by Stefan Constantinescu, 4 months ago
Less than a week ago we told you guys about Intel partnering up with the African wireless operator Safaricom to launch a cheap Android device called the Yolo. The same platform that was used to…
The Acer Liquid C1, a “first-of-its-kind” Android smartphone in Southeast Asia, has a number of good things going for it, not the least of which is the fact that it runs on a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor. However, it comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as the default operating system, something that many people might consider as a major dealbreaker that would put them off buying what is otherwise quite an interesting phone. Is Acer planning to do anything to fix this situation?
As it turns out, the answer is a resounding yes. During the Q&A portion of their most recent smartphone launch event in the Philippines, Acer representatives confirmed that there will indeed be a software update for the Liquid C1 in the future, which will upgrade its operating system to Android Jelly Bean. Although they didn't mention when they would release the new software exactly, they did say that it will happen some time in the next few months.
The Acer Liquid C1 runs on the Intel Atom Z2420 processor platform and features a 4.3-inch qHD IPS screen, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 2,000mAh battery. It's meant to be the first of a series of Intel-based Acer smartphones that use the Android operating system.