Archos Readies ICS Gaming Console

Posted on Jul 23 2012 - 4:46pm by Melissa

A gaming console from Archos called the Ludo G10 has been seen in GL Benchmark tests recently by the folks at NotebookItalia. This gaming console is actually a tablet based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that Archos will reportedly not package as a competitor against high-end devices with its specifications. Rather, the French company will possibly sell the device as one of the first gaming consoles based on Android OS in the market. Of course, by marketing it as such, Archos faces competition from the OUYA console, a device in the works that is expected to have an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth, WiFi, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The OUYA is aiming for a $95 to $99 price tag and could be released around March next year.

By comparison, the benchmark tests reveal that the Archos Ludo G10 console sports a high resolution display with 1920 x 1008 pixels, though the latter number is likely a typographical error and the resolution instead should be 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is more common. Its processor is the dual-core Texas Instruments 4470 chipset which has a clock speed of 1.8GHz. To date, this processor has not been released and will possibly be available sometime during the fourth quarter of this year. Meanwhile, the graphics processing unit of the gaming console could be the PowerVR SGX554 which should give excellent graphics on the high resolution screen.

If Archos does push through with this list of specifications, it should amount to a pretty decent package, especially if this device is paired with the budget-friendly prices for which Archos is known, which is a very likely possibility.

None of these have been confirmed, so as always, the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt. One change that Archos could make on the list is replacing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the newest version of the popular Linux-based OS.

Via androidauthority

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