history of Archos

ARCHOS - French manufacturer of mobile devices and "smart gadgets", founded in 1988 by Henri Kroah (Fr. Henri Crohas.). ARCHOS has developed a range of products, including portable media players, digital video recorders, smart phones and Internet tablets. The company produces a wide range of mobile devices - both under its own brand as well as OEM-manufacturer (for brands such as Gionee, Micromax, Intex, Lava).

Archos Diamond S
Archos Diamond S

The slogan of the company over time has been changed from «Think Smaller» to "On The Go". Currently, the company's slogan sounds like "Entertainment your way".

  • 1988 - the year the company was founded
  • 2000 - release of Jukebox 6000 - the first MP3 player with hard drive
  • 2003 - release of Jukebox Multimedia - the first multimedia player
  • 2005 - PMA400 release - player with support for Wi-Fi
  • 2009 - ARCHOS has become the first manufacturer of tablets, presented a model based on the Android OS (ARCHOS 5). In the same year it was released devices based on Windows 7: tablet with full touch screen (the ARCHOS 9) and a netbook with a screen diagonal of 13.3 "with Intel Atom D510 Dual Core processor, 1 GB 667/800 MHz (ARCHOS 133 PC)
  • 2009 - The company introduced the series with a resistive screen tablets (Gen 7). This series has been designed for easy Internet surfing, as well as to view media content.
  • 2011 - ARCHOS released under the brand name Arnova series of budget tablets for the consumer market. Tablets running CPU RK2818 Rockchip CPUs with resistive screen supports wi-fi connection (802.11 b / g).
  • 2011 - ARCHOS becomes a full partner of Google Android
  • 2011 - ARCHOS announced the launch of tablets running Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" (G9).
  • 2012 - the company introduced the world's first gaming tablet based on the Android OS (Gamepad) and a series of plates with ultra-thin detachable keyboard (Gen10)
  • 2013 - ARCHOS is the Internet TV set-top box for the ARCHOS TV Connect and a series of "Elements", which included a range of mobile devices, Cobalt, Xenon, Carbon, Titanium and Platinum. The company has focused on the issue of lines of Titanium and Platinum, which were presented at CES
  • 2013. ARCHOS argues that each of the models range of products able to compete with premium brands like characteristics, and at cost of.
  • 2014 - the company has introduced a wide range of devices that are compatible with the 4G / LTE (Helium), Full HD 4G smartphone for less € 200 ARCHOS 50 Diamond dial, as well as the system Smart Home Smart Home.
  • 2015 - release of the personal computer PC Stick size of a matchbox. It is installed Intel Atom Z3735F 1.33 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, storage capacity of 32 GB and a slot for microSD cards. Gadget Connects to any display via HDMI. PC Stick is able to perform the tasks of a stationary PC and weighs 60 grams.
  • 2016 - introduced a system based on the IoT LoRa - PicoWAN

Smartphones ARCHOS

  • Diamond
  • Helium - smart phones with support for 4G 
  • Cesium - smartphones running OC Windows 
  • Oxygen  
  • Platinum  
  • Titanium 
  • Xenon 
  • Neon 
  • Cobalt
  • Power - smartphones with high capacity batteries    

You can download Archos phones user manuals here.

Key innovations

ARCHOS Fusion Storage - a software solution developed by ARCHOS engineers that integrates built-in memory devices with microSD card. After activation united vault data is automatically transferred to the internal memory of the smartphone or tablet, and then sorted. The application files will continue to be stored in the internal memory, photos, videos, and other content will be located on a memory card. The user can at any time return to the normal configuration the separate storage.

PicoWAN - the world's first global, collective, and the maximum available LP-WAN network for the Internet of Things. A key innovation of the project is to use a unique protocol wireless communication based on the use of pico gateways (pico-gateway). Pico Gateway is inserted into an electrical outlet and connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Application LoRa technology provides a range comparable with a range of antennas, installed large operators on the roofs of buildings. However PicoWAN network can be much "tighter" and enter the building at any depth, providing better coverage and improved fault tolerance.