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NewsPoster Oct 9, 2013 04:39 PM
New quad-core processor model of Archos GamePad 2 announced
As <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295903==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/09/24/quad.core.processor.improved.display.for.gaming.ta blet/" rel='nofollow'>expected</a>, Android device manufacturer <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295904==http://www.archos.com/" rel='nofollow'>Archos</a> has refreshed its <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/295905==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/01/15/archos.gamepad.brings.physical.controls.to.android .gaming/" rel='nofollow'>Archos Gamepad</a> -- the new and uprated Archos GamePad 2 is expected at the end of the year. The new iteration of the device features Android 4.2 "Jelly Bean," an HD screen, better controls, a larger battery and a faster processor.<br />
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The Archos GamePad 2 features a seven-inch IPS screen running at 1280x800. The gaming handheld has been upgraded to the A9 quad-core processor running at 1.6GHz versus a dual-core 1.6Ghz processor in the original model, with 2GB of system RAM. Two storage sizes will be available: 8GB and 16GB. Storage expansion capability is prodded by a SD slot, with up to 64GB addressable. HDMI, Wi-Fi, and a front-facing camera are all standard on the device.<br />
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The ARCHOS GamePad 2 features more precise dual thumb-sticks, double buttons on each shoulder, a single-piece D-pad and an improved button tactile response for a better physical gaming experience. <br />
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Also upgraded is Archos' Game Mapping Tool that lets users map any touch-screen button game to work with the physical controls. The GamePad Game Zone application curates one million apps and games in the Google Play store to enhance visibility of GamePad 2-compatible games.<br />
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The ARCHOS GamePad2 will be available at the end of October for &Agrave;180 ($243) on the Archos website.
 
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