Tablets Getting Android 4.0 Updates

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Denver - Android 4.0 updates for tablets continue to roll out with the announcement by Archos that an over-the-air upgrade to Android 4.0 is available for its G9 series tablets.

The Google-certified 8- and 10.1-inch G9 Turbo tablets are available in 16GB flash-memory and 250GB hard-drive versions.

Earlier this week, Verizon Wireless announced that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Tab 7.7 tablets and Motorola Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets would get the update later this year. Motorola's Xoom tablet is already getting the update.

Android 4.0, the converged OS for Android smartphones and tablets, delivers faster web browsing, easier multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and improved social media integration, the company said. It also features improved text input and spell checking, voice input, and a redesigned Gallery app with photo editor.

Archos's Turbo models feature 1080p video-file storage and playback, capacitive touchscreens, mini HDMI output with HDCP copy protection, GPS, 720p webcam, USB slave and host ports, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and ability to accept a planned U.S.-market 3G/4G-equipped USB modem that accepts SIM cards and fits flush in a slot on the tablets' back side. They also come with Microsoft UPnP to stream audio and video from a Windows PC. The 10.1-inch Turbo features 1280x800 screen, and the 8-inch model features 1024x768 resolution.

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