Archos' latest budget smartphone available with Windows 10 Mobile or Android

By Scorpus
Aug 26, 2015
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  1. Have you ever seen a smartphone in the store and wished that it came with a different operating system? Archos' latest budget handset puts the choice of OS in your hands, coming in both Windows 10 Mobile and Android 5.1 flavors.

    The Archos 50 doesn't exactly come with great hardware, though that's expected for an entry-level device. There's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 powering this handset, along with a 5.0-inch 720p IPS display, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a 2,100 mAh battery, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera.

    The two variants (the Archos 50 with Windows 10 Mobile, and the Archos 50e with Android) look pretty similar from the outside. One image shows the Android variant with physical navigation buttons alongside the buttonless Windows 10 Mobile model, while another shows both models without buttons, so the phone is clearly not yet ready for release.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this smartphone will dual-boot into both operating systems, so you will have to pick which OS you want before you make a purchase. And speaking of a purchase, the Archos 50 will be available in November for €119 (US$136), putting it in direct competition with the popular Motorola Moto E.

    The Archos 50 will be shown off at next week's IFA 2015 event in Berlin, where we're expected to see a whole bunch of new smartphones for the first time.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    "Have you ever seen a smartphone in the store and wished that it came with a different operating system?"
    Personally? No.
    There are only 3 OS's to be considered for the majority, Android, Windows & Apples thing. Tizen, Sailfish, Firefox, Cyanogen etc. are not much of an option for now and Windows desperately needs an app store to make it worth considering so that only leaves Android and Apple (not a consideration for me). There are more than enough Android phones in all the ranges to choose from.
  3. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Maniac Posts: 253   +126

    How can you say Cynogen isn't an option? It is the best version of Android out there
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Yeah. If you like it, use it then.

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