jondaviskorn wrote:seems like alot of **** to do will this be the only way of doing it or will someone come up with a simpler way
Putting the Google Apps on the Archos is a hack
. It is not something supported by Archos. By definition, hacking is not meant to be easy, but the non-programmers/hackers think that it is because the programmers/hackers provide simpler ways for others to do it (eg. providing an APK that does all the work). So yeah, it is
a lot of work, and someone will have to do all that work.
If you want an easier way to do it you can either 1) wait patiently to reap the rewards of someone else's hard work, or 2) learn programming for the Android and help create an easier way (which others will of course benefit from).
Sorry to go off, and this isn't just directed at you, but I deal with people all day who just want to hit an Easy button to get things done.