The Archos 32 Android app has been leaked by JR.com.
This will be a new generation 8 tablet powered by Android 2.1, and more than likely will get a bump to Froyo (Android 2.2) in the not too distant future. The Archos 32 will be an 8GB device starting at a price of $150 dollars.
Here are some specs on the Android 2.1 powered Archos 32 tablet:
3.2-inch 400×240 pixel display
The Archos 32 is powered by an ARM Cortex A8 processor and supports a wide-variety of video/audio formats
Video playback: MPEG-4 HD (up to 720p, [email protected]) / MPEG-42 ([email protected] AVI, up to DVD resolution, [email protected]) / H.264 HD ([email protected] up to 720p, [email protected]) / WMV9/VC1 (AP up to 720p [email protected]) / MJPG (Motion JPEG) in VGA resolution (With Optional plug-in: Cinema: MPEG2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1, [email protected]) / With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF, WMV
Audio Playback: MP3 CBR & VBR / WMA, WMA-Pro 5.1 / WAV (PCM/ADPCM) / AAC, AAC+ 5.13 / OGG Vorbis / FLAC (With optional Software plug-in: AC3 5.1)
the device can do 720p video, 24fps at 3Mbps. Other specs include USB 2.0 host, composite video output, microphone, Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth EDR. Weighs 2.54oz
This is another example of a how Android is allowing manufacturers to push down the price of tablet devices, and the pricing point is making them very popular as an alternative to the $500 (plus) Apple iPad.
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