Acer announces first Android Snapdragon phone

Acer has announced its first mobile smartphone, based upon the Android operating system. It is also the first time that the company has developed an Android design powered by the potent Snapdragon processor. In fact, this is the first time that anyone, anywhere has incorporated such a powerful CPU into an Android handset.


Previously known as the A1, the design has now been renamed (in keeping with the company's renaming of other new designs) as the Acer Liquid A1 and will run the latest version of Android OS - version 1.6, also known as Donut - but not the rumoured Android 2.0.


One highlight of the new design is that it incorporates Spinlets, a software application that allows the user to stream music and video and then share that content with friends and family via web-posting or email. In addition, social networking sites are fully integrated into the UI.


Other phone features include a WVGA touchscreen, a HSDPA data transfer facility and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and geo-tagging.


No price or release details are available but expect a UK release soon.


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