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    Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hasn't been out that long. It was announced at Google I/O 2012 along with its launch device: the Nexus 7 tablet. Shortly thereafter Google's own Galaxy Nexus started getting the Jelly Bean update, too. After less than a month, Jelly Bean is already running on 0.8% of Android devices, and Ice Cream Sandwich around 16%. Both numbers are impressive for different reasons. ICS is doing well, with strong growth and a decent percentage to its name. But Jelly Bean, with almost a full percent in less than one month, that's really great news! What Current Devices Are Getting ...

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    Acer unveiled its Iconia Tab A700 tablet back at the CES in January, where it instantly caught our attention due to the inclusion of a 10.1 inch, higher-than-1080p 1920 x 1200 resolution display. Employing a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with GeForce GPU to help fill those pixels, the A700 sounded pretty darn impressive on paper. Now that the hardware's finally become available, we're able to take on hands-on look at just how Acer's effort comes together. Will it impress, or does it fail to live up to the hype? Specs · Hardware · User Interface/Software · Benchmarks · Battery Life · ...

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    Back in April, we heard a rumor that Acer was thining about following-up its Allegro Windows Phone 7 handset with a WP8 model featuring a QWERTY keyboard, supposedly going by the codename W11. While we haven't heard anything new about those hardware details, Acer has now indeed confirmed plans to introduce a WP8 model. When we were first talking about the W11, we heard that it would likely arrive with the first wave of Windows Phone 8 devices, sometime this fall. As it turns out, though, Acer will be taking its good, sweet time in bringing its first WP8 model to market, not delivering the ...

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    We've heard of the Acer Iconia Tab A700 back at CES and then later on when Europe was preparing to welcome it to the market. Now Acer USA introduced the 10.1-inch slate with Full HD resolution screen. Aside from the 1920x1080 resolution screen, the tablet also features Dolby Mobile 3 with 5.1-channel home theater surround sound capabilities. It is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core SoC and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It also packs an HDMI port for display mirroring, 1GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a five-megapixel main camera. Those who want to pre-order the tablet ...

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    For the past couple months, NVIDIA's been talking about how its Tegra 3 SoC, the first chip to bring quad-core processing to Android, could be the heart around which a new family of budget-priced yet powerful tablets are constructed. The target price point that NVIDIA keeps returning to is the $200 mark, and we can understand why; it's hard enough to find an off-contract smartphone for that kind of money that includes anything resembling modern hardware, let alone a quad-core chip. Nevertheless, it looks like NVIDIA's seemingly-lofty goals are being realized, as Acer has revealed a ...

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    Is Tizen going to be the next big smartphone operating system upstart? We first heard of the project last fall, with news that Samsung and Intel were getting together to work on developing the open-source platform, after Nokia closed up shop on MeeGo. Things have been pretty quiet since then, although we have gotten the opportunity to look at a Tizen developer's handset (above), and examined rumors that Samsung might use devices running the OS as an opportunity to test the waters for its Super AMOLED HD Plus display tech. If any new smartphone platform is going to have a meaningful impact, ...

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    Acer promised the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Iconia Tab A100 for mid-April but there were some issues with the refresh. Some have received the notification, some did not while some users managed to apply it and others being left waiting. According to recent reports, Acer has ironed out the issues and the official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now rolling out to the masses. Users are reporting that there are several updates for the tablet, among which one bumps the OS version to Honeycomb 3.2.1 and shortly after that to the latest iteration of Android. Let us ...

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    The official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Acer Iconia Tab A500 was scheduled for a release on April 27, alongside the refresh for the A100. If you have an Iconia Tab A500/A501 you might want to follow the source link below and download the application called ICONIA TAB Update Enhancement. Description says the "application software is required for the ICS upgrade. Please download". If you haven't received received the official update to ICS, this application might help you, as the video below outlines. We're not entirely sure what this app does aside from checking for updates but if ...

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    Pre-sales for the Acer Iconia Tab A510, at $449.99 for the 32GB variant, started on March 22 and now, one month later, the tablet is available for purchase. It's in stock and goes for the same $449.99 with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 10.1-inch WXGA display, five-megapixel main camera and a one-megapixel front-facer. You can follow the source link if you want to grab one. If you have an older Acer tablet, like the Iconia Tab A100 or the A500, you'll be glad to find out that the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for your device is just ...

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    Does Windows Phone need some more QWERTY options? Just a few days ago, we were looking at a whole bunch of rumors that attempted to describe the hardware we'd see arrive this fall with the release of Windows Phone 8 Apollo. Among the models mentioned was a Nokia device that would have a slide-out keyboard. That smartphone could end up finding itself in good company, as today we're learning about another possible QWERTY slider on the horizon, this time from Acer. Acer released its first Windows Phone handset late last year, the Allegro (pictured above). While in development, we knew of that ...

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    There's little doubt that you're looking at a real tablet, but as some images tend to do, these came down the pipeline with absolutely no context whatsoever. Still, based on several visual clues, we think there's a pretty good chance that they depict the rumored Galaxy Nexus tablet. First of all, the only visible on-screen icons are for Google products -- none of the third party apps or widgets that you'd expect to see on a Samsung, Motorola, or even Viewsonic tablet. It's about as naked of an Android experience as you could hope to find on a modern tablet. Secondly -- and this seems to be ...

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    Back at the end of January, we got our first chance to check out the Acer Iconia Tab A510, a 10.1-inch Ice Cream Sandwich tablet running a 1.3GHz Tegra 3. So far, all we had heard regarding the A510's release was that Acer would be bringing the tablet to Europe sometime during April, and the tablet would sell for approximately €500, which works-out to around $660. Today we learn of the tablet's fate for North America, and there's some nice surprises in store. If the idea of the A510 sounded good to you, but you weren't exactly loving that $660 price tag, you'll be pleased to hear that ...

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    It's that time of the year again, when we're both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year's Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year's show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it. It's safe to assume that everyone who was there -- or following our MWC coverage -- understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform -- and its OEM partners -- has flooded the show floors ...

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    Acer celebrates its partnership with the Olympic Movement by launching – at the 2012 CeBIT in Hanover, Germany – the Olympic Edition of its Iconia Tab A510 tablet. The tablet will be available in the UK in time for the 2012 London Olympic Games. The Iconia Tab A510 was first seen at CES this year and we also reported that it will be available in Europe this April, for 500 Euros, or roughly $650. This Olympic Games Edition runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has the Olympic circles on the back and comes in black and silver colors. The Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Edition comes with a ...

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    With only three days to go until the official start of this year's Mobile World Congress, manufacturers are teasing and unveiling products which will be proudly showcased on the show floor. Acer has just unveiled its plans to show off the Liquid Glow at MWC next week. Probably the most important aspect is that the Liquid Glow will be powered by Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box. That aside, the phone will pack a 3.7-inch screen and will be available in Sakura Pink, Alpine White, and Cat's-eye Black color flavors. The case will be a combination of "nice curves, chrome details, ...

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