We review the Acer Liquid S1 Duo, an Android phablet that supports two sim cards.
We can’t pretend to like the term ‘phablet’ but it does do a fairly good job of describing a device that is too large to be strictly speaking called a phone and too small to be strictly speaking called a tablet. Screen sizes below 7-inches but over 5.5-inches fall into this category and for want of a better descriptive word, we’re sticking with it.
A lot of phablets are expensive and for the most part you are looking at more than £500. While Samsung’s Galaxy Mega is under £300 there’s nothing in the phablet category that can match the £220 of the Acer Liquid S1 Duo which has the added advantage of two microSIM card slots.
Considering its relatively low price there is an awful lot going here. We did find a bit of flex in the chassis, but the overall design is attractive and the 5.7 inch screen nestles quite well without too much bezel adding to the overall device size. Even so, the Acer Liquid S1 Duo is large for holding to the ear to take a call and slipping into a pocket.
Iconia tab owners will soon get their hands on some ICS goodness. Read on to find out more.
Acer have finally unveiled their plans for the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update to their A100 and A500 Iconia tablets.
Updates for both the A100 and A500 will start to roll out in the US from the 27th of April. Anybody living in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Latin America will also receive the same update for their tablets on the 25th of April, but will have to wait longer for the A100 update.
There’s no news on when the rest of the world can expect the update, but we’ll update you as soon as we know.
The Acer Iconia Tab A200 is the follow-up to the original Iconia tab. Does it tick all the right boxes? Read on to find out.
Acer’s got a brand-spanking new tablet on the horizon. The original Iconia Tab sold pretty well – well enough it seems for Acer to justify a follow-up with the Iconia Tab A200.
There will be a standard 10.1-inch display on offer here, although details on the actual resolution are yet to be unveiled. Based on the few details we currently have, we aren’t too keen on the weighty nature of the tablet, coming in at a flabby 702g. There’s a 2-megapixel camera on the front, but no snapper on the back.
Customers will have the choice of having 8GB or 16GB of storage, and the tablet itself will be made available in red or gray. Under its shell, it’s packing 1GB of RAM and an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. Oh, and before you ask, yes, Ice Cream Sandwich is on board.
The second issue of Android Magazine has gone on sale in the UK today
The second issue of Android Magazine has gone on sale in the UK today. Packed once more with tips, reviews and advice about phones and tablets it is the ultimate resource for all Android users.
This month you can power-up your Android phone with our massive apps and hacks guide, showing you amazing things you never knew you could do with your device.
We also count down the 30 best games for the platform, and put four 7″ tablets head-to-head against each other.
Acer’s first Android tablet includes most of the features you would expect to see on a Honeycomb device. But does it have anything that makes it stand out? Find out in our full review.
There is now absolutely no doubt that any device running a version of Android earlier than the tablet specific version 3 is behind the times. There’s one reason you might want a non Android 3 (Honeycomb) tablet – and this is that the Android Market does not contain many Honeycomb specific apps yet.
But with many Android 2.x tablets not offering the full market, you need to choose carefully. At least by choosing Android 3 you are future proofing yourself against the time when more apps are optimised for the OS. And of course Android 3 itself is designed for the tablet format.
That’s why there are so many Android 3.0 tablets either already available or announced as forthcoming. Acer has been fairly quick off the mark with its Iconia Tab A500, and it comes in two versions. Their only differentiator is built in storage.