Archos GamePad Brings Android To Console Gaming For $190

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News Posted: Fri, Mar 22 2013 6:36 PM
Archos was a fairly large purveyor of low-cost MP3 players and tablets, but of late, we haven't really heard much from the company. Now, however, the GamePad is making its U.S. arrival, and it may satisfy those who have been waiting for things like the WikiPad to come to fruition. The GamePad runs on Android 4.1, so it's capable of running the myriad games stocked on the Android store. It's got a 7" (1024x600) display, a 0.3"-thick frame, a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, Mali-400 MP GPU and a bargain price -- just $189 on the top end.


Given that it runs Android, you can also use it to do more than just game. Of course, you could just buy a phablet as your next phone and use that just the same, but there's probably still a market for dedicated handheld consoles; albeit a waning one.
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Ok one question is this gamepad Optimized for the Android games if not this will be a major flop as ive not seen any developers/studios mentioning support for current app/games? TcM

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3vi1 replied on Sat, Mar 23 2013 7:33 PM

>> is this gamepad Optimized for the Android games

It's runs Android... and it's called the 'GamePad'... I'm pretty sure it's not optimized for Office365. :)

If it performs well enough, it could end up being the portable choice for Ouya owners.

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