Tablet offering from the French based Archos has always stood out for their low initial costs while offering decent levels of performance. The Arnova brand represents the cheapest from the company though the low cost can also be attributed to the use of low quality components. However, there seems another from the Arnova range coming our way if a recent FCC listing is anything to go by.
Now the latest Arnova can well be the second generation Arnoma 8 if its naming — Arnova 8 G2 — is any indication. The original Arnova 8 has an 8 inch resistive touchscreen display having a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. It ran Android 2.1 operating system while also featuring 802.11b/g WiFi. We surely hope there will be an all round improvement on these features.
However, technical details of the new tablet are not yet available though the picture depicts it to have a series of physical buttons. This makes the choice of operating system as Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the latest but not beyond that. For anything above it — Android Honeycomb — and the device does not require to include physical button. But then, that also is an indication of the upcoming tablet to be really easy on the pocket and there does exist a segment where basic computing counts more than fast processor speeds or the brightest of display. The new Arnova 8 G2 can well turn out to be their best buy.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email