jaypnguyen wrote:Just because it can be upgraded doesn't mean it will run better. Video playback is extremely crippled for custom firmwares 1.6+ (if not working at all). Also, upgrading the firmware is not for the faint of heart since it voids your warranty. So if you brick your tablet, you'll have to figure it out yourself (without the help of Archos' great support *sarcasm)
I own this tablet.. and have upgraded the firmware, so I'm talking from experience (not through the web like you are). The limited ram that exists on this tablet (128mb) really impairs performance with newer versions of android. Unless you always want to be killing your tasks after running 1 single app, then more power to you. This tablet has some serious limitations and just posting that it supports android 2.2+ isn't really helping the average consumer with making an informed decision on whether or not this tablet is worth 80+.
If all you want is to surf the internet and read books... it's okay. Surfing the internet on this tablet can be a pain with it's resistive screen which causes you to click on links which you never intended on clicking. Also, this tablet is slow.
Look, I don't know what your problem is but all you're doing is complain. First off, you're implying that I advocate buying this tablet, or am somehow misleading people into buying it. Where did I do that? All you requested was proof that the Archos 7 ever officially shipped with Android 1.6 and I provided an Edgadget article. Now you're complaining that my posts aren't "really helping the average consumer." Why don't you let the average consumer, or average Wooter, decide what is helpful?
Seriously, read what you posted. I found this really offensive: "This tablet has some serious limitations and just posting that it supports android 2.2+ isn't really helping the average consumer with making an informed decision on whether or not this tablet is worth 80+."
And how about this gem: "I'm talking from experience (not through the web like you are).
You may not find the info helpful, but if you bother reading the posts from page 1 onward, you'll see that lots of people complained about Android 1.6, and people even asked directly if it can be upgraded. So for those people, my posts about upgradability are helpful. if you don't find my posts helpful, why don't you contribute instead of complaining? Especially since you have "experience" not merely searching the web like I am.
Seriously, read your posts. You just whine and complain, without offering any help. Then when I tried to help, you complain about my attempts. Geez...