Follow up and some amendments to my review.
I am changing the score to a 2/10.
The longer I use this the device the more problems it has and the less usable it becomes. Appslib is a piece of junk. It crashes constantly. Apps refuse to install half the time, and out of the advertised 8,000 apps, less 1,000 are approved by archos as compatible.
All programs randomly close themselves with no error message. Which is highly annoying. It would be nice to know why the app is closing, what caused an issue, and if there is something that I can do about it.
Also the battery life is not as advertised. I am charging this now because apparently it was at a green level, and then 10 seconds later it was red level. No indicator of remaining %, just a color level, lame.
Also the longer I use it, the more problems I have with the touch screen. It now only works with hard presses. I can not touch it lightly and move my finger to swipe, or to click. I have to press with a firm touch. And if I want to scroll or drag, I have have to wait a few seconds for it to register that's what I want to do, and then move my finger.
The only thing that doesn't cause a crash or close itself is the audio player, but the sound quality sucks, unless you use headphones, then its decent.
The web browser is nice, but has started crashing also. I tried to load this site a few times and only half the page would load, then it would close itself. It also keeps asking me to allow sites to login to my device all the sudden, no idea what that means or how that is even possible.
And mind you, I haven't even started or tried to "hack" or change anything, this is still the default out of box product.
I will play around some more with it this weekend, but I have a feeling this will be for sale soon.