Posts tagged with: Acer
  • by | May 21, 2012 3:13 PM

    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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  • by | May 9, 2012 2:02 AM

    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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  • by | April 29, 2012 3:54 AM

    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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  • by | April 18, 2012 5:11 AM

    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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  • by | April 17, 2012 12:51 AM

    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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  • by | April 5, 2012 4:42 AM

    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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  • by | March 22, 2012 11:03 AM

    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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  • by | March 15, 2012 3:57 AM

    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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  • by | March 6, 2012 7:24 AM

    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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  • by | February 24, 2012 8:14 AM

    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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  • by | February 23, 2012 9:14 AM

    Acer Australia and New Zealand brought the news last week that an official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Iconia Tab A500 will be on its way in April. It's a great mix of good and bad news knowing that the refresh is on its way but a couple of months out. XDA Developers come to the rescue, as in most cases; the community managed to get its hands-on an ICS ROM and they did what they had to do: leak it. Those of you who have an Iconia Tab A500 and no longer wish to wait for the official roll-out can head over to the source link to find download links, instructions as well as feedback. Just ...

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  • by | February 16, 2012 5:41 AM

    Acer Australia and New Zealand recently confirmed that the official Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Iconia Tab A500 will be rolling out in April. Acer America not only confirmed the timeframe but also threw the Iconia Tab A100 in the game. The seven-inch Tegra2-powered Honeycomb tablet will receive its official Ice Cream Sandwich update from the manufacturer in the middle of month April. With the Iconia Tab A500 scheduled for the same period, the Iconia Tab A200 remains the only Acer tablet to have already received its Android 4.0 official refresh. To all Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 ...

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  • by | February 15, 2012 3:11 AM

    The Acer Iconia Tab A200 recently received an official update from the manufacturer which brings the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, to the tablet. However, owners of the Iconia Tab A500 will have to wait a little longer. Acer Australia and New Zealand informed their fans on Facebook "that the Iconia Tab A500 will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in April. No exact date yet, but we'll let you know when we have it". Officially launched in May 2011, the Iconia Tab A500 (and its users) will have to stick to Honeycomb for at least one and a half months. On the bright side though, at least ...

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  • by | February 13, 2012 3:15 AM

    The Acer Iconia Tab A200 -- which is available since last month at Best Buy for a fair price -- is reportedly getting update notifications and the new over-the-air update seems to bring Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to the tablet. The new version numbers are allegedly as follows: 2.6.39.4+ for Kernel, Acer_AV401_A200_1.0.019.00_PA_CUS1 for build number and Acer_AV041_A200_RV01RC02_PA_CUS1 for Image version. Not all users seem to receive the update though; you might need to manually check for its existence and keep your fingers crossed. According to reports, the version which is rolling ...

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  • by | February 10, 2012 4:32 PM

    When it came to the CES last month, Acer was into tablets in a big way; we saw the company embracing quad-core processors with both its Iconia Tab A510 and A700 models. Now we're wondering, as we are for so many other companies, just which products Acer might have held-off on showing at CES in order to introduce them at the Mobile World Congress. One such Acer model has just broken cover, with the company revealing plans to show-off its CloudMobile Android handset. Acer was forced to spill the beans on the CloudMobile in advance of MWC thanks to the phone winning an iF award for ...

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