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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  • 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.

  • On the Liquid, Acer has implemented its own user interface (UI) on top of Android 1.6.

    The UI skin lets the user flip through applications using tabs that stick out from the edge of the screen.

Topic: Hardware

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  • Oooo..

    Nice little line up indeed, especially liked the phone.