According to some sources, first-tier PC manufacturers Acer and Lenovo are all set to release tablet PCs. What makes these tablet devices special is that they have been on the success of both platforms, Microsoft Windows 8 and Intel Clover Trail. The target launch of these new devices is set to be on the Q3 of 2012.
“Intel is set to unveil its Medfield processor, designed specifically for Android-based smartphones and tablet PCs, in the first half of 2012. But as Medfield is eclipsed by ARM-based processors in terms of performance and power saving, PC players are putting more hope on Intel’s Clover Trail platform.”
Sources even believe that these Wintel [...]
With CES 2012 just a few days away, it is no longer a surprise to news that has some correlation with it. We’re quite guilty with this too because we can no longer contain our excitement! We’re looking forward to seeing new gadgets pretty soon!
One of the gadgets worth mentioning is Acer’s Iconia Tab A700, which we hear, is about to be released on such date. Despite rumors, Acer has already announced that they will be joining the tablet market with the release of their Iconia Tab A200, a 10” tab packed with dual core processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade compatibility.
While Acer still has not revealed plans of launching the Tab A700, we’re [...]
Remember back in the beginning of the month when we talked about the Acer Iconia Tab A200 Got Bluetooth SIG Approval? Well, that 8-10 inch tablet has re-surfaced thanks to Acer themselves. The Android manufacturer has released a video showcasing what its upcoming tablet can do.
First, the video outlines the ease of using the A200. Additionally, the video goes on to show case capturing memories, playing games, and reading e-books. All of this is standard stuff. Although the clip does not reveal too much about the new tab, we can see that vAcer has definitely changed Honeycomb (or Ice Cream Sandwich) from its original state due to the altered navigation icons. In addition, [...]
The A series of Acer’s tablets apparently has a new member joining the flock soon. Known as the Acer Iconia Tab A200, the upcoming Android tablet has been submitted to, and consequently certified by, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) .
The Bluetooth standards body has described the A200 on its website, with an image included, as lightweight with a size smaller than a magazine’s. As such, a 10-inch display seems exaggerated, whereas a diagonal measure between 7 to 8.9 inches is more likely. The design is awfully similar to the Galaxy Tab 10.1, with curved edges and a thinner, minimalist look and feel.
There’s no clear indication on whether the [...]
Undoubtedly gaining market share fast, Android will likely overtake its other competitors soon, especially Apple’s iOS platform. This is a belief and expectation that many people share–especially Acer.
Speaking to Chinese newspaper United Daily News, Acer founder Stan Shih said that Android would soon prevail over iOS (Apple’s mobile platform). The Apple iPhone, which runs iOS, is one of the most popular devices both in the U.S. and elsewhere. However, Android has started to eat into market shares that iOS used to hold. Shih expects that Apple would soon lose this intense battle of operating systems [...]
Acer America announced today that the “4G”-enabled model of the Acer Iconia Tab A500 will be available to U.S. customers through retail and channel partners starting this September 18. The tablet carries radios compatible with AT&T’s HSPA+ network. Acer has announced that the AT&T variant will be called the Acer Iconia Tab A501.
Acer’s press release mentions a suggested retail price of US$500 (for the 16-GB model and USD$550 for the 32-GB model) for the Honeycomb tablet. However, Engadget reports that AT&T will only be selling the 16-GB model for US$330 with two-year contract or US$480 with no contract.
Apart from HSPA+ connectivity, [...]
It’s been quite a while since the Acer Iconia A500 was released but despite this, the tablet itself is still a great piece of work. If you’re ever in the market for a cheap Android tablet, the Iconia is sure to be a good solid choice.It’s even better now that the tablet has started receiving the update to Android 3.2.
Initial reports have pinpointed the rollout to have started in Poland, with over-the-air updates continuing to other parts of the world soon after. The latest update brings with it several features with the primary one being app scaling, which allows apps primarily designed for mobile phones to be scaled properly to fit tablet-sized [...]
Google made Android 3.0, better known as Honeycomb, especially for tablets and slates and takes full advantage of its larger screens and more powerful chipsets. While many of the current Honeycomb tablets are of the larger 10-inch variety, Acer has bucked the trend by releasing the first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet. The Iconia Tab A100 just landed on store shelves this weekend. It’s been delayed a few times but it’s finally here folks.
So what does the A100 bring to the table other than the small form factor and Honeycomb? Well, the A100 is packing nVidia’s Tegra 2 dual-core processor, the CPU of the moment, and 1GB of RAM. [...]
Juicy news has trickled from the grapevine that will definitely excite the enthusiasm of the tablet-inclined. The word’s out Acer are mass-producing a new line of Android tablets for a July release. That’s barely two months away and the choice of using Intel processors is what makes this item so alluring. Important note: Pictured above isn’t the much-talked about Acer tablet, but a representation in lieu of photographic evidence.
Contrary to what Paul Otellini may say about Android being “chaotic”, this Intel/Android mash up is being construed as an effort by the chipmaker to establish a beachhead in the tablet [...]
Today in New York City, Acer held a press event for a range of devices they plan to release in the near future and into next year. There are a couple of interesting tablets to mention, the first of which is a 10.1-inch Android tablet based on a 1GHz processor with Flash 10.1. From studying the picture, it does not appear as though this device is running Google’s ‘tablet friendly’ version of Android yet. Nonetheless, the device will include HDMI output (720p), 1280 x 800 resolution, Acer UI 4.5 and a 5MP rear-facing camera. According to this slide here, there is also a HD front facing camera too. The [...]