Archos is one of those new vendors trying to make a name for themselves in the mobile market share and from our point of view they already made it with their Archos G9 tablets which are supposed to receive an upgrade to the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS within the next two weeks time frame.
Getting back to our today’s news Archos apparently is preparing to deliver a new set of products – the Arnova G3 series.
All Arnova G3 tablets pictured in these renders come with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS out of the box and have space reserved for an HDMI port and still sport the old RK2918 under the hood except for one – Arnova 7c G3 (see photo above) which apparently is the high-end product.
Arnova 7C G3 is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8255 processor clocked at 1.4GHz with 1GB of RAM. So far, this is the only tablet from this next-generation which supports WiFi and has GPS with Sygic application pre-installed. It is way lighter than its predecessor 7c G2 weighting only 370g, compared with 490g for the original. It is also said that this will be on of the thinnest 7″ tablets Archos ever made at its 10.5mm thick, only Archos 70IT is half mm thinner. Additionally 7cG3 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, comes with Appslib, 4GB of built-in memory storage, 0.3 MP front-facing camera, 3MP camera in the rear, Bluetooth and micro HDMI port.
We have received word that G3 tablets are already being delivered to Chinese retailers although these products are not yet announced by Archos vendor. Probably intended for the Chinese mobile market we might see these slate hit the shelves soon enough. Pricing details and availability dates were not available.