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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  • 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.

  • Acer unveiled its first Android smartphone, the Liquid, at the exhibit.

    The Liquid is the first Android handset to be released using Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset, and also the first to be released using version 1.6 — also known as 'Donut' — of the OS.

  • The Liquid handset has a wide-VGA, high-definition capacitive touchscreen.

    The Android device has a five-megapixel autofocus camera with geo-tagging and self-time functionality, as well as the ability to choose between ISO settings.

Topic: Hardware

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  • Oooo..

    Nice little line up indeed, especially liked the phone.