playing games and randomly freeze, it was super laggy and delayed, the keyboard doesn't work properly most of the time and it is very very slow.

Its not even stable enough to play music w/o lagging and freezing I figured I just got a bad one I exchanged it and same exact thing is happening with the brand new replacement I took it back for a refund.

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:32 am
by charge1313
The A28 has only 128 mb of ram... I suggest you use the system monitor app and kill everything before running a game.

IMO Archos made a bad decision giving the A28 so little ram... Even my A32 which has 256 mb runs out of it so very fast. Its sad because the processor in the A28/A32 is more than powerful enough to run any app/game you can throw at it...

Think of it as a core i7 with 1gb of ram...

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:46 am
by acg2002us
Even with the system monitor app it still didn't help after multiple master resets still was crap-olla think the 32 ill have better luck?

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:48 am
by rossfuz
i notice problems when i installed market on my 28.once i restored and got rid of market it it runs perfect.i was listening to music and playing hockey nation with getting text messages during the game.maybe just return in you got a lemon

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:41 am
by acg2002us
Well I decided to return the POS Archos 28 and throw a little bit more money, RAM, and processor speed at the problem and get the Archos 32 this confirmed my thoughts that Archos is pure crap this device also gives me constant force closure error messages in the Appslib market, I did not even install google market in fear this may be the cause of the problem

The phones touchscreen has also frozen up completly on me and I have had the reset the phone what is the deal with Archos and these devices I know android tablets are fairly new on the market but I think we deserve a functional product

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:23 am
by rossfuz
thats weird because my 32 and 28 run perfect. by the way they are not phones

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:15 am
by arcNY
I usually get a lot of lag with games and Pandora as well. You should have gone to the "Manage Running Apps" or something like that settings. TBH I don't think System Monitor is of much help. I used it several times before playing Angry Birds, but it'd still lag and eventually freeze. On the other hand if you kill apps with Android's stock app management it solved the problem. The 28 is a bit more high maintenance that I would have liked it to be, but its not that bad.

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:50 am
by fischju
The Archos system manager for killing tasks is a likely culprit, it tries to close everything that's running but many of these apps start again immediately, slowing the system. I use Launcher Pro, Advanced Task Killer, and haven't upgraded to 2.2, no problems with 3D games after task killing, good framerates in PSX emulation too.

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:30 am
by acg2002us
Well I'm no longer a archos customer took me 32 back to sears today. Hopefully I can rejoin the archos family of products when they fix the 2.2 software issues.

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:39 am
by dcrow
@Acg2002us

Wow, I know some people have a few issues, but you have been "gifted" with a particularly poor experience. I have had a 32 since October, and I LOVE IT. I haven't had any performance issues at all. Wifi can be finicky, but other than that, I was so happy, I got a 101. Same thing.. It performs wonderfully!! My only dangling issue is the few apps that are locked so no known hack will get them to show in the app markets.

If I were you, I would continue to monitor these forums, and buy again when most of the firmware solvable issues are complete.

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:08 am
by manormortal
defiantly sounds like Acg2002us got a buggy defected A32. I mean 256mb of ram isn't the greatest thing but the device still runs pretty smooth with normal usage (especially with the newer froyo update)

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:21 pm
by 4DThinker
acg2002us wrote:For 99 dollars I wasn't expecting a whole lot. I really just wanted to use the archos 28 as a mp3 player.
Sounds like you actually DO expect it to do more than play MP3s. What's up with that? ;)

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:24 am
by biath
dcrow wrote:@Acg2002us

you have been "gifted" with a particularly poor experience.



Gifted experiences for the ungifted (trolls) I suppose, somehow that evens things out? ;o) I guess we should have opened the doors at that bridge crossing! Lol

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:57 pm
by gorgonite123
i would say that its more than likely the market hack it ruined my Archos 101 to the stage it wouldn't turn on and had to change it for a new, try full reinitialization

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:43 pm
by acg2002us
Well I decided to re-purchase the archos 28 and upgraded to the newest software and now im a happy camper :)

Re: This device is pure crap!

Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:53 pm
by InsanityGuy
rossfuz wrote:thats weird because my 32 and 28 run perfect. by the way they are not phonesImage

mine runs fine too :)