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12th December 2010, 09:44 PM   |  #51  
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One less reason to worry about using the SDE.

yay!!!
12th December 2010, 10:36 PM   |  #52  
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Wow, that's great to hear.
I guess I should have expected that based on what others have learnt with the partitions and such.
This is going to be so amazing after we have SDE.
13th December 2010, 04:24 AM   |  #53  
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gen8 has no DRM keys.

Aside from potential warranty issues, are you aware of any drawbacks to using the SDE with Android compared with the stock firmware?
13th December 2010, 11:07 AM   |  #54  
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Wow, that's great to hear.
I guess I should have expected that based on what others have learnt with the partitions and such.
This is going to be so amazing after we have SDE.

exactly my question from another thread. will be be still able to use the (rather awesome) video player? if not it will be a bit of hard decision whether to use a custom rom since no other players i have come across will play the amount of content as smoothly as the archos one does.
13th December 2010, 11:13 AM   |  #55  
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why should we throw the player away by making a custom rom?
13th December 2010, 11:16 AM   |  #56  
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well given that sense roms you couldnt take the sense apps out of them to put in to a AOP rom at all. its not completely outrageous to think that maybe archos have tied in their apps to their own roms.
13th December 2010, 11:19 AM   |  #57  
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ummm.. okay. so let's wait and see
14th December 2010, 12:59 AM   |  #58  
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why should we throw the player away by making a custom rom?

For the Archos 5IT (gen 7) around 60mb of the 256 mb RAM is always dedicated to the AVOS archos media player, leaving only ~196 for the android OS. I don't have a gen8 product yet, but i would be surprised if there was any difference here (anyone can confirm?). A clean android build would thus allow you to use the full 256 mb of RAM for your android experience.

Also, because of all the hard work archos has done integrating their media player into the OS, it might be easier and quicker for a 3rd party to come up with an AVOS-free gingbread or honeycombe release than for Archos to release an official one themselves. It is also possible that omitting Archos' media player might allow for a less buggy an snappier OS which would make better use of the hardware and provide a better android experience.

Finally, with a multiboot situation (which is currently possible with the gen 7's) you would not need to throw away the player as the original OS remains intact and available. However, I would agree that there might be little benefit of a home-made pure gingerbread release over an AVOS enabled froyo release by archos (i would personally not be bothered here but can see that someone else might).

Meego however....


bbop

tl;dr
why lose archos media player for a custom ROM?

More ram
Better pure android experience
no need to throw away archos media player anyway with a multiboot setup.

to see what has been done with gen7's you can read up on openaos.org
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14th December 2010, 09:02 AM   |  #59  
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For the Archos 5IT (gen 7) around 60mb of the 256 mb RAM is always dedicated to the AVOS archos media player, leaving only ~196 for the android OS. I don't have a gen8 product yet, but i would be surprised if there was any difference here (anyone can confirm?). A clean android build would thus allow you to use the full 256 mb of RAM for your android experience.

'free' command returns ~244 of total ram on archos 70
what was that on 5IT?
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14th December 2010, 09:49 AM   |  #60  
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Originally Posted by bbop

For the Archos 5IT (gen 7) around 60mb of the 256 mb RAM is always dedicated to the AVOS archos media player, leaving only ~196 for the android OS. I don't have a gen8 product yet, but i would be surprised if there was any difference here (anyone can confirm?). A clean android build would thus allow you to use the full 256 mb of RAM for your android experience.

it's way less in gen8, the video display grabs around 11M at boot...

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