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eReader and ‘Friendlee’ applications coming soon to Android

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As the title would suggest, there are a couple of interesting applications that will make their way to Android in the coming months. First to receive a mention is eReader, a Barnes & Noble Company. eReader is effectively the world’s largest eBook store, even if they say so themselves. It offers a huge range of eBooks for your iPhone, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone, Palm Treo and Centro or any Symbian mobile phone. Soon to make it onto that short list will be any Android device. We can expect to see eReader for Android popping up later on this…

Upcoming Android netbooks from Acer to dual-boot Windows

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According to Digitimes, Acer chairman JT Wang has said that Acer’s upcoming Android powered netbook computers will actually ship with both Android and Windows pre-loaded in a dual-boot configuration. To me, that seems to imply that they aren’t going to put as much effort into tweaking Android for netbooks as they could.  At least not right away.  The company appears to be hedging its bets, and in doing so it gives up the US$25 or $30 savings it could have gained by not loading a Microsoft OS. This is a bit of a let-down.  The company could have offered Android…

Acer to offer Android powered netbooks in Q3, 2009

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In a bit of an unexpected turn of events, Acer announced that it will start offering Android based netbooks in Q3 of this year – before it gets Android based smartphones out the door. Acer’s Jim Wong was quoted by Reuters as saying the following at the Computex show in Taiwan: “Today’s netbooks are not close to perfection at all. In two years, it will all be very different.  If we do not continue to change our mobile Internet devices, consumers may not choose then any more.” Few details were provided other than the Q3 time frame and the fact…

Acer joins Open Handset Alliance, says devices planned for Q4 2009

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Today Acer issued a press release announcing that it has officially joined the Open Handset Alliance.  The OHA is the organization founded by Google and others that supports the Linux based Android smartphone operating system. Acer also said in the announcement that it expects to launch Android based devices in the fourth quarter of this year.  The full press release is available after the jump.

Android on Acer phone for 2009, Motorola Morrisson, and Dell Mini 10v

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In a spate of small but perfectly formed Android news updates, we bring you word of a confirmed Android device from Acer in late 2009. The third largest PC manufacturer has been hinting at this possibility for some while now and even confirmed their intent. Now we finally have a time-frame to match, currently set for later this year. Obviously, other than a rough date, very little else has been said so far, but we’ll keep our ear to the ground and let you know when the updates roll in. It has now become apparent that Motorola may have more…

CEO confirms that Acer is working on Android smartphones for 2009

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We reported last week that Acer’s head of mobile phones, Aymar de Lencquesaing, said that his company was working on Android based smartphones.  This week we have the IDG News Service reporting that Acer’s CEO, Gianfranco Lanci, has confirmed this at Acer’s Q1 investor’s conference in Taiwan today. “We are working on an Android solution for the smartphone.  I think it’s too early to say if we’re going to see Android on a netbook in the near future.” According to the IDG story, Acer plans to have the first smartphone running Android available this year. [via TalkAndroid]

Acer smartphone in 2009? Company exec says it’s likely

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Back in March we attended an Acer press launch for their slew of upcoming mobile devices this year as they attempt to break into the mobile smartphone market. Back then we asked the question that was on everyone’s lips; “Will you be launching an Android device”. The resounding answer was “not yet”, but unlike some companies, they were perfectly amenable to speculating and talking about the possibility. Since then, towards the end of the same month, we reported on rumours that Acer may actually be planning an Android smartphone (code name A1) as early as September this year. Well the…

Acer curious about Android on the Desktop

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Over at Gearlog, part of the PC Magazine family, Sascha Segan has received an informed update from Lance Ulanoff (editor-in-chief) reporting at the exclusive Acer event held in the Liberty Science Centre in Jersey City. Following Lance’s Twitter, he reports that Acer have actually experimented with Android on the Desktop computer. In fact, they allegedly have a working prototype, but it isn’t quite ready. “Acer says Android has a chance on desktop, adding they already have a prototype. But not quite ready.” Ready for what? Mass consumption by those left in the void between Windows, Ubuntu and MAC? We’re not…

Acer A1 Android smartphone to hit shelves in September?

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The Philippines based Business Mirror is reporting that it was told by an anonymous Acer executive that Acer plans to release an Android powered smartphone known as the A1 in September of this year. Our James Tromans saw a number of similarly named Acer smartphones (F1, L1, C1, etc) at a recent Acer event, but no details of anything called the A1, nor any firm word on the company’s Android plans, were announced at that time. We really don’t know much about this source, the Business Mirror, so we’ll have to recommend that everybody take this one with a grain…

Acer comments on Android rumours and gossip

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Yesterday we attended Acer’s UK press launch for its upcoming range of smartphones. Although we had already spoken to Acer at MWC in Barcelona last month, we wanted to see whether we could squeeze any more information out of the company regarding the possibility of an Acer Android handset. Held at a suitable hotel in Covent Garden, London, the launch consisted of hands-on time with the 4 previously announced Windows Mobile smart-phones and two netbooks, one running Windows and another running Linux. This was then followed by an hour long presentation from Aymer De Lencquesaing (Senior Corporate VP, President Acer…