Archos 80 / 101 G9 firmware update brings list of changes

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Archos has recently rolled out a new update for the 80 / 101 G9 tablet, this will bring compliant tablets to firmware version 3.2.46 and with there’s a long list of changes to talk about, some of which are more exciting than others.

You can see a full changelog here, once installed Google Talk will be part of the firmware, also Flash will feature additional acceleration support, camera quality will be better in high and low light conditions and you should notice improved volume control and less audio glitches. There is also better support for WPA2/AES encryption, tweaked power management and overall the tablet should have a smaller memory footprint.

In terms of minor software improvements there is lots to get through, we are told that standard video should display much more clearly if you are outputting to a HD display thanks to better upscaling, also there will be better network share capabilities, enhanced integrated translations and some minor changes made to Videoplayer, MediaCenter, Mediascrapper, File Browser, Photo Frame, Floating Image and Music player.

It is very easy to install the update on your tablet if you are connected to the internet via WiFi, if you do not receive a notification simply navigate to menu / settings / about device and then select firmware update – the on screen instruction should then take you through the update procedure. If you don’t have an active WiFi connection you must download the update to your computer (via this link), connect your tablet to your PC via the USB cable and select “Mount”, then copy the update to the tablet (not into a folder), unplug the USB cable once the file has transfrreed and then tablet shopuld detect and install the update automatically – good luck (here are some more in-depth instructions).

As you can see the developers over at Archos have been very busy, the G9 was only updated to Honeycomb a month ago and already an update has been rolled out – but have they missed anything? Let us know if you have come across any bugs which still affect you on a regular basis.

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