Acer unveils Android-based 'Liquid' A1
Running Donut version 1.6, no less
Acer has mixed a dash of Android Donut together with a splash of Qualcomm Snapdragon to create what it hopes will be a market-leading smartphone.
Acer's A1 is the first smartphone fro its new Liquid range
Called A1, the device is, Acer claimed, the world’s first smartphone to combine an 800 x 480 touchscreen with Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor and the latest incarnation of Google’s Android OS - version 1.6, aka Donut.
The A1 is actually the first phone that's part of the firm’s new Liquid smartphone series, all of which will, it’s believed, run Donut on Snapdragon.
Acer is keeping mum about the A1’s detailed specifications for the time being.
The A1's slim, light and easy to operate
But, at a press conference in London today, Register Hardware discovered that the phone packs a 5Mp camera, a geo-tagging capability and support for Acer Sync – a cloud-based data synchronisation service akin to Apple’s MobileMe and Microsoft's My Phone. ®
Is there a good site to go to where I can find out what you can and can't do with Android?
Like Exchange push email access, what the browser is like, pointers to extra software that's worth installing.
Hurrah, no more HTC repairs for me.
I want it #
So do I. As long as it isn't loaded with the same sort of crapware that their laptops are sold with.
Not same phone in pics
@Thomas K., the first pic is clearly marketing-department propaganda, while the second is a real snap from an El Reg hack. Ergo, no, they're not exactly the same phone.
You must have missed the posting about the Android Marketplace where there are lots of FREE and paid apps. Given the Linux architecture once the Android phones become even more popular there will be a lot of additional existing Linux apps being ported, especially with the same compilers, libraries, and such.