Archos Announces a new Android Based 7-inch Gaming Device called the GamePad

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief
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    Archos just announced an intriguing new product. They have a new Android 4.0-based 7-inch gaming tablet with built-in controls that basically is a giant gamepad. They are calling it, the GamePad. As you can see from the picture above, the concept is fairly impressive. Here's a breakdown of the known specs at this time:
    • 7-inch capacitive touchscreen of unknown resolution
    • Dual-core 1.5 GHz processor
    • Quad-core Mali 400 GPU
    • 8 GB of built-in storage space
    • A microSD slot
    • An HDMI out
    • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
    Those specs are all well and good, but how's the game support you might ask (especially with the controller)? Here's a quote with some details,

    That's pretty slick. The GamePad will first go on sale in Europe in October for €149.

    Feel free to check out our dedicated Archos GamePad section over at, here: Welcome to the Archos GamePad Forum!

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    #1 dgstorm, Aug 29, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2012
  2. WildcatRudy

    WildcatRudy Active Member

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    Wow, that's slick! I'm not as much of a gamer as I used to be, but this looks to be a better way to play some of the Android-based games. We'll have to wait and see if it offers GPS--it would be neat to use it as a regular tablet in addition to having game-specific controls built in.