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Archos 5 updated to Android 1.6

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jan 2010 14:14

Archos 5 updated to Android 1.6 The Archos 5 media player has finally seen its firmware updated to Android 1.6, giving a long anticipated update for their now aging 1.5 players.
Unfortunately, the update will still not give access to the Android Market, but built-in applications are now optimized for the device's higher resolution screen. 1.6 also adds "quick search" for easy location of much, contacts, and applications.

However, you may want to hold off on downloading, as early reports call the update the "very unstable."

Full change log:

Version 1.7.33

Since this firmware is based on a new version of Android, after the update, you will be prompted to reset your device configuration. It is highly recommended to do so. The extra applications that you may have installed will need to be re-installed, but your multimedia files will not be affected.

* Android 1.6 "Donut": quick search box, power control widget, battery usage indicator screen, WVGA screen native support, VPN
* ThinkFree Mobile 1.2: double-tap zoom in PDF, miscellaneous bug fixes and speed improvements
* Video: add automatic gain control option for sound in Video Player
* Video: fix support for MJPG files
* Video: improve youtube playback support
* Music: add support for .mp2 files
* Music: allow to play shoutcast .PLS files from the web browser
* TV: improve image centering in Video Player when using DVR Snap-on
* Android: fix touch screen offset experienced in some applications due to presence of Archos status bar
* Keyboard: add up and down arrow keys in Android keyboard (press "?123" to get it)
* Keyboard: add "OK" key in Android keyboard (long press on "Return" key to get it)
* GUI: improved Archos Widget layout on TV
* Storage: correct random hard disk disconnection while playing music or video
* Network: fix UPnP and network sharing not working on Wi-Fi access point not complying with Wi-Fi power saving standard specification
* Network: add an option to disable power saving at the expense of battery life for a specific access point at first association to cope with some buggy Wi-Fi access points
* Network: fix archos multimedia application sometimes failed to access the network
* Alarm Clock: fix alarm could not be set when android multimedia library was off
* System: use Android default notification sound when android multimedia library is off
* System: add accelerometer calibration in Startup Wizard

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