Archos 5 Internet Tablet gets second shot at Android 1.6 update

Chris Davies - Jan 20, 2010

Having briefly released and then promptly pulling the last firmware update for the Archos 5 Internet Tablet, the French company have left owners waiting as they tweak the apparent “major issue” in the web browser.  Now Archos have tried again, releasing firmware 1.7.33 complete with an update to Android 1.6 Donut for the touchscreen tablet.

Android 1.6 Donut brings with it the expected “Quick Search” bar that indexes files, media, contacts and applications, as well as improved power management functionality.  However Archos have also thrown in a new version of their documents viewer, ThinkFree Mobile v1.2.

In addition there are the usual bevy of bugfixes and some tweaked media codec support, in addition to improved UPnP streaming over WiFi.  There’s a full changelog here with all the details; if you’re an Archos 5 Internet Tablet owner taking the plunge today, let us know how you get on in the comments.

[via Android Community]

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