Archos 5 Internet Tablet reviewed
Feb 11, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."