ARCHOS announces new Magnus tablet line, new “Fusion Storage” option for devices


ARCHOS has announced they are bringing a new line of tablet devices to market in April 2015. The tablets will be part of a new “Magnus” line of devices that focus on making large amounts of storage available for users. Along with the new tablets, ARCHOS is also introducing a new technology dubbed Fusion Storage on their new smartphones and tablets, as well as some unspecified existing devices, that seamlessly combines internal memory and microSD card memory capacity.

The line of Magnus tablets includes the ARCHOS 94 Magnus which comes packed with 256 GB of internal storage. The screen is a 9.4-inch IPS screen running at 1280 x 800 resolution and the device will have 1.5 GB of RAM. The ARCHOS 101 Magnus+ will come with 128 GB of memory, 2 GB of RAM and a 10.1-inch screen running at 1920 x 1200 resolution. Finally, the ARCHOS 101 Magnus will have 64 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM, and a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 resolution display. All three devices can handle an additional 128 GB microSD card and they will be running Android KitKat. Both the ARCHOS 94 Magnus and ARCHOS 101 Magnus+ will list at a retail price of £249 ($382 USD) while the ARCHOS 101 Magnus will be priced at £129 ($198 USD).

ARCHOS is also trying to help owners of its devices deal with the growing size of apps and data and the memory requirements they demand. They have developed a Fusion Storage technology that “fuses” internal memory and external memory into a single block of memory. Fusion Storage will manage use of the space by apps.

ARCHOS indicates they will be present at MWC 2015 to show how the new Fusion Storage technology works and likely to let attendees check out their new hardware. You can hit the source link to read the full ARCHOS press release, but be sure to come back to TalkAndroid for more MWC 2015 coverage.

source: ARCHOS

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.