You may have read a written by Phandroid contributor John Ashton Edgar. While overall he seemed to enjoy it his biggest issue with the device was its lack of Google App integration and the replacement of Android Market with AppsLib. It runs an Archos version of Android. This is significant for several reasons. There is no Google integration. None, nada, zip, zero, nunca. The only integration you get is going into your Google account in the very nice webkit browser.
I didn’t have any issues because the browser is nice with nearly 5″ of screen, but if you are a fan of the Google Android OS apps like Gmail, Gtalk, or Calendar, be warned. This also represents one of my largest issues with the Archos 5. They have their own app market, AppsLib. Issues be gone! The folks at have figured out a way for owners of the to get Android Market and all of the Google Apps like Maps, Talk Calendar and more onto the the device! Our friends at did a nice step-by-step guide to getting the job done – keep in mind this is for Windows: • Download and extract to your computer ( or search market4archos.zip ) ( Mirrors anyone?
Here is a video that shows you how easy it now is to install the full Google Marketplace experience on a Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android with the new firmware 1. Archos have created their own Archos 5 Media Center app that. Android Market On Archos 5 Internet. Installer Via Hd Audio Deck on this page. Google Marketplace and Google Apps works. Archos 5 IT now with Android Market and Gtuff. Only thing Installing the Google Maps. It works perfectly with my Archos 5 internet tablet.
Nothing worse than 2.1 and no Google Market. Makes the tablets useless (IMO). No installing to external SD. No YouTube, no. Pretty much anything. So here's the link on how to install your Archos unit running Android 2.1 ->Android 2.2, as well as install Google Market for Android 2.2.
Don't bother with the over-the-air update to 2.2 when you get the A icon showing at the top. It will download PART of the installation file, finish before getting to 100%, then tell you that the update file is not valid. Download Android 2.2 here: Download with PC, plug in USB to Archos and copy it over to root dir. Use 'FILES' icon on Archos to select it and install. Google Apps Market installation instructions: (make sure you have a GMail account before beginning installation of Google Market) THERE *IS* something else that needs to be done for market to work. See here: Flash 10.1: DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL FLASH 10: Press the Android Market Icon, press the search button and type Flash Player 10.1.
Uda Constructionsuite Patch. Flash will appear in the results window. Press the icon and then the Install button at the bottom of the page. (Android 2.2 required - Google Market is different on 2.2 than on 2.1 and Flash results will not even show up on Market for 2.1) For more info see this thread: Took me awhile to find all the right info that I've listed above. But I got my girlfriend's Archos 70 2.1 with AppsLib (Archos market) ->Archos 70 with Android 2.2 and Google Market (YouTube, Angry Birds, etc, etc, etc.) So I know the procedure works. OK, followed z0diac instuctions above - very simple to follow. Go to the Archos website/downloads/select your archos model and download the update file from his link, (firmware_archos_android_gen8.aos) to your COMPUTER.
(it's about 80mb) Then plug in the archos and transfer the file across. Then I disconnected my archos, and ran the file. It tells you to make sure power cable is plugged in. Updated beautifully. I am now 2.2.1. Not a single problem.
Thanks z0diac This didn't work for me: THERE *IS* something else that needs to be done for market to work. See here: gAppsInstaller - Froyo - xda-developers It keeps wanting to install google apps, then uninstall google apps. I was logged in to my gmail account. But the archos market seems to everything on there anyway.
Downloaded loads of apps. All working nicely. Angry birds is stupid, simple, but for some reason Addictive.!!! About AndroidTablets.net AndroidTablets.net is a community dedicated to Android Tablets made by various manufacturers. We discuss topics including Android Tablet Help, Android Tablet Reviews, Android Tablet Apps, Android Tablet Accessories (such as Tablet Keyboards, Tablet Cases, Tablet Covers), Android Tablet Games and more. Our goal is to be the Internet's largest and best Android Tablet Forum. AndroidTablets.net is not affiliated with Google.
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