Archos shows off Gamepad at CES

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At CES today Archos showed off their take on a solution to android gaming. Rather than having developers cater their games to the specific layout of the device, Archos uses a different solution, one which emulates the controller and maps onscreen buttons to hardware controls. The overall opinion from many sites such as The Verge, Android Community, and Engadget is that support for many games will be limited, but its up to Archos to improve games that the Gamepad will work with.

The device itself has a 7-inch screen, 1024 x 768 screen, 1.6GHz Cortex A9 processor, Mali 400 GPU, Android 4.1, 8GB internal storage which is expandable with a MicroSD, and 1 GB RAM. The device is already shipping in Europe and should be available for $169.99 in Q1 2013.

Source: Engadget, Android Community, TheVerge

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