December 15th, 2010, 04:19 PM
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the 70 may be a better size for him and is cheaper, but either are fine, as long as he is careful with it.
both the 70 and 101 have 2.1 on them as standard, but 2.2 is downloadable as an update for both, the device will tell you its available when you connect to wifi. or you can download the firmware from archos.com
flash isnt actually supplied by archos yet as the havent been certified by adobe yet, they will release an optimized version as soon as they are though. In the meantime though you can install flash from an apk file found elsewhere.
the Archos come with archos's own appslib app market, not the google one, which only shows apps tested to work with the tablets, but again installing the full google market is easy as just installing a file that can be found on the archosfans forum. gAppsInstaller_v4 - Froyo - xda-developers
Forum.ArchosFans.com - View forum - General Archos Gen8: Archos 28, 32, 43, 70 and 101 Internet Tablets
at the moment they cant be permanently rooted, but you can use the z4root app to temporarily root them.
I would probably recommend the 70 purely on size and price.
lose the task killer...!
Last edited by CarsnGadgets; December 15th, 2010 at 04:30 PM.