Acer’s Iconia Tab A110 has some strong points, but the screen lets the show down badly.
With tablet sales still very much on a steep upward trend, every manufacturer wants a slice of the pie. Acer has lot of different tablets in its line-up, in several ranges, with the A and B Android ranges complementing the W5 and W7 Windows based ones.
The A110 is a small format tablet, with a 7-inch screen. Selling for around £180 it is vying for the same market as the Kindle Fire HD and Nexus 7, along with plenty of others. We aren’t sure the Kindle Fire HD with its hybrid approach to Android presents much competition, but the Nexus 7, which is slightly less expensive, and somewhat more compelling, gives every tablet in the seven-inch space a difficult time, and Acer’s A110 is no exception.
The general design of the A110 is reasonably attractive. Rounded corners, a solid grey backplate and well positioned slots and connectors are all a good start. The ability to expand on the internal 8GB of storage and the presence of a micro HDMI slot are also both welcome. If we had one major gripe about the Nexus 7 it was its very irritating lack of support for memory expansion.
Experience over 750,000 Android apps on Windows 8 and Surface Pro tablet with the BlueStacks App Player.
BlueStacks, commonly known for their work on bringing Android apps to desktop PCs, has today launched a new initiative looking to bring a substantial number of apps from the Google Play store over to Windows 8 and the new Surface Pro tablet.
The BlueStacks App Player has officially launched on the Surface Pro today, allowing users to invest in some of the biggest and best Android apps currently available. The 750,000 apps that have been brought across are a massive step up from the 30,000 Windows 8 apps that were available before BlueStacks’ venture.
We take a look at the featues of the new BlackBerry 10 OS and the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone that we’d like to see make their way to Android Key Lime Pie
BlackBerry, formerly known as RIM, has unveiled the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and two new devices, in a last-ditch attempt to recapture some of the company’s past glory.
The announcement included some interesting news – not least that the OS will run Android apps in an emulated environment. As Android users, we are already familiar with touchscreens and social media integration, but there were some features announced that we would love to see implemented in the Key Lime Pie update.
From the resignation of the Pope to the Grammys, the Umano app for Android will keep you up to date with all the latest news. Find out more in our full review.
The Google Play store is awash with various news-reading apps, and with the likes of Flipboard and Pocket dominating this sector, any new apps looking to make an impact in this area need to do something truly different to have any chance of being successful. The Umano app is without doubt trying something different, and offers one of the most experiences on the Play store today.
HTC’s mid-range Android phone looks to highlight the best bits of the One series. Read on for our full review
HTC’s One series is slowly putting together a formidable library of phones. From the high-end One X, to the budget One V, each and every device certainly has its high points. To fill the gap in between, the mid-range HTC One SV looks to bring the best features from both ends of the market.
The One series is renowned for its sleek design, and the One SV is no exception to the rule. The black fascia includes no notable features, apart from the three physical button embedded at the bottom of the device. Turn the device around and you’ll find a white, removable back plate with an embossed HTC logo in the centre of it.
With the back of the device slightly curved, and the edges of the device also curved, the One SV feels good in hand. Its small, but slightly weighty build, helps the One SV feel like a well put together device. Around the edges of the device are your standard ports; including a microSD slot, 3.5 mm audio jack and micro USB port.
Grab free games for your phone with HTC and Playstation Mobile’s new promotion.
If you’re lucky enough to have one of the few devices currently running the latest installment of the HTC Sense skin, then good news, you’re entitled to some free games. HTC have teamed up with Playstation Mobile to offer a free Playstation-based game every week, and all you need to do is make sure your phone is also running Android 4.1, and that you’ve the Playstation Mobile app installed on your device.
The following devices can currently take advantage of the deal:HTC One V HTC One S HTC One X HTC One XL HTC One X+ HTC One EVO 4G LTE
This week’s free game is Cubixx, but make sure to check back every week for a new game!