In August, Archos unveiled its Android 4.1-powered handheld gaming device dubbed the “GamePad.” Today, 9to5Google got a little of hands-on time with 7-inch slate equipped with physical, traditional game controls on the CES show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The $149 unit is currently selling in the European Union (Archos said response has been very positive) and will be making its way to the United States in the next couple of months. In the demo video above, Archos walked us through its built-in software for mapping virtual, on-screen controls to the GamePad’s hardware buttons, and it even works with Android apps that weren’t built to recognize hardware controllers.
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