Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has been released by Google, but through the holidays we won’t see many new smartphones or tablets shipping with it, since most of them were designed before Google released the code in November. As such, we still haven’t seen much of the new operating system. Yesterday, Archos sent us a video if its G9 tablet running Android 4.0 and it looks pretty nice, if a bit similar to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).
The video is embedded below, but we must say that the G9 in the video is definitely running smoother than the G9 tablet we’ve been reviewing here at the office. It looks like the tablet may ship with some new widgets as well. The Android Power Control widget is on the desktop in this video, which has been available on phones for years, but was not a part of the Honeycomb release.
If Ice Cream Sandwich can speed up the Archos G9 this much, it may actually improve performance on a lot of older phones and tablets. The G9 will officially get its Android 4.0 update in early 2012, representatives tell us.
Oh, and if you’re wondering how this tablet stands up by itself, the G9 has a pop-out kickstand.