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Archos 5 Internet Tablet (Android)
« on: September 03, 2009, 01:55:25 pm »

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Re: Archos 5 Internet Tablet (Android)
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2009, 05:22:44 am »
Not if Archos has anything to say about it... They are worse leaches of of FOSS GNU/Linux than TomTom or Tivo are...

I bought two Archos 604Wifis, expecting an experience similar to the PMA430, but what I got was a hardware locked device. That said, I never updated the firmware to the latest, so my 604s could theoretically use the html exploit to give me a root shell and (temporarily until next boot) install apps...

You'll be better off spending your hard earned dough on a brand spanky new Nokia N900... It uses the new Maemo 5 (the next generation of Maemo), is supposedly not locked, and has wifi, bluetooth and 3G... and can be a phone. Plus orbiter software has already been ported to Maemo. Probably just needs a re-compile to support version 5...
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Re: Archos 5 Internet Tablet (Android)
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2009, 07:50:09 am »
Agree with JaseP.

I bought Archos 705 thinking that it'll make an excellent orbiter. It would, if the operating system were open but it's not. I had to buy Opera separately for it -- version that crashes soo often.

N810 works just fine, also as a multipurpose device. For an in-wall orbiter, the screen just should be bigger. Wait, did someone say WebDT...

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Re: Archos 5 Internet Tablet (Android)
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 12:50:51 pm »
I didn't realise that. I saw Android and thought it has to be reasonably open... Yeah the N810 screen is a bit small, WEBDT perfect size but the one I have has a shitty battery life and no docking station. Plus I have to use WEP which makes me paranoid (live in a busy area)...

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Re: Archos 5 Internet Tablet (Android)
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2010, 06:29:24 pm »
I see that people isn't very fond of Archos tablets. But as these post is a bit old, i would like to know if people have some new experience on this subject? I'm especially thinking of the Archos 7 Home tablet. newbielink:http://www.archos.com/products/ht/archos_7/ [nonactive]
Would it work as an orbiter?

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Re: Archos 5 Internet Tablet (Android)
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010, 10:53:27 am »
I see that people isn't very fond of Archos tablets. But as these post is a bit old, i would like to know if people have some new experience on this subject? I'm especially thinking of the Archos 7 Home tablet. http://www.archos.com/products/ht/archos_7/
Would it work as an orbiter?

Just use the re-written (from the ground up) Web Orbiter (in svn but not in builds yet...at least i dont think it is) create a screen resolution to suit your device screen size and your done. Any device with a Web browser that can run javascript should work fine. New Orbiter tested on Chrome 6.0.437.3 dev, FireFox 3.6 and current iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Safari (pre OS4 release).

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