It looks like the Arnova 7 G2 that was spotted recently at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was indeed a second generation tablet
By the look of it, this is not the same $99 Arnova 7 tablet that was announced a few months ago, instead Archos
improved and updated the tablet's hardware and software configuration, so that the device won't be outdated at launch.
Archos Arnova 7 G2 has just been announced in Hong Kong, along with its big brother the Arnova 10 G2.
However, it looks like the price has been updated as well, which means that this won't be soo attractive as the original Arnova 7.
Nevertheless, the Arnova 7 G2 is now powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), unlike the original Arnova 7 that was delivered with Froyo on board.
Another interesting change is the replacement of the 7-inch resistive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution with a capacitive touchscreen which will surely appeal more to Android fans that prefer a smoother Internet web experience.
The tablet's processor has also been upgraded and the Arnova 7 G2
is now equipped with a single core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 CPU.
Just like the original Arnova 7, the G2 model comes with integrated Wi-Fi and email, as well as more than 30,000 downloadable apps including games and clients for Facebook and Twitter.
There's no mention of Android Market access, but the tablet is said to offer users access to a selection of pre-installed applications ready to use straight out of the box.
In addition, users can access a large choice of free and paid-for applications directly from the AppsLib application store.
The tablet can also be used as an eReader thanks to the range of ebook applications available via AppsLib.
Arnova 7 G2 is just slim at only 12mm thickness and seems pretty light, as it weighs 340g (battery included).
Customers living in Hong Kong can purchase the Arnova 7 G2 tablet for HK $1,680 (about $215), though the manufacturer has yet to announce the tablet's exact release date.