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Archos 5 Internet Tablet reviewed

Feb 11, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Betts)

[ Thanks to Smartphone Daily for this link. ]

"Although not a smartphone the Archos 5 Internet Tablet is of interest to smartphone watchers as an example of a device based on the truly open source version of Android: in other words, an Android device without Google.

"Because while Android is open source and freely usable, the Google apps have to be licensed separately, which Archos has opted not to do here. As a result there's no Maps, no Gmail, no YouTube client, not even a Calendar. It's a sorry sight when compared to some of the Android phones we've seen."

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