Archos's GamePad is a 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet with embedded hardware gaming controls coming this October. The company says it will have "automatic game recognition and mapping."
Archos announced the 101 XS today in Paris, the first of its newest lineup of devices.
Archos has quietly upgraded its Child Pad tablet with a capacitive touch screen, which adds an extra $10 to the device's price tag.
Originally slated for a March release, the kid-friendly Archos Child Pad is finally available, and it includes an Alvin and the Chipmunks promotion.
Toshiba's 7.7mm Excite 10 LE (aka AT200) may be the thinnest 10-inch Android tablet on the market, but it won't hold that title for long: Archos is building a 7.6mm thin slate called the G10 XS, and a thin keyboard dock as well.
It's been a long time coming, but the Archos G9 series of tablets is finally getting upgraded to Android 4.0.
Archos introduced the 35 Home Connect clock / radio way back in June, and now it's finally available for $149.99. That'll buy you a 3.5-inch touchscreen surrounded by two stereo speakers, a 1GHz process, 4GB of storage, and a heavily skinned version of Android 2.2.
Archos announced that it will bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Archos G9 tablets in the first quarter of 2012; meanwhile, so-called "Turbo" versions of the tablets should be available by Christmas this year.
Microsoft announced partnerships with Verizon, Comcast, and others to bring streaming tv to Xbox Live.