It looks like Archos has quietly unveiled the latest in their budget Android tablet lineup, the device is the Arnova 8b G2 and it will arrive running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. So far there has not been anything offered in terms of an official price or release date, however based on the price of the original Arnova 8 G2 tablet, we suspect the 8b G2 will arrive somewhere around the $150 price point.
Otherwise, lets get back to what we know for sure — the specs. The Arnova 8b G2 will bring goodies to include the following;
- 8-inch (800 x 600) capacitive multi-touch display
- Single-core 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB or 8GB of internal storage
- microSD card slot
- Front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
- Measurements: 8.8 x 6.1 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 1.1 pounds
And as mentioned earlier in the post, the tablet will arrive with Gingerbread however given the design of the tablet itself — no hardware buttons for Home, Back, Menu and Search — there has been some speculation that an update to Ice Cream Sandwich will arrive. With that, the other item worth mentioning is the support for the Archos 3G USB stick which will allow for on-the-go mobile connectivity (for an additional price).