Acer shows off Android netbook, smartphone

Acer shows off Android netbook, smartphone

Summary: The manufacturer demonstrated its first Android handset, the Liquid, alongside the UK's first Android-toting netbook at a London event on Wednesday

TOPICS: Hardware

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  • On Wednesday, Acer showed off some of its latest PCs, netbooks and smartphones at a London hotel.

    One of the biggest draws at the show was the Aspire One D250 netbook, a product that is already on sale but will soon be available with Android as one of its operating system options.

    Users of the dual-boot machine can fire up Google's operating system — which has until now been seen only on smartphones in the UK — for a quick start, or choose Windows 7 for a more full-featured experience.

  • According to Acer, choosing the Android OS will let the user start using applications within 18 seconds of turning the machine on, and shut down the device within three seconds.

    The Android OS, as implemented on the D250, includes functionality such as email and chat, as well as web browsing through the Android browser or through Firefox.

    Acer's implementation of Android on the D250 does not make significant changes to the look of the OS, compared with the version found on smartphones.

Topic: Hardware

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  • Oooo..

    Nice little line up indeed, especially liked the phone.