While the rest of the world is churning out Nvidia Tegra 2-powered Android tablets, France’s Archos went their own way and decided to use Texas Instruments’ 1.5 GHz OMAP4 CPU on their latest flagship Android Tablet PC product, the Archos 80 G9 Tablet PC with Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS!
The company is proclaiming that the Archos 80 G9 has 50% more computing power than 1GHz Tegra 2-enabled tablets and yet it is going to retail with a much lower price tag. It is faster than the Huawei MediaPad Android OS 3.2 Tablet PC with 1.2GHz SnapDragon dual-core CPU.
The Android 3.1 Honeycomb and the dual ARM9 1.5 GHz OMAP4 CPU makes the Archos 80 G9 a multimedia powerhouse. The 8-inch screen is capacitive and, although without IPS technology, it provides just the perfect size for watching full 1080p HD videos.
Gaming will also be fun on this Archos 80 G9 Android tablet because it supports 3D OpenGL ES 2.0. The display sports a desktop-like sharpness of 1024x768p resolution and this tablet comes with a kickstand for comfortable movie watching.
Archos 80 G9 8-inch Tablet PC release date is due in September 2011. Exact commercial launch fate was unannounced. This Android 3.1 Honeycomb tablet priced at $279.