Acer to ship lots of smartphones, many of them Android, claims mole
Astonishing, Holmes. How ever did you work that out?
Acer intends to release ten smartphones in 2010. Or possibly only eight. Whatever the total, more of them will run Android than Windows Mobile. Maybe.
You just can't get quality rumours these days...
So says someone from within Taiwan's handset manufacturing community - well, from within Acer, presumably - according to a report at DigiTimes.
The lesser models will use Ericsson chippery, it's claimed, while higer-end handsets will be based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon.
Whatever the number of devices, the components they use and the operating system they will run, Acer will have plenty of people working on them: 400-500 now, rising to 750 in due course.
The lesser models will use Ericsson cheappery, it's claimed, while higer-end handsets will be based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon.
Gerard - I noticed that you made this same comment on the Reg's review of the Liquid but didn't reply when the reviewer asked you for examples of missing apps. I took delivery of my Liquid from Expansys last week and found all 18 of the apps on my G1 - 4 payed for, the rest gratis - in the Android 1.6 Market and all work.
With a few small exceptions - HTC have released some Sense widgets that only work on handsets running the HTC Sense UI - the Android Market is the same no matter what handset you are using.
Either let the rest of us know what apps you had running on your G1 that you can't find in the 1.6 Market via the Liquid or the ones that you can find but can't get working on the Liquid or quit complaining! BTW, if you have an app that works on the G1 but not the Liquid that is a fault with the app developer, not with the handset maker!
Must do better
Let's hope that unlike the Liquid some of them have proper access to the Android Market. Maybe they'll improve customer service too and train their Internet support team to reply with something other than "call our premium rate support number".